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Country Museum Hall of Fame
Since the 1940s Nashville has been synonymous with
country music, and it is home to a number of famous record labels
and recording studios associated with the genre. Sony, Warner Bros.
and Mercury all have a presence in the city. One of Nashville's
main tourist highlights is a celebration and commemoration of this.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is the largest music museum anywhere
in the world. It was created in 1961 by the Country Music
Association, and was originally housed in a section of the
Tennessee State Museum.
The museum display was very popular, and it soon became clear
that a larger building was needed to house the growing display. In
1967 the collection was transferred to a building on Music Row,
amongst the recording studios. The number of visitors - and the
range of exhibits - continued to grow, as by now the museum was
featuring historic video clips and audio recordings to illustrate
the story of country music. The Music Row building was eventually
deemed to be too small for the burgeoning amount of memorabilia,
and so in 2001 the museum was again relocated to a larger place.
The current Country Music Hall of Fame is enormous, and includes
performance venues for popular acts in the world of country