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The Country Music Hall of Fame not exclusively for tourists

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Locals who have never been to the Country Music Hall of Fame should visit the historic museum. PHOTO COURTESY NASHVILLE.COM

There are certain places and parts of town in Nashville that locals tend to avoid due to their reputations of being “touristy.” We are here to unveil these places and prove that they are not just for visitors; locals can and should enjoy them too.

Nashville is a city with a ton of history that many locals do not realize. Country music history is a big part of the city. From Music Row to the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville is the city where country music originated.

One particular attraction that many people who live in town have never experienced is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Located within walking distance of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena and the honky-tonks on Broadway, the historic museum is a must see. Many locals unfortunately overlook this remarkable piece of music history that is right in their backyard while visitors travel from all fifty states and even other countries to see it. Today we want to encourage locals to get out and buy a ticket to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. You will certainly leave with a better appreciation for country music. So let’s take a look at what makes the museum so great!

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Sing Me Back Home is a permanent exhibit that journeys through country music’s lifespan. PHOTO COURTESY COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Inside the Country Music Hall of Fame is a beautiful story of what most people recognize Nashville as – Music City. Two centuries worth of items give guests insight into the lives and tales of some of country music’s most memorable stars. These items include historic video clips, dynamic exhibits, live performances, a museum store, live radio broadcasts, and more that provide a wonderful adventure into country music’s past.

The museum has rotating exhibits, but one exhibit is here to stay forever. Sing Me Back Home is a permanent exhibit that journeys through country music’s lifespan. It starts at its roots in the nineteenth century and ventures into the exciting twenty-first century. It is a self-guided tour so you can go at your own pace and truly take everything in. The exhibit is in chronological order so if you enjoy country music now, once you know its story, you will understand and respect it on another level. Seeing this exhibit will make you proud to live in Nashville and apprehend why people travel from afar to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame right here in our very own city.

We challenge our locals to get out to a place around town they consider “touristy” and experience it for the first time. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a great place to start for any country music lover. It will make you even more proud to live here!