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Country Music Hall of FameÂŽ and Museum


WELCOME For half a century the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has been home to over 2.5 million artifacts, including one-of-a-kind recordings, films, instruments, stage wear, and more. As the Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary, we PAUSE to remember the important role it has played in its continuing charge of preserving and interpreting the story of country music. Honoring classic and current artists, the Museum exhibits everything from Hank Williams’s cherished Martin guitar to Elvis Presley’s custom Cadillac, to outfits and instruments from the likes of Alison Krauss and Carrie Underwood. Additionally, the Museum proudly operates Historic RCA Studio B and the iconic letterpress poster shop Hatch Show Print, both of which offer interactive tours that combine hands-on participation, history, and inspiration for music fans of all ages.

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SING ME BACK HOME Trace the deep and revealing history of country music, beginning with the music’s earliest folk roots, moving through minstrel and medicine shows, examining the advent of recording and radio and the early days of the Grand Ole Opry, through country’s continuous rise in popularity, and the emergence of today’s major stars. As you tour the two floors of the museum’s gallery spaces, you’ll follow the evolution of the music, within the context of American history. Visitors experience the country music story through a rich and diverse mix of displayed artifacts, rare video footage, and carefully selected sound recordings. Informative biographical panels, and supplemental audio tours, tell the stories of those who have shaped the music, from Jimmie Rodgers to Hank Williams, through Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, on up to Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire, and beyond. More than a hundred artifacts from contemporary artists such as Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are on display in the interactive gallery space. Visitors of all ages will discover connections between country music’s past and artists of today. They will have the chance to engage with interactive stations, recording and songwriting areas, interactive music trivia stations, a forty-foot guitar that kids can enter, and more.

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FEATURED STORIES The Museum’s commitment to sharing and interpreting the evolving story of country music is manifested in the many and varied topics covered in limited engagement exhibits. These critically acclaimed presentations range from the epic, such as the 2015–18 exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, to the biographical, shorter-term displays. In addition, smaller exhibitions mark milestone birthdays, special artifact donations, historic anniversaries, and the like.

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THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is the most esteemed honor in country music. The Rotunda is a special room designed to recognize Hall of Fame members in a space and fashion befitting this high honor. Members’ plaques are placed randomly in the round room to ensure that each has a place of equal importance. Visitors to the Museums’ 5,300-square-foot Rotunda agree that this space represents the deepest roots of the music and the highest aspirations of the membership.

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PRESS

ORIGINAL INK Hatch Show Print was founded in 1879 by brothers Charles R. and Herbert H. Hatch, from Wisconsin, who opened a small shop near the courthouse in Nashville. It is one of America’s oldest working letterpress poster shops. For much of the twentieth century, vibrant Hatch Show Print posters served as a leading advertising medium for southern entertainment. Clients included members of the Grand Ole Opry, such as Bill Monroe, Minnie Pearl, and Ernest Tubb, and rock & roll figures such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Hatch Show Print printed thousands of posters and billboard-size advertisements for vaudeville and minstrel shows, circuses, and carnivals barnstorming across the country. We celebrate this heritage by using the same wood and metal type used in the shop for over four generations. Take a guided tour through Hatch Show Print and learn about its history, the process of letterpress printing, and roll your own commemorative poster to take home.

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RECORD

ORIGINAL SOUND Located on Nashville’s famed Music Row, Historic RCA Studio B is the oldest surviving recording studio in the city, and one of the most celebrated studios in the world. More than thirty-five thousand songs were recorded in the building, and more than a thousand became hits. Stand where the greatest performers of the past sixty years created timeless music.

SOME OF THE HITS INCLUDE The Everly Brothers, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” Elvis Presley, “Are You Lonesome To-night?” Charley Pride, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’”

Roy Orbison, “Crying” Dolly Parton, “Coat of Many Colors” Jim Reeves, “He’ll Have to Go”

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ENHANCE YOUR VISIT Duration: 1 hour without Museum tour.

CASH ON CASH

Museum admission included.

Enjoy a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s only child, John Carter Cash. John Carter retells the story of his father’s and family’s legendary career through touching stories and familiar songs. Questions from the audience welcome with a meet and greet and autograph signing following the performance.

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS

Museum admission included.

Discover the stories behind the music you love in a private session with one of Nashville’s hit-making songwriters. The writer demonstrates to the group how a song is created from concept to hit, including performance. After the session, join the writer for a meet and greet and autograph signing.

SHARING THE ART OF SONGWRITING

Museum admission included.

Experience for yourself what makes songwriting in Nashville so unique with this interactive co-writing program. Work closely with one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters as they guide your group in composing original lyrics of their own. End this session with a group recording of Nashville’s newest tune.

LEGENDS, LUNCH, AND LYRICS

Museum admission included.

Enjoy a classic Southern “Meat n’ Three” lunch while being entertained by the songs, stories, and writing insight from one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters.

MUSIC CITY SHOWCASE FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS

Come be a part of Music City by showcasing your own style and songs. Ranging from small choirs to full marching bands, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the perfect place for an unforgettable performance opportunity.

STAR FOR A DAY

Museum admission included.

Your group’s experience begins with a personally guided tour of Studio B. Gather around the legendary microphone for a recording session, then it’s off to the Museum to complete your group’s tour experience. The itinerary concludes with lunch and line-dancing at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon. Your group will kick up their heels and enjoy listening to their newly recorded hit.

HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B TOUR

Located on renowned Music Row, Studio B is one of the most famous studios in the world. Over 35,000 songs were recorded here by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and even more recently, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. Hear the stories behind the legendary recordings and view some of the original instruments used in producing over 1,000 hit records on this private guided tour.

HATCH SHOW PRINT TOUR

A tour of this iconic letterpress shop will engage your group’s senses: They’ll listen to the presses crank while learning about the history of Hatch Show Print. They’ll also see the colorful, centuries-old posters that put the shop on the map—as well as recent works of their favorite entertainers! The tour concludes in the Hatch Show Print Space for Design, where the group can handle some of the tools of the trade and smell the ink as they print their own keepsake piece. These special packages and programs can be added to your Museum itinerary for an additional fee. Please inquire with your group sales specialist. Keepsake CDs of the recordings are available for purchase. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

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SHOP ORIGINAL Circa offers unique gifts, food and home decorations, and classic men’s and women’s clothing brands. You’ll also find seasonal items, such as Christmas ornaments, as well as a wide-selection of fabulous jewelry, and lifestyle apparel and accessories.

The Museum Store offers exhibition-related merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs, caps, and exhibit catalogues. You will also find a comprehensive selection of original books and music, the Museum’s collectible souvenir book, and official Museum and Studio B merchandise.

Smell the ink. Hear the presses. See the handmade posters. The Hatch Show Print Store features a wide assortment of iconic and newly-designed posters, as well as official Hatch merchandise. New posters roll off the presses daily! Take home a piece of history.

Hatch Show Print’s Carl and Connie Haley Gallery showcases historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch Show Print collection, as well as contemporary interpretations and celebrations of its classic wood blocks.

HALEY GALLERY

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LISTEN. EAT. DRINK. Locally Sourced. Always Fresh. Monday - Saturday • 11:00

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2|22, proudly utilizes local farmers and growers to provide the best possible quality in meats and produce. The restaurant offers a metropolitan twist on Southern favorites.

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At the Crossroads of Fast and Delicious Open Daily • 9:00

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Ready-made breakfast or lunch options are prepared daily, including biscuits, wraps, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/RedOnion

An Authentic Mexican Taqueria Open Daily • 11:00

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The simple menu celebrates authentic Mexican street foods such as tacos, flautas, nachos and buildyour-own-salads. Bajo Sexto’s tequila-centric bar serves a selection of margaritas, horchata, ague frescos, as well as beer and wine. BajoSextoTaco.com

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR GROUPS. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

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EXHIBIT LINEUP DYL A N , C A S H , A N D T H E N A S H V I L L E C AT S : A NEW MUSIC CITY OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 18, 2018

T I M M c G R AW A N D FA I T H H I L L OPEN THROUGH JUNE 10, 2018

LYNN ANDERSON: KEEP ME IN MIND SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 - JUNE 24, 2018

S H A N I A T WA I N : R O C K TH I S C O U N TRY OPEN THROUGH JULY 15, 2018

LORE T TA LYNN: BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL AUGUST 25, 2017 - AUGUST 5, 2018

AMERICAN CURRENTS: THE MUSIC OF 2017 MARCH 9, 2018 - FEBRUARY 10, 2019

O U T L AW S & A R M A D I L L O S MAY 25, 2018 - FEBRUARY 14, 2021

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2017 GROUP PRICING MUSEUM GENERAL ADMISSION $ Adults 24.95 $ Youth 14.95 GROUP MUSEUM ADMISSION (for groups of 15 or more) $ Adults 21.50 Students $14.50

TOUR OPERATOR GROUP MUSEUM ADMISSION (for groups of 15 or more)

Adults Students

$ $

20.50 14.00

WITH AUDIO TOUR (Select foreign language options available) $ 23.50 Adults $ Students 17.00 COMP POLICY Complimentary admission to the Museum for your group escort and driver. HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B GROUP TOUR RATE (including Museum admission)

Adults Students

34.50 $ 27.50 $

Tour Operator Student Tour Operator

HATCH SHOW PRINT GROUP TOUR RATE $ Group 15.00 Tour Operator

$ $

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33.50 27.00

13.00

MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION Museum open daily • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Hours and admission rates are subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We welcome all service animals.

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GROUP LUNCH PACKAGES WE INVITE YOUR GROUP TO DINE WITH US

• Large groups (20 guests or more), please refer to our buffet and box lunch offerings below. Complimentary seating is provided for all group buffets; for an additional $ 3.30 per person, seating can be arranged for box lunch orders. • Private event security may be required. • Customized breakfast menus are available upon request. • Advance reservations and a catering contract are required for large parties • For small groups, we offer a-la-carte dining from our restaurants 2|22, Red Onion, and Bajo Sexto Taco, located in the Museum. 2|22 Reservations are strongly encouraged. (See page 15)

MEAT AND THREE

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DELI

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BACKYARD BBQ

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BOX LUNCH

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STUDENT BAG LUNCH

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Chef’s choice of two made-from-scratch Southern-style meats, home-style mashed potatoes, two seasonal vegetables, tossed salad with assorted dressings, fresh baked artisan breads with sweet cream butter, and a chef’s dessert selection.

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Deli sliced smoked breast of turkey, honey glazed ham, and roast sirloin of beef (crisp lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles; cheddar, swiss and pepper jack cheeses with condiments), tossed salad with assorted dressings, pasta salad prima vera, and three bean salad, assorted breads and rolls, and a chef’s dessert selection.

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BBQ quartered chicken and pulled BBQ pork (BBQ sauce, chow chow, assorted hot sauces, and pickles), cole slaw and Southern-style potato salad, home-style mashed potatoes, seasonal greens, and fried ‘shoe peg’ corn, fresh baked cornbread with sweet cream butter, and a chef’s dessert selection.

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Choice of freshly made sandwich: Grilled chicken breast with pepper jack cheese, Smoked roast beef with cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce, Hickory smoked turkey and Swiss cheese, or a Julienne of marinated fresh vegetables and feta cheese in a pita, pasta salad primavera, seasonal fruit salad, and a fresh baked gourmet cookie, and bottled water.

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Available to K-12, active students only. Choice of freshly made sandwich: honey ham and cheddar cheese, hickory smoked turkey and Swiss cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Served with assorted kettle chips, whole fruit, fresh baked gourmet cookie and bottled water.

PRICES AND MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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@RCAStudioB

COUNTRY MUSIC FOUNDATION® Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts. Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B are historic properties of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible by the Mike Curb Family Foundation. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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