“How-dee! I’m just so proud to be here!”
Minnie Pearl was the undisputed queen of country comedy, known for her hopelessly styleless knee-length country dresses, her straw hat decorated with colorful plastic flowers and $1.98 price tag, and her cheerful shout of “How-dee! I’m just so proud to be here!’’
Honor Thy Music
Honoring classic and current artists, the Museum exhibits everything from Hank Williams's cherished Martin guitar to Elvis Presley's custom Cadillac limousine, to outfits and instruments from the likes of Alison Krauss and Carrie Underwood, to a showcase of today’s top artists.
Keeping History Alive
The Museum has an extensive, permanent objects collection. This collection includes more than eight hundred stage costumes, over six hundred instruments, and hundreds of other objects—from microphones to automobiles—documenting the history of country music.
Become a museum member
With your help we can keep telling the story of America's music. Enjoy unlimited free admission, exclusive events, exhibition previews, and more while helping the Museum to preserve the history of country music.