Looking for NEW Partner!

Yes Ron and I are looking for a new 40% OWNER! Yes we are a REAL Georgia corporation and NOT just a web site!

My partner Ron Rich and I are looking for another PARTNER that would have to prove themselves for ONE year that would then lead to them being a 40% owner of the business!

So what would you be selling? You will see there are ALREADY items to sell: music jewelry, books, DVDs, memberships, and logoed items.

Here is the deal. You would be selling these items and whatever else Ron and I approved and you would receive a 60% commission! 60% is UNHEARD of in any business!

HOWEVER you would also be responsible for your overhead (which should not be much)! If you wanted to bring on sales people working with you that would come out of your 60%!

Ron and I are getting together to set SALES benchmarks you will be expected to reach every quarter until the end of 2015. Each quarter you MUST reach those benchmarks! Of course we will not set a way out of line benchmark for each quarter.


You will be expected to provide Ron and I a simple résumé of why YOU should be selected to be our partner in a REAL business that could grow to the size of the Country Music Hall of Fame or Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!

Send that resume to me at southernmusicassociation@gmail.com Subject: SMHF


Why We Need SMHF & M!

Today I spent the entire day researching the online digitalized Library of Congress to create the slide show you see HERE.

I was SHOCKED to see how little history of our USA SOUTHERN MUSIC is available! I think you will agree when you watch it! Also the quality of many of their images is awful!

This just is further proof that The Southern Music Hall of Fame & Museum is NEEDED!

That is why Ron and I are preparing a CROWD FUNDING proposal to raise the funds for a SMHF & M TRAVELING EXHIBIT!

Stay tuned for more details and also learn how to support the project!

Hugh Simpson

Asheville Meeting Coming Up!

YES Asheville, recently named one of the TOP 10 cities to live in the United States of America, is stepping up to the bat and I think getting ready to hit a GRAND SLAMMER with the Southern Music Hall of Fame & Museum!

Movers and shakers in government, business, education and music are coming together for their first meeting on September 11, 2014.

I will keep you updated!

Hugh Simpson


Yes yesterday Ron Rich and I met with Stephanie Brown, Executive Director of Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau. She informed us that she had spoken to the people interested in building an amphitheater in downtown Asheville and they were excited about the possibility of having the SMHF & M as part of that complex.

Asheville will be adding 1,000 new hotel rooms in the next 5 years which is a BIG plus!

Our presentation team will be in Asheville in mid May.

Last night I also learned that Greenville’s director is setting up a meeting with their movers and shakers!

Stay tuned!

Hugh Simpson

THREE Cities Wooing SMHF & M!

Yes now we have THREE cities wooing us to place our Southern Music Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. in their locations.

First is Norcross, Georgia which is located north of downtown Atlanta and home of the Mall of Georgia. There are potentially two locations there that are being considered.

Second is Greenville, South Carolina where our co-founder Harry Turner grew up. Greenville is a very progressive city and now home to Michelin, BMW and the southeast HQ of General Electric. Harry is good friends of the new director of Tourism as they went to high school together.

And finally the newest hat in the ring is Asheville, North Carolina that sees 9,000,000 plus tourists annually past through the city visiting the world famous Biltmore Estate. There new theme is MUSIC and the home of Moog and the Orange Peel. This small music venue which holds less than 900 was selected as the southern city stop off for Smashing Pumpkins!

Stay tuned as we have heard that another city may be throwing their hat in the ring!

Hugh Simpson