Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Jerry Lee Lewis Highway

Looks like the Highway Department has woken up to the Killers influence before the Country Music Association. In Nashville the other day, Tennessee's Legislature approved a bill designating the section of Getwell Road between Interstate 240 and the Mississippi border "The Jerry Lee Lewis Highway." I suppose it just wasn't tactful to call it the Killer Highway.

Jerry Lee, his daughter Phoebe Lewis and manager J.W. Whitten were present when the House of Representatives announced the resolution Monday night. Talk about a one sided love affair, the vote was 95-0 in favor of the bill, following a 33-0 vote in the Senate.

"I'd just like to say thank you very much and God bless you. It's not every day you get a street named after you. I think it's a great honor. It's a privilege to be here and God bless each and every one of you," Lewis said.

Rock on Killer.

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