What better way to keep Marty and his music alive for all generations. Being on the West Coast, many folks just don't want to be connected to "country music". I want to show everyone what "country music" really can be. Listen to Marty sing, watch his vidios, and realize that he is a great entertainer, family man and fan pleaser. Keep him alive, he died too young, future generations need to know who this great entertainer was.
For the past 12 years, I have been honored to be part of the band that has played for the tribute to Marty Robbins, a singer, song writer, author and actor, and a native of Glendale, Arizona. The Friends of Marty Robbins, a non-profit organization, has put this show on stage under the watchful eyes of Juanita Buckley, the founder and preaident of this group. Many people have supported the tribute, and have DONATED their time and energy to keep Marty's memory alive. For all the years that this tribute was held in Glendale, and now in Willcox, Arizona, performers from as far away as Illinois (4)have paid their own travel and other expenses just to be part of this tribute. The main focus of our Entertainment Director, John Edmondson, has been to put on a clean, family show of approximently 3 hours of nothing but Mart's music, as well as recruit younger singers who can carry on this tradition to the future. Sincerely, Denny Sarver 3 Wheel Drive Band Glendale, AZ Feb. 17, 2010
The Friends of Marty Robbins Headquarters, Museum and Gift Shop are now located in Willcox, Arizona. I didn't realize when I joined FOMR, how involved I would become. This organization is dedicated to "Keeping Marty's music and memory alive" Founder and President Juanita Buckley has worked tirelessly with love to bring to the public an exhibit that reveals not only the artist and his contributions to country music but the man, Marty Robbins. There are no employees, only volunteers and members who help with fundraisers, promotional ventures and the annual tribute concert. These events assist in maintenance of the museum building. I recommend this organization to anyone who wants to preserve the music and memory of the multi-talented Marty Robbins,a country music history maker and legend in his own time.