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New license plate promotes Tenn. music

New license plate promotes Tenn. music

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2011 8:46 pm

From the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Trail, the sounds of Tennessee’s music have shaped the world’s musical landscape. Until now, unless you’re an Elvis fan, a purple cat playing a saxophone offered the only musical license plate option. All of that changed March 29 when David Berryman, president of Gibson Guitar Corp., unveiled a new specialty license plate which promotes Tennessee as the most musical state in the nation.
The new license plate was unveiled in the community room of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Proceeds from specialty plate sales will benefit music education initiatives led by Tennessee music museums and charities, including the Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. The Gibson Foundation will assist in the distribution of proceeds to other music museums and music education initiatives throughout the state, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“Pride in Tennessee’s musical legacy runs statewide and is unequalled,” said Berryman. “This license plate offers a great way for Tennesseans to provide critical music education to students throughout the state and a great way to promote Tennessee’s unique, world-recognized musical prominence. Gibson Guitar Corporation and the Gibson Foundation are proud to support this statewide display of musical pride.”

Published in The Messenger 4.4.11

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