In Pictures: Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Celebrates CMA Music Festival

Blake Shelton performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Blake Shelton performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Country Music Hall of Fame saw its share of artists throughout the week of CMA Music Festival with performances, interviews, and exhibit celebrations.

On Monday, June 6, the museum kicked off the week with a special interview and performance by Blake Shelton in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust.

Prior to an autograph signing at the museum on Thursday (June 9), Dierks Bentley made a surprise appearance in the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory.

That same day, singer/songwriter Cam surprised fans with an acoustic performance in the museum’s ACM Gallery, where her Opry debut dress is now on display.

Others appearing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum throughout the week included Gary Allan, Bill Anderson, Brandy Clark, CMT’s Next Women of Country, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Brenda Lee, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, RaeLynnAubrie Sellers and more.

All photos by Kelli Dirks, CK Photo and Rick Diamond, Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Participants in the CMT's Next Women of Country pose for a photo backstage at the CMA Theater. Pictured (L-R): Tara Thompson, Lauren Alaina, CMT's Leslie Fram, Brooke Eden, Clare Dunn, Margo Price, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Abi Tapia.

Participants in the CMT’s Next Women of Country pose for a photo backstage at the CMA Theater. Pictured (L-R): Tara Thompson, Lauren Alaina, CMT’s Leslie Fram, Brooke Eden, Clare Dunn, Margo Price, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia.

RaeLynn CMHoF

RaeLynn performs at a songwriter session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Mickey Guyton CMHoF

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia backstage with Mickey Guyton before a songwriter session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Dan Shay CMHoF

Dan+Shay pose at their autograph signing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Scotty McCreery autographs a copy of his newbook Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream for a fan at theCountry Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Scotty McCreery autographs a copy of his new book Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream for a fan at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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