NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Music Row roundabout sculpture known as “Musica” will soon get a facelift.
Fountains will be added to the sculpture and, when the project is complete, it will get a new name.
The statue will be renamed for one of Nashville‘s first song writing couples — Boudleaux and Felice Bryant.
“This is a momentous day for Nashville and the music community as we honor Nashville’s first professional songwriters with a work of art, ‘The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Fountains of Musica,’ which will no doubt become the iconic symbol of our city. With hit songs cut and performed live by everyone from Little Jimmy Dickens, The Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, the Beatles and Roy Orbison to Eddie Vedder, Norah Jones, Brothers Osborne and Phish.”
"The couple also penned the beloved anthem ‘Rocky Top.’ It is a perfect union with ‘Musica.’ which honors the diversity of Nashville’s musical genres and its people,” said Fountains of Musica Foundation chairman Desmond Child.
“Musica” is considered to be the largest bronze figure group in the United States.
A video animation by the design group shows a central fountain surrounding “Musica,” filling the inner ring of the Buddy Killen Circle where there is now grass. It will remain a roundabout for city traffic.
Businessman Ron Samuels and entrepreneur Darren Metz, each pledged to raise $1 million for the project.
Fountains of Musica Foundation also launched community campaign to raise $2 million to engage support big and small.
Foundation president Andrée LeQuire said the goal for the community campaign is $2 million by December 2019 and would allow for the project to stay on schedule, flipping the switch for the fountains in November 2020.
LeQuire said due to its location on city property, this is public private partnership is important to complete the fountains as originally planned in 2003.
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