Kort McCumber's Journal

“Country Music is a place where people tell their life stories.” -Willie Nelson

I am in Nashville again for a short visit. Today I made a point of visiting The Country Music Hall of Fame. I took a self-guided tour that covered two floors of the museum. The place is packed with photos, instruments, costumes, and music that shares the history of country music and the musicians’ lives during its pre-commercial roots in the nineteenth century to the present day. It’s really inspiring! As I explored the exhibit, I felt connected to our American roots and musical heritage. Ah, the power of music! The displays are arranged chronologically, and at the end of the exhibit hall Thomas Hart Benton (my wife’s favorite American painter), has his famous last painting ‘The Sources of Country Music’ displayed. It’s way cool.


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