Artifact Bytes

Student Materials

Check out Artifact Bytes videos to learn more about music, history, and more! Each Byte is around two minutes long and features photos, music, and film clips from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection. Get to know country music performers and experience artifacts on display at the Museum right now! Use the worksheet to share your learning with others!

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Unbroken Circle: What is the Country Music Hall of Fame, and who is honored there?
Rural Sounds on the Radio: Who was DeFord Bailey, and why was he called the “Harmonica Wizard”?
Songteller: Who is Dolly Parton, and why is she an important Tennessean?
King of the Road: Who is Elvis Presley, and what is his Cadillac limousine?
Talking Machine: What is a gramophone, and how does it work?
Roots and Strings: What instruments defined early country music, and where did they come from?
Tennessee Saturday Night: Who is Minnie Pearl, and what is the Grand Ole Opry?
Home Sweet Home to Me: What is “Rocky Top,” and why is it important?
Genius of Soul: Who is Ray Charles, and what was his impact on country music?

Learn more about Ray Charles in this video and on his Hall of Fame inductee page found here.

The Man in Black: Who is Johnny Cash, and why did he wear black?
Queen of Country Rock: Who is Linda Ronstadt, and how did her early musical influences help her develop a unique sound?

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