Country Music Hall of Fame


Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary

May 22, 2015 - November 08, 2015

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum explored the life and career of reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan with the summer exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary presented by Citi, which opened May 22 and ran through November 8, 2015.

The exhibition examined the singer-songwriter’s roots and rise to stardom. Since beginning his music career in the mid-2000s, Bryan has gone from co-writing songs for other artists to selling millions of records, filling concert arenas, and receiving prestigious music awards. With an emphasis on his phenomenal success in 2014, the exhibit looked back at his life, from growing up the son of a peanut farmer in south Georgia to his poignant, leap-of-faith move to Nashville. Fans could see stage clothes, instruments, awards, photos, and other unique memorabilia from Bryan’s personal collection.  


Among the artifacts that were included in Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary were:
  • 2014 CMA Entertainer of the Year Award
  • 2nd Grade Denim Jacket and Backpack
  • High School Script from Annie Get Your Gun where Luke played Frank, the Male Lead
  • Items From College Band
  • First Stage Boots
  • First Press Kit
  • Mounted Peacock Bass
  • 2011 ACM New Artist Nominee Award
  • Grandfather's Shotgun
  • Little League Uniform and Glove

Listen To Our Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary Spotify Playist

Watch the press conference from January 21, 2015 announcing the Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary exhibit and more.

Watch a Songwriter Session with Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson, writers of hits for Luke Bryan

Watch a Songwriter Round: The Peach Pickers

Watch an interview with Luke Bryan's producer Jeff Stevens