NASHVILLE, Tenn., – July 15, 2016 – The new exhibition Homegrown: Zac Brown Band will open Friday, July 22, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Running through June 18, 2017, the career-spanning exhibition will explore Zac Brown Band’s rise to fame through stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from the band’s personal collection.
Exhibition highlights include:
- Custom-designed conga drum used by percussionist Daniel de los Reyes in the music video for “Jump Right In.” Reyes modeled the drum on one used by his father, renowned Cuban percussionist Walfredo de los Reyes III
- Three of John Driskell Hopkins’s Modulus Graphite bass guitars, each named for one of his daughters
- Taylor NS prototype acoustic-electric guitar, made for Brown in 2010
- Jimmy De Martini’s Knilling Bucharest violin
- Clay Cook’s Gibson Signature Pete Townsend SG electric guitar
- Custom-painted Yamaha electric guitar with skeleton motifs, used by Coy Bowles
- Jackets designed by Manuel for Zac Brown Band performance, with Dave Grohl, of “Day for the Dead,” at the 2013 CMA Awards
- Top hat worn by Brown on the cover of the band’s 2015 album, Jekyll + Hyde
- Jewelry and clothing designed by Zac Brown’s wife, Shelly, including costumes worn by actress Jaime Murray in the band’s 2012 video for "Goodbye in Her Eyes"
- Awards presented to Zac Brown Band, including CMA, ACM and Grammy trophies
Formed in Atlanta in 2002, Zac Brown Band scored their first hit in 2008 with "Chicken Fried," and have continued to break new ground. The band’s lineup includes Zac Brown (lead vocals/guitar/piano/bass/banjo), Jimmy De Martini (violin/vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (banjo/guitar/vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar/keys/banjo/vocals), Clay Cook (guitar/keys/mandolin/vocals), Chris Fryar (drums/vocals), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass/vocals).
Known widely for their musicianship, Zac Brown Band have earned critical praise as "one of modern country's most exciting acts" (Rolling Stone) for their live shows. They have showcased their diverse musical tastes through collaborative performances with Gregg Allman, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Alan Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor, among many others. Additional information can be found at zacbrownband.com.
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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The 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 is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.