The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will host a special appearance by Luke Bryan on Sunday, November 1, at 2 p.m., in the museum’s 776-seat CMA Theater. The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set in support of the exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, presented by Citi. The panel will be hosted by Joseph Hudak, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone Country.
The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited; museum members may reserve via TicketFly.com beginning at 10 a.m. on October 8. Bryan is offering access to pre-sale tickets for his Nuthouse members only, October 8-14. Fans can sign up here to become a member. The general public will be able to reserve tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on October 10. For assistance with reservations, please call 615-416-2001 or email email@example.com.
Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, which ends its run on November 8, examines the singer-songwriter’s roots and rise to stardom. Artifacts on display 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 Luke starred
- Handwritten lyrics to his 2014 chart-topping single “I See You”
- Stage props from his spring break concerts
- Tour posters
- Stage clothes worn by Bryan at concerts and award 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.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 13 singles at #1 and sold nearly 8 million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. Bryan’s recent album Kill The Lights recently debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. This is Bryan’s third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Kill The Lights is the third-largest-selling album debut in 2015, after R&B / hip hop releases from Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Kill The Lights is also the highest country album debut in the last two years, since Bryan’s Crash My Party debuted at #1 in August 2013.
Bryan is taking his “Kick the Dust Up Tour” across North America in 2015 and to date has sold out eight stadium shows. This fall he will embark on his seventh annual Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2015, performing in eight cities across the South, granting college scholarships to local students from farming families in communities where the tour plays.
For more information about the exhibit, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #ThisIsLukeBryan. Public programming for Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary is made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation.