My good friend Harry Turner, Mister Beach Music, asked me to join his newly formed Beach Music Association International (BMAI) shortly after Beach Music was declared the Official Popular Music of his beloved South Carolina. Of course I was honored to be asked and accepted.
Harry was and still is a guiding light for BMAI. This organization is responsible for getting Coastal Carolina University to put in the Beach Music Hall of Fame and host the induction ceremonies. Harry even teaches Beach Music 101 at Coastal.
Harry and the BMAI board now are considering changing the direction of the organization and becoming the South Carolina Music Hall of Fame to expand the beyond Beach Music to America’s Music!