country music hall of fame & museum
Appropriately dubbed the “Smithsonian of country music,” The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world’s largest museums, seeking to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. Spanning some 350,000 square feet, the museum encompasses dynamic galleries, archival storage, the CMA Theater & Ford Theater, and the Taylor Swift Education Center! Other historic properties of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum include the legendary letterpress operation Hatch Show Print (located inside the museum) and Music Row’s Historic RCA Studio B, the oldest surviving recording studio in Nashville, where landmark recordings by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and many others were made!