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Zac Brown Band lands exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame

Atlanta's Zac Brown Band is getting the Hall of Fame treatment. Photo: Danny Clinch.

The Zac Brown Band will receive a career-spanning exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Homegrown: Zac Brown Band” will open July 22 and run through July 2017.

The exhibit will contain stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and other artifacts from the band’s personal collection.

"It's an incredible honor to have the history of our band captured by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum," Brown said in a statement. "From day one, it has always been about connecting with our fans by writing songs that come from our hearts, performing at our best, and creating unique ways to engage with them beyond the stage. It has been a crazy journey, and we've grown as musicians, as performers, and as individuals. We thank our fans for all their support and hope they enjoy the exhibit as much as we do."

ZBB formed in Atlanta in 2002 and was a staple on the local live music scene until breaking big with the 2008 smash “Chicken Fried.”

The band – singer/guitarist Brown, 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) – has released four studio albums, including last year’s critically revered genre-hopper, “Jekyll + Hyde.”

Also in 2015, ZBB’s stadium tour made history with the first-ever, three-night sell-out at Fenway Park (105,000 tickets).

As a complement to their musical endeavors, the band has established the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, which was recently held this year in Charleston, S.C.

Brown has also launched Camp Southern Ground, a destination in Fayetteville that helps children overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so that they might reach their full potential.

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