NEW COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM OPENS

The grand opening of the new $37 million Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville opened on May 17, before a crowd of celebrities,
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The grand opening of the new $37 million Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville opened on May 17, before a crowd of celebrities, industry execs and country music fans. Recording artists on hand for the event included George Jones, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris and Kathy Mattea. Through new films, vintage video clips, live performances, dramatic exhibits and lots of music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present the epic story of country music from its 19th century Southern origins to its 21st century global popularity. The building is open to the public, and admission is free.