Country Music Hall of Fame to Highlight Shania Twain in 2017 Exhibit
The Country Music Hall of Fame will highlight Shania Twain's life and career in an exhibit beginning in the summer of 2017. The organization shared the news on Tuesday (Jan. 10), part of a week-long string of announcements about the Hall of Fame's 2017 programming.
Set to run from June 26, 2017, through June 17, 2018, Twain's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit will look back at the country star's massive popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, including her arena tours and smash-hit albums.
"It's an honor to be a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibitions for 2017. Being able to re-visit favorite costumes, photographs and memories from my career has been a special feeling, especially as this year will see a new stage for me with a brand-new album!" Twain says (quote via Rolling Stone Country). "I'm very excited to have these important creative moments on display."
Twain — who was, in 2016, named the CMT Artist of a Lifetime and Billboard's Women in Music Icon — has won five Grammys and sold more than 75 million albums worldwide throughout her career; her album Come on Over, released in 1997, is still the best-selling country album of all time, as well as the top-selling album by a female artist of any genre of all time. She last released an album in 2002, but she's been working on a new record recently; it's expected to be released sometime this year, and the singer tells The Boot that it will be "more diverse than any other album I’ve ever done."
“There’s a lot of variety there," Twain shares, "but what I’ve learned about myself is, as a songwriter of all the songs, the emotion and the voice ties it all together as one artist.”
Each year, the Country Music Hall of Fame features rotating exhibits about country music’s stars of today. In 2017, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Hall of Fame is releasing its entire slate of planned exhibits for the year in one week (Jan. 9-13), instead of revealing plans throughout the year; on Monday (Jan. 9), the organization shared its plans for an exhibit about Jason Aldean. Fans can follow along with the week's announcements on the Hall of Fame’s website and social media accounts, and enter to win trips to each exhibit’s opening reception.
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