The International Bluegrass Music Museum’s recently added exhibit featuring The Delmore Brothers is now open to the public.
“This exhibit focuses on the lives and music career of Alton and Rabon Delmore,” Museum Curator, RaShae Jennings explained, “how their music influenced countless individuals and how their unique style was an important factor to bluegrass music today.”
Museum visitors will find a large amount of memorabilia and artifacts from the extensive career of The Delmore Brothers including several extremely rare King records, their Grammy Award for “Blues Stay Away From Me,” and many of their original Folios of music.
The majority of the exhibit was gifted to the Museum by Debby Delmore, daughter of the late Alton Delmore.
Alton and Rabon Delmore were country and bluegrass music pioneers performing frequently at the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), Jim and Jesse, The Stanley Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the McGee Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country, bluegrass and American popular music.