Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2010
Sen. Earl Garrison
Senate Approves Resolution Encouraging Creation
of State Music Trail
The State Senate approved a resolution Wednesday supporting the
establishment of an Oklahoma Music Trail. Sen. Earl
Garrison, author of SR 129, said such a trail would be of great
benefit to state tourism and economic development.
"Oklahoma has a rich musical history filled with award winning
song writers, singers and many others," said Garrison, D-Muskogee.
"I can’t think of a better way to honor those musicians’
creativity and contributions than by creating a trail with sites
highlighting their lives, careers and musical achievements."
The resolution suggests that a group of music historians and scholars
develop an inventory of the most notable musical sites within the
state that would be of interest to the public. The specific site
locations would focus on those musicians born in the state or who
spent a substantial part of their musical career in Oklahoma. The
sites would be places of significance with respect to Oklahoma's
musical heritage, including, but not limited to, residences, commercial
buildings or other structures.
Garrison pointed out that the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum
would the logical entity to oversee the creation and administrative
support of the trail.
"Our Music Hall of Fame has helped showcase Oklahoma’s
musical talent and has been tremendously successful in drawing tourists
from all over the world to our state," said Garrison. "Creating
a music trail would allow those same people and many more the ability
to see firsthand where musicians grew up, went to school and mastered
their talent. It would help boost tourism in so many of our towns
and cities as people traveled to learn more about their favorite
musicians. I’m very excited about this project and hope that
we can make it a reality in the near future.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Garrison: (405) 521-5533