Texas Heritage Museum New Exhibit The History of the Light Crust Doughboys

doughboys-museumGrammy Award Winner Art Greenhaw, is the Chairman of the Cultural and Performing Arts Committee for the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, and bandleader of The Light Crust Doughboys.  See the press release below announcing the new exhibit at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas.  Congratulations to Art and The Light Crust Doughboys!

HILLSBORO – “The Light Crust Doughboys are on the air!” Texas Heritage Museum’s newest temporary exhibit is the history of the Light Crust Doughboys–the longest-running band in the history of recorded music. They are also credited with inventing Western Swing music.

The Light Crust Doughboys Exhibit features rare photos and memorabilia from the various eras of the band’s long and colorful history. There are prized, historical artifacts associated with The Light Crust Doughboys’ first boss man, W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel, who used The Doughboys’ immense popularity to help him become Governor of Texas and U.S. Senator from Texas. “Pappy” was the only politician in history to ever defeat Lyndon Johnson in a political election for a national office. The 66-year band tenure of Doughboy Marvin “Smokey” Montgomery, unmatched in Texas country music history, is also well-represented in the Exhibit. Also well-represented in the Exhibit is the modern, silver-age-era of The Light Crust Doughboys, where the band has earned Grammy Award Wins and 8 Grammy Award Nominations in 8 different years. The band in the 1990s and 21st century has toured Texas as State of Texas’ Official Music Ambassadors and members of multiple Halls of Fame. For more history, visit www.lightcrustdoughboys.org

The exhibit features historical facts, memorabilia and a film on the iconic band. The exhibit will be open the remainder of the year, and admission is free to the Texas Heritage Museum. Summer hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. For more information about the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College, please call (254) 659-7750, or visit their website at www.hillcollege.edu/info/texasheritagemuseum.

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