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Tell Your Story Through Lyric Writing

Songwriting Programs

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum helps audiences of all ages and skill levels tell their stories through lyric writing. Discover resources to learn how to write an original song at school or home, and hear songs written by students, veterans, and museum guests!   

For Teachers

Designed for grades 3-12, Words & Music allows students to tell their stories by writing original song lyrics, while developing language arts skills. Students interact with a professional songwriter, paired with their class, in an engaging performance workshop that transforms students’ lyrics into finished songs. 

For Everyone

A space for writers at all levels to learn about songwriting, anytime, anywhere. "Words & Music: Journey of a Song" is a five-episode series that follows four teenaged students on their journey to write, record, and perform their own original songs. Use the step-by-step guide to write your original song.

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Ages 11 to 18

Songwriting Camp at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a fun and unforgettable experience where budding songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Discounts are available for members.

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Ages 11 to 18

Through one-on-one mentoring sessions with a songwriting professional, Tune-Up encourages young writers to continue to hone their crafts and to build confidence to take their songwriting to the next level.

Hear Songs!

Listen to songs written by students and Museum guests in songwriting programs.



The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum maintains a partnership with CreatiVets to provide programmatic support to veterans interested in songwriting.


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