If you’re heading to Music City for the holidays, be sure to stop by The Johnny Cash Museum as well as The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and check out the Roy Orbison exhibits!
Jessica Nicholson • November 10, 2014
Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the grand opening of its newest exhibit commemorating Roy Orbison, and the 50th anniversary of his classic song, “Oh, Pretty Woman.”
The exhibit includes prescription glasses that became Orbison’s trademark, a 1957 Gibson Byrdland guitar, and a 1961 Gibson 335 guitar, owned by studio musician Jerry Kennedy and used in the recording of “Oh, Pretty Woman.”
“Roy’s impact on popular music as a writer, singer, and musician is immeasurable,” said Joe Chambers, Founder of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. “He influenced artists such as the Beatles, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few, and his iconic guitar intro to “Oh, Pretty Woman” continues to inspire musicians of all ages.”
This exhibit will feature items from deep within the Orbison vault and celebrates the 50 year anniversary of “OH, PRETTY WOMAN.” Roy Orbison received the museum’s inaugural Iconic Riff Award this past January for that very song.
Chris Isaak performing, “OH, PRETTY WOMAN” at the Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony in January of 2014
Joining him on guitar is original “OH, PRETTY WOMAN” guitarist, Wayne Moss.
That night Roy Orbison received the inaugural Iconic Riff Award for this very song.
Later this week the new Roy Orbison exhibit opens at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville!
Last Wednesday, August 13th, The Johnny Cash Museum hosted an exclusive VIP exhibit opening event for their new Legends of Sun Records exhibit!
The exhibit features treasures from Sun Records greats Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and of course, Johnny Cash. In this photo, Jerry and Halley Phillips (son and grand-daughter of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips) discuss part of the Elvis display with esteemed Elvis collector John Heath.