Country Music Hall Of Fame To Unveil Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful Display

Ray Stevens will be featured as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home, with a display titled Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful. The display will open Sept. 22, and will commemorate Stevens’ six decades in country music. The items will be displayed through April 2018.

“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!”

Among the artifacts on loan to the museum from Stevens include a Spinet keyboard used by Stevens to compose “Everything Is Beautiful,” his Grammy for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male (1970) for “Everything is Beautiful,” his 1975 Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists for “Misty,” his Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame induction award (1980), and a Rhinestone-embellished “Coy” fez used in Stevens’ video for “Shriner’s Convention.”

This fall Stevens will open the doors to his new Nashville entertainment venue, CabaRay. The 35,000 square foot live music venue will include a 700-seat showroom, a piano bar, a gift shop as well as television production and recording studios.

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