Country Hall exhibits Zac Brown Band
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
– The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will explore Zac Brown Band's rise to fame in "Homegrown: Zac Brown Band," a career-spanning exhibition that opens July 22 and runs through July 2017.
The exhibition will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts and photos from the band's personal collection.
"It's an incredible honor to have the history of our band captured by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum," said Zac Brown. "From day one, it has always been about connecting with our fans by writing songs that come from our hearts, performing at our best and creating unique ways to engage with them beyond the stage. It has been a crazy journey, and we've grown as musicians, as performers, and as individuals. We thank our fans for all their support and hope they enjoy the exhibit as much as we do."
"Zac Brown Band did not set out to be country music stars," said museum head Kyle Young. "Instead they ignored genre restrictions and focused on creating upbeat and soulful sounds that resonated with fans. Fifteen number one hits later, they are one of the most innovative groups in country music today. With this exhibition, we will trace the band's organic path to stardom that can only be described as 'homegrown.'"
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