Taylor Swift, Patsy Cline Help Country Music Hall Of Fame To Set New Record

Taylor Swift and Patsy Cline, both of whom were featured in prominent exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, helped the institution set attendance records. According to a rep for the HOF, it played host to 564,777 visitors during the year - the greatest number in its 45-year history.

The Swift exhibit, Speak Now - Treasures from the World Tour, featured tour memorabilia and costumes, including some of Swift's famous sparkly dresses.

The Cline exhibit, Crazy for Loving You, featured a multimedia tour through the singer's life and career.

"We would like to thank our local, national and international visitors for such strong support," Museum Director Kyle Young said.

"Our attendance revenue last year increased more than 15 percent over 2011, which was also a record year," Young added. "Through November 2012, our operating revenues increased by about 9 percent over prior year, and we expect that number to hold through December 2012. In these challenging economic times, we don't take this for granted."

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