Department of Tourism
Bluegrass Museum Partners with WSM-AM-650 and Grand Ole Opry
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Nashville’s 650 WSM-AM (Home of The Grand Ole Opry), and the Owensboro-Daviess County Tourist Commission have entered into a partnership to promote Bluegrass music, the Bluegrass Museum, and regional tourism.
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, the Bluegrass Museum and the Tourist Commission will become sponsors of the Eddie Stubbs Show, which airs three times weekly: Monday, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 P.M.
Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director of the Bluegrass Museum, said, “This is a natural partnership, a formidable union of the historic radio voice of Bluegrass and the only international Bluegrass museum in the world. It preserves the history of Bluegrass as it was in the beginning, captures and gathers it now as it occurs. Eddie Stubbs has been of great assistance to the Bluegrass Museum as interviewer on many of our video oral histories of Bluegrass music’s first generation, including that of Earl Scruggs, sponsored by none other than WSM.”
WSM Broadcasts at 650-AM to 39 states and on the Worldwide Web at www.wsmonlime.com.
As part of this new alliance, the legendary 50,000 Watt AM station will be a sponsor of the museum’s annual festival, ROMP, taking place June 21-23, 2007 at the museum in downtown Owensboro and at Yellow Creek Park, just outside Owensboro.
Both the Tourist Commission and the Bluegrass Museum will have sponsorships on Grand Ole Opry broadcasts featuring Bluegrass artists and banner ads on www.wsmonline.com.
“We look at this as an excellent opportunity to unite these Bluegrass music partners in a mutually beneficial project,” said Burley Phelan, Owensboro-Daviess County Executive Director, “One that will invite fans to travel the road of tradition to the places where it all began.”
For more information, visit www.bluegrass-museum.org
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.