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Special Exhibit: I've Endured: Women in Old-Time Music

March 23 – December 31, 2023
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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I've Endured: Women in Old-Time Music

Old-time music is described and experienced in different ways and for different purposes, butat its heart, old-time is mountain folk music with strong ties to Appalachia and the diversepeoples who have called it home. While old-time music has primarily been related to “hillbillymusic” and its roots and branches can be found in the development of country and bluegrass, itis one of the melting pots of American culture, connecting to multiple genres, influences, andinstruments.

Women have always been central to old-time music – in the home and on the stage, and asinstrumentalists and singers, preservationists, activists, promoters, and culturalmemory keepers.I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Musichighlights the many women who have been integral to this music, exploring the challenges they’ve faced making a career in the field, the ways they have impacted the genre, and their vision for the future of old-time. Join us to see, hear, and experience their stories!

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