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Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation

About Us

The mission of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation serves to elevate the region's rich music heritage and the contributions of the past, present, and future music community through preservation, education and celebration.

The Foundation is an internationally acclaimed organization that serves to preserve and promote the region’s rich music heritage and culture to the nation and the world.

Our headquarters is the former location of Herzog Studios. 

“Believe this or not, but record producers from all over the country used to come to Cincinnati to record. This was not for the great recording facilities we had in town, but for the great sidemen who were available here then. WLW had the biggest musical staff of any non-network station in the country.”

We recorded so many singers: Patti Page, Ernest Tubbs, Flatt and Scruggs, Red Foley, the great Hank Williams, and more. Homer and Jethro even did numerous sessions for me.”

“Cincinnati was first, way ahead of Nashville. This was IT.”

—- E.T. “Bucky” Herzog, 1980 interview with Cincinnati Enquirer