Minnie Pearl's Hat

Minnie Pearl's Hat
Minnie Pearl, whose real name was Sarah Ophelia Cannon, was a beloved comedian on the Grand Ole Opry radio and stage, and later on the television show Hee Haw. View object record
Del Bryant
Former President and CEO of BMI  
 

Minnie [Pearl] would babysit my brother and me backstage at the Grand Ole Opry while our parents were pitching songs and such. She was a sweet lady. She was one of the funniest people and a true lady. And one of my most prized pictures is with her, giving her an award many years later. She’s an elderly lady in the photo and I’m just beaming. She was great.