Exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory Comes to Life with Surprise Appearance by Bentley at Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum; Cam Performs Pop-up Show in the Museum’s ACM Gallery Where Her Opry Debut Dress is now on Display

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Exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory
Comes to Life with Surprise Appearance by Bentley at
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Cam Performs Pop-up Show in the Museum’s ACM Gallery
Where Her Opry Debut Dress is now on Display
Surprises at Music Fest at the Hall, Presented by Comcast, Were Part of an Exciting Week of Activity That Included Appearances by Gary Allan, Bill Anderson, Brandy Clark, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Brenda Lee, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, RaeLynn, Aubrie Sellers, Blake Shelton, and more.
Dierks Bentley surprises guests visiting his Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit
Cam surprises guests with a pop-up performance in front of her display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels fields questions from Bill Cody at Fan Fair X
Blake Shelton kicks off CMA Music Fest at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – June 15, 2016 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum welcomed thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival. Last week, the museum hosted autograph signings, performances and special programs, presented by Comcast.

On Monday, June 6, the museum kicked off the week with a special interview and performance by Blake Shelton in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust.

Thursday, June 9, the museum hosted two surprise appearances. Prior to an autograph signing at the museum, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley made a surprise appearance in the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, presented by Citi. Check out video footage of the Bentley’s appearance here. California born singer/songwriter Cam surprised fans with an acoustic performance in the museum’s ACM Gallery, where her Opry debut dress is now on display. Check out video footage of Cam’s performance here.

The entire week was packed with activity that included appearances by Gary Allan, Bill Anderson, Brandy Clark, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Brenda Lee, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, RaeLynn, Aubrie Sellers and more.

Participants in the CMT’s Next Women of Country pose for a photo backstage at the CMA Theater. Pictured are (l-r): Tara Thompson, Lauren Alaina, CMT’s Leslie Fram, Brooke Eden, Clare Dunn, Margo Price, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia.
 CMT’s Next Women of Country in the CMA Theater. 
CMA Music Fest offered visitors a first look at the newest installation in the museum’s ACM Gallery. The gallery chronicles the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through a behind-the-scenes look at all things new and noteworthy from 2015. In addition to Cam, the updated gallery includes artifacts from Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Aubrie Sellers, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell and more.
RaeLynn performs during a songwriter session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia backstage with Mickey Guyton before a songwriter session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Dan+Shay pose for a photograph during their autograph signing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Scotty McCreery autographs a copy of his newbook Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream for a fan at theCountry Music Hall of Fame and Museum
For a complete list of programming featured during Music Fest at the Hall, visit
countrymusichalloffame.org/musicfestatthehall
Join the conversation using #CMHOF and @countrymusichof on Twitter.The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum tells the story of one of the world’s most popular art forms.  Here, the music and its makers speak through timeless art, the latest interactive exhibits and live performances.  Visitors may also dine at 2|22 Eatery, located in the museum’s Curb Conservatory, which offers a snack bar and a hot food menu.

The museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. S. in downtown Nashville (SoBro district), and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

The Museum Store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. 2|22 Eatery serves hot lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and to-go options from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Bajo Sexto Taco, located in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, is an authentic Mexican taqueria inspired by the street foods found in Mexico. It is open from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. Guitarist David Andersen performs Monday through Saturday in the museum Conservatory.

Admission is $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under six.  The museum offers discounted admission to seniors (60 and older), the military and students (with valid IDs).  Group rates are available for tours of 15 or more.

The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum
222 Fifth Ave. S.
Nashville, TN  37203
(615) 416-2001

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.

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