I've been talking about our recent day trip to Nashville and if you missed the posts you can catch up here and here. Today I want to share our visit to The Country Music Hall of Fame. If you're a fan of country music, and I am, then no trip to Nashville would be complete without a stop here. The Hall of Fame is extensive and you will easily spend several hours there.
Here we are walking up the staircase to the Circle Room. Plaques line the walls honoring Country Music legends.
Some of my favorites are....
The Carter Family is regarded as the first stars of country music and their influence in the genre reaches far and wide.
Large glass cases hold displays on country artists old and new. Each display typically has a signature outfit, photos, awards and musical instruments pertaining to that particular artist.
They have several walls covered with gold records.....
One of my favorite displays is the artist guitar section....
Have you ever seen Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac? Very cool!
The selection of signs and posters was awesome. I saw several that I'd love to have myself.
They have a nice exhibit on Reba ....
Chablis and I are big fans of Miranda Lambert and her display was the main reason that Chablis
constantly bugged me requested we make the trip to Nashville. She had to see the Miranda exhibit.
Chablis was in 7th heaven.....
For a close up and personal view of all things country, the Country Music Hall of Fame is worth the trip. It's open daily except for three major holidays. You are welcome to roam the museum at your leisure or for an additional charge you can do the audio tour. Pricing for the museum depends upon which package you choose. They also have a huge gift shop where I purchased an excellent book on the history of country music, as well as 2 CD's of country classics.
My all time favorite country music star is Johnny Cash. Who is your favorite?
I have always wanted to go here! Thank you for sharing this. I love it all! I do want to know does Elvis's gold car shine and sparkle? Chablis I love Miranda too! All of them you have shown I like..Brings back good memories!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. And yes, the Elvis car is something else. The interior is gold colored and a TV is mounted on the back of the front seats.Delete
Johnny Cash is who I grew up listening to,even in California :) My Grandparents had a juke box that had a variety of music for all to enjoy,but I remember hearing "Boy named Sue" over and over again. I would very much like to visit The Country Music Hall of Fame.ReplyDelete
I'd love to have one of those old time juke boxes. And you are close enough to get Wes to take you on a day trip. :-)Delete
Looks like a wonderful museum. I'm not a huge country music fan, but I do like Johnny Cash.ReplyDelete
It's a great museum. I'm glad to hear you like Johnny Cash too. :-)Delete
We love Johnny Cash best, too....and lot of the old timers like Vern Gosden! What a wonderful day you had seeing so much history. Have you ever seen the video by Gretchen Wilson, When I think about cheatin'? It shows some of the old timers in the background while she sings....oh, how I love it! Enjoy your day! Hugs!ReplyDelete
I don't remember who is all in that video but I'm going to go check it out on You tube. Thanks Diane. xoDelete
I went to Nashville with my sister last year. I'm not particularly a country music fan, but was truly amazed while I was there!! My Dad loved Johnny Cash, and so does my grandson.ReplyDelete
You were in Nashville? Did you visit any cool places while you were there?Delete
I love country music, particularly the classic stuff. Remember when we called it country/western? Someday I'd love to visit the Hall, too. Meanwhile, thanks for letting us peek over your shoulder! :)ReplyDelete
Oh that's a riot - we did call it Country and Western. LOL!Delete
What a fun thing to do on your trip! My fav - George Strait. :-)ReplyDelete
Sounds like y'all had funReplyDelete