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Country Music Hall of Fame offers free admission Saturday


The Country Music Hall of Fame hosted their annual Ford Community Day on Saturday.

The museum was pleased to partner with Ford Motor Company Fund for the sixth consecutive year to say thank you to the Middle Tennessee community and all lucky out-of-town visitors to the museum on this day, by offering free museum admission. 

It was a perfect scenario for college students Heather Johnson and Kelsey Edgar, they get to hang on to the usual $22 admission fee and learn about our music heritage for free.

"I love learning about all the history, so I think it's really cool especially being from up North like seeing all the roots of Tennessee and Nashville and where it all got started," Johnson told Nashville's News 2.

Thanks to Ford thousands of people have been able to tour the museum once a year at no cost. Last year the museum had almost 5,000 attend and they are looking to break that record this year.

In addition to touring the Patsy Cline and Bakersfield Sound exhibit galleries, visitors were able to attend a variety of programs and events.

"What we love about Ford day is that we really want to give new audiences a chance to see things that happen all the time. So every Saturday we offer a songwriter session and every Sunday here at the museum we offer an instrument demonstration. So those are two activities that we offer here at the museum on Ford day to give new viewers a chance to see what life is like here at the museum all the time," Jennifer Alexander with the CMHOF and Museum explained.

The events included a fiddle and banjo demonstration with Matt Combs and Dave Talbot at 10:30 a.m., a Songwriter Session featuring Chris Janson and Phil O'Donnell at 11:30 a.m., a letterpress demonstration by Hatch Show Print staff from Noon to 4 p.m., a performance and signing by hit maker Josh Turner at 12:30 p.m., the museum's quarterly Poets and Prophets program, featuring Red Simpson, at 1:30 p.m. and a performance and signing by artist Lauren Alaina at 3:30 p.m.

There was also a Musical Petting Zoo, which offered children a hands-on experience with a variety of musical instruments on the Crump Terrace.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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