Owensboro wants to be on Americana Music Triangle

Owensboro wants to be on Americana Music Triangle

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A city in western Kentucky is shooting to become the northern-most point on the Americana Music Triangle.

The Messenger-Inquirer reports Owensboro, Kentucky, wants to join other cities on the 1,500-mile trail that includes nine music genres.

Currently, New Orleans serves as the southern point while the northern points are in the Tennessee cities of Memphis and Nashville.

Aubrey Preston and the Franklin, Tennessee-based Americana Music Association created the trail and recently visited Owensboro to discuss with local officials the possibility of including it.

The city has because a hub for bluegrass music and tourism. It is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum and holds an annual bluegrass festival that draws about 20,000 people.

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