A visit to the Country Legends Rediscovered Exhibition
This past week I traveled to the campus of Wallace State Community College to visit the Evelyn Burrow Museum that currently hosts the "Country Music Legends Rediscovered Exhibition" - on display from May 4, 2021 to August 31, 2021. This exhibition prominently features stage clothing, costumes, and memorabilia from classic country artists like George Jones, Buck Owens, Roy Acuff, Barbara Mandrell, and many more.
This impressive collection is privately owned by country singer-songwritter Coby Greer and is generously displayed for free of charge. As you walk through the exhibit you'll find placards giving information about the particular artist and their life, the piece on display, and a QR code you can scan with your smart phone and listen to music by the artist. Greer's collection focuses on what many would call "classic country", artists from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and into the 1980s, when the performers were "Flashy, not Trashy." And speaking of "Flash" if you know about famous clothing tailor Nudie Cohen and his flamboyant sequenced and rhinestone-covered suits, you'll be happy to know that there are several of these one of a kind pieces on display! Personally, I was happy to see a displays on Hank Snow, Roy Acuff, and Buck Owens! Visiting this exhibit is a great way to remember these classic country artists, celebrate Americana, and learn something about the history of country music.
This exhibit runs from May 4, 2021 to August 31, 2021 at the Evelyn Burrow Museum on the campus of Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Alabama. There is free admission, is wheelchair accessible, and easy and convenient drop off and free parking. For more information call (256) 352-8457 or visit www.burrowmuseum.org. Also visit www.cobygreermusic.com to visit and listen to music by singer-songwriter and collection owner Cody Greer.