The work of long-time Grand Ole Opry photographer Les Leverett is being featured in an exhibit in California.
Leverett has snapped photos of country legends including Johnny Cash for more than 30 years.
Looking back on his work now, Leverett said he has learned one valuable lesson.
“I find in my later years and looking back that I did not shoot enough pictures. There were a lot of things I let slide that I could have got some historical pictures,” he said.
In addition to shooting for the Grand Ole Opry, Leverett also shot photographs for several album covers.
“I didn’t make much money, but I had more fun than anybody in the world,” he said.
Leverett’s exhibit, “Country: Portraits of an American Sounds” will be moving to the Smithsonian at the end of September.