Dan + Shay and Mickey Guyton are two of the numerous artists who will be honored in the annual American Currents: State of the Music exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The exhibit, which will open on March 12, honors those who have greatly impacted the country music genre, especially in the last year.
“As a museum, we document and report on country music history – past and present. Each year through the American Currents: State of the Music exhibit, we explore the music and events that helped to shape it,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Amid a global health crisis, a renewed push for social justice, and more, the powerful role of country music and the stories told through it remained constant.”
Other artists who will be honored with the exhibit include Gabby Barrett, Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Rissi Palmer, John Prine, Sister Sadie, Billy Strings and Eddie Stubbs.
American Currents: State of the Music will also include a video compilation of some of the most important moments in country music from 2020, including clips from Dolly Parton, The Chicks and Maren Morris, among others.
The Country Music Hall of Fame was closed for several months last year, due to COVID-19. It is now once again welcoming visitors. Timed-admission tickets, purchased in advance, are required. Other exhibits include The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and more. Find information by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website.