The King sings Elvis was just one of many musical superstars who called Tennessee home. Visit the famous Sun Studio »
Hey, Good Lookin' Music pioneer Hank Williams Sr. changed the face of American music. More Hall of Fame Music »
Country Music Awards Country music's biggest night, the CMA Awards, is broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. More Hall of Fame Music »
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. Visit the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum »
Music in Tennessee
Tennessee is known for the rich diversity of its musical heritage. From the Celtic sounds of the eastern mountains to the black spiritual rhythms of the Mississippi, Tennessee music calls every ear to hear.
Explore the gospel foundation of so many styles of modern music. Delve into the broad spectrum of country music. Tap your toes to the sounds of bluegrass, Americana and roots music, or let yourself go to the sounds of good old rock 'n' roll. Feel the cool breeze of some hot jazz, and immerse yourself in rhythms of the blues. Be moved by uplifting sounds of Tennessee's orchestras and opera companies. Whatever your musical taste, Tennessee is the place to indulge it. Explore live music venues in every part of our state, or search by genre.
Search our music heritage to sense Tennessee's long-lived creative pulse, and uncover amazing stories, figures, sights and sounds. Whatever your musical taste, Tennessee is the place to indulge it.