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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Merritt Mountain Music Festival Art

The small town of Merritt BC has been host to the famous Merritt Mountain Music Festival for many years It is the largest country music festival in Canada and draws some of the biggest names in Country Music history.

Located three hours away from Vancouver, the town of Merritt is a beautiful place, surrounded by ranch lands and rivers which host rodeos and other events and showcase local talent

Year round visitors can wander through the Downtown to see its attractions which include over sixty giant murals and the Merritt Walk of Fame with hand prints of some of Country Music's hottest stars.

Almost every building has a giant size mural

In the recently built Spirit Square you can see murals of George Jones and Tanya Tucker

Painted by youths, the Merritt Murals are a government funded program which have become one of the town's many spectacular Country Music attractions.

Visitors can walk the streets and see the murals depicting Country Music legends such as Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Elvis Presley, Tim McGraw, Wilf Carter and many more which have graced the stage in the centre of town at the annual Merritt Mountain Music Festival.

The historic streets of Downtown Merritt are graced with hand prints from famous country music acts which have been collected since 1993 such as the Dixie Chicks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash and much more. Travis Tritt hand print.

Johnny Reid the most recent mural

Location:Merritt, BC Canada

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