Gary “Sarge” Sargeant, head of the Tennessee non-profit Outlaws and Icons, announced that a facility has been acquired in Lynchburg, Tenn., that will become the home for the new Outlaw Music Hall of Fame. It is set to open in the spring of 2014. It will be located on the town square in Lynchburg.
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 the public about the music, as well as remember the founders of the genre, while recognizing current artists in the outlaw music genre.
Architect Thomas Bartoo is developing the state-of-the-art layout for the 5,000 square foot facility. read more