American Currents: State of the Music

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Presented annually, American Currents represents the ongoing research and analysis among curators and Museum staff to determine the most significant developments in country music over the previous year. The latest installment is open now through February 5, 2023.

About American Currents

Through this annual exhibition, the Museum documents country music’s evolving history, diverse sounds, and broad cultural influence. In another year characterized by the complexities of the pandemic, the continued pursuit of social justice and more, country music stood out as a microcosm of American culture. The new installment of American Currents offers perspectives on music and events that shaped the genre in 2021.

Those recognized in this year’s American Currents: State of the Music are:

Featured Artists

Jimmie Allen

Jimmie Allen

Breland

BRELAND

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile

Luke Combs

Luke Combs

Jerry Douglas and John Hiatt

Jerry Douglas and John Hiatt

Jenee Fleenor

Jenee Fleenor

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton

Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall

Walker Hayes

Walker Hayes

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Thomm Jutz

Thomm Jutz

Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss

Reba McEntire

Old Dominion

Old Dominion

Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne

Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce

Allison Russell

Allison Russell

Brittney Spencer

Brittney Spencer

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Billy Strings

Billy Strings

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

A portion of the exhibit titled “Unbroken Circle” will highlight artists and their musical connections, including those who have influenced them or share musical perspectives. Featured pairings include BRELAND and Keith Urban, Thomm Jutz and Tom T. Hall, Brittney Spencer and Reba McEntire, and Lainey Wilson and Lee Ann Womack.

See the Exhibit for yourself

The exhibition American Currents: State of the Music runs March 4, 2022, through February 5, 2023, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

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