A Tammy Wynette Hologram Is on the Way
Tammy Wynette passed away in 1998, but soon, fans will be able to witness the First Lady of Country Music in concert.
Hologram USA has partnered with the Bicycle Music Company, which owns the rights to Wynette's songs, to build a show with the help of a Wynette hologram. The concert experience is scheduled to open in Nashville, Tenn. next year.
"It’s an honor to celebrate America’s musical heritage by introducing the artistry of Tammy Wynette to new audiences," Hologram USA CEO Alki David says in a press release. "We are creating a full-length show involving both songs and stories from her life and truly authentic performances."
Wynette passed away in her sleep in 1998. She hit the top of the charts with 23 No. 1 songs, including "Stand by Your Man," "The Ways to Love a Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."
This isn't the first time a deceased artist has been made into a hologram. Patsy Cline was Hologram USA's first country music hologram, and previous experiences have included Whitney Houston and Buddy Holly. Other companies have also been involved in hologram projects, which included a Michael Jackson performance at the 2014 Billboard Awards, an Elvis Presley duet with Celine Dion on American Idol in 2007 and Tupac's appearance at 2012's Coachella with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
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