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Speaker Sessions – Holly Gleason on Country Music’s Women: Changing Lives One Fan at a Time

June 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: In-person and virtual

Cost: Free and open to the public, but please RSVP or register for the Zoom link below

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Join us on Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. for our next Speaker Sessions with journalist and author Holly Gleason as she explores the stories and impact of country music’s women.

Hope, grief, grit, dreams – and music. Country’s female artists have always told their truths in songs. Gleason’s WOMAN, WALK THE LINE tracks the impact those artists have had over time, bringing together moving and in-depth essays by Rosanne Cash, Taylor Swift, Caroline Randall Williams, Alice Randall, Ali Berlow, and Grace Potter and featuring artists like Emmylou Harris, Hazel Dickens, Lucinda Williams, Rhiannon Giddens, Dolly Parton, Maybelle Carter, and Lil Hardin. Through this Speaker Sessions program, Gleason will explore how women artists change lives through their music, what they embody, and why – even with radio still not playing them – their music has impact.

We hope to have copies of Woman, Walk the Line available for signings after the program.

This program is complementary programming to our I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music special exhibit, currently on display at the museum through December 31, 2023. Interested in-person attendees can explore the exhibit from 6:00pm (before the program starts at 7:00pm).

About the Speaker

Holly Gleason is a Nashville-based writer and artist development consultant. She’s written for Rolling Stone, The LA Times, The New York Times, Oxford American, No Depression, PASTE, Lone Star Music, Texas Music, Spin, Musician, CREEM, Interview, and more. Besides Woman, Walk the Line, Gleason is the co-writer of Miranda Lambert’s #3 New York Times Best SellerY’ALL EAT YET?, and a Belmont Book Award and CMA Media Achievement Award winner. She loves songwriters, roots music, country, r&b, and very early rap, as well as life moments, fame, and its impact on who we are.


June 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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