Country Music Hall of Fame


Film: Country: Portraits of an American Sound (2015)

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:00am

​This documentary takes an extensive look at the role photography has played in communicating the image and themes of country music and its leading artists, from the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift. The film features interviews with more than twenty artists of different generations, while shining a spotlight on several top entertainment photographers, whose images reflect what country artists wore on stage and in publicity photos from the 1920s through modern times. Produced by Arclight Productions with assistance from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and the Annenberg Foundation.

The film is screened in the Museum's Ford Theater and has a run time of 90 minutes.


Admission is included with Museum ticket or Museum membership. Seating is limited.