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Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light
Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light

As house photographer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for more then three decades, Les Leverett was on hand for a lot of historic moments that unfolded at the country music palace. But even he considers himself fortunate for the circumstances that came together in 1962, when, with camera in hand, he was in the office of Opry manager Ott Devine just as Devine told up-and-coming singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn she'd been invited to join the Opry as a cast member. Leverett snapped the shot as Lynn threw up her hands and burst into a mile-wide smile, one of more than 100 images in the Annenberg Space for Photography's new show documenting the relationship between country music...

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