The GRAMMY Museum Gallery® at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive facility for Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum visitors. It allows guests to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, and gives all ages the opportunity to be onstage and interact with every aspect of the recording process. With the privacy of headphones, visitors can play electric drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar, or sing along with Ray Charles and the Raelettes, the all-girl group who provided backing vocals for the legendary musician. For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes in the studio, exhibits for songwriting, engineering, and producing allow Gallery attendees to get in the booth and see for themselves what it takes to cut a record. There are also interactive exhibits for singing, recording, and DJing, and a recording studio and rehearsal room for those who want the full recording experience. The GRAMMY Museum Gallery® is a permanent exhibit in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum; one ticket allows access to both exhibits.
The GRAMMY Museum Gallery® is located inside the Musicians Hall of Fame, which occupies the entire first floor the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The interactive exhibit space was being designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, but especially students, who will be able to explore the creative process of making music.
Songwriters Lamont Dozier (of Motown fame) and Nashville’s Desmond Child offer up one half of a new song, and visitors will have the opportunity to finish it off. Garth Brooks and his team of session musicians (“The G Men”) allowed cameras into the studio for a full day as they re-recorded “Friends in Low Places” for an interactive feature. Brooks was in attendance at the grand opening, though he stayed offstage and applauded other’s efforts from the audience.