The County Music Hall of Fame in Nashville currently has a Bakersfield Sound exhibit recently openned.
Dwight Yoakam narrates "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country." The exhibit runs from March 24, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2013.
"Including publishing houses, recording studios, booking and management agencies and performance venues, the exhibit will focus on the Bakersfield music businesses that evolved in the 1960s, particularly Buck Owens Enterprises, the music empire owned and operated by Owens," a museum news release said. "It will also explore the enduring impact of the Bakersfield Sound on subsequent generations of musicians, singers and songwriters, from country-rock pioneers the Flying Burrito Brothers to Dwight Yoakam and many others."
The museum also plans accompanying features that include "an ongoing series of school and family programs, including live performances, panel discussions, films, instrument demostations and more."
Both Haggard and Yoakam have appearances coming in our area. Haggard is July 28th at the Red Ants Pants Festival in White Sulphur Springs. Yoakam is at the Alberta Bair Theater on the same day.