Dothan dedicates “Wiregrass Music” mural

The 20th mural entitled “Wiregrass Music” was dedicated on Wednesday, June 10th in the historic section of Downtown Dothan. The mural features people in the Wiregrass area that have excelled in the music industry. Included on the mural are: Ray Charles (born in Albany, GA), Dean Daughtry (keyboards for The Candymen, Classics IV & Atlanta Rhythm Section), Buddy Buie (songwriter & producer), John Rainey Adkins (The Webs, The Candymen, Beaverteeth), David Adkins (Beaverteeth), Wilbur Walton, Jr. (The James Gang), Mickey Thomas (Elvin Bishop Group, Jefferson Starship/Starship), Martha Reeves (of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – born in Eufaula), Bobby Goldsboro (singer/songwriter). This will be the first of three murals dedicated to Wiregrass Music.
On hand for the ceremony were honorees Dean Daughtry, Buddy Buie, David Adkins, Wilbur Walton, Jr., and Bobby Goldsboro. Other special guests included Marilyn Stamps of the Alabama Tourism Department, David Johnson of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, songwriter/producer Chips Moman and numerous other celebrities in the music industry that came to honor those on the mural. Dothan CVB Executive Director Bob Hendrix, who also serves on the Wiregrass Festival of Murals committee, said, “The murals in Downtown Dothan have become one of our major attractions that bring tourists and tour groups to our area on a regular basis.”
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