Words & Music For Schools
Teach Language Arts Through Lyric Writing
Students Explore the Art of Lyric Writing
Since 1979, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has helped students tell their stories through its innovative Words & Music program. More than 150,000 students have learned to write song lyrics while developing key skills in language arts. Not only does Words & Music teach core curriculum, but it also connects young people to Nashville’s music community, pairing classes with songwriters who transform student lyrics into finished songs that are performed in an interactive workshop. Words & Music has been featured in the LA Times, on the TODAY Show, and more.
Words & Music Overview
44th Annual Words & Music Night
Over the past year, the Museum’s Words & Music program helped thousands of students put their thoughts, feelings, and ideas into songs. Words & Music Night features a selection of those songs written by students in Nashville and surrounding areas.
2022-2023 Words & Music Funders
Words & Music is made possible by the Country Music Association Endowment for Words & Music and is funded in part by American Airlines; Chet Atkins Music Education Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; CMA; CMA Foundation; Dollar General Literacy Foundation; The Memorial Foundation; Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; Nashville Predators Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; PNC Grow Up Great; and Tennessee Arts Commission.