The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will update its ACM Gallery beginning April 24 with artifacts representing today’s hottest country artists, from Jason Aldean to the Band Perry and more.
Museum visitors are invited to experience the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today in the ACM Gallery. Chronicling all things new and noteworthy in country music from 2014, the update will include artifacts from artists like David Nail, Maddie & Tae, Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge, Jason Isbell, Justin Moore, and Jack White.
From Miranda Lambert’s metallic pink microphone and Colton Fire Arms shotgun mic stand, to clothing and stage items from Taylor Swift’s record-breaking RED Tour, the ACM Gallery shares an intimate look inside the latest and greatest in country music. Visitors will be able to explore the inspiration behind the work of some of today’s most popular artists and discover little-known connections those artists have to the longtime heroes of country music.
A few of the artifacts to be showcased include:
Blake Shelton’s 2014 CMA award for Male Vocalist of the Year
Craig Wayne Boyd’s trophy for The Voice competition
David Nail’s chord chart, used when Nail recorded Glen Campbell’s 1969 hit “Galveston”
Hunter Hayes’s Guinness World Record plaque for most concerts in different cities within 24 hours
Jack White’s western outfit with fringe, worn when he performed with Loretta Lynn for the first time
Jason Isbell’s custom electric guitar
Maddie & Tae’s outfits from the music video for “Girl in a Country Song”
“History is being made each and every day in music, and the music changes constantly. At the museum we share the history of this art form with our visitors. The journey starts where country music began and it progresses as the music evolves,” said Museum CEO Kyle Young. “The ACM Gallery allows us to fulfill our mission of educating audiences by reporting on the state of country music today.”
Through a comprehensive, self-guided tour over two floors, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum richly illustrates the story of country music through its core exhibit Sing Me Back Home, from folk roots in the nineteenth century to today.
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