The Country Music Hall of Fame
A Visit Down Memory Lane
My wife and I spent the weekend in Nashville for our anniversary. We live an hour and a half south and believe it or not, had never been to downtown for a visit. Aside from the great food and live music, we made time for a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets were 25 dollars each and were well worth it. As you walk through the doors, you get this sense that “wow, this is history!”. As we rode an elevator up to the 3rd floor of the 300,000 square foot facility, we were informed that while video was not permitted, we could take all the pictures we wanted ! Attached to this blog are a few of my favorites.
The tour starts with life size pictures and videos of musical performances going back to the early 1900s and large displays of early instruments including Martin guitars from the 1800s!. By the time you make your way through the hallways of endless musical artifacts and memorabilia you’ve seen more than you can imagine. Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, to name just a few; all had extensive displays.
If you have a favorite country star from the past or present, they are all there. I would highly recommend that the next time you are in Nashville, you schedule some time to see the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Note: Kirk Wickizer is a former high school classmate of mine and good friend. He was a willing contributor of this Fretmentor Blog and submitted his review of the Country Music Hall of Fame, while on a recent trip to Nashville with his wife Peggy. Kirk is a flat-picking guitar player and an accomplished artist. You can visit his facebook page to see his artwork at the following link:
Below are some more photos taken by Kirk at the Country Music hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.