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 in the ACM Gallery 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:
Jerry Douglas and John Hiatt
Grand Ole Opry
Tom T. Hall
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.