Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame
in Nashville, Tennessee
is a museum documenting the history of country music
and honoring its major figures. The Hall of Fame was established by the Country Music Association
. The first inductees, in 1961, were performers Jimmie Rodgers
and Hank Williams
, Sr. and songwriter/publisher Fred Rose. In 2001 the Hall moved from its building on Music Row, its home since 1967, to a new location in downtown Nashville.