Bob Everhart, Pioneer Music Museum curator and president of the National Traditional Country Music Assn., which owns the museum, said it has been in existence since 1976, though a permanent building wasn’t acquired until 1980. The building it is now in, has serious health problems with the roof, so that is what we are raising money for, and one of the most prolific country music song writers in Nashville, Terry Smith, is willing to help us raise the money to do that.
Terry Smith bas agreed to give a concert of some of the songs he has written on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Iowa Theater in Bloomfield following the opening act of Bob and Sheila Everhart, Grammy nominated artists that record for the Smithsonian Institution, who will open the concert at 7 p.m.
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Some of the songs Smith has written include the “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” “I Can’t Find A Train” and “Lord I’ve Been Ready For Years.” A traditional country singer in his own right, Smith has released 10 albums of original material to date, and will be performing some of his most popular songs at his Bloomfield engagement, including the popular “Little Brown Dog and the Little Green Frog.”
The Everharts have recorded six albums for the Smithsonian Institution, one a Grammy nomination, and seven albums for Prairie Music Records. Bob Everhart was the host performer for the popular award winning Iowa Public Television Show, “Old Time Country Music,” and he and bis wife are world travelers performing their Smithsonian ‘Traveling Museum of Music.” They work hard keeping the Pioneer Music Museum up and running, and managing the Oak Tree Performance Center in Anita.
The Pioneer Music Museum resides in Anita in Cass County and contains well over 3,500 artifacts, momentoes, photos and memories of the super stars of country music, from the very beginning of the music, starting with Jimmie Rodgers.