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NMAAM: The Excello Records Story (Demo)
April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for “Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story” featuring Jimmy Church, Randy Fox, the McCrary Sisters, Freddie North, Swamp Dogg, and Bob Wilson. The electrifying sounds of R&B and fervent black Gospel exploded out of Nashville in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, on Excello Records and sister label, Nashboro Records. The record company operated originally out of Ernie’s Record Mart—“The Record Center of the South!” Excello founder, Ernie Young, formed a partnership with 50,000-watt, clear-channel radio station WLAC and the Nashville station’s broadcasts of R&B reached great distances, captivating millions of teenagers and crossing racial boundaries. The panelists for this program were all musicians associated with Excello / Nashboro and its subsidiaries. Join us for this enlightening and informative event at the Ford Theater on April 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A program ticket is required. Seating is limited and included with admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The event is free.