Reba McEntire’s Hall Of Fame Exhibit Opens To Public

Melissa Stusinski - Author

Aug. 11 2013, Updated 11:44 a.m. ET

Reba McEntire’s Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit opened to the public on August 9 and will run through June 8, 2014. The exhibit includes stage costumes, awards, vintage photographs, and much more.

Reba debuted the exhibit on Wednesday for family, friends, and industry guests, who honored the country music star with a dinner.

The singer first watched congratulations from The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton. Country Weekly reports that Shelton told her, “You’ve kicked in the doors for guys like me.”

In her own remarks after taking the podium, Reba revealed to the crowd that she had most of the exhibit items in her possession already. With a smile, McEntire joked, “I kept everything. I’m a pack rat, just like mom.”

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Understandably, the singer was emotional during the event, saying to her family at one point, “I wouldn’t be here without you.” She then added, “I wouldn’t want to be here without you.”

Reba McEntire’s exhibit, titled Reba: All the Women I Am, traces the country singer’s life and career from growing up to her current stardom. Along with singing on country’s biggest stages, the star also enjoys a TV career.

The Boot notes that Reba also admitted that the items in her Hall of Fame exhibit were hand-picked by her. She explained that she started archiving the items a long time ago. While many of the costumes and awards spent their time in her home, the singer commented, that she was happy to have them at a new location.

She admitted, “I have a four-car garage and there’s not a car in it.” So, when the Hall of Fame exhibit ends, Reba McEntire commented that all of the memorabilia will have to find a new home. While she said that she won’t open a museum to house the items, she added that “someone else can.”

The Hall of Fame display cases include dresses from several memorable performances, including a sheer red dress Reba wore during the 1993 CMA Awards. Other clothes include costumes from her Broadway performance of Annie, Get Your Gun.

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