Due to the generosity of an organization, this program is now free! If you already purchased a ticket, your money will be refunded and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!
6:00p.m. Museum opens/check-in begins
6-7:00p.m.: The Power of Women in Country Music exhibit open extended hours*
6:30p.m.: Daniels Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm
7:00p.m. Program begins, with author book signing to follow immediately after conclusion of program
*Tickets for this event do not include exhibition tickets. Exhibition tickets can be purchased online or in the Museum Shop. MOHA/museum members enjoy unlimited access to the exhibition during its run.
Speaker: Marissa R. Moss, Award-Winning Freelance Journalist and Author
Emcee and Host: David Menconi, Award-Winning Journalist and Author, 2019 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate
Take part in the first edition of our author talk series Reading Country: Music and Prose as we welcome Marissa R. Moss, author of HER COUNTRY: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be. Moss will discuss the new book, which explores a full and unbridled inside story of the last 20 years of country music through the lens of Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, and Kacey Musgraves. The artists reflect on their peers and inspirations, their paths to stardom, and their battles against a deeply embedded boys’ club, as well as their efforts to transform the genre into a more inclusive place for all. Moss’s book can be purchased in the Museum Shop and signed by the author at the event’s conclusion. This program is part of the museum’s new exhibition The Power of Women in Country Music, on view through February 26, 2023. David Menconi will serve as the emcee and host of the program.
An award-winning journalist, Marissa R. Moss has written about the topic of gender inequality on the country airwaves for outlets like Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and many more. Moss was the 2018 recipient of the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism and the 2019 Nashville Scene “Best of Nashville” Best
Music Reporter. She has been a guest on the TODAY show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Mornings show, NPR’s Weekend Edition, WPLN station, the Pop Literacy Podcast, and more.
2019 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate David Menconi is an award-winning journalist and author in Raleigh. He spent 34 years writing for daily newspapers, with 28 of those years at the Raleigh News & Observer. He also has written for The Bluegrass Situation, Spin, Billboard, Rolling Stone, No Depression, the New York Times, and salon.com and has authored several books. He is editing a new series of music books that will launch in 2023 on University of North Carolina Press with his next book, Oh, Didn't They Ramble: Rounder Records and the Transformation of American Roots Music.