Music tourism marker honors Pikeville-born gospel publisher

A new Tennessee Music Pathways sign in downtown Pikeville directs travelers following the statewide trail through the area and leaves a little bit of Bledsoe’s own musical history with visitors.

The sign, located on the sidewalk in front of the Main Street Stage, honors Pikeville born gospel music publisher and hymnodist Robert Emmett (R.E.) Winsett. Winsett was famous for composing many well-known gospel songs including “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” with a reputation resting on his publishing prowess.

For more, see the September 12 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

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