Jason Aldean is getting his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In the first of a weeklong series of exhibit announcements, the venerable Nashville institution has revealed that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year will be the subject of a showcase opening May 26th.
“I am extremely honored to be invited to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Aldean in a statement. “That building is filled with the artists who helped create and shape country music, so to be a part of that legacy is something I am very proud of.”
For the past few months, an archivist has been cataloging memorabilia at Aldean’s home. The exhibit will look at the hard-touring singer’s impact on the genre and how, after moving to Music City from his native Georgia, finally broke into the mainstream. Now, he’s influencing other artists.
“I think when you have guys like me and Luke [Bryan] and Miranda [Lambert] and [Eric] Church, we’ve been the group that is out right now that is going to influence the next generation like Alabama did for me,” Aldean told Rolling Stone Country of his legacy in November. “There is somebody right now sitting in a room listening to our songs trying to figure out how to play them. They’ll be the next wave of country superstars.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will release its entire 2017 slate of exhibits this week, one a day, via social media.