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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Smoky Mountain Music History - A mural in Maryville

Smoky Mountain Music History

This lovely mural is painted on the side of Roy's Record Shop, a brick building facing a parking lot in the center of Maryville, TN

Artist: Henrietta Foy
Muralists: Walt Fieldsa & Katie Gamble

If I knew my country music a little better, I could identify more of the people depicted here.
I think we have: Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in the bottom corner near the WSM Grand Ole Opry stage. Sixteen Tons mine in the opposite corner. Minnie Pearl dancing with someone. Lester Flatt. Earl Scruggs. The Carter family. A moonshine still and some Indians. Knoxville's WDVX. Harmonica. Banjoes.

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