The Hickman County Library is proud to announce the launching of the Musical Trails web site, which recounts the role Music has had in Hickman County. This site is an experience in video, photography and audio that form a collection of memories from folk who made music their lives. Resembling a scrapbook of an old time musician, the site takes you through the beginnings of Hickman County music and the paths it has taken over time.
Stories are told of Paul Warren, Howdy Forrester, Ernest Ferguson, Charlie Garner, Emory Martin and many others who followed their path to the Grand Ole Opry. Minnie Pearl is a story of laughter as music. Beth Slater Whitson, who changed the nature of music with her lyrics at the turn of the century, has an outstanding tale of perseverance told here.
The site was made possible through funding from the TN Arts Commission contributing grants that sustained the artist fees over the five years of the project. Additional one-time funders include Buffalo-Duck River RC&D, the TN Department of Tourism, and Grinders Switch Foundation.
Come visit and enjoy our cultural history at www.countrymusicaltrails.com