Fun at Home

Have You Ever Been to a Museum?

What is a museum? Have you ever visited one? Learn about museums, exhibits, and artifacts, and take a virtual peek inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with this original song and music video:

Bring the history and magic of the Museum to your home. Explore at-home resources to use as a family below:

Discover Linda Ronstadt

Did you know Linda Ronstadt has been called the Queen of Country-Rock? Use this page to discover her connection to country music!

Discover DeFord Bailey, The Harmonica Wizard

Do you know anyone who plays the harmonica? Have you played a harmonica before? Learn all about DeFord Bailey, the Harmonica Wizard, who was a wiz at playing the instrument and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame! You can even take a harmonica lesson with us – come on!

DeFord Bailey

Discover Ray Charles

Did you know Ray Charles, known as the Genius of Soul, is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame? Use this page to discover his connection to country music!

Instruments in Country Music

The instruments used to create country music are as varied as the voices that continue to move the genre forward. Explore a few of the instruments that have become key to country music’s evolving but roots-rooted sound, then have a listen to each in real-time.

steel guitar

Words & Music at Home

Because music is a powerful, unifying tool—and because many of us are seeking inspiration and togetherness—we’ve created Words & Music at Home, an online extension of the Museum’s flagship music education program, Words & Music. By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to write your own original song lyric, and get tips on putting those ideas to music.

Words & Music at Home: Step-by-Step Guide

Reading Lists

Country music-themed book lists available for elementary, middle school, and young adult readers.

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