Blake Shelton Stakes a Claim in Downtown Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit Opens May 27

Blake Shelton sold out concerts Friday and Saturday (March 4-5) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and he’ll soon be making more news just a few blocks away.

A new exhibit, Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, will be opening on May 27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For Shelton, though, having an exhibit there almost seems like it’s not a true story.

“To have my own exhibit is more than a dream come true, because I never dreamed it could happen,” Shelton admitted in a press release. “It’s crazy, is what it is.

“I came to Nashville in 1994, and I’ve always been fascinated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I remember the first time I walked in there, I was blown away. I couldn’t be more excited or more honored than to be a part of the museum.”

The exhibit will showcase his childhood in Oklahoma, his move to Nashville 22 years ago, his career as a singer and then as a TV star with his role as a mentor on The Voice. There will be artifacts, stage wear, instruments, song manuscripts, photos and personal items from Shelton’s own collection.

On Tuesday, Shelton will release “Came Here to Forget,” the first single from his upcoming 12th studio album. He’ll also be hosting Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards airing live Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.