Students in Middle Tennessee will now be able to get free admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, officials said.
Museum officials, along with Mayor Megan Barry, made the announcement Thursday morning.
A new program, Community Counts, is an initiative that aims to increase museum access for students and families in Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties.
Youth, ages 18 and younger, will receive free walk-up admission outside of school hours. Up to two accompanying adults will also receive a 25 percent discount on admission.
“At its core, the museum is, and has always been, committed to education surrounding the historical importance of country music,” said museum CEO Kyle Young.
Davidson County residents of any age can also visit the museum for free by checking out a Community Counts Passport from any Nashville Public Library. Local families who are enrolled in public assistance programs can purchase an annual family membership for $5.
The museum, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, served nearly 9,000 Davidson County students in 2016.
For more information on the program, visit the museum’s website.