(Front row, L-R) John Anderson; Dan Auerbach; Bobby Bones; Country Music Hall of Fame Member Reba McEntire; Kane Brown; Jeannie Seely; and Manuel (Second row, L-R) Brad Clawson; Rodney Clawson; Nicolle Galyon; Matraca Berg; Dom Flemons; Chris Eldridge; and Katie Hogue (John Hartford’s Daughter). (Third row, L-R) Becky Buller; Alison Brown; Missy Raines; Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; Molly Tuttle; Sierra Hull; Justin Moses; and Tyler Mahan Coe (Photo by: Jason Kempen/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition American Currents: The Music of 2018. 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. The 2018 class of American Currents is composed of artists, songwriters, broadcasters, and several class members were in attendance this evening to see their displays for the first time. Those attending the opening reception included: John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Matraca Berg, Bobby Bones, Alison Brown, Kane Brown, Becky Buller, Brad Clawson, Rodney Clawson, Tyler Mahan Coe, Chris Eldridge, Dom Flemons, Nicolle Galyon, John Hartford’s family, Sierra Hull, Manuel, Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire, Justin Moses, Missy Raines, Jeannie Seely, and Molly Tuttle. Others featured in the exhibit include Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Pistol Annies, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.