The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature items from Grammy Award-winning Ray Stevens in their permanent exhibition “Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music” beginning September 22, 2017. The Display, entitled “Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful,” chronicles and celebrates the legend’s 60 year career in country music.
"I am very flattered that the Country Music Hall of Fame has chosen to display some items from my career," says Stevens. "I can hardly wait to see the items on exhibition myself!”
Stevens loaned several artifacts to the museum for the display including:
• Spinet keyboard used by Stevens to compose "Everything Is Beautiful"
• Handwritten studio chart for "Everything Is Beautiful," with musical notation for rubato, piano, and voice
• Grammy, Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male (1970) for "Everything is Beautiful"
• Grammy, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (1975) for "Misty"
• Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame induction award (1980)
• Rhinestone-embellished "Coy" fez used in Stevens' video for "Shriner's Convention"
In addition to continuing to make his popular national television show “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville,” (now for Public Television), the singer will soon open a 35,000 square foot live music venue in nashville called, CabaRay. There’s a 700 seat showroom, a full-service kitchen, piano bar, gift shop and television production and recording studios.