The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced that a record-breaking 1,297,433 guests toured the museum, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print last year.
2019 was the fifth consecutive year the organization welcomed more than one million visitors, it said in a press release.
In 2019 alone, more than 114,400 museum visitors engaged in over 1,600 educational programs. Through the museum’s ongoing Community Counts program, nearly 5,000 Middle Tennessee youth from Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties were able to tour the museum for free.
This year, the annual exhibition “American Currents: State of the Music” opens on March 6 and offers insight into country music’s latest chapter.
“We’ve been around and part of Nashville’s community for over 50 years,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “We rolled the dice and came downtown in 2001. Then, we expanded in 2014.”
“These moves allowed us to double our space, grow our staff and broaden our offerings to tell the ever-evolving country music story,” he added.
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