All across the country, you can find museums and other attractions dedicated to country music and the country way of life. We have tried to list as many of them as we could find. If you know of sites of interest in your state, please EMAIL us the details.
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Alabama Fan Club and Museum
101 Glenn Blvd SW |Fort Payne, AL | 35967-4963 | (256) 845-1646
Visit the newly remodeled, state of the art museum, featuring over 50 years of music memorabilia. From the early days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the Country Music Hall of Fame, people of all ages enjoy this experience the story of ALABAMA's history. The museum includes many personal items, videos, pictures, awards and gifts from other artists, never before seen in public until now.
Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum
127 Rose St | Georgiana, AL | 36033 | (334) 376-2396
This is where it all began: the talent, the genius, the love of music.
The home country music legend Hank Williams grew up in is now a museum filled with thousands of exciting mementos from his life and career. The next time you're near Georgiana, drop in and share your some stories.
The Hank Williams Museum & Memorial
118 Commerce Street | Montgomery, AL 36104 | (334) 262-3600
The best honky tonk museum around. Number-one destination for music lovers. The most complete collection for Hank in the world. Downtown Montgomery, AL.
6000 sq. ft. and over 35 showcases in 8 rooms. Exhibits include the 1952 baby blue Cadillac, 17 stage suits, custom boots, tie collection, awards, furniture, portraits, rare film footage, and much more.
Muscle Shoals Area
Fame Recording Studios
603 East Avalon Avenue | Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 | (256) 381-0801
Originally housed above City drugstore in Florence, Alabama, Florence Alabama Music Enterprises was founded in 1959 by Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill and Tom Stafford.
In 1960, Hall took over sole ownership and shortened the name to the acronym FAME and temporarily moved to Wilson Dam Highway in Muscle Shoals. This is where Muscle Shoals would have its first international success. With Arthur Alexander’s “You Better Move On”. Hall took that money, along with a borrowed $10,000, built and moved the studio to its current location at 603 East Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals. Beginning with the legendary session that produced Jimmy Hughes’ “Steal Away”, FAME has been producing chart-topping hits ever since.
The famous sign above the entryway into FAME’s studios reads: “Through these doors walk the finest Musicians, Songwriters, Artists, and Producers in the World”. This is as true today as it was in 1961.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
3614 N Jackson Hwy | Sheffield, AL | 35660 | (256) 443-3017
"Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Is Owned And Operated By The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation (MSMF).
The Foundation Is A 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization, Meaning All Revenue From Tours, Sales Of Merchandise, And Recording Sessions Go Straight Into Bettering The Studio. In Addition To Studio Operation, The Foundation Works With Schools In The Shoals Area Such As The University Of North Alabama’s Music Education And Recording Technology Program And Nashville's Blackbird Academy.
The Foundation Formed Prior To Purchasing Muscle Shoals Sound Studio In 2013, And Began Privately Fundraising To Restore The Original Building To Its Previous Glory. During This Time, Dr. Dre And Jimmy Lovine From Beats Electronics Saw The Documentary And Decided To Start A Philanthropic Wing Of Beats Called ‘Sustain The Sound’ To Help Fund The Restoration Of Historic Studios With 3614 Jackson Highway At The Top Of Their List. With A Grant To The Foundation, The Dream Of Bringing The Studio Back To Life Became A Reality. In Late 2015 The Restoration Began And Was Completed On January 8, 2017.
Since Reopening On January 9, 2017, The Studio Has Seen Visitors From All 50 States, 40 Different Countries, And Every Continent. Thanks To All Of Our Donors, The Studio Is Now Restored Back To 1969 And Ready To Enhance The Legacy And Sustain The Future Of The Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound. "
W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library
620 W College St | Florence, AL | 35630-5360 | 256-760-6434
Birthplace of the Father of the Blues.
W.C. Handy the Father of the Blues, William Christopher Handy, was born in Florence in 1873 in a simple cabin that today houses a large collection of his personal papers, memorabilia, and artifacts.
Born with a natural musical bent-as a boy he visualized birdcalls as notes on a scale. Handy went on to compose such well-known blues jewels as St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues, and Memphis Blues. Feel the blues down to your toes standing next to the very piano that shook with St. Louis Blues for the first time; see his hand-written sheets of music-originals of many of his tunes.
Every year, the area is host to the WC Handy Music Festival
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
617 Highway 72 West | Tuscumbia, AL 35674 | (256) 381-4417
Honoring all styles of music and dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Alabama's musicians and the state's great musical heritage.
Induction to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame is reserved for a select few Alabamians who have made exceptional musical contributions throughout their careers. The first induction was held in 1985 and occurs every other year, commemorated by a celebratory Induction Banquet. At each banquet, inductions are made in the Performing Artist or Group, Music Creator, Entertainment Industry and Pioneer categories. Up to six Alabamians may be inducted into the Hall of Fame each induction period.
Johnny Cash House
4791 W County Road 924 | Dyess, AR | 72330-9671
The Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood home is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, that allows visitors to explore the history and culture of North East Arkansas and its influence on the legendary Johnny Cash.
Famous country singer Johnny Cash, while born in Kingsland, spent his childhood in this farmhouse outside of Dyess, Arkansas. It was the filming location of the 2005 film "Walk the Line," and was purchased for restoration in 2012.
The house is mentioned in several of Cash's songs, including "Five Feet High and Rising."
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2800 Buck Owens Blvd | Bakersfield, CA | 93308-6314 | 661) 328-7560
Buck Owens Crystal Palace is a music hall located in Bakersfield, California.
It was constructed by Buck Owens, and was opened in 1996.
Primarily it is a performance venue for country western music, although other music genres have been heard there. It is also the home of the Buck Owens Museum, which contains items related to his career.
800 W Olympic Blvd Ste. A245 | Los Angeles, CA | 90015-1360 | (213) 725-5700
The GRAMMY Museum® is an interactive space where all aspects of music are experienced, explored, and celebrated. We break down the barrier between artist and audience, telling stories of how music has shaped our collective identity and cultural understanding. By deconstructing the creative process, considering music makers through a broader social lens, and placing you in the creator role, our thought-provoking exhibits and programs showcase the storied legacy of music—the thread that connects us.
GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming