TAYLOR SWIFT: SPEAK NOW—TREASURES FROM THE WORLD TOUR
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum explored superstar Taylor Swift's record-breaking world tour with the exhibition Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour. The exhibition included dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the six-time Grammy winner's acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained more than 1.5 million fans over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.Learn More
Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to one of country music's most versatile and visionary artists, Chet Atkins, with Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, a biographical exhibit opening Friday, August 12, 2011, for a 10-month run in the Museum's East Gallery. The exhibition, which is made possible through the generous support of the Gretsch Company with additional support provided by Great American Country Television Network, will run through June 11, 2012.Learn More
Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Music
The dramatic life and remarkable career of one of country's greatest singers will be examined in this exhibit. Drawing from a wealth of personal and professional memorabilia, the exhibit will tell the powerful story of the ladylike but tough woman whose talent and determination took her from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the heights of stardom.
Brenda Lee: Dynamite
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum honored one of American music's most gifted and beloved stars, Brenda Lee, in Brenda Lee: Dynamite, Presented by Great American Country Television Network, a biographical exhibit, which opened Friday, August 7, 2009, for a 10-month run in the Museum's East Gallery. The exhibit ran through June 13, 2010.Learn More
Kitty Wells: Queen of Country Music
All hail the queen! Pioneering vocalist Kitty Wells made the transition from “girl singer” to bonafide country music star, blazing a trail followed by artists such as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Reba McEntire.Learn More
Marty Robbins: Among My Souvenirs
Few artists in country music have had a more diverse career than Marty Robbins. In addition to being a supremely talented singer and songwriter, Robbins was an actor, author, businessman, and stock car driver. He placed hits on the country charts every year from 1952 to 1983, including eighteen #1 hits. A genuine showman on stage, Robbins also was noted for his special relationship with his fans. Come experience this cameo exhibit and learn more about country’s renaissance man.
For the Good Times: The Ray Price Story
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum paid tribute to American music architect Ray Price with the exhibit, For the Good Times: The Ray Price Story opening in the Museum's East Gallery in August 2006 and running through June 2007.Learn More
I Can't Stop Loving You: Ray Charles and Country Music
Presented at the invitation of Ray Charles Enterprises (RCE), the biographical exhibition provides an overview of Ray Charles’ remarkable career with special emphasis on his country music influences and his contributions to the growth and ennoblement of the genre.Learn More
Banjo Man: The Musical Journey of Earl Scruggs
The cameo exhibit surveyed the life and career of banjo guru Earl Scruggs. The exhibit also honored Scruggs’ wife and business partner, Louise Certain Scruggs.Learn More
Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues
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.Learn More
I’ll Hold You in My Heart: The Eddy Arnold Collection
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum saluted Hall of Fame member Eddy Arnold with this exhibit, which got its name from Arnold’s 1947 hit “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms).” Drawn from the spectacular donation made by the country legend and his wife, Sally, at a star-studded ceremony in March 2003.Learn More
Treasures Untold: Unique Collections from Devoted Fans
Taking its name from a song co-written and popularized by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Jimmie Rodgers, the exhibit focused on the way ardent fans have compellingly documented country music culture and a wide range of country music careers.Learn More
Nashville Salutes Texas!: Country from the Lone Star State
This special exhibit explored the many contrasts in the oceanic depths and universal resonance of the Texas musical legacy.Learn More
Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum pays tribute to one of country music's most iconic artists, the inimitable Patsy Cline, with Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, a biographical exhibit is open for a 10-month run in the museum's East Gallery through June 10, 2013.
Employing costumes, personal possessions, vintage photographs, correspondence, career-spanning audio and video and more, Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You explores the life and impact of this incomparable artist. The exhibition lets Cline tell her story largely in her own words, and its narrative draws extensively from the many letters Cline wrote to her family and her first fan club president, Treva Miller. The correspondence offers a wealth of information about Cline's background, touring and recording activities, and the challenges of balancing life as a performer with her roles as wife and mother.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a powerful and moving film, created by museum staff, that includes new interviews with four Country Music Hall of Fame members-Harold Bradley, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson and the Jordanaires' Ray Walker-each of whom knew and worked with Cline; archival performance footage; and audio clips from Owen Bradley's original three-track recordings of some of Patsy's greatest performances. For the first time, the public will be able to hear Cline's spine-tingling vocals, isolated without instrumental accompaniment, on "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams" and other classics.
Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy
Exhibit Closes December 31, 2011Learn More