Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history an traditions of country music.
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Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum documents and interprets the history of country music—a musical genre and culture central to the identity of the city, the state, and the nation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum proudly combines subject expertise, ambitious research, and preservation of an unparalleled collection with expressions of creativity in music, art, and history. The museum collects artifacts that illustrate the evolving history and traditions of country music while providing diverse learning opportunities. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its emergence as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to ultra-contemporary and emerging artists in American Currents. The museum owns Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop opened in 1879, and it operates Historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley and many others recorded.

04/04/2020
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Join us for a free Livestream event from the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, April 4, 7:30/6:30 pm CT on Circle. Performances by Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, & Ashley McBryde, with host Bobby Bones. Keep the music playing with us while we keep each other safe! Click the reminder button below to be notified.

The Livestream will launch #UNBROKEN, a charitable campaign to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Click the link to donate to #UNBROKEN MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund https://bit.ly/342E1Ps, or text UNBROKEN to 41444, now.

You can also watch the show live on Circle television, Dish Network, and Sling TV. Check your local listings at www.CirclePlus.com.

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Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Gibson was born on this day in 1928.
04/03/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Gibson was born on this day in 1928.

04/03/2020
Music Is Family: Buddy & Julie Miller

#MusicIsFamily ▶ Before 2019's "Breakdown on 20th Ave. South," Buddy & Julie Miller hadn't recorded together in a decade, as Julie struggled with fibromyalgia pain. Those years brought difficulty, healing, and strength, too.

"My insides had just filled up with all this experience and feeling and knowledge," Julie told the Museum's Peter Cooper last year. "And the songs just came out that way."

Around the album's release, Cooper visited the husband-and-wife team's Nashville studio for our podcast, "Voices in the Hall," and the three talked about individual gifts, collective strengths, and the intricacies of personal and professional collaboration.

To listen to the full episode, visit our Watch & Listen page: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF%20organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris!
04/03/2020

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris!

04/02/2020
Music Is Family: Giri & Uma

#MusicIsFamily ▶ Fifteen-year-old Giri Peters plays fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. His twelve-year-old sister, Uma, plays fiddle and clawhammer banjo. Together, the siblings aim their musical gifts precisely on the past, performing old-time and bluegrass music on stages that have ranged from Nashville’s Station Inn to the all-genre Big Ears Festival in Knoxville.

Standout siblings run through the history of country music, from the Delmore Brothers and the Carter Sisters to The Secret Sisters. Whether it's nature or nurture — DNA or family immersion — that creates these uncanny connections, the power of the sonic sibling relationship remains unique, and palpable. And the Peterses are earning a promising place in that canon.

In 2019, Giri and Uma Peters visited the Museum for a Musician Spotlight. Catch a clip here, and watch the whole program on our Watch & Listen page: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF+organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen&fbclid=IwAR0sWEH5Izs-73P5Cci1KpfjO5h_xJjtpkKR8nnlfjrlAA073xw_wvKUrQo

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#MusicIsFamily
04/02/2020

#MusicIsFamily

Thanks for letting us be part of the healing! We love you all, g & T #GarthAndTrishaLIVE

#MusicIsFamily
04/02/2020

#MusicIsFamily

This time has been extra scary for me, because of this gal. A year ago, my mom had a severe case of pneumonia, to already weak lungs. I haven’t been able to hug my mom in months, because as soon as this virus started— we had to protect her. I came to visit her this week, but am staying in a different home (thanks to my uncle!) and am practicing social distancing.... even though it makes me sad that her world will probably never be the same, I’m happy to be here with her. This is the way we now hug.... by putting up a “heart” (she learned it from Jenna & Savannah on the Today Show 😊) if you aren’t directly affected by this crazy virus, take this seriously for people like my mom, because I don’t know what I’d do without her. ♥️

Country Music Hall of Fame member Bob Nolan, a founder of the Sons of The Pioneers, was born on this day in 1908.
04/02/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Bob Nolan, a founder of the Sons of The Pioneers, was born on this day in 1908.

Remembering Country Music Hall of Fame member Jim Ed Brown, who was born on this day in 1934.
04/02/2020

Remembering Country Music Hall of Fame member Jim Ed Brown, who was born on this day in 1934.

04/01/2020
Alabama Performs Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home"

#MusicIsFamily ▶ Cousins Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen started playing and performing together in their teens (first as Wildcountry, then as Alabama). More than four decades later, their familial and musical ties have earned them a record-setting string of 21 straight #1 singles, tens of millions of albums sold, and election to the Country Music Hall of Fame, among other accolades.

In 2016, Cook, Gentry, and Owen visited the Museum to share early musical memories, including a school-contest performance of a Merle Haggard song. The band also offered an intimate acoustic performance of Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home."

To see the full Alabama program, visit our Watch & Listen page: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF%20organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen
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#MusicIsFamily ▶ The story of country music is rooted in family — from the Carter Family's groundbreaking emergence to T...
03/31/2020

#MusicIsFamily ▶ 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. While the Museum's doors are closed, we're highlighting how the ties that bind can be ties that build creativity.

Visit our Watch & Listen page to explore videos and podcast episodes that share a special familial connection: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF%20organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen

Pictured here: Nashville's first full-time professional songwriters, Country Music Hall of Fame members Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, with their sons, Dane and Del.

What songs make you think about your family connections? #MuseumFromHome

#MusicPerseveres ▶️ Jimmie Allen: “I didn’t quit, I never will. Stuff ain’t easy, and you shouldn’t quit either.”Perseve...
03/28/2020

#MusicPerseveres ▶️ Jimmie Allen: “I didn’t quit, I never will. Stuff ain’t easy, and you shouldn’t quit either.”

Persevering, for Allen, wasn't a minor lift — he rose from poverty and homelessness to become one of country's breakout stars, his debut single, "Best Shot," topping Billboard’s U.S. Country Songs chart.

In 2019, Allen visited the Museum to talk about his struggles, his work, and his triumphs in front of a live audience during the CMA Country Music Association Music Festival. To hear that full conversation — an episode of our podcast, "Voices in the Hall" — head to our Watch & Listen page: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF%20organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen

Who are some artists whose triumphs over adversity inspire you? #MuseumFromHome

Wishing Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire a very Happy Birthday! 📸: From the Walden S. Fabry Studio Collec...
03/28/2020

Wishing Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire a very Happy Birthday!

📸: From the Walden S. Fabry Studio Collection at the Country Music Hall of Fame

03/28/2020
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Join us for a free Livestream event from the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, March 28, 8/7 pm cst on Circle. Performances by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, with host Bobby Bones. Keep the music playing with us while we keep each other safe!

Click the reminder button below to be notified. Go to www.CirclePlus.com to subscribe for all Livestream updates.

You can also watch the show live on Circle television. Check your local listings at www.CirclePlus.com.

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#MusicPerseveres ▶ Photographer Dorothea Lange's empathetic lens found Americans struggling through the Depression, and ...
03/27/2020

#MusicPerseveres ▶ Photographer Dorothea Lange's empathetic lens found Americans struggling through the Depression, and suffering through the Dust Bowl. In 2019, the The Del McCoury Band and Amythyst Kiah visited the Museum to explore the humanity in her work, performing songs that offered a similar poignancy.

Across disciplines, art can embody emotion. Lange's work and those performances spoke clearly to suffering, strength, and perseverance. To see the full program, visit our Watch & Listen page at the link:

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/?utm_source=CMHOF%20organic&utm_medium=socials&utm_campaign=watch_and_listen

What are some songs that you think embody perseverance? #MuseumFromHome

#MusicPerseveres ▶️ “Guy always writes the truth,” Emmylou Harris said in 2006, during Guy Clark's Artist-in-Residence s...
03/26/2020

#MusicPerseveres ▶️ “Guy always writes the truth,” Emmylou Harris said in 2006, during Guy Clark's Artist-in-Residence series at the Museum. As a performer, Clark wasn't an arena act or a chart-topper. But through that truth-telling — over years of focus, determination, and perseverance — he carved out a rarified space as one of country music's most revered poets.

In 2017, friends and collaborators Tamara Saviano, Shawn Camp, Chuck Mead, and Verlon Thompson gathered at the Museum to talk about Clark's legacy and artistry. Hear that full conversation (with performances of Clark's songs) on our Watch & Listen page: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. Out of a continued abundance of caution, we have ext...
03/25/2020

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. Out of a continued abundance of caution, we have extended our temporary closure. The museum, Hatch Show Print, RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will remain closed to the public through April 30, 2020. For more information: www.countrymusichalloffame.org

Our mission is built around music that can provide inspiration, perspective, and encouragement. While our doors are clos...
03/24/2020

Our mission is built around music that can provide inspiration, perspective, and encouragement. While our doors are closed, we’ll spotlight stories of musical perseverance, gleaned from our archives. Visit our Watch & Listen page at the link to explore videos and podcast episodes filled with inspiring stories, and powerful songs.

What artists and songs have been keeping you inspired? #MuseumFromHome

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/watch-listen/

The Museum’s doors are closed but our mission endures. Explore country music’s past, present, and future with hours of o...
03/22/2020

The Museum’s doors are closed but our mission endures. Explore country music’s past, present, and future with hours of one-of-a-kind performances and inspiring interviews available 24/7 from home on our Watch & Listen page. Dig into past Songwriter Sessions and Musician Spotlights, catch up on episodes of our in-depth podcast series "Voices in the Hall," and share your favorite moments with your family and friends. While we're apart in the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting the songs and stories that connect us.
#MusicConnectsUs #MuseumFromHome

For more: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/watch-listen/

03/21/2020
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Tune in to the free Livestream event from the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, March 21 at 8/7 PM CST on Circle. Performances by Brad Paisley , Vince Gill & Marty Stuart and hosted by Bobby Bones!

Due to global events, country music fans can’t come to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry – so Circle and the Opry are bringing the Saturday Night Opry to the world via Facebook Live!

You can also watch the show live on Circle television. Check your local listings at www.CirclePlus.com.

#circleunbroken #onlytheopry #circleallaccess Bobby Bones Show

"Kenny Rogers is, of course, one of music's most successful and enduring artists. His uncanny song sense and impeccable ...
03/21/2020

"Kenny Rogers is, of course, one of music's most successful and enduring artists. His uncanny song sense and impeccable singing resonated across the genre lines that he took delight in ignoring. The antithesis of a gambler, he thought deeply and acted deliberately with every career decision, and those decisions brought to light the songwriting talents of Hal Bynum, Mickey Newbury, Don Schlitz, and many more. Though he was by any definition a superstar, he lived a life of service to songs, writers, and, above all, listeners." - Kyle Young, CEO

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/artist/kenny-rogers/

The Museum is temporarily closed. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. While closed, our...
03/17/2020

The Museum is temporarily closed. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. While closed, our mission endures, and we have a wealth of live performances, interviews, and other programs available for viewing 24/7.

Our Watch & Listen page is stocked with hours of songs, stories, insights, and inspiration, from Musician Spotlights with Dom Flemons and Molly Tuttle to Songwriter Sessions with Shy Carter and Liz Rose, a Nashville Cats Salute to Guitarist Duane Eddy, and much, much more.

While our doors are closed, we invite you to search our video archives and continue to tune in.

More: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/watch-listen/

The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, the museum, Hatch...
03/13/2020

The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, the museum, Hatch Show Print, RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will close temporarily to the public starting at close of business March 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020. For more information: www.countrymusichalloffame.org

Country Music Hall of Fame member Lew DeWitt was born on this day in 1938.
03/12/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Lew DeWitt was born on this day in 1938.

Help us wish Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune a very Happy Birthday!
03/11/2020

Help us wish Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune a very Happy Birthday!

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jethro Burns was born on this day in 1920.
03/10/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jethro Burns was born on this day in 1920.

Help us wish Country Music Hall of Fame member Ralph Emery a very Happy Birthday!
03/10/2020

Help us wish Country Music Hall of Fame member Ralph Emery a very Happy Birthday!

For many years, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard — pictured here on the Ryman’s stage, performing on the G...
03/09/2020

For many years, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard — pictured here on the Ryman’s stage, performing on the Grand Ole Opry — held the longest continuous tenure of any Opry star. She earned her invitation in 1955, just a few years after “A Dear John Letter,” recorded with fellow member Ferlin Husky, shot to #1.

Her career broke conventions and blazed trails: Raised largely in California, Shepard rose to stardom on the West Coast, and won acceptance not with smooth singing but with hard-edged honky-tonk vocals and songs that dealt frankly with the pain and pleasures of romantic love. She was one of the first women in country music to front her own tours, helping pave the way for artists such as Loretta Lynn Official and Tammy Wynette in the 1960s and beyond. #MemberSpotlight

Learn more about Jean Shepard here: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/artist/jean-shepard/

📸: From the Elmer Williams Collection at the Countey Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame member Bob Wills was born on this day in 1905.
03/06/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Bob Wills was born on this day in 1905.

CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
03/06/2020

CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

ON SALE: Don't miss Willie Nelson & Family in concert on May 1 and 2, 2020. For tickets and more info: https://cmatheater.com/willie-nelson/

Photo: Pamela Springsteen

Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess purchased the building at 422 Broadway—then a bar called “Mom’s”—in 1960. Not long after, a...
03/05/2020

Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess purchased the building at 422 Broadway—then a bar called “Mom’s”—in 1960. Not long after, a painter she hired mistakenly bathed the exterior in a bright shade of purple, and "Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge" was born. It quickly became a magnet for songwriters like Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, and Tom T. Hall, as well as performers from the Grand Ole Opry next door. Though Tootsie loved the country stars who slid in the back door for a quick belt between Opry sets, she had a soft spot for struggling pickers, trading them food and drinks for paper IOUs she’d tuck into a cigar box behind the bar. “She ran a beer joint,” said Hall, “but to young songwriters and musicians, she was a small finance company, a booking agent, and a counselor.”

BELOW: Tootsie with a Christmas present from Marty Robbins, 1972
PHOTO: Lawson Little

For more: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibit/outlaws-armadillos-countrys-roaring-70s/

03/03/2020

Our hearts go out to those affected by this morning’s devastating storms. We are here for you. We are your community.

The Louvin Brothers had a comparatively brief but creatively powerful heyday, Top 10 songs like “When I Stop Dreaming” a...
03/02/2020

The Louvin Brothers had a comparatively brief but creatively powerful heyday, Top 10 songs like “When I Stop Dreaming” and “I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby” planting a defiantly anachronistic stake as honky-tonk and country-pop proliferated and rock & roll surged. The duo mixed high, lonesome harmonies within gospel and secular forms, often focusing on the traditional themes of family, love, and obligation that link the two.

Market shifts, coupled with Ira’s erratic behavior, contributed to sinking commercial fortunes and rising personal tensions for the Louvins by the late ’50s. The Brothers split in 1963, and each embarked on a solo career. Charlie continued creating for decades (staying a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry), but Ira’s career was cut short; one solo LP, "The Unforgettable Ira Louvin," was released shortly after his death in a 1965 car crash. #MemberSpotlight

More about the Louvin Brothers: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/artist/the-louvin-brothers/

📸: The Elmer Williams Collection at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Outlaw legend and Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson returns to Nashville in May, bringing two intimate nig...
03/02/2020

Outlaw legend and Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson returns to Nashville in May, bringing two intimate nights of music spanning his richly awarded, six-decade career to the CMA Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6, at 10:00 AM Central. More here: https://cmatheater.com/willie-nelson-hosts-two-nights-at-cma-theater/

📸: Pamela Springsteen

Country Music Hall of Fame member Cliffie Stone was born on this day in 1917.
03/01/2020

Country Music Hall of Fame member Cliffie Stone was born on this day in 1917.

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These people should be in the Hall Of Fame Too! Archie Campbell Boxcar Willie Carl Butler and Pearl Cousin Jody Cowboy Copas David Houston Del Reeves Freddie Hart George Hamilton IV Goldie Hill Gram Parsons Hawkshaw Hawkins Homer and Jethro Jack Greene Jan Howard Jerry Clower Jerry Lee Lewis Jimmy Wakley Johnnie & Jack Johnny Horton Johnny Paycheck Justin Tubb Lew Childre Lonzo and Oscar Martha Carson Marty Stuart Moon Mullican Norma Jean Roy Drusky Skeeter Davis Stonewall Jackson Texas Ruby Uncle Jimmy Thompson Wanda Jackson Wilma Lee Cooper Bobby Bare Margie Singleton
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CMHOF you need to induct Hank Jr. So what if he was a rebel and had a foul mouth? He sold millions of records and won countless awards. Of course you all know that. He also spawned a whole generation of artists. Quit being petty and induct the man!
jerry lee lewis in this thing NOW!
How can we get Josh Graves (Uncle Josh ) nominated for induction into the Country Hall of Fame ?
HOW CAN IT BE POSSIBLE THAT GENE WATSON IS NOT IN HALL OF FAME HE IS THE ONLY REAL COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER OUT THERE TODAY , WHAT A SHAME