Surely they could have borrowed some stuff from Mike Curb, the well heeded businessman who owns Studio B, the Quonset Hut, and various other properties plus acquired the Newberry collection a few years ago. It went from being locked up in storage in California to locked up in storage in Nashville. As I have preached for years, inaccessibility is just another form of destruction. I have never understood the mentality of the people who obsessively and aggressively collect things and then lock them all away and deprive others from enjoying them. The irony is that these types of people don't even enjoy the artifacts themselves. Typically these things are in storage and doing nobody any good.
It is the height of narcissism, and selfishness, and not too far removed from the hoarding syndrome that afflicts people who have 200 cats in their house. Same dynamic at work.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has always been tainted by politics and many of the good people who have worked there in the past have left. Somehow they keep expanding.
But they long ago lost sight of their mission. Any facility devoted to country music that doesn't have DOTTIE WEST in it is not being run by people who are truly connected to the history of the music.
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