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Permanent Exhibit: Sing Me Back Home - A Journey Through Country Music
Sing Me Back Home is the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s permanent exhibit, an exciting, multi-layered journey through the life of country music.
Through artifacts, photographs, original recordings, archival video, newly produced films, touchscreen interactive media and beautifully rendered text panels, Sing Me Back Home immerses visitors in the history and sounds of country music, its meanings and the lives and voices of many of its honored personalities.
A self-guided tour covering two floors of the Museum, Sing Me Back Home tells the story of country music from its pre-commercial roots in the nineteenth century through its vibrant life in the twenty-first century. Organized chronologically, the story moves through large subjects such as “Country During the War Years,” while each glass artifact case has a unique theme. Visitors can read about the music and its makers or let the powerful photos, instruments, costumes – and especially the music – tell the story by themselves.
Throughout your journey you are able to see the two-floor, glassed-in central archives where the Museum’s vast collection is housed and where Museum staff are seen working with historical artifacts and recordings. This unprecedented view into the core archives is like a window into a shared history and the processes from which the Museum exhibits emerge.
At the close of the journey, visitors enter the Hall of Fame Rotunda, the hallowed space where the Country Music Hall of Fame® members are honored alongside American master Thomas Hart Benton’s famous last painting, The Sources of Country Music.
Sing Me Back Home is just what the title suggests: an exploration of the power of music to make living history and to connect us to our deepest feelings.
Included with Country Music Hall of Fame General Admission
FREE/Children (5 & Under)
Valid ID must be presented at time of purchase.
Contact: (615) 416-2001
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Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.