The exhibit invited visitors to experience three decades of R&B influence in Country Music’s capital city. (106)
The Night Train to Nashville exhibit introduced Country Music Hall of Fame visitors to a little-known aspect of Nashville’s history: The emergence of R&B during the three decades after World War II and its continuing influence on country and rock music.
Organized into six thematic areas, including the Roots of R&B and Country Connections, the exhibit traced the story of Nashville’s musical traditions and social environment. For example, the Country Connections gallery focused on the songwriters and performers who brought R&B to national attention and created strong links to Nashville’s country music community.
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“It wasn’t just a little thing. It was a complete exhibit of black music in Nashville. They cut no corners and made sure the exhibit and the album were top-notch. They made sure they included everybody.”
6 thematic areas