Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will include legendary songwriter and Cheatham Street Warehouse owner Kent Finlay in its upcoming exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s.
“Dad would have been so incredibly honored to be mentioned along with all the icons in this incredible exhibit,” Jenni Finlay says, “and I’m so proud and grateful to the Country Music Hall of Fame.” The exhibit opens on May 25 and is scheduled to run for three years.
Some other names you might recognize will be honored: Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. 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 forty 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 exhibit opens May 28, 2018. More info can be found here.