Ralph Stanley: Voice from on High | July 13-Jan 6
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Fri, Jul 13 9:00 am
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will tell the story of legendary mountain musician Ralph Stanley in its upcoming exhibition Ralph Stanley: Voice from on High. The exhibit is set to open July 13, 2018, and will run through Jan. 6, 2019. "Stanley’s unique style and distinctive tenor broke new ground in bluegrass, and he became a standard-bearer for country music’s Appalachian folk roots," said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. "He has influenced iconic musicians including Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris and Class of 2018 member-elect Ricky Skaggs. His powerful music remains a touchstone for musicians and fans worldwide, and we are honored to examine the indelible impact he had on American music." The award-winning singer and banjo player started his professional career in 1946 playing music in the Clinch Mountains of southwest Virginia alongside his older brother Carter in the legendary duo the Stanley Brothers, with their band the Clinch Mountain Boys. When Carter died 20 years later, in 1966, Stanley took over leadership of the band himself. He went on to achieve national fame when his a cappella rendition of "O Death" appeared on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? film soundtrack in 2000. His performance captured the 2001 Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal. July 13, 2018 - January 06, 2019 The Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.