For country artists, one of the most sure-fire ways they know they've made an impact in the genre is if they receive an exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It's something that every artist dreams of, as thousands of people pour into the museum each year to check out the exhibits.
The museum currently hosts exhibits for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and The Zac Brown Band. With Bentley's exhibit closing in September, the museum needed to find another artist to showcase, and they announced their pick on Wednesday (July 27).
As a 2016 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, it made perfect sense to select Charlie Daniels as the next artist to receive a personalized exhibit in the museum. Daniels' unique style and songs such as "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" helped define an entire era of country music, and at age 79 he's still going strong.
According to a press release, Daniels' exhibit will be called Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections, and will feature a variety of artifacts. A few of the many things fans can expect to see in the exhibit include instruments, awards, and previously unpublished photographs. Each artifact featured in the exhibit is meant to showcase the path of Daniels' career, and "will describe his significant impact on American entertainment and explore the new musical style and image he brought to country music."
For Daniels, receiving an exhibit in the museum is a dream come true. "I can’t even articulate how honored I am by this exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum," he said.
The museum's CEO, Kyle Young, felt it was fitting to give Daniels his own exhibit in the museum at this point, since he will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame in October. "It is only appropriate that we celebrate his remarkable career with our latest exhibition," Young said.
We can't argue with that! Daniels' exhibit will open on September 23 and will remain open until March 31, 2017. So if you happen to be visiting Nashville within that time, make sure you stop by the museum and check it out.
Until then, enjoy one of Daniels' many energetic performances of his signature hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," in the video below.
Congratulations to Daniels on this great accomplishment!
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