A new museum is being built in Nashville to recognize Christian and Gospel artists worldwide.

A ceremonial construction kick-off of the brand-new Christian & Gospel Music Musem took place at the Dove Center in downtown Nashville last week, with several special guests putting on performances, including Dove Award and Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith and Dove Award-winning artist Jekalyn Carr.  

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to break ground on the new home for Christian & Gospel music right in the heart of Music City,” said Jackie Patillo, GMA President. “The opportunity to be a beacon of light here in Nashville and offer a place to fulfill our mission to expose, promote, and celebrate the Gospel is a big step forward.” 

The 11,000 sq. foot museum will feature state-of-the-art interactive displays showcasing the past and present story of Christian & Gospel music, and it will be built steps away from the historic Ryman Auditorium. 

The Christian & Gospel Music Museum, which hopes to draw in people from around the world, is slated to open in Fall 2025.