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Tune in: The Tennessee Playlist traces Music City’s roots

The exhibition is available to view for a period of time in the Tennessee State Museum’s Curb Music Gallery + features some online components to immerse yourself in from home.

A display case reading, "Southeastern Indian Music" houses two dressed and informational plaques.

Nashville might be Music City, but the whole state has a story to share.

Photo via Tennessee State Museum

Your Spotify is about to get a little more local after visiting the Tennessee State Museum’s exhibition The Tennessee Playlist. Bonus: There are even online components to amp up your learning from home.

The exhibition, which explores Tennessee sounds through traditions, change, and innovation, can be seen in the museum’s Curb Music Gallery through 2028. Areas of the exhibit will rotate to share new stories.

Hands-on elements
Don’t miss the variety of interactive displays in the gallery, plus follow the Tennessee State Museum on Spotify. The playlists complement the exhibit and showcase examples of all of the genres represented.

95 Counties of Sound
The exhibit’s online component takes a look at the state’s music history by county using a clickable map. Diving into Davidson County, you’ll learn more about:

  • Kitty Wells
  • Fisk University and John Wesley Work II
  • Jefferson Street Sound Museum
  • Manuel Delgado
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