Little Big Town, Ralph Stanley, the Judds and Emmylou Harris are among the artists who will be honored in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018, Dec. 6), according to tasteofcountry.com.
2018 will also bring a retrospective exhibit to the Hall of Fame titled “American Currents: The Music of 2017”. Opening on March 9, the exhibit will take fans behind the scenes of the biggest events in country music in 2017. The exhibit will include items from Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Randy Travis and Chris Young, with more artists to be announced.
An exhibit devoted to the career of Little Big Town is set to open on June 29, celebrating the award-winning vocal group composed of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook.
July 13 brings an exhibit devoted to bluegrass and roots music pioneer Stanley that his son, Ralph Stanley II, calls “a special moment for me personally and the entire family.”
The new Judds exhibit will open on Aug. 3, chronicling the one-of-a-kind career of mother-daughter duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd, which is one of the most successful and tumultuous partnerships in country music history.
Finally, a full-scale exhibit devoted to 12-time Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Harris opens Oct. 5, 2018.
“From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms,” Harris states. “This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family.”