Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
As well as offering up tons of awesome exhibits that are permanent to the museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also features traveling exhibits that showcase everything from the career of Emmylou Harris to the Sing Me Back Home exhibit which details folk roots and its impact on the industry. There are also other awesome activities available throughout the year from workshops to family programs and events in the creative zone.
Stepping into the 40,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of fame is like stepping back in time. You'll travel through decades of history inside of this beautiful building. You'll see a huge wall that features every gold or platinum record to ever top the charts! The museum has many exhibits that showcase the talents of the legends who have been entered into the Hall of Fame. You'll also hear various recordings of songs that never made it to albums from your favorite stars.
About the Museum's History
The main goal of this beloved museum and Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and legacy of the genre and its most legendary performers. This beautiful modern building has become one of Nashville's hottest attractions and is located in downtown Nashville's most exciting area. The main exhibit housed here is Sing Me Back Home a Journey Through Country Music which shows guests some of the best artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia directly from the legendary inductees. Just a few of these stars include:
- Johnny Cash
- Roy Acuff
- Hank Williams
- Tammy Wynette
- Conway Twitty
- and more!
Displays and Exhibits
The Hall of Fame and Museum features a variety of unique exhibits each dedicated to displaying the history of entertainment in its own unique ways. These exhibits include:
The Digital Archive: This exhibit is dedicated to showcasing numerous photographs along with sound recordings, videos, printed materials, and more all dedicated to the genre of American Folk Music.
Moving Image Collection: This collection is comprised of more than 23,000 moving images. Each of these displays a different point in musical history and features videos in DVD, early video, and seven other formats.
Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection: This collection features 200,000 different discs and recorded cylinders. It also houses 98% of all the the genre made before World War 2.
Oral History Collection: This collection features more than 600 different interviews giving unique insight into this genre's most notable performers.
Photograph Collection: Here, guests will be able to enjoy a vast array of images all part of entertainment history. There are photos in this collection that date all the way back to the 1920s until modern folk music.
ObjectsCollection: Memorabilia and artifacts await at this collection. Guests will be able to get an up-close look at costumes, instruments, and even cars from a variety of stars.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend here?
Guests spend about 2 hours here.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop and eateries onsite.
- Are wheelchairs and strollers available? Is there a rental fee?
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Is it handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Non-flash photography is allowed.
- For what ages is the attraction appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available?
Parking is available downtown for various prices.