Luke Bryan Celebrates – Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary – Exhibit At Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum With Industry And Friends
May 21, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 20, 2015) – Luke Bryan and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the soon-to-be opened summer exhibit, Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary presented by Citi, tonight with a special event held for the music industry, friends and family of the ACM/CMA Entertainer of the Year. The exhibit opens May 22 and runs through November 8.
For the exhibit, Bryan has loaned the museum a wealth of artifacts to represent his life and career. Highlights include:
Little League baseball uniform and glove
Second grade school backpack and denim jacket
First guitar, which his parents gave him when he was fourteen
A script from his high school production of Annie Get Your Gun, in which he starred
Handwritten lyrics to his 2014 chart-topping single, “I See You”
Stage props from his Spring Break concerts
Stage clothes worn by Bryan at concerts and awards shows
Music awards, including trophies for his ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year wins
Bow and arrows used by Bryan on the Outdoor Channel reality series Buck Commander: Protected by Under Armour.
For more information about the exhibit including photos and video, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #ThisIsLukeBryan.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and Country Music Association. In 2014, Luke achieved the best touring year of his career with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. His new tour “Kick The Dust Up” will run through October with seven stadium concerts planned. On August 7, Luke will release Kill The Lights, his fifth studio album, and the follow up to his most successful project to date, Crash My Party, which contains six consecutive No. 1 singles, is certified Double Platinum and has currently sold over two million copies with eight million digital downloads.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.