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Current Exhibits

Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley

Many of the groundbreaking artists who expanded country music’s audience in the 1990s—including Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, and Country Music Hall of Fame members Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson—cite soulful singer Keith Whitley as a primary influence. And his impact continues today, through the work of acolytes Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and others.

American Currents: The Music of 2018

The latest class in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's exhibition American Currents—open March 8, 2019, to February 9, 2020—includes icons, mainstays, and newcomers alike, from across the country music spectrum. Artists with artifacts presented include Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Tex Ritter, blues-rock hitmaker Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, songwriting hero John Prine, and dozens of others who made big noise in country music’s recent past.

Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight

Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, winner of thirteen Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, is featured in a new exhibition, Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight, open October 5, 2018, through August 4, 2019, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Judds: Dream Chasers

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum takes a fresh look at the story of The Judds—mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna—using rare artifacts, original manuscripts, unpublished photos and keepsake costumes in an exhibit titled The Judds: Dream Chasers.

Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's major exhibition, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, celebrates this era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas, revealing untold stories and never-seen artifacts. The exhibition, which remains for a nearly three-year run, explores the complicated, surprising relationship between the two cities.

Sing Me Back Home

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's core, permanent exhibit tells the story of country music from its pre-commercial roots in the nineteenth century through its vibrant life today. This exciting, multi-layered experience includes artifacts, photographs, original recordings, archival video, newly produced films, touchscreen interactive media, and beautifully rendered text panels. The exhibit immerses the visitor in the history and sounds of country music, its meanings, and the lives and voices of its honored personalities.

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