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Pictured (L-R): Tom T. Hall’s microphone, Reba’s red dress, and Walker Hayes’ outfit.

CMHOF to Open Newest “American Currents”

The annual exhibit opens Friday, March 4, and will highlight significant developments in country music over the past year.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will offer perspective on country music’s latest chapter with the opening of American Currents: State of the Music on Friday, March 4. The exhibit runs through Feb. 5, 2023.

Presented annually, American Currents employs the museum’s broad interpretation of the genre to explore notable music, artist achievements and events from the past year, as determined by the museum’s curators.

Billy Strings’s handwritten lyrics to “This Old World.” He included the song on his 2021 album, Renewal.

“Through the annual American Currents exhibit, the museum documents the genre’s evolving history, diverse sounds and broad cultural influence,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “This exhibit offers perspectives on music and events that shaped the genre in 2021.”

Featured in American Currents is a selection of artists, musicians, songwriters and institutions that figured prominently in country music. This year’s exhibition 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
  • Taylor Swift

A portion of the exhibit titled “Unbroken Circle” will highlight artists and their musical connections. Featured pairings include BRELAND and Keith UrbanThomm Jutz and Tom T. HallBrittney Spencer and Reba McEntire, and Lainey Wilson and Lee Ann Womack.

For more information about American Currents: State of the Music, visit