The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open the exhibit American Currents: State of the Music on Friday, March 12, 2021, highlighting the most significant developments in country music over the previous year.
Those recognized in this year’s exhibition through artifacts on display include Gabby Barrett, Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Rissi Palmer, John Prine, Sister Sadie, Billy Strings and Eddie Stubbs.
“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.”
The exhibit’s Unbroken Circle feature illustrates connections between country music’s past and present by pairing memorabilia from artists such as Jimmie Allen and Darius Rucker; Ingrid Andress and Faith Hill; Charley Crockett and Freddy Fender; and Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights and the Statler Brothers’ Lester “Roadhog” Moran & the Cadillac Cowboys.
Also included is a video compilation of important country music moments from 2020, and the year’s chart-topping albums, singles and highest-grossing tours.
The exhibit runs through Feb. 6, 2022.