Country Music Hall of Fame Moves Forward With Construction

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• December 13, 2012
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will be closed from the public from Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Wednesday, Feb. 6 in order to make needed improvements to the facility and to accommodate expansion-related construction.

“We’ve had more than four million visitors since we moved downtown in May 2001,” said Museum Director Kyle Young via a release. “We are usually closed on Tuesdays in January and February for routine maintenance, upgrades, etc. This winter, because of expansion-related construction, our efforts will be more substantial and will require a few more days. The end result will be an enhanced experience for our visitors.”

Plans for the expansion were announced in 2011. The 200,000-square-foot museum expansion will connect with the Omni Nashville convention center. Due for completion in spring 2014, it will triple the current exhibit space, include an 800 seat theater, and offer an educational center with children’s gallery, classrooms and recording studio. It will be connected to the Omni on three levels. Tuck Hinton Architects, who built the magnificent current building, are returning for the expansion

The museum will reopen on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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