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Country Hall of Fame Extends Closure and Pivots to Virtual Content

The popular destination will remain closed through April 30.

Written by Chris Parton
Country Hall of Fame Extends Closure and Pivots to Virtual Content
Photo Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has extended its closure through April 30, but fans hungry for a deeper connection to the music aren’t totally out of luck.

Announcing its extended closure due to coronavirus concerns on Wednesday (March 25), the Hall explained that for the time being, the Museum, Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will all remain shuttered to the public.

“The Museum’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff and guests, and this guides our decisions,” said the popular tourist destination’s CEO, Kyle Young. “We live in unprecedented times that call for extraordinary measures in response to events impossible to foresee. We must do all that we can to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for our visitors, employees and community.”

It’s more sad news, to be sure, but curious fans can still “tour” the genre’s vibrant history online — and they might even get extra insight into their favorite music.

Through the museum’s Watch & Listen page, viewers can search the museum’s video and podcast archives, and “complement the stories told throughout our galleries.” Big name artists, producers, songwriters and more are all featured through intimate, deep-diving conversations, revealing the sometimes-unbelievable stories behind your favorite country hits and events.