Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues Presented by SunTrust
March 01, 2004 - December 31, 2005
Night Train to Nashville was a major exhibit focusing on an underreported era in Nashville's music history. Through the exhibit, accompanying publications and recordings, live performances and other public events, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offered Nashvillians and Music City visitors a great story about an important era in music history.
A story about a musically rich but little known chapter in the evolution of Nashville as the Music City, the exhibit examined the advent of rhythm & blues here during the first quarter-century after World War II.
The media-rich exhibition provided ample opportunity for visitors to hear the music and see clips from Night Train and The!!!!Beat, both groundbreaking television programs that featured the era’s top rhythm & blues stars and Nashville musicians.
Designed by New York-based ESI Design in collaboration with Nashville's 1220 Exhibits and the Museum staff, the exhibit was visually distinct from the Museum's core exhibit, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music.