Don Cusic, professor of music business, is serving a guest curator for “The Guitar: Art, Artists and Artisans” exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The exhibit, which is scheduled to open Feb. 13 and continue through May 9, includes guitars from Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Lynn Anderson and Garth Brooks as well as an 1885 Martin guitar and a Gene Autry Round-up Guitar from the 1930s. The “Art, Artists and Artisans” approach allows the exhibit to highlight the guitar as artwork, providing a canvas for artwork that enhances the instrument’s beauty, the musical artists who are identified with the guitar when they perform and the artisans who create these instruments. Click here for more on this story.
In addition, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, which Cusic edited, was recently released by Greenwood Press. Cusic and James Elliott, chair of Belmont’s songwriting program, also wrote several entries in book. Cusic also contributed the liner notes to the Oak Ridge Boys three-CD gospel set which is now available at Cracker Barrel.