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Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access

This exhibition will explore a year in the life of Grammy Award-winning superstar Miranda Lambert and  will include gowns, stage costumes, awards and much more from the reigning and four-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year; Lambert's own Tweets will provide the narrative thread of this journey through…

The Bakersfield Sound

The working-class city of Bakersfield, California, gave birth to an exciting, raw-edged style of country music that enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1960s and continues to resonate with musicians and fans today. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard were the most successful exponents of the Bakersfield Sound, with its piercing electric…

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…

Crystal Gayle: When I Dream

Crystal Gayle: When I Dream recounts Gayle’s unique rise to stardom. She began as a young dreamer emboldened, but nearly pigeon-holed, by the pioneering success of her older sister Loretta Lynn. Determined to make her own mark, Gayle grew into a superb vocalist whose signature glamour and pop-infused hits charmed…

Ralph Peer: Record Man

Ralph Peer: Record Man, an intimate exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, will be unveiled September 12. He hailed from Independence, Missouri, but the mark Ralph S. Peer left on popular music spread across the globe. He was a pioneer in recording, music publishing and artist…

Fiddlin John Carson: Champion Georgia Bow Man

Fiddlin’ John Carson was a country music pioneer on radio and record. Born in northern Georgia around 1868, Carson played on Atlanta’s WSB in 1922, making him one of the earliest country acts on radio. A year later, the popular performer and fiddling contest champion made history with his first…

The Arts Company Presents: Introducing the World of Daryl Thetford

The Arts Company Established in December 1996, The Arts Company is a cornerstone gallery on the 5th Avenue of the Arts corridor in downtown Nashville. A prime destination for original and contemporary photography, painting, and sculpture, The Arts Company offers a distinctive Nashville experience in a welcoming environment of more than…

Upcoming Exhibits

Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough To Bend

Tanya Tucker’s talent blossomed early, despite being born into poverty in Texas and raised in ramshackle apartments and trailers in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. She began performing on local shows at age six, and within years was a regular on a Phoenix TV program.  A Las Vegas agent sent a…

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