The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Announces Its First Exhibition of 2019

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will recall and offer its perspective on the past calendar year with the opening of its first exhibition of 2019, American Currents: The Music of 2018, on Friday, March 8, 2019. The exhibit runs through Feb. 8, 2020.

The exhibit carefully examines the previous year in country music, defined broadly to include country-related styles such as Americana and bluegrass music, and offers rich detail about the noteworthy figures and events in country music’s recent past.

“Each year brings new components to the country music story, and 2018 was no different,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Last year, we witnessed extraordinary chart and tour success, exciting collaborations, and well-deserved honors. American Currents allows us to highlight these moments while showing their significance in country music history.”

The 2018 class of American Currents is composed of artists, songwriters, broadcasters, and includes: Jason AldeanJohn AndersonDan Auerbach, Matraca Berg, Bobby Bones, Brothers Osborne, Alison BrownKane BrownBecky BullerBrad ClawsonRodney ClawsonTyler Mahan CoeLuke Combs, Dan + Shay, Chris Eldridge, Dom Flemons, Florida Georgia LineNicolle GalyonJohn HartfordSierra HullMiranda LambertAshley McBryde, Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntireJustin MosesCarly Pearce, Pistol Annies, John Prine, Missy Raines, Country Music Hall of Fame member Tex RitterJeannie SeelyChris StapletonMolly TuttleCarrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

American Currents changes annually to reflect the top stories and trends of the past year in country music. Museum visitors learn about the deep history of the music in the permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home, and they get a glimpse of country music’s ongoing evolution as a popular art form in American Currents, which highlights the full spectrum of activity in country music.

American Currents: The Music of 2018 is made possible by support from Hilton. For more information about the exhibit, visit

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