Country Music Hall of Fame


American Currents: The Music of 2017

March 09, 2018 - February 08, 2019

The exhibit chronicles the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through a behind-the-scenes look at some of last year’s most significant moments in country, Americana, and bluegrass music. The 2017 class of American Currents will be represented by artifacts from Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, busbee, Luke Bryan, Shawn Camp, Eric Church, Dave Cobb, Luke Combs, Rodney Crowell, Florida Georgia Line, Fort Lonesome, Ashley Gorley, Sierra Hull, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Maren Morris, Josh Osborne, Jon Pardi, John Prine, Thomas Rhett, Marty Robbins, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, Taylor Swift, Randy Travis, Molly Tuttle, Keith Urban and Chris Young.


March 9, 2018



Among the artifacts:

Jason Aldean’s Entertainer of the Year trophy from the ACM Awards in 2017

TJ Osborne’s (Brothers Osborne) 1962 Kay archtop electric guitar

John Osborne’s (Brothers Osborne) 3B West by Tansmith suede jacket with fringe, leather stitching, Native American beadwork, and bone pipe beads     

Luke Bryan’s denim jacket, T-shirt, and jeans worn when he performed "Light It Up" at the 2017 CMA Awards

Luke Combs’ test pressing of his debut album, This One’s for You (2017), made at United Record Pressing in Nashville

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line) outfits worn on ABC’s Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with  Ryan Seacrest 2018      

Sierra Hull’s Windsor dress and Windsor boots worn at the 2017 IBMA Awards   

Jason Isbell’s manuscripts for "Chaos and Clothes," "Cumberland Gap," and "If We Were Vampires." All three songs were included on Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s 2017 album, The Nashville Sound

Miranda Lambert’s Self-Portrait sheer lace mini-dress worn when she hosted the CBS special A Home for the Holidays, December 2016

Maren Morris’ fur coat worn on the cover of her album Hero

Josh Osborne’s Song of the Year trophy from the CMT Artist of the Year Awards in 2017, for "Body Like a Back Road." He cowrote Sam Hunt’s chart-topping hit with Hunt, Zach Crowell and Shane McAnally

John Prine’s Artist of the Year trophy from the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards

Thomas Rhett’s AllSaints bomber jacket, worn at the 2017 ACM Awards, where he performed "Craving You" with Maren Morris

Sturgill Simpson’s Martin Custom Shop guitar and case, used by Simpson for an impromptu performance on the sidewalk outside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena while the 2017 CMA Awards were underway inside        

Taylor Swift’s Custom-made Atelier Versace romper and Stuart Weitzman beaded booties worn for her debut performance of "Better Man" at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, February 4, 2017     
Chris Young’s Dolce & Gabbana jacket, pocket square and vest worn when Young joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 2017      

Keith Urban’s Single of the Year trophy for "Blue Ain’t Your Color," presented to him at the 2017 CMA Awards