Live Performances, Interviews, & More

Public Programs

Interested in discovering more about the world of country music? Learn about our programs, including live performances, interviews, panel discussions, films, and more.

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Intimate Live Performances

Songwriter Sessions

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.

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Inside Stories

Musician Spotlight

Session musicians, stage veterans, and traditional country and bluegrass instrumentalists stop in to perform, share inside stories and tips, discuss their creative process and technique, and take questions from the audience.

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Rare Interviews & More

Exhibit Programs

The galleries offer a jumping off point for country music's stories, which continue through rare interviews, panel discussions, performances, and more, meant to illuminate and expand the country music conversation.

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One-On-One Interviews

Poets and Prophets

Legendary songwriters sit down for one-on-one interviews to offer insight into their work, their process, and their lives and careers, and often to perform some key compositions.

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Behind the Scenes

Nashville Cats

Session and touring musicians who helped create country music history, backing legends and playing on enduring hits, sit down for in-depth, intimate interviews at the Museum.

Honoring Industry Leaders

The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

Each year, this forum honors a music industry leader who exemplifies the trail blazed by pioneer Louise Scruggs, the first woman in country music to book and manage a major star.

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Unique Musical Experiences

Artist-In-Residence Series

Each year, a musical master takes the Artist-in-Residence honor and mantle, hosting and curating once-in-a-lifetime events inside the Museum's performance spaces.

Youth & Family Events

Find programs and resources designed just for families every day at the Museum—from craft and instrument classes to hands-on activities connected to exhibitions.

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Public Program Funders

Museum programs are funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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