|Location||401 Gay Street|
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
|Type||Hall of Fame and Museum|
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHOF) in Nashville honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
The museum first opened June 6, 2006 at 301 6th Ave. S., Nashville, Tennessee Exhibits consisted of instruments owned and played by well-known artists as well as behind-the-scenes session musicians. These musicians were often the house studio musicians in cities such as Memphis, Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, Muscle Shoals and New York City. These musicians were often the unsung heroes behind the hits of many great artists. These relatively small groups of players often recorded the majority of hits in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
The museum was voted venue of the year by the Meeting Professionals International in 2008.
The inaugural ceremony was highlighted by the performances of Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Peter Frampton, George Jones, Amy Grant, Rodney Crowell, B.J. Thomas, and Dobie Gray honoring the evenings inductees.
Keith Richards, Kid Rock, Phil Everly and Lee Ann Womack were among the performers to welcome the inductees. Richards joined The Crickets on stage for a performance of Holly's "Not Fade Away," which The Rolling Stones covered in 1964.
Note:°Toto was joined on stage by Rascal Flatts to perform "Rosanna," "Hold The Line," "I'll Be Over You" and "Africa". Steve Wariner, Paul Yandell, Tony Joe White and Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine were among the other performers at the ceremony.
After a four-year absence due to relocating, the 2014 Induction Ceremony was held in their new location on January 28, 2014.
Musicians Hall of Fame held its 5th annual Induction Ceremony and Concert.
The Musicians Hall of Fame held its 6th Induction Concert and Ceremony on October 22, 2019 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The Induction Ceremony was hosted by Paul Shaffer. Guest performers included: Jason Aldean, Mandy Barnett, Garth Brooks, Kix Brooks, Zac Brown, Ronnie Dunn, Mike Farris, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Keb' Mo', and Ricky Skaggs.
In February 2010, under the rules of eminent domain, the city of Nashville purchased the MHOF property in order to make room for the Music City Center (new convention center). On August 29, 2013 the MHOF reopened on the first floor of the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium just off the James Robertson Parkway exit at 401 Gay Street, Nashville, TN 37219. The 200,000 square foot building houses the historic 10,000 seat Municipal Auditorium. The 68,000 sq. ft. exhibit floor, which was also Nashville's first convention center, will now house the museums artifacts and museum.