New music museum highlights rockabilly music

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BOLIVAR, TN (WMC-TV) - A small town outside of Bolivar, Tennessee, is now home to a museum dedicated to rockabilly music.

Rockabilly legend Eddie Bond, best known for his tune "Rockin' Daddy", is just one of the many musicians featured in the Country Cabin Music Museum in Hardeman County.

"A lot of people that the public doesn't know about, and that's one of the things we're trying to do here at the museum is to give them recognition," said museum owner Ed Doles.

A modest sign points the way to this treasure trove of country and rockabilly music history. Inside, music memorabilia is everywhere you look.

There's even a special section dedicated to WMC-TV 5.

"There's a lot of talented people on that wall in there that I'm happy to share space with," said Bertha Vaughan.

Vaughan began her music career at WMC as a singer with the Rhodes show.  In early video, Vaughn can be seen standing behind the Rhodes brothers during one of their performances on Channel 5.

The museum also pays tribute to others, like Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.

"Luckily for a country boy, I got to go in all the states but four, and 15 European countries with Carl Perkins," said musician Lee McAlpin, who played keyboard for the legendary Perkins for 10 years.

He and others continue to perform and write new rockabilly music for future generations to enjoy.

To find out more about the Country Cabin Music Museum and Studio, just click here.

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