It’s a sad few days for music fans in Macon, Georgia. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame board of directors announced plans to permanently shut down the Hall of Fame on June 12th due to budget cuts and financial instability. While outside bidders put their names forward to fund the historic building, the board of directors were dead-set on closing down the building, the Macon Telegraph is reporting. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s inductee list includes the legendary Patty Loveless, Alan Jackson and Trisha Yearwood, to name just a few.
Plans have the exhibits and memorabilia to be spread out throughout Georgia to the university of Georgia, Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia. The board of directors felt that no financial help would make the Hall of Fame important enough to invest into any further due to lack of tourism for the building.
(Check out the full inductee list HERE.)