Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Explore performances and interviews centered around exhibitions that are currently open and available to visit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Learn more about the exhibitions, including the artists and artifacts included, here: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/current-exhibits/

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Current Exhibits
  • Vince Gill Donates Roy Acuff's Fiddle to the Museum's Collection

    Vince Gill shares the backstory of one of Roy Acuff's primary fiddles — how Acuff acquired it, how he treasured it, how the instrument came to Gill, and why he chose to donate it to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's permanent collection in 2021.

    The fiddle—a copy of the highly prized v...

  • American Currents • Celebrating the State of the Music

    Virtual program “American Currents: Celebrating the State of the Music” offers an introduction to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's “American Currents: State of the Music”—an annual exhibition that spotlights significant developments in country music over the previous year, and marks th...

  • Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

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    Originally presented in the Museum's galleries from 2015-2018, "Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City" explores the impact of  Bob Dylan’s 1960s Nashville recordings, Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking and perception-broadening television show, and the community of ace session musicians ...

  • Boudleaux and Felice Bryant • Panel Discussion

    “Bye Bye Love,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Love Hurts,” “Rocky Top,” and more—husband-and-wife songwriting team Boudleaux and Felice Bryant made decades of groundbreaking contributions to American music history, and are remembered during this 2019 panel discussion at th...

  • Kacey Musgraves Exhibit Introduction • On Memories and Memorabilia

    After first experiencing her Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, “Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors,” Kacey Musgraves reflects on what it means to be represented alongside the classic country music heroes she grew up listening to in her hometown of Golden, Texas.

    “I’ve loved country ...

  • Billy Joe Shaver • Songwriter Session, 2014

    Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver shares live songs and discusses his songwriting career during a 2014 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest.

    Recalling his arrival in Nashville and being grouped into ...

  • Jamey Johnson on Willie Nelson's Influence

    Jamey Johnson highlights Willie Nelson’s influence and individuality within Outlaw country music and country music as a whole, noting his place among a list of the genre’s stalwarts, including Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings.

    “He’s part prophet b...

  • Bob Dylan’s Nashville Recordings, Revisited • Panel Discussion, 2017

    Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz speaks about Bob Dylan’s strong ties to Nashville and country music as part of “Is It Rolling, Bob?,” a panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on Dylan’s 1966 Nashville-made album, “Blonde on Blonde.”

    Wilentz wro...

  • Dierks Bentley • Songs and Interview, 2016

    Dierks Bentley discusses his musical influences, recounts his early days in Nashville, and performs some of his hit songs with co-writers during this in-depth 2016 interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Bentley remembers growing up in Phoenix and listening to country stars inclu...

  • Home with the Armadillo • Panel Discussion, 2018

    Armadillo World Headquarters co-founders Jim Franklin (the club’s artistic director and frequent master of ceremonies), attorney Mike Tolleson, and Eddie Wilson discuss the legendary Austin, Texas, venue during this 2018 panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held during t...

  • Mickey Raphael • On the Road with Willie Nelson

    Mickey Raphael, harmonica virtuoso and featured player in Willie Nelson’s band, joins the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for this 2018 interview, part of the Nashville Cats series exploring the careers of session musicians and the professional relationships they’ve had with country music s...

  • Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, the Nashville Works • Panel Discussion, 2015

    During this 2015 panel discussion, Ron Cornelius, Charlie Daniels, Sylvie Simmons, and Bob Wilson talk about Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, as part of a series of educational events held in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New...

  • Beyond Music Row: Tompall Glaser and Hillbilly Central • Panel Discussion

    This 2018 panel discussion featuring Kinky Friedman, Kyle Lehning, and Marshall Chapman explores the halcyon days of Glaser Sound Studios, the funky and creative Nashville recording studio, publishing company, and musician hangout that became known as “Hillbilly Central.”

    Located two blocks off ...

  • Dylan Disc by Disc • Panel Discussion with Author Jon Bream, 2015

    For his book “Dylan: Disc by Disc,” music critic and author Jon Bream talked with fifty-five musicians, journalists, and scholars about every album recorded by Bob Dylan. Here, Bream hosts a conversation about the albums Dylan recorded in Nashville, including “Blonde on Blonde,” “John Wesley Hard...