The Outlaw Music Hall of Fame is coming to Tennessee, reports the Examiner. Gary “Sarge” Sargeant, head of Tennessee non-profit Outlaws and Icons, announced that a facility has been purchased in Lynchburg, Tennessee for the museum and will open as the new Outlaw Music Hall of Fame in the spring of 2014.
The Outlaw Music Hall of Fame will be dedicated to musicians and songwriters whose work, “best exemplifies the qualities of the Outlaw movement that first began in the 1970s and has gained renewed momentum as an alternative to the current Nashville pop country scene.” It will educate visitors about the outlaw music as well as remember the genre’s founders. The Hall of Fame will also recognize current artists in the outlaw music genre.
A special concert series will be hosted each April through November at the facility, showcasing independent roots country artists. There will also be an Outlaw Music Association to bring together independent artists, songwriters, record executives, and more to promote the music. Additionally, the Hall of Fame will also include interactive displays and a studio for live internet broadcasts.