Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean & Other Artists Will Be Featured in 'American Currents' Exhibit

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 31, 2020
02:30 A.M.
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Country music fans put on your cowboy boots and hats because something exciting is coming your way in about two months' time! The “American Currents: State of the Music” exhibit will be coming through featuring many country music superstars!


This week, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum revealed that it would be opening its first exhibition of 2020, on Friday, March 6. What’s even more thrilling is that the exhibit will run all the way through to February 7, 2021.

The exhibit will feature artists, musicians, and songwriters who are well-known in the country music industry. Those included in this year’s exhibition are Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Reba McEntire at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee | Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images


Who fans can expect at the exhibit

Fans can also look forward to seeing Jenee Fleenor, Florida Georgia Line, Tom T. Hall, The Highwomen, Lil Nas X, Hillary Lindsey, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, and Morgan Wallen honored at the event.

Fleenor is a band member of Blake Shelton's and she just became the first woman to win the CMA Award for Musician of the Year. If that wasn’t more than enough, the event will also host the “Unbroken Circle” segment.


The “Unbroken Circle” exhibit

This exhibit aims to show the connection between the genre’s “past, present and future.” It will feature stories about the artists of today and the ones who have influenced them.

This part of the exhibit will star Erin Enderlin and Reba McEntire; Cody Johnson and Chris LeDoux; Billy Strings and Jerry Douglas; Tenille Townes and Patty Griffin; and Yola and Dolly Parton.


What is the aim of the exhibit

According to its website, the annual event will “represents the ongoing research, analysis, vigorous debate, and yes, even argument, among curators and museum staff.” The aim would be “to determine the most important developments in country music over the previous year.”


Underwood’s many accolades

Underwood is one of the deserving artists in the exhibit with accolades like 7 Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 15 American Music Awards, a Guinness world record, 14 ACM Awards, and 9 CMA Awards.

Carrie’s Time’s and Forbes mentions

She was listed as "Time’s" 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. "Forbes" has declared her the most successful American Idol winner and the list goes on.