Nashville Country Music history

Country Music Hall of Fame

Music City may be known for its famous honky tonks and legendary music venues, find out how it all started at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville (CMHOF).  The CMHOF is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating country music. Country music is not always bright lights and sweet sounds, it also has grit, no one embodies the darker side of country music more than the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. On your visit to Nashville, check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and be sure to tour the Johnny Cash Museum.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville is always a favorite for visitors, especially since it’s been updated and made more interactive than ever. As you meander through exhibits that feature memorabilia from all the subgenres of country music history, you’ll be awed by just how long and important country music history is to American culture. Visitors can take a trip back in time as they explore over 350,000 square feet of dynamic exhibitions featuring vintage clothing, and costumes worn by country music’s most legendary singers; rare instruments owned by hall of fame members, and hands-on activities for all ages. This family-friendly attraction also hosts live music from popular performance artists like Colbie Caillat and Miranda Lambert. They also have a Family Songwriter workshop where visitors will get the chance to expand on their own songwriting skills by working with some of Nashville’s leading songwriters. The program walks them through various steps of writing a song including concepts like character descriptions, theme statements, and development ideas. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of Nashville’s top attractions while touring the bustling city.

Johnny Cash Museum

If you’re a big country music fan, or even just interested in American history, be sure to check out The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. While it’s not huge, there are some really cool memorabilia on display—including one of his iconic black outfits. Located on 3rd Ave and a 4-min walk from the Ryman Auditorium, you can easily spend an hour or two here.

Get up close to Johnny’s a vintage guitars and costumes. This museum is the perfect place for music fans of all ages to learn something new about the late iconic country music singer. You’ll get the chance to discover how Johnny became one of country music’s biggest stars. If you happen to get hungry during your visit, the museum features an in-house cafe where you can grab coffee or light lunch after your tour.  Whether you’re interested in learning more about Johnny Cash’s life and music history, or if you just want to spend some time exploring downtown Nashville, The Johnny Cash Museum is a fun place to start.

Nashville, Tennessee is quickly becoming one of the best vacation destinations in the US.  With iconic sites rich in culture and history, Nashville offers a myriad of choices to learn about country music history. Make sure to add these stops to your itinerary when you are plan a trip to Nashville.

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