Dierks Bentley is the latest modern country artist to be honored with his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory is set to open March 4, and will feature memorabilia including guitars, stage clothes and other souvenirs from throughout his career.
“It’s crazy to be considered for something like this,” Bentley said in a press release. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is home to the most revered and influential country artists of all time.
The honor is an important one for the star, who spent most of the early 1990s struggling to make a living while playing for tips in Nashville’s notorious downtown bars. “Just being in the building as a visitor is humbling, but to actually be featured in one of the museum’s exhibits is something I never would have believed if you’d suggested it back when I started chasing this dream down on Broadway,” the 40-year-old artist explained. “I’m going to have to go down there to see it for myself to really make it sink in.”
Bentley will also perform a special acoustic performance to celebrate to occasion at the Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater on March 12. He follows in the footsteps of current country stars Luke Bryan, Eric Church, and Keith Urban, who have all been featured in museum exhibits over the past year.