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“Bucket list material for Country music fans.”

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
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Ranked #17 of 253 things to do in Nashville
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors musicians from stars to studio players, from all genres of music. Historic artifacts include instruments played on original recordings of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hank Williams, Sr., George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Chicago and more. See the original stage where a young Jimi Hendrix played. "To be recognized by this institution is the greatest honor a musician can have." -Neil Young.
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Went with visiting relatives, it is was interesting and fun even though I'm not an avid country music fan. The displays were well arraged with good lighting and great items of varied interest. Everything connected to tourism in the Nashville area is always a little costly and this place is no exception. But seeing some relics from the past make it worth the expense. Once!

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Reviewed October 17, 2009

As previous reviewers have said, this museum is dedicated to the groups of session musicians who have produced the music behind just about every great act from the 50's onwards. Basically, there were half a dozen groups in different parts of the country, from Nashville to Detroit to L.A., who backed everyone from the Motown stable to the Beach Boys to the Rolling Stones and the Country and Blues stars in Tennessee and Mississippi.. Really interesting and a fitting tribute to these unsung heroes.

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Reviewed May 19, 2009

The Musicians Hall of Fame is a great museum to visit. It has as small theatre and plenty of exhibits and information about many many artists. I learnt Nashville is much more than Country music. I chose going here over going to the Country Music Hall of Fame and was very pleasantly surprised.

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Reviewed July 21, 2008

This museum is not as widely publicised as the Country Music Hall of Fame just a few blocks away, but it is definitely just as, if not more worthy of your time than that museum. This is not just a museum about the people who front the bands you love, but more about the session musicians who are and were the building blocks behind many of the most popular songs of the 20th century.

The museum is smaller than others in Nashville but it's very, very interesting and definitely intriguing. Who knew that there was a core nucleus of session musicians who have, in terms of records, outsold the Beatles and Elvis? The staff are friendly and helpful and willing to talk about anything in the museum.

The museum is mainly made up of artifacts, including instruments and papers from the many musicians who have contributed to music history, not just in Nashville but in Detroit, Memphis, LA and Alabama. The setup of the museum is easy to navigate and very colourful.

Take the time while in Music City USA to see the real musicians behind the music; if you thought you knew anything at all about music and musicians before, try and recognise these names who are behind the songs and records you love, and then think about who deserves to truly be thanked for the music.

A must see!

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Reviewed August 13, 2007

This is a must see for anyone interested in the fine details of all music. they do nor focus on country alone. it is amazing to read about the musicians who have played on some of the greatest albums of all time, and to see their instruments close up is fantastic. I got chills, and swelled eyes several times. This is a smaller nuseum. It does not have the glitz og the country music hall, but it does not need it. The owner and the staff are friendly, knowledgable and love to talk music. My kind of folks.

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