Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs Featured in 2023 ‘American Currents’ Exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHOF) continues to examine the current state of country music with the new edition of its American Currents exhibit.

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American Currents: State of the Music is the latest installment of the museum’s annual exhibit that showcases artists’ contributions that have impacted the genre over the past year. Artists featured in the 2023 exhibit range from modern superstars to legendary acts including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Parker McCollum and Sunny Sweeney, with Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Wynonna Judd representing the country music legends.

Americana and bluegrass music will also be represented via the Highwomen’s Amanda Shires, Rhiannon Giddens, Billy Strings, Grammy Best New Artist nominee Molly Tuttle, Sierra Ferrell and Charley Crockett. Revered songwriter Ashley Gorley, who’s penned hits by Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and many others, will also be featured.

“Each year through the American Currents exhibit, the museum documents and reports on the music and events that helped shape the previous year, examining a wide scope of contributions,” CMHOF CEO Kyle Young says in a press release. “Last year, we witnessed innovative collaborations, varied musical perspectives and well-deserved honors for emerging artists and established luminaries. American Currents allows us to highlight these moments and artists, sharing their significance in country music history.”

A special portion of American Currents titled “Unbroken Circle” will focus on the connection between select artists and the people or organizations who’ve inspired them. The pairings are Jordan Davis and country and rock songwriter Bob McDill, Loretta Lynn and Miko Marks, Elvis Presley and Morgan Wade, and the Black Opry with the Black Country Music Association.

American Currents: State of the Music opens at the museum in downtown Nashville on March 8 and will be available to view until February 2024.

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