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Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation Takes Reins of Song of the Mountains

Song of the MountainsAfter months of announcements, protests and business wrangling, it was announced last week that Tim White will return to Song of the Mountains. In addition, the new Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation will take over the Song of the Mountains concert series. The agreement and contract will split the Song of the Mountains program from the Lincoln Theatre and the rights will change hands to the new foundation. As contract and legal agreements come to a close, the Lincoln Theatre is expected to receive a $50,000 donation from the Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation as part of the negotiations. The Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation was created as a non-profit by Joe Ellis, Sam Russell and Ed Stringer, all Marion businessmen who were instrumental in the founding of Song of Mountains program.

Tim White Comments on Song of the Mountains Status

Tim WhiteBy Tim White
I want to thank all of my friends, fellow musicians and fans of Song of the Mountains for your overwhelming support over the past three weeks. Your kind words of support have meant so much to me and my wife Penny. Just to let you know briefly what has happened since the Lincoln Theatre board's "Re-organization committee" released me from my contract 3 1/2 years early...the director of the Lincoln Theatre stands pretty much all alone now.

Lincoln Theatre “Song of the Mountains” Reorganization

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- The Lincoln Theatre Board of Directors voted at its most recent meeting to makes changes to the structure of its nationally-syndicated public television concert series Song of the Mountains®. The program will be put on a short hiatus while the theatre completes a rebranding process by developing more innovative programming, creating new partnerships and securing additional financial support, as it enters its second decade on the air.

Boggs & Baker Two Girls from Pound to Perform on Song of the Mountains

Reagan Boggs and Kaitlyn BakerMarion, VA -- Two wonderfully talented ladies from the little town of Pound, Virginia will be in concert on Saturday, June 7th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia for Song of the Mountains. Reagan Boggs will perform with her band as will Kaitlyn Baker and her fine group. “I think it is amazing that both these young ladies are so talented and both are from the same little town of Pound, Virginia in the coalfields of Southwestern Virginia”, says Tim White the host and executive coordinator of the award winning nationally televised concert series. “Both of these ladies have recently signed recording contracts with record labels and we are so glad to have them on Song of the Mountains on the same night”, says White.

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