This month the 909 Flats is heading over to the Country Music Hall of Fame! The Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates the legacy of country music in Nashville. In this post, we are highlighting five exhibits showing at the Museum this month. We hope that you have the opportunity to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame this month! Don’t forget to brush up on your country music history by listening to your favorite country musicians before visiting!
May 17, 2001-Ongoing
From the website: “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.”
Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story
May 27, 2016-November 06, 2016
From the website: “This career-spanning exhibition chronicles the Oklahoma native’s rise to fame using special memorabilia from his life and career. It follows his childhood and his move to Nashville as a teen, to his multi-platinum recording breakthrough, to becoming a national celebrity on NBC’s The Voice. A range of artifacts tell the story of the struggles and triumphs of one of country music’s most popular and multi-dimensional artists.”
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
March 27. 2015-December 31, 2016
From the website: “Co-curated by the museum’s curatorial team and guest curator Pete Finney, Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats, presented by Citi includes dozens of artifacts and a generous overlay of audiovisual treasures including hundreds of archival photos, audio and video clips and rare artifacts.”
August 25, 2016-June 12, 2017
From the website: “This exhibit traces the musical beginnings, the challenges, and the successes of the Country Music Hall of Fame band. Cousins Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen formed their first group as teenagers in small-town Fort Payne, Alabama. For a decade, the band honed its unique, crowd-pleasing blend of country music and Southern rock, playing nightclubs in the Southeast. In 1979, the group recruited Massachusetts-born Mark Herndon to become their drummer, and the band signed with RCA in 1980. Alabama would go on to become one of the most beloved bands in the country, scoring over 40 chart-topping singles, selling more than 70 million albums worldwide and setting concert attendance records. “
Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections
September 23, 2016-March 31, 2017
From the website: “This exhibit will examine the life and career of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels, opening Sept. 23, 2016, and running through March 2017. Featuring musical instruments, stage wear, manuscripts, awards, childhood mementos and previously unpublished photographs from Daniels’ personal collection, the exhibit will describe his significant impact on American entertainment and explore the new musical style and image he brought to country music.”
What are your favorite exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!