Country Music Hall of Fame

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Logo of the CMHOF
The new CMHOF in Nashville

The Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 by the US Country Music Association to preserve the cultural achievements of country music .

The Country Music Hall of Fame , initially only available virtually , was given a museum building on April 1, 1967 in Music Row in Nashville . Until then, the awards were on display at the Tennessee State Museum . The Museum was joined by the Country Music Foundation Library in 1968 , the historic RCA Studio B in 1977 and Hatch Show Print , a historic poster printing company, in 1986 .

On May 17, 2001, they moved into a new building in downtown Nashville. The museum contains artifacts and memorabilia of country music and makes them available to the public through exhibitions. Numerous stars bequeathed their personal mementos to the museum.

In addition to its documentary and journalistic role, the Country Music Hall of Fame honors deserving country music personalities. It is considered the highest honor to be accepted into this institution. Usually artists, songwriters and producers are not considered until the end of their careers or posthumously . The first to win in 1961 were Hank Williams , Jimmie Rodgers, and songwriter Fred Rose .

List of award winners


  • Irwin Stambler / Grelun Landon: Encyclopedia Of Folk, Country And Western Music. St. Martin's Press, New York / London 1969, pp. 67f.

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