Chris was invited, along with several other VIP musicians, to attend a pre-opening of the new Musicians Hall Of Fame located in Nashville.Then, on August 29, Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time in more than three years — at its new home at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
The museum, which houses instruments and other musical items once belonging to famous performers as well as unsung sidemen and session players, last welcomed guests in February 2010, when it was ordered to vacate its former downtown property to make way for construction of the Music City Center. The museum suffered an additional setback when part of its inventory was damaged in the May 2010 Nashville flood.
Owner and founder Joe Chambers said he’s “excited from top to bottom” about the new home.
“It’s an iconic building,” he said. “What better home to have a Musicians Hall of Fame than a fifty-year-old concert venue that has hosted James Brown, Conway Twitty, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin? It’s the perfect place to be.”
Also at the new Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is an exhibit honoring the G-Men, the group of 7 musicians that played on all of Garth Brooks multi million selling albums and CDs.