Patty Loveless has an exhibit, open now, at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The future Country Music Hall of Fame member is being honored with her own exhibit, Patty Loveless: No Trouble With the Truth, featuring concert attire, instruments, set lists, manuscripts and more. No Trouble With the Truth will remain open through October 1, 2024.
“I’m so proud,” Loveless said at a reception celebrating the exhibit opening. “I’m so proud of what they’ve done. I was full of emotions when I saw it all, and I think y’all are going to be very, very pleased. I was trying to share from the very beginning of those people that supported me in the early years of my life. A young girl at 12, into my teenage years. And let me tell you, I gave them a hard sometimes.”
Loveless also took time to thank those who had been influential and supportive in her career, including Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner and Emmylou Harris, along with producer Tony Brown, and her own husband, Emory Gordy.
“I feel like I’ve come full circle,” Loveless shared. “And I also feel that all of these artists — Dolly, Porter — every one that’s here, and now I can stand beside them, and hold their hands, and form that circle that we will welcome others to come in, because there’s so many more that are deserving to come. Dream on. They come true.”
Loveless will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, along with Tanya Tucker and Bob McDill.
“I’m trying to hold back my tears, because there are some wonderful people that have made it possible for me to be here today,” Loveless said when news of her induction was announced. “And one especially, is my wonderful brother, Roger Ramey. Roger, he believed in me all these years. I lost my brother last June, but I know he’s probably got the best seat in the house, but he is so happy in this moment.
“I want to thank the Country Music Association and also the Country Music Hall of Fame,” she continued. “I remember in ’71, they were in another location, the Hall of Fame was. I remember as a young girl, walking through the hall, and now I see so many [others] hanging on the wall, and as I walked again, I got very emotional, thinking, ‘I’m gonna be alongside of them.’ I am so honored, and it is such a privilege to be a part of this family, and to be accepted, and I thank you. It’s been a long road from the age of 14. Thank God I’m here, and thank you all so much.”
An official Patty Loveless: No Trouble With the Truth playlist is available here. More information on the exhibit is available at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website. Find all of Loveless’ music at PattyLoveless.com.
Photo Credits: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum