The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Nashville, Tennessee and functions as a museum of musical history as well and an international arts venue. The Hall of Fame was created in 1961 when the Country Music Association announced the first three members to their hall of fame, including Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams, and the museum opened in 1967.
With the combination of the Music Hall of Fame and Museum, there are many activities for visitors to enjoy.
1. The Museum opened a brand new facility in 2001 accommodating a fabulous collection illustrating the 200 year history of country music. There are remarkable videos and recordings that visitors can watch and enjoy.
2. The building has some very remarkable musically-influenced structures, such as the windows that emulate piano keys, the diamond-shaped radio mast, and discs encasing the tower representing records and CDs. One corner of the building is in the shape of a 1950s Cadillac's tail fin – the most popular car in songs of that era. The building itself is in the shape of a bass clef, and can easily be seen from the air.
3. There is a Photographic collection in the museum that houses thousands of American folk art images dating back to the 1920s.
4. A permanent collection of artifacts includes costumes, instruments, and other music-related memorabilia such as microphones and cars.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place for visitors who love country music and enjoy its memorabilia.