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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…

Upcoming Exhibits

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…

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