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Year of Alabama Music

Looking ahead, 2011 will be the “Year of Alabama Music,” a statewide tourism focus that encompasses musical heritage, events, attractions and trails. Travelers might take a road trip along the Hank Williams Trail, tour the Muscle Schoals recording studios, visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and more.


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Your Cheatin' Heart: Discovering Hank Williams

Alabama native Hank Williams was a one-of-a-kind entertainer who left his mark on the music industry worldwide. To celebrate his life and music, the State of Alabama has established a "Hank Williams Trail" for visitors to explore.

Our Alabama freelance writer Lynn Grisard Fullman details the highlights of the trail, what's to see and do, and where to find the music of Hank Williams. Read on...
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Austin, TX Releases Latest Musical CD

You've heard of Brittany, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, but Austin, TX? Yes, it's true And why not? Austin is one southern destination that excels at live musical offerings. It's a vibrant city with more than 200 "live" musical venues in clubs, restaurants and elsewhere.

So, the Austin Music Office, a division of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau recently unveiled its latest, limited edition CD compilation. For the line up of tracks and artists and how to order the new CD, read on...
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New Virginia Site Uses "Sing Back" Technology

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched the first travel Web site using “sing back” technology to invite travelers to visit bluegrass destinations. The new site -- www.crookedroadvirginia.com -- promotes the sights and sounds of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

Once at the site, visitors may build a personalized bluegrass lyric to send to friends, family or coworkers. In just a few clicks, visitors to CrookedRoadVirginia.com can chose from over 500 names, occupations, hobbies and relationships to build a personalized bluegrass lyric.

Users can then send their new bluegrass hit along to anyone’s email or phone number, including cell phones. What better entertainment for a rainy day?
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