Borders Books Hosts Official Book Launch party with Book Signing by Guitartown Artist and Musician Lee Roy Parnell
“Nashville’s Guitar Art: The Art of a Music City Legend”, a colorful limited edition, commemorative book highlighting Nashville’s popular GuitarTown Project releases on Thursday, November 10, 2005 with an exclusive book launch party at Borders Books on West End Avenue. The vibrant collector’s art book is printed in limited quantity and includes photographs of all of the guitar sculptures and showcase guitars. It also includes profiles of the visual artists and profiles of the many country music artists who supported this project. From Kenny Chesney to Wynonna, the book is a memoir of the exhibit which has been recognized worldwide.
While quantities last, the book can be purchased by visiting Borders Bookstore at 2501 West End Avenue, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Gibson Showcase at Opry Mills and online HERE. The retail price of the book is $39.95 plus tax. This collector’s item is the perfect holiday gift or a unique corporate gift giving option. All of the book proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The District, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the United Way of Nashville. Once the books are sold out they will not be reprinted.
The guitars will complete a "tour" of Nashville and then be sold at a Auction Gala Event in Nashville at the BMI building on Thursday, February 23, 2006 with all of the proceeds going to the charities listed above. Bidders can also bid live during the function via on line bidding. For more auction information, please visit www.julliensauctions.com.
The GuitarTown Project, presented by Gibson Guitar, is a public arts project that features thirty-nine 10 foot tall fiberglass guitars as well as thirty showcase (regular size) guitars. The project has united the Nashville art, music and business communities behind the cause of raising money for four local charitable organizations.
The GuitarTown Project is administered through the Gibson Foundation, a Division of the Gibson Guitar Corporation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life through its support of the arts, education, health & welfare and environmental causes.
Visual Artists Include: Dani Aguila, Sheila Bartlett, Jennifer Casiello, Barbara Coon, Brad Gaidos, Michael Cooper, Trey Eckles, Elizabeth French, Rob Hendon, Doug Jones, Rachel Kice, Alan Rhody, Harold Kraus, Sharon Rusch-Shaver, Marsha Rusk, Staci Garner-Spivak, Ron Sweeney, Eileen Wallach, Will Van Zandt, Brian Tull, Manuel, Jim Sherraden, Paige Easter, Dan Goostree, Dawn Hale, Brooke Sisco, Katherine Falk, Robert Love, Claire Burns, Barbara Gronefeld, Paul Chase, Bryan C. Adams, Katie Schulz, Jennifer Quigley, Julianna Ericson, Joe Sorci, Jason Sorey, George Hamaker, Brittany Luplow, Melodi Crain, Didi Latina, Roxanne Charette, Laurie Relleva, Leslie Roberts, Lyle Carbajal, Sara L. Webne, Sharon Massey, Spring Barnickle, Stacey Klinger, Thurman Rivers, Ynette Newman, Ronell Venter, Linsdey Bailey, Sheryl Spencer, Dawna Coleman, Vance Landers, Jim Mooneyhan, Janet Wilcox, Dean Dixon, Lucy Ray, Heather Thorsby, and Paul Sacky.
Country Music Artists Include: Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Wynonna, Buddy Jewell, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Deana Carter, John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery/Gentry, Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Muzik Mafia, JoDee Messina, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, Phil Vassar, Keni Thomas, Kim Carnes, Julie Roberts, Michael W. Smith, Lee Ann Womack, Jamie O’Neal, Cledus T. Judd, Steve Cropper, Lee Roy Parnell, SHeDAISY, Daryll Worley, Tracy Lawrence and Diamond Rio.
Guitar Sculpture Sponsors Include: 103 WKDF, The Tennessean, WSMV TV-Channel 4, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, BMI, CMT, Vanderbilt University, Warner Bros. Records, Pancake Pantry, Tennessee Auto Auction, William Morris Agency, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Hadden Group/Tom Black, TVZ Records, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Captain D’s, Purity Dairy, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, ASCAP, Waddey and Patterson, Barbara Orbison Productions, UPS, Bellsouth, Curb Records, Legends Corner, The Stage on Broadway, Champion Ford and a Private Charitable Foundation.
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