Exhibit: The Power of Women in Country Music

  • Dates: October 28, 2022 - February 26, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased starting Fri., Sept. 9.


From international superstars, including Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Shania Twain, and Taylor Swift, to contemporary North Carolina artists, such as Rhiannon Giddens, Rissi Palmer, and Kasey Tyndall, The Power of Women in Country Music, coming to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh from the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, highlights the past, present, and future of country music’s greatest female trailblazers. The exhibition opens Friday, October 28, 2022, and will run through Sunday, February 26, 2023. This empowering exhibition will be amplified with a special concert series, author series, family events and activities, and much more!

The Power of Women in Country Music will take visitors on a journey through the history of women in country music, from the early years and post–World War II to the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca and to female country artists becoming international pop sensations. The exhibit will feature artifacts, such as instruments and costumes, and special content from a diverse roster of 70 female country artists.

This is a ticketed exhibition, and tickets can be purchased starting Friday, September 9. 

Be sure to save these dates for our Southern Songbirds concert series too, emceed by legendary North Carolina native Jim Lauderdale:

  • Sat., Oct. 29: Opening Concert Kickoff with Charly Lowry, Caitlin Cary, and H.C. McEntire
  • Sat., Dec. 10: Tift Merritt Sings Country Music
  • Sat., Jan. 21: An Evening with Rissi Palmer

Concert tickets go on sale Friday, September 9, as well.

There is an additional performance with Alice Gerrard and Friends as we screen her biopic, You Gave Me a Song, followed by a Q&A session on Sunday, December 11.