Statue of Blind Willie McTell welcomes visitors to Statesboro

Statue of Blind Willie McTell welcomes visitors to Statesboro

BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - Statesboro has a new ambassador to welcome visitors to town.

The Convention and Visitor's Bureau now features a lifesize statue of Blind Wille McTell. He's the legendary blues musician who moved to Statesboro and wrote the famous "Statesboro Blues" sung by Taj Mahal and later, the Allman Brothers Band.

They hope the statue on a bench will serve as a conversation starter for visitors.

"This was a lot of fun," said GSU art professor, Marc Moulton. "It was great to work on a historical figure for Statesboro."

"It's a great teaser to bring a lot more people in to learn about the area for what they can do here and what they can see here," said Dr. Brent Tharpe, CVB President.

The hope McTell becomes a popular "selfie" stop for locals and visitors.

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