By Amanda Wicks
The Country Music Hall of Fame continues to explore more contemporary artists with a new exhibition featuring a history of the Zac Brown Band.
Titled “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band,” the exhibit will open for one year beginning July 22nd.
The exhibit will track Zac Brown Band’s “rise to fame” through a host of memorabilia, such as “stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from the band’s personal collection.”
The band started in 2002 but it took them six years before they earned their first hit. From there, they took off. Now featuring eight members, Zac Brown Band won a GRAMMY in 2009 for Best New Artist and another for Best Country Album in 2012. They’ve become immensely popular for their energetic live shows and full band sound, which brings a different sensibility to country music.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is currently running an exhibit on Dierks Bentley and will soon open Blake Shelton’s exhibit on May 27. It’s all part of the institution’s attempt to connect with younger audiences by featuring bigger names from the current country music landscape.