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This "official" history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. Check out Stacy's Music Row Report at http://www.stacyharris.com/ for the following articles: The Country Music Foundation Coverup at http://www.roughstock.com/roughstock/stacy/PAGE6.html and What the Country Music Foundation Doesn't Want You to Know at http://www.roughstock.com/roughstock/stacy/PAGE6.html as well as an article titled Why John Kennedy Sued Former Country Music Foundation Director Bill Ivey for $250,000 at http://www.roughstock.com/roughstock/stacy/PAGE14.html.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum2001 - Present
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
2001 - Present

The Country Music Hall of Fame is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Its mission is to document the history of country music and to honor its major figures. Image File history File links The second Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum opened in 2001. ... Image File history File links The second Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum opened in 2001. ... The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official language(s) English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ...


In 1961, the Country Music Association (CMA) announced the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The first three inductees, Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams, were announced at a CMA banquet in November. Bronze plaques, with the facial likeness and a thumbnail biography of each new member, were cast in bas relief. They were unveiled on the Grand Ole Opry by Ernest Tubb. These plaques, and those for subsequent Hall of Fame inductees, were displayed in the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville until 1967. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The official history of the Country Music Association (below) is far from accurate. ... James Charles Jimmie Rodgers (September 8, 1897 -– May 26, 1933) was the first country music superstar. ... Fred Rose (August 24, 1898 - December 1, 1954) was an American Hall of Fame songwriter and music publishing executive. ... Hank Williams Sr. ... The ThumbsPlus image file manager showing folder tree in the upper left and 12 thumbnail-size images to the right. ... Detail from the Elgin Marbles, an example of bas-relief. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1963, the CMA announced that a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was to be built on Music Row in Nashville. In that same year, Tennessee chartered the Country Music Foundation (CMF) as a nonprofit, educational organization to operate the museum. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Music Row is an area just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to hundreds of businesses related to the country music, gospel music, and Christian music industries. ...

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum1967 - 2000
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
1967 - 2000

The original Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened on Music Row (Music Square East and Division Street) on April 1, 1967. Operations of the museum came to include educational programs, the CMF Press and CMF Records, the Country Music Foundation Library (1968), and the historic sites RCA Studio B (1977) and Hatch Show Print (1986). The Music Row location of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was closed December 31, 2000. The building was later razed and a private parking lot for employees of music licensing firm BMI now occupies the site. Before they went on to become major stars in the country music recording industry, Kathy Mattea and Trisha Yearwood worked as tour guides at the Music Row museum. Image File history File links The original Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened at the intersection of Sixteenth and Division in 1967. ... Image File history File links The original Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened at the intersection of Sixteenth and Division in 1967. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... Kathy Mattea (b. ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born 19 September 1964) is a country music singer. ...


On May 17, 2001, the CMF held the grand opening of its new $37,000,000 facility in downtown Nashville. Featured exhibits include "Sing Me Back Home: A Journey through Country Music", with a collection of original recordings, instruments, costumes, photographs, et cetera, as well as the Hall of Fame Rotunda, which displays the plaques of all the inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. An intimate concert venue, the Ford Theatre, is also located within the building. May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... USD redirects here. ...


The new building's exterior is laced with symbolic images. The most obvious of these are the windows that look like the black keys of a piano. More conspicuous images include the diamond-shaped radio mast, which is a miniaturized replica of the WSM tower located a few miles south of Nashville. The round discs surrounding the tower symbolize the different size records and CDs country music has been recorded upon. When viewed from the air, the building is in the shape of a bass clef. The north-west corner of the building juts out like the tail fin of a '57 Chevy. This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ... WSM are the call letters of a 50,000 watt AM radio station located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Interference colors. ... A clef (French for key) is a symbol used in musical notation that assigns notes to lines and spaces on the musical staff. ... 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air The Chevrolet Bel Air was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1950 through 1975 model years. ...


Many have commented the museum is facing the wrong direction. The museum's artistic front side faces toward the downtown area, while only the blank rear side of the building is visible to any skyline-viewers. Architects claim the building was meant to face downtown so visitors would be able to view the historic Ryman Auditorium, longtime home of the Grand Ole Opry, from the glass-encased lobby. Ironically, a large high-rise hotel has since been built between the museum and the Ryman, thereby obstructing the view. The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


See also

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The official history of the Country Music Association (below) is far from accurate. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

External link

  • Country Music Hall of Fame


Nashville landmarks
Bicentennial Mall State Park | Centennial Park | Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum | Country Music Hall of Fame | Fort Nashborough | Fort Negley | Frist Center for the Visual Arts | Gaylord Entertainment Center | Gaylord Opryland Resort | Greer Stadium | Memorial Gym | Nashville City Cemetery | Nashville International Airport | Nashville Zoo at Grassmere | Ryman Auditorium | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | Shelby Street Bridge | Starwood Amphitheatre | Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Tennessee State Capitol | Tennessee State Museum | The Coliseum | The Hermitage | Union Station | Vanderbilt Stadium
Former: Opryland USA | Sulphur Dell
The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... For the legal term denoting a ruling or law of great import, see landmark case For the former Las Vegas hotel and casino, see The Landmark Hotel and Casino. ... Bicentennial Mall State Park is a state park is located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, TN. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building, give visitors a taste of Tennessees history and natural wonder, and to serve as a lasting... Centennial Park (Nashville) is a large urban park located approximately two miles (three km) west of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, across West End Avenue (U.S. Highway 70S) from the campus of Vanderbilt University and adjacent to the headquarters campus of the Hospital Corporation of America. ... Fort Negley was a fortification built for the American Civil War, located approximately two miles (three km) south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an art museum in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Gaylord Entertainment Center is a sports venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, formerly known as Opryland Hotel, is a large hotel and convention center owned by Gaylord Entertainment Company and located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Herschel Greer Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium located in Nashville, Tennessee on the grounds of Fort Negley, an American Civil War fortification located approximately two miles (three km) south of downtown Nashville. ... Interior Shot of Memorial Gymnasium Memorial Gymnasium is an athletic facility located at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Nashville City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is an airport in southeastern Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is the newest zoo in the United States and is located six miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a symphony hall in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Shelby Street Bridge (sometimes called the Shelby Avenue Bridge) spans the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Starwood Amphitheatre is the primary outdoor music venue in the Nashville, Tennessee area. ... The Tennessee State Capitol, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is the home of the Tennessee legislature. ... See Coliseum for the structure in Rome, or Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the structure in Los Angeles. ... The Hermitage The Tomb of Andrew and Rachel Jackson is located in the Hermitage garden. ... Nashvilles Union Station is a former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee. ... Vanderbilt Stadium (originally known as Dudley Field) is a football stadium located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sulphur Dell is the name of a former Minor League Baseball park in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


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Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Privacy Policy | Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum | Nashville, ... (2090 words)
Country Music Foundation has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate and inform you of our firm commitment to privacy.
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Last Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the medals were to the family of DeFord Bailey, to Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon and Randy Owen of Alabama and to Glen Campbell, welcoming them as the newest members of the Country Music Hall.
Among the Country Music Hall of Fame members in attendance were Bill Anderson, Eddy Arnold, Phil Everly, Jim Foglesong, the JordanairesÂ’ Gordon Stoker and Ray Walker, Brenda Lee, Charlie Louvin, Frances Preston, Earl Scruggs, Jo Walker-Meador and Wendell.
Hall of Fame members Frances Preston, the former president of BMI, and Jo Walker-Meador, former executive director of the Country Music Association, presented Alabama with their medallions while talking about the personal family bond that Alabama created with them and many others in the Nashville music industry.
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