Friday, July 19, 2013

Reba: All the Women I Am

The inimitable Reba will participate in a special interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, August 10.

The August 10 program, which will take place in the museum's Ford Theater at 2:30 p.m., will feature Reba sharing highlights of her life and career; it will also include archival video and photographs.  The interview is included with museum admission and free for museum members; seating is limited and a program pass is required. 

It will also be streamed live at

Other exhibit opening weekend programs include a Reba-themed Songwriter Session on August 10 and a film screening on August 11.  A detailed schedule of grand opening activities is below.
The exhibit will also be accompanied by a beautiful 104-page companion book, also titled Reba: All the Women I Am.  Published by the museum's Country Music Foundation Press, the image-rich volume expands on the exhibit story; it includes a foreword by Reba and dozens of photos (many previously unpublished).  The book will be available in the Museum Store.
"Reba is the most successful female country performer of her generation, and a major influence on many of the female recording artists who have followed her," said Museum Director Kyle Young.  "Her achievements and accolades are almost too numerous to mention:  She has sold more than 50 million records, charted nearly 60 Top Ten singles and 24 #1 hits*, and been honored with nearly 50 major awards, including two Grammy awards, the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award and the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award.  And, of course, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
"It's impossible to overstate Reba's impact on country music, and her contributions go well beyond recording," Young continued.  "She heightened production values for country concerts, adding elaborate stages, video screens and multiple costume changes.  Such innovations are now de rigueur on the tours of top country artists.  Furthermore, through her work on Broadway, in film, and as the star of two television comedies, Reba has helped to heighten and expand the profile of country music, lifting all boats in her magnificent wake.  We are looking forward to telling the rich, inspiring and always entertaining story of one of country music's brightest lights."

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