Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
April 2, 2008
We’ve touched on the trend before of ever-narrowing categories for Halls of Fame, sliced and diced by geography, industry, gender, race, religion, politics, and whatever. We were reminded of it again by a story in the Frisco, Texas, Courier-Gazette. A former post office supervisor named Andy Woolard wants to build a Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the town. He has no experience in halls of fame or even in music, but “says he is following God’s plan.”
Sounds good so far — after all, many great roadside attractions have been built by people without job experience in the field, whether directed by God or not. But what caught our attention was Woolard’s tale of the attraction’s genesis. He originally thought of it only as a recording studio that would be available free to struggling Christian music acts. But as he looked for backers, he crossed paths with another local man, Ches Cabler, who had his own vision. The Courier-Gazette sez “Cabler contacted him about including the Christian Drummers Hall of Fame in the project, which he was trying to start.”
The two ideas, perhaps unworkable on their own, have now merged and expanded, and Woolard hopes to begin construction in 2010. And we’re counting on Christian Drummers to at long last move out of the shadow of their pagan percussion brethren.
Roadside’s unsolicited exhibit suggestion (and a tip o’ the hi-hat to Cleveland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame): create a huge wall cross from autographed drumsticks.
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