New Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit to salute outlaws
Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries:AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's forthcoming exhibit "Outlaws and Armadillos: Country Music's Roaring '70s" will examine the musical legacy of renegades such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.(Photo: Jim Hagans)The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's next major exhibit will explore the legacy of revolutionary artists like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. "Outlaws and Armadillos: Country Music's Roaring '70s" will open on May 25 and is scheduled to run through Feb. 14, 2021. The exhibit, co-curated by filmmaker Eric Geadelmann, will look at the relationship between Nashville and Austin, Texas, which had its own vibrant and unique music scene thanks to venues like Armadillo World Headquarters and artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Doug Sahm. "This was an era in which renegades Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson fought for and won creative control of their own songs and sounds," museum CEO Kyle Young said in a statement. "It was a time when melodic poets Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Billy Joe Shaver elevated public perception of what a country song could be.