The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, American Currents: State of the Music, on Tuesday night (March 1).
Presented annually, American Currents highlights a selection of artists, musicians, songwriters and institutions that are figured prominently in country music. This year’s exhibit features Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Jerry Douglas and John Hiatt, Jenee Fleenor, the Grand Ole Opry, Mickey Guyton, Walker Hayes, Wanda Jackson, Alison Krauss, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Allison Russell, Chris Stapleton, Billy Strings and Taylor Swift.
The “Unbroken Circle” section of the exhibit highlights artists and their musical connections, including those who have influenced them or share musical perspectives. Featured pairings include Breland and Keith Urban, Thomm Jutz and Tom T. Hall, Brittney Spencer and Reba McEntire, and Lainey Wilson and Lee Ann Womack.
American Currents also includes a video compilation of important country music moments from 2021 and recaps the year’s chart-topping country albums, singles and highest-grossing tours as reported by Billboard and Pollstar. The exhibit runs through Feb. 4, 2023.
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