Exhibitions, Events, Programming, & Tours

Experiences

Explore everything the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has to offer.

Current Exhibitions

An American Masterwork:

Thomas Hart Benton’s "Sources of Country Music" at 50

An American Masterwork: Thomas Hart Benton’s “Sources of Country Music” at 50 explores Benton’s process in creating his final painting, which was commissioned by the Museum in 1973. The exhibit includes sketches, drawings, lithographs, photographs, and a three-dimensional model of the painting, along with a 1975 video of Benton speaking about the mural.

Patty Loveless:

No Trouble with the Truth

Patty Loveless: No Trouble with the Truth explores the influential career and enduring music of Patty Loveless. From staking out a distinctive place in country music beginning in the 1980s to her talent for finding memorable material and her embrace of traditional influences, this exhibit illustrates Loveless’s role in the genre through personal and career artifacts, photos, interviews, and more.

Eric Church:

Country Heart, Restless Soul

Eric Church: Country Heart, Restless Soul, presented by Gibson, is now open. This new exhibit traces Church’s life and career—from his North Carolina roots and experience as a Nashville songwriter to his place as one of country music’s revered rule breakers.

American Currents:

State of the Music

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers perspective on country music’s latest chapter with the exhibition American Currents: State of the Music. Presented annually, American Currents takes a broad view of the genre over the past year to explore musical developments, artist achievements, and notable events, as determined by the Museum’s curators and editorial staff.

Dick Curless:

Hard Traveling Man from Maine

Known for his expressive baritone voice and hard-traveled authenticity, Dick Curless was one of the most versatile and powerfully eloquent singers of his time. Dick Curless: Hard Traveling Man from Maine explores the singer’s life and career, from his rural Northeast upbringing and popular truck-driving songs of the ’60s-’70s, to his critically acclaimed 1995 album, Traveling Through.

Western Edge:

The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock

Western Edge examines the close-knit communities of Los Angeles-based singers, songwriters and musicians who, from the 1960s through the 1980s, embraced country music, frequented local nightclubs, and created and shaped the musical fusion known as “country-rock” – ultimately making an indelible and lasting impact on popular music.

Sing Me Back Home:

Folk Roots to the Present

he Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s core, permanent exhibition 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.

Expand Your Experience

  • Hatch Show Print Block Party. Photo of a woman in a Hatch Show Print apron making a print design.

    Make a Print at Hatch Show Print

    Experience Hatch Show Print, located within the Country Music Hall of Fame, with a tour that’s part history, part how-to, and wholly inspiring. If you’re planning to explore the shop and its story on a tour, advance tickets are highly encouraged. Buying online ahead of time is the best way to ensure that you get a chance to get inky on your chosen date.

  • Tour Historic RCA Studio B

    Historic RCA Studio B — once home to musical titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, and the Everly Brothers — is one of the world’s most famous recording facilities. Plan this offsite tour and book your tickets in advance to ensure that you get your chosen date.

Hatch Show Print Block Party. Photo of a woman in a Hatch Show Print apron making a print design.

Explore the Events Calendar

Live performances, interviews, lectures, films, and hands-on art and music-making activities.

See A Show

The Theater hosts a variety of musical performances ranging from country, bluegrass, folk, to the latest Americana acts. The CMA Theater was built with its audience in mind, to ensure that each seat feels like a “front-row” experience.

A young girl smiles at the camera holding art supplies while a little boy picks out of the bins next to her.
Programs for Kids In The

Drop-in art & music-making programs, where guests can join in for some arts & crafts fun in the Taylor Swift Education Center.

Shy Carter, singer-songwriter performs on stage in the Ford Theater

Accomplished songwriters behind classic and current hits visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum each week, sharing stories and songs, and answering audience questions.

Become a Museum Member

Enjoy unlimited free admission, exclusive events, exhibition previews, and more while helping the Museum to preserve the history of country music.

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