The Norman Transcript

November 28, 2013

Exhibit looks at music of historic Route 66

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Getting your kicks on Route 66 been a favorite pastime of travelers near and far for decades.

Now, the iconic song by Bobby Troup is part of an exhibit at Oklahoma’s Route 66 Museum in Clinton focusing on the music and artists who help bring the famed highway to life.

“Music for the Mother Road: Route 66” features displays and interactive pieces about the history of radio and the popular songs people listened to over the decades as they traversed Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif.

Artists and songs featured include Johnny Cash’s “I’ve Been Everywhere,” Woody Guthrie’s “Will Rogers Highway” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Road Trippin’.”

The exhibit will be open through the end of the year.

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