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Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville TN

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Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s

Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. Jessi Colter. Bobby Bare. Jerry Jeff Walker. David Allan Coe. Cowboy Jack Clement. Tom T. Hall. Billy Joe Shaver. Guy Clark. Townes Van Zandt. Tompall Glaser. Today, all names synonymous with the word “outlaw,” but 40 years ago they started a musical revolution by creating music and a culture that shook the status quo on Music Row and cemented their place in country music history and beyond.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s upcoming major exhibition, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, will explore this era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tenn., and Austin, Texas, revealing untold stories and never-seen artifacts. The exhibition, which opens May 25 for a nearly three-year run, will explore the complicated, surprising relationship between the two cities.

While the smooth Nashville Sound of the late 1950s and ’60s was commercially successful, some artists, such as Nelson and Jennings, found the Music Row recording model creatively stifling. By the early 1970s, those artists could envision a music industry in which they would write, sing and produce their own music. At the same time, Austin was gaining national attention as a thriving music center with a countercultural outlook. Musicians of varying stripes migrated to Austin, where the disparate strains of country, bluegrass, folk, blues, rock, and conjunto blended to create a unique environment hosted by music–friendly venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Broken Spoke, Soap Creek Saloon and Antone’s.

Source: CMHOF

ADMISSION INFO

Included with Museum Admission

$25.95/Adults (13+)
$23.95/Seniors (60+), Students and AAA Members
$22.95/Military
$15.95/Youth (Ages 6-12)
Free Admission/Children 5 and Under and Members

Contact: (615) 416-2001

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 30, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
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Additional time info:

Exhibit runs May 25, 2018 – February 14, 2021.
Open Daily 9am-5pm, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will reopen its galleries to the public at 9am Thursday, September 10, 2020. The day before, Wednesday, September 9, the Museum will open at the same hour for Museum members. Tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will resume in a limited capacity. The Taylor Swift Education Center will be closed to the public for the time being. All in-person programming remains on hiatus. All exhibitions that had opened before the Museum closed on March 13 have been extended. The Museum will reopen in alignment with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. Policies and procedures will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for guests, staff, and volunteers. In addition to being a part of the Good to Go Program, the Museum worked with the Metro Health Department’s Policy Department to review and refine safety protocols and procedures. Guidelines include: Masks for staff and guests over age 2 Temperature checks for staff and guests entering the building Intensified and expanded cleaning routines, which include disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, touchscreens, and handrails Timed ticketing and touchless transactions

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