Bowling Green, Ky -- November 14, 2012 - It is amazing how many country music songs mention Chevrolet and the many iconic vehicles the American brand has produced over the years. From Alan Jackson’s Chattahoochee to several Kenny Chesney songs, to Wynonna’s Girls with Guitars, Taylor Swift’s Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts’ Here’s to You… the list goes on and on. In addition to singing about the cars, many of the musicians also own Corvettes and other Chevrolet models. What better way to showcase a piece of Americana than with an exhibit of Country Music Stars and their cars?
The National Corvette Museum welcomes a "Country Music Stars and Cars" display to the Exhibit Hall. The exhibit runs through January 18, 2013, and features Chevrolet vehicles owned by various country music celebrities plus some memorabilia and artwork. “Country Music Stars and Cars” is co-organized by Lon Helton, host of Country Countdown USA and Board Member of the National Corvette Museum.
The Corvettes to be featured in this exhibit include:
- Kix Brooks' 1958 Corvette
- George Strait's 1958 Corvette
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 1960 Corvette
- Steve Wariner's 1966 Corvette
- Roy Orbison’s 1967 Corvette
- Dolly Parton’s 1968 Camaro
- Troy Gentry's 1970 Camaro SS
- George Jones' 1978 Corvette
- Marty Robbins' 1981 Corvette
- Brad Paisley's 1999 Corvette
- Steve Borchetta of Big Machine Records’ 2011 “Rascal Flatts” Camaro
In addition to the vehicles on display, the exhibit features large woodblock country music concert prints by Print Mafia of Bowling Green, various pieces of country music memorabilia and autographed items. Aspiring country musicians are invited to schedule acoustical performances on the Chevy Stage in the Exhibit Hall now through January 18.
“One of our staffers is known for her country music vocal talents and would perform short ditties for school groups,” said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing & Communications Manager. “This gave us the idea to open it up to the music community to showcase their talents, much like the Nashville Airport does.”
Musicians interested in performing can call Frassinelli at 270-467-8846 or email katie (at) corvettemuseum.org to schedule a time slot. Performances will be booked primarily on peak hours, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A schedule of performances will also be posted on the Museum’s website.
For more info on this or other upcoming exhibits at the museum, visit their website at http://www.corvettemuseum.org or contact the museum at 270-781-7973.
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette. The National Corvette Museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The Museum is located at Exit 28 off I-65 in Bowling Green, KY. For more information on the National Corvette Museum, visit our website at: http://www.corvettemuseum.org or call (800) 53-VETTE (83883).
For more information, contact: Katie Frassinelli, NCM Marketing & Communications Manager 270-467-8846 or firstname.lastname@example.org