Country Music Store moves to Cass County
County Music Store moves to Cass County after being located in Texarkana, Texas for many years.
The business will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting this Friday, Oct. 12.
The store is now located at 2814 W. Main Atlanta, Texas.
There will be food and door prizes along with the classic country radio station KPGG 103.9.
The event will kickoff at 10 a.m. and the ribbon cutting is slated for 11:30 a.m.
Owner of the Country Music Store, Ed Strange, has been in the music business for 25 years and before that his father owned the business.
“When I was growing up I told my mother that I wanted to be a musician and she told me to pick one that you can’t do both,” said Strange jokingly.
Around the store Strange has his collection of antique stringed instruments with the oldest being a 1900’s mandolin.
Strange moved his business to Atlanta, Texas because it is closer to home and he retired from being an electrician.
Strange spoke about why he is in the music business.
“Just the love of music, the people that play and I have met a lot of people in the business,” said Strange.
Strange explained what he loves most about being in the music business.
“Seeing kids learn how to play, some of them come in and can’t even play a chord on a guitar and they come in a year later and they can play great, these kids can pick it up quick,” said Strange.
Strange enjoys playing guitar, bass guitar, mandolin and drums.
He said one of the most unique instruments that has came through his shop is a hammered dulcimer, which is a percussion string instrument with the strings stretched across a large trapezoidal resonance board.
He can repair most stringed instruments but he leaves the finish work up to the luthier’s, craftsman of stringed instruments.
His favorite brand of instrument is Martin.