Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 by the American country music CMA Association to preserve the cultural achievements of country music.
The first only virtually existing Country Music Hall of Fame received on 1 April 1967 museum building in the Music Row in Nashville. Until then, the awards in the Tennessee State Museum were shown. Attached to the museum were in 1968, the Country Music Foundation Library Library, 1977 the historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print in 1986, a historic poster printing.
On 17 May 2001, a new building in downtown Nashville was purchased. The museum contains artifacts and memorabilia of country music and makes them accessible through exhibitions to the public. Numerous stars bequeathed her personal memorabilia to the museum.
In addition to the documentary and journalistic task, the Country Music Hall of Fame earned honors personalities of country music. It is considered the highest honor to be included in this institution. Usually artists, songwriters and producers are taken into account only at the end of their career or posthumously. The first, which were awarded in 1961, were Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and songwriter Fred Rose.