Created on Sunday, 03 June 2012 10:38
“I've been asked at least 20 times, ‘Why don't you move to Nashville, where everything's going on?'” Watson told the Watauga Democrat. “I'm a country boy. I don't need to be in the city.”In 2011, a statue of Watson was placed on the corner of West King and Depot Street - the same corner Watson performed for pocket change before his big break. During his time in the hospital, some people began placing flowers on the local statue.
Following Deep Gap native Doc Watson's death Tuesday, musicians are continuing to pay tribute to his life.
|The local statue of Doc Watson is covered in flowers left in memory for the famous musician. Photo by Olivia Wilkes | The Appalachian|
The eight-time Grammy winner fell in his home last week before transferring to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and underwent colon surgery.
Watson was a lifelong Watauga native, and despite gaining national recognition for his music, he wanted to remain in the Watauga community.
In lieu of flowers, senior history major and musician Matthew Weaver placed a guitar pick on the statue.