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Bulger's Beat: Country hall opens Campbell, Prine exhibits

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has doubled in size in the past year, which means more room for exhibits and more chances to celebrate some of the musical greats that surround us.

Glen Campbell and John Prine are among the artists getting some much deserved time and space in the museum right now. Both men have had careers spanning four decades and songs that will be sung through the ages.

For Campbell, it's been minerals that defined his career. The rhinestone made him famous, and his golden voice and golden hair made him a star.

Fans at the museum can see relics of Campbell's good times, including his many awards. The new exhibit takes on a more poignant meaning as Campbell, now 77, was moved this week into a home for those facing Alzheimer's.

Also now up and running at the museum is a tribute to Prine, who put his boyhood treasure on the musical map: Paradise, KY.

A one-time mailman who would go on to deliver country songs with a wisdom and wise-cracking wit, Prine offered a wink to Roger Miller's style with an ever-present smile.

These exhibits offer curious tidbits designed to make you want to learn more. If you find their music, it's likely you'll like it.

Prine will be at the new CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for a special question and answer program Saturday at 2:30 p.m. It's free to museum members and included with museum admission.

For more information, visit: http://countrymusichalloffame.org.

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