Country Music Museum grows to match genre

Country Music Museum grows to match genre

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry accept the Vocal Group of the Year award onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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by KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space.

The museum will unveil the final part of the expansion Tuesday, including two new exhibit galleries and more room to display collections of recordings, artifacts and photographs.

The expansion added more than 200,000 square feet of space to the existing building, including an 800-seat theater, an educational wing named after Taylor Swift, storage and exhibit spaces and classrooms.

The new exhibit galleries focus on the latest trends and emerging artists in country music.

Museum curator Mick Buck says the new exhibit space stresses the importance of connections between country’s past and today’s artists and stars.

 

 

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