Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson's Handwritten Lyrics Featured in Nashville Exhibit

December 14, 2009  |  8:45am

[Homepage photo by Stephen Lindley]

As a testament to its music’s rich history, the Americana Music Association will showcase a collection of handwritten lyrics from over 50 of its favorite artists.

The exhibit, Lyrics: An American Artform, will go down tonight, Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at Nashville’s Tinney Contemporary Gallery. The display will include pages of songs written by Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald and Rosanne Cash, plus recent acquisitions from Emmylou Harris, Kix Brooks and The Fray.

Along with the rare opportunity to meet many of the collection’s contributing artists, Lyrics also marks the public’s chance to see these pages in person before the Americana Music Association auctions them off in its annual fundraiser. Tickets to this one-day exhibition cost $75, and can be purchased through the Association at 615-386-6936. For more information, visit AmericanaMusic.org.

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