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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

222 Rep. John Lewis Way SouthNashville, TN 37203 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, the Museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

Description

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame(r) and Museum documents and interprets the history of country music-a musical genre and culture central to the identity of the city, the state, and the nation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum proudly combines subject expertise, ambitious research, and preservation of an unparalleled collection with expressions of creativity in music, art, and history. The Museum collects objects and archival materials that illustrate the evolving history and traditions of country music and provides diverse learning opportunities through educational programs, publications, and exhibitions. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its evolution as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to contemporary and emerging artists in American Currents: State of the Music. The Museum owns Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop opened in 1879, and it operates Historic RCA Studio B, where Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and many others recorded.

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