GIRLS, GUITARS, & ‘ROCK’TAIL BARS
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019; 6:00 p.m.
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s Red Carpet Guild invites you to the Museum’s 2019 Gala “Girls, Guitars, & Rocktail Bars” on Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m. The Gala will celebrate the impact of women on music with the unveiling of the new exhibit Stronger Together: The Power of Women in Country Music. All proceeds will benefit the music education initiatives at the Museum.
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, Mississippi-born country artist Charley Pride will be the inaugural recipient of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi’s Crossroads of American Music Award. Pride will appear to accept the award and give a very special performance. Also performing will be the Energetic sister-trio Southern Halo, who are featured in the new museum exhibit, & finishing out the night will be the Memphis-based band Almost Famous.
Food for the evening will be provided by the widely known Chef Elizabeth Heiskell. There will be themes from the new exhibit incorporated into beautiful dishes, as well as “Rock”tail Bars themed after various music cities with special drinks to celebrate our new exhibit unveiling.
There will also be Live and Silent auctions throughout the night with opportunities to own exclusive items such as one of Garth Brook’s guitars, as well as passes to events such as the GRAMMY’s, held in Los Angeles, CA, and the CMA Awards, held in Nashville, TN.
STRONGER TOGETHER: THE POWER OF WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Present Stronger Together: The Power of Women in Country Music. This new exhibit celebrates some of country’s leading ladies and will take visitors on a journey through the history of women in country music, from the early years and post-World War II, to the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca. The exhibit will feature artifacts from such celebrated female country artists as Brandi Carlile, Maybelle and Sara Carter, Rosanne Cash, Caylee Hammack, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Patsy Montana, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl, Margo Price, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Yola, and more.
Exhibit highlights include:
- Swift’s banjo used in her music video for “Mean” and boots and dress from her “Tim McGraw” video
- The pants and top worn by Rimes in Coyote Ugly
- Performance outfits from Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild that were worn during the Dolly Parton tribute at the 61st GRAMMY Awards®
- Carlile’s custom Manuel Cuevas duster worn during the first all-female headlining set at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival
- Lyric sheet for Underwood’s song “Cry Pretty”
- The gown Morris wore on the red carpet at the 61st GRAMMY Awards
- Hammack’s guitar, given to her by her father before she moved to Nashville, that survived a house fire
- Cash’s Martin OM-28M acoustic guitar
- The guitar on which UK singer/songwriter Yola taught herself to play
- Plus, photos, handwritten lyrics, and more
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