While the Museum's doors are closed temporarily, our mission endures. Our archives are filled with pieces that embody and inform that mission, and we hope you'll explore and engage while you're staying home, and staying inspired.
Each week, we're spotlighting pieces pulled from those archives that illustrate a theme meant to show music's expansive, universal power — it can energize and inform, provide perspective and comfort. It can bring us together when we're apart.
The story of country music is rooted in family — from the Carter Family's groundbreaking emergence to The Judds’ mother-daughter harmonies and the Brothers Osborne's more recent rise. Below, we've chosen pieces from our archive that highlight how the ties that bind can be ties that build creativity, including a sit-down with Alabama, a spotlight on teenaged wunderkinds Giri and Uma Peters, and a podcast interview with Buddy and Julie Miller.