Now open: ‘American Currents: State of the Music’
Now an annual offering, American Currents: State of the Music represents the ongoing research, analysis, vigorous debate—and, often enough, spirited argument—among curators and Museum staff to determine the most important developments in country music over the previous year. The resulting exhibition reflects not just chart positions and ticket sales, but cultural and creative impact.
We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of Nashville’s first full-time professional songwriters in the exhibition We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. Filled with artifacts and details that span from childhood through their major musical successes, the exhibition illuminates the Bryants' personal and professional lives, including their groundbreaking music-industry moves and remarkable love story.
Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum tells the story of the best-selling country duo of all time, Country Music Hall of Fame members-elect Brooks & Dunn, in the exhibition Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon. The exhibit encompasses the duo’s early solo careers, the circumstances that united them as performers and their innovative approach to stage production and touring.
Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors
Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors, a new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, celebrates the six-time Grammy winner's rising career, universally acclaimed album Golden Hour, and more. Visitors will get an inside glimpse into the singer-songwriter's life and music, from childhood keepsakes and stories to song manuscripts and stagewear.
Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley
Many of the groundbreaking artists who expanded country music’s audience in the 1990s—including Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, and Country Music Hall of Fame members Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson—cite soulful singer Keith Whitley as a primary influence. And his impact continues today, through the work of acolytes Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and others.
Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's major exhibition, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, celebrates this era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas, revealing untold stories and never-seen artifacts. The exhibition, which remains for a nearly three-year run, explores the complicated, surprising relationship between the two cities.
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 text panels. The exhibit immerses the visitor in the history and sounds of country music, its meanings, and the lives and voices of its honored personalities.