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Central City – October 2019

A few weeks back, Adam and I headed up to Central City, KY to check out their Motorsports Hall of Fame and Music Museum. I’d heard of Central City many years ago when I still lived in Cincinnati and knew it as the home of Brewco Motorsports, a very successful Busch Series race team. What I didn’t realize was that Central City was also the home of the Everly Brothers. They have transformed a building in town into a celebration of local music artists, actors, and racing.

Upon arrival at their location, the first thing you’ll see is a large Everly Brothers monument on the side of the building.

Once inside, there are several items associated with the Everly Brothers, including the case below. They even have a car inside the building that was owned by one of the brothers.

As you work through the building, you’ll encounter several displays of memorabilia from other artists, and then you’ll come across a display case of items from the Dukes of Hazzard, in honor of James Best who was born in Powderly and was a cousin of the Everly Brothers. James Best is of course also known as Rosco P. Coltrane, Hazzard County Sheriff. He was also the world famous guitar picker Jim Lindsey from a little town named Mayberry in The Andy Griffith Show.

We then went through a door to the back of the building to the Racing Hall of Fame. We took a few pictures, but really spent the next hour talking with a gentleman who works at the museum as a guide and explained every car to us in great detail. It was a real treat to spend time casually going through the exhibits and learning about each one. I’m not sure if the gentleman is there every day, but if you ever get the chance to go, I hope you run into him.

Once we left the museum building, we drove out to the cemetery where Phil Everly is buried.

It was another fun day, glad that we were able to make time to run up there. If you’d like more details about the museum, you can visit them at the following:

http://www.cityofcentralcity.com/explore/tourism/

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