Because music is a powerful, unifying tool—and because many of us are seeking inspiration and togetherness—we’ve created Words & Music at Home, an online extension of the Museum’s flagship music education program, Words & Music. By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to write your own original song lyric, and get tips on putting those ideas to music.

Let’s get started!

Here is a step-by-step guide to lead you through the lyric-writing process. 

Learn how to use the music education resources included in Words & Music at Home from the Museum’s Education staff.

Explore the Words & Music Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Own Song Lyrics, developed by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Additional Music Education Resources

The Words & Music Workbook, which supports this Guide, is an optional music education resource for those who have access to a printer.
GarageBand is a useful, approachable option if you want to add music to your lyrics and have access to an Apple device.
To learn how to use GarageBand:
Download our GarageBand Quick Reference and Glossary
Access our GarageBand tutorial


If you are writing a song with children, listen to “Let’s Write a Song.” It teaches the parts of a song through music. 

Recent Programs:

Explore more about the artists who have joined us for recent Words & Music at Home programs on the Museum's Instagram (@OfficialCMHOF).

Tenille Townes

Walker Hayes

Carly Pearce

Matthew Ramsey

Blanco Brown

Brett Young

Molly Tuttle

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