Add It To The Bucket List: Visit These Street Murals Dedicated To Your Favorite Musicians
The first time street art appeared in the U.S. was back in the 1920s and ’30s when gangs would tag up the streets of New York. What started out as graffiti has now evolved to artists being commissioned to brighten up the street, or pay tribute to an icon. The city of Detroit has launched projects like the “Detroit Creative Corridor” to breathe life into an area that went through hard times. Here we’ve gathered our favorite street art that pays tribute to musicians and you’ll definitely want to seek out your favorites.
Nashville Celebrates Tennessee’s Dolly Parton
Country sweetheart Dolly Parton was born in Sevier County, Tennessee in 1946. Parton has many titles to her name, including singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, so is it any wonder that Nashville would want a mural of their country queen up on a wall?
Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time and has received 47 Grammy nominations. Dolly even has her own theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenessee called Dollywood – think: Hollywood meets Disneyland but with a country twist.