Bright & Early: Thanks For The Memories Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We were relieved to hear that all of the exhibits in the Country Music Hall of Fame were safe, but those in the Musicians Hall of Fame didn’t even cross our minds. The latter, an iconic but often overlooked guardian of Music City’s rich history, closed a month or two ago to make way for the new convention center. All of the artifacts–including instruments from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix–were placed into storage. The rains came down and the storage space flooded, and now Hall of Fame founder Joe Chambers is left with the water-damaged pieces. Some of the items, like Chet Atkins’ golf club walking stick, are salvageable, while others were completely pulled apart by the floodwaters.

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