The Museum of American Music History is a Texas based educational, cultural arts, museum development organization dedicated to the research, education, preservation, and exhibition of 19th and 20th Century Texas and American music history. The Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Historical Society, the Hispanic Entertainment Archives, the Jazz Heritage Society of Texas, the Arnett Cobb Texas Music Foundation, several distinguished educational institutions and other regional, national and international music preservation entities serve as development partners for the MAMH program. Incorporating a unique Texas music history perspective, MAMH will present the profound influence Texas culture has had in the development of popular American music. Highlighting Texas music styles with cross-references to internationally acclaimed music idioms will be the underlying museum theme. The music influence cross-reference will demonstrate the direct impact of Texas music in American folk music, on country and western music, in Broadway and theater scores, music in film and television, easy listening styles, European radio programming, Rock & Roll, and even Rap.