The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will take a look at a year in the life of Miranda Lambert when they open their newest exhibit, Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access, on May 16. The exhibit will feature gowns, stage costumes, awards and more with Miranda’ tweets providing the narrative thread of the journey through her life in 2013. The exhibit will close November 9, 2014.
“Miranda Lambert is one of contemporary music’s most popular and acclaimed artists, and for good reason,” Museum Director Kyle Young said. “She’s a dynamic performer; an emotive and powerful vocalist whose voice is equally at home with lyrics tough or tender; and a songwriter with a deft touch for feeling and place. Her numerous hits, from empowering anthems like “Gunpowder and Lead” to introspective set pieces like “The House That Built Me,” are rich contributions to country music’s storytelling tradition. We are looking forward to taking our visitors behind the scenes with Miranda during her amazing successes in 2013.”
Among the artifacts included in the exhibit is the Roberto Cavalli gown Miranda wore to the 2013 CMA Awards, the lace dress from her “Mama’s broken Heart” music video, the pink wardrobe case from Miranda and Dierks Bentley’s Locked & Reloaded Tour, a custom Gibson acoustic guitar with a pink finish and pearloid pickguard and the outfit Miranda wore in the “We Were Us” music video with Keith Urban.
Several events have been planned for the weekend, including a Songwriter Session featuring Miranda’s Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe, a songwriting program for families and a free film screening. Later in the month, songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Jimmy Robbins will participate in a songwriter round. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members, except as noted below. For more information on the exhibit and associated programs, visit www.countrymusichallfofame.org.