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LEGENDARY PEDAL STEEL GUITARIST PETE DRAKE HONORED IN MUSIC CITY

LEGENDARY PEDAL STEEL GUITARIST PETE DRAKE HONORED IN MUSIC CITY
Multiple locations pay tribute to his contributions to the recording industry

(Nashville, TN – 04/14/11) Legendary pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake is being honored for his contributions to the recording industry in several prominent displays in Music City of his instruments that he used on several major, historic recordings. Jerri Malloy and Regions bank, located at the Roundabout on Music Row, played host to Richard Courtney, George Cassidy and a select list of VIP guests this past Tuesday April 12, 2011. Courtney and co-author Cassidy, recently penned Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles, which features 100 insightful business lessons based on the history of The Beatles.

The year-long Beatles display at Regions Bank based on Courtney and Cassidy’s writings will showcase several instruments in connection to Pete Drake’s work with the legendary group; Drake’s 12-string electric dobro which was played on George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” on the All Things Must Pass album, his first in a series Harptone Guitar whose like models were presented as gifts to George Harrison and Ringo Starr in London’s Apple Studios. Ringo Starr’s drumsticks used during his Nashville recording session of his Beaucoups of Blues project that was produced by Pete Drake and Starr’s shirt that was given to him during those same sessions.
Across town at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Pete Drake is also honored in a display of his most famous Sho-bud pedal steel guitar dubbed as “Old Goldie.” The instrument was played on multi-million selling hits including those from legendary artists George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and the aforementioned George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass.
Also downtown at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop located on Broadway is Drake’s custom built Sho-bud, wood-tone steel guitar that was played on recording sessions in the late 60’s and 70’s and used to record his hit song “Forever” with the “talking steel guitar.”
All of the displays are available to the public now for viewing.
For more information including admission costs, hours and more, please visit: http://www.regions.com, http://www.countrymusichalloffame.org and http://www.etrecordshop.com.
For more information on Pete Drake, please visit his official website at: http://www.petedrakemusic.com


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