Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Re-Opening Date

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to open its doors for the first time since March…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 25, 2020

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to open its doors for the first time since March 13.

On Thursday, September 10 at 9 am CT, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open its doors to the public. The day prior, the museum will be open for museum members only.

“We closed March 13, and since that day we have been anticipating and preparing for the museum’s reopening,” said Kyle Young, museum CEO. “The museum places its highest premium on health and safety. Because there has been steady improvement in the number of COVID-19 cases and a significant decline in transmission rates locally plus a decrease in new cases nationally over the past four weeks, we have decided to reopen. The museum experience will be slightly different—visitors will wear masks, practice social distancing, tour in smaller groups and enter the museum according to a pre-arranged, staggered schedule, and there will be no in-person programming. But our commitment to sharing the country music story has not changed.”

According to a press release, tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will resume in a limited capacity, while the Taylor Swift Education Center will be closed to the public for the time being. All in-person programming remains on hiatus. All exhibitions that had opened before the museum closed on March 13 have been extended.

In order to comply with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville, new policies and procedures will be put in place. The new guidelines include:

• Masks for staff and guests over age 2
• Temperature checks for staff and guests entering the building
• Intensified and expanded cleaning routines, which include disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, touchscreens and handrails
• Timed ticketing and touchless transactions

Additional information on the museum’s health and safety guidelines and reopening details can be found on the museum’s official website.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.