Boot Up at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Rhinestones, tassels, boots so pointy they'd make toes bleed...what more could you expect from Nashville's monument to the music that made it famous? Well, plenty more, as it turns out. The Hall of Fame contains some seriously impressive artifacts from musical history, from Bill Monroe's Loar F5 mandolin and Johnny Cash's iconic black suit to Webb Pierce's car, pimped-out with silver guns for door handles and steer horns mounted on the front grille. Sprawled across several floors, the Hall of Fame misses few details as it tells the story of "hillbilly" music (although the expansive exhibit about Hank Williams is notably sketchy on the particulars of his early death). Big, bold, and shameless, this is one heck of a celebration of country music.
By Emma John, AFAR Local Expert
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222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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