A Clinton folklorist was was one of 10 people to be presentedÂ with a 2017 Governorâ€™s Arts Award, Tennesseeâ€™s highest honor in the arts.
Folklorist Bob Fulcher of Clinton won aÂ Folklife Heritage Award. He is the first folklorist to receive the Tennessee Folklife Heritage Award.Â Fulcher is the park manager of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail.
Among the distinguished artists honored areÂ Kallen Esperian, Amy Grant, and Vince Gill, a press release said.
The awards were announced Thursday by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.
The recipients will be acknowledged during a private ceremony in March 2017 at the Tennessee Residence. Awards are made in three categories: Distinguished Artist, Arts Leadership, and Folklife Heritage. [Read more…]