Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
The museum first opened June 6, 2006, where exhibits consisted of instruments owned and played by well-known artists as well as behind-the-scenes session musicians. These musicians were often the house studio musicians in cities such as Memphis, Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and New York City. These musicians were often the unsung heroes behind the hits of many great artists. These relatively small groups of players often recorded the majority of hits in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
In February, 2010, under the rules of eminent domain, the city of Nashville purchased the museum property in order to make room for the Music City Center (new convention center). On August 29, 2013, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum reopened on the first floor of the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The 200,000 square foot building houses the historic 10,000 seat Municipal Auditorium.
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