Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Our love of Bluegrass music has been highlighted on this blog numerous times. During our recent trip to Nashville, we visited the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The museum is huge......one could literally spend an entire day without experiencing everything.
Artists and their music encompass all styles of country style music, there's sure to be tunes you know and love.

Huge walls of gold and platinum records were on display....many were interactive....just push a button and hear your favorite song.

One gallery was devoted to a Brenda Lee exhibit (through June 2010). She's one of the most beloved entertainers in the world, selling millions of records. Remember these?? "I'm Sorry" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." We've heard that Brenda Lee now lives in Asheville.

She was so popular....imagine having paper doll merchandise in your own image!

Due to my background in wearable art, I was drawn to the garment displays. Many country performers wear lavish and highly embellished clothing.....I took lots of photos that I'll be sharing.

Another Asheville musical talent was Bascom Lamar Lunsford who was a fiddle player.....click on photo to read text.

This picture of 1928 footage shows him playing 'Doggett's Gap', which is named after a real gap outside of Asheville.

The Asheville area is well known for its talented musicians......another reason we were drawn to this area.

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