Documentaries, feature films, and television specials highlighting country music, its performers, and its place in American culture are screened at 2 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month in the museum's Ford Theater. Learn more about Film Screenings.
No events for February 21st, 2009.
On January 10 1956, two months after leaving tiny Sun Records for RCA and two days after turning 21, Elvis Presley retired to a Nashville studio for his first sessions on the new label. The first song he cut was a cover of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman," the second was "Heartbreak Hotel." The latter song, and Presley's follow-up hits, had such a commercially devastating impact on country music that for a time Nashville's famed 16th Avenue seemed to be the loneliest street in America.