March 04, 2006 05:16:09 GMT
An exhibition dedicated to Ray Charles will open on March 10 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Those who want to know more about Ray Charles while recall the good old days can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 10 for it was the opening date of "I Can't Stop Loving You: Ray Charles and Country Music", a new exhibition from the museum dedicated to the blind singer. Scheduled to run through December 31, 2007, the exhibition puts its cornerstone on his1962 work of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" and so will display audio from the album, song manuscripts, sheet music, and photos plus quotes about the record from Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and Billy Joel.
The 5,000-square-foot exhibition also will feature many aspects of Charles, including those of his electric pianos, saxophone, stage costumes, electronic chess board, and even the Braille editions of Playboy he had collected besides the TV footage of his performances throughout his nearly 60-year career. All those things have been gathered from the musician's estate in terms of loan as well as collectors and music artists who had worked with him.