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Current Exhibits

Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum explores the life and career of reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan with the summer exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary presented by Citi, which opened May 22 and runs through November 8. The exhibition examines the singer-songwriter’s…

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City Presented by Citi

Bob Dylan’s decision to record in Nashville in 1966 provided a major catalyst for bringing many others to what must have seemed like a very unlikely destination in the politically polarized sixties. In spite of its reputation as a conservative town, removed from the main trends in popular music, Nashville…

Sing Me Back Home

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's core, permanent exhibit tells the story of country music from its pre-commercial roots in the nineteenth century through its vibrant life today. This exciting, multi-layered experience includes artifacts, photographs, original recordings, archival video, newly produced films, touchscreen interactive media, and beautifully rendered…

Ronnie Milsap: A Legend In My Time

One of the genre’s most consistent and enduring artists, Ronnie Milsap emerged in the 1970s and went on to score 35 Billboard #1 country hits, win six  Grammys and register major crossover hits on the Top 40, Adult Contemporary and even R&B Charts. This exhibit features artifacts including: Stage costume…

The Duke of Paducah: These Shoes are Killin’ Me

Benjamin Francis “Whitey” Ford—known professionally as the Duke of Paducah—was a leading country comedian from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s.  Ford was born in Missouri, in 1901, and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the 1920s, he joined a Dixieland jazz group as a banjoist. He began performing on…

This Gracious Light: Meditations on Nature in the South

Anna Jaap has always found in nature a place of welcome, grace, and mystery. As a child, she named trees and told them her secrets.  Here, in selected works, Jaap shares a beloved Southern landscape—both shadowed and bright—inviting the viewer into a lush world, rich with history, where anything is…

Upcoming Exhibits

Eric Church: Inside the Outsider

This cameo exhibit will explore the life and career of Eric Church featuring stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from his personal collection. “Eric Church is an independent-minded artist with an uncompromising attitude that is rare in contemporary country music,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “His insistence on…

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