Country Music Foundation

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The Country Music Foundation CMF was founded in 1964 by the US state of Tennessee . The aim of this non-profit organization is to preserve the cultural achievements of country music and make them accessible to the public.

The main institutions overseen by the Country Music Foundation are the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Foundation Library . The CMF archive contains almost 100,000 records and CDs, as well as numerous books and magazines. In 1992, the legendary RCA Studio B became the property of the Foundation through a donation , where Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison, among others , had recorded records and which is considered the birthplace of the Nashville Sound .

The Nashville- based organization is largely funded by donations and entrance fees.