Mary Beth Pruett and the Grinder’s Switch Foundation

I was born and raised a Tennessee farm girl and I still live on the farm started by my great, great grandfather. I am obsessed with horses and dogs, and I love to read and sing and listen to good music. I have a great life and I have been showered with blessings from God. I enjoy sharing my experiences growing up in the country through my writing which I have been doing off and on all my life.

I’ll be at the Hickman County Ag Pavilion Friday May 25th telling some of these stories so come on by and sit a spell.

“Bring Minnie Home” is another of my many projects here in Hickman County. I am working with the Grinder’s Switch Foundation to raise funds for the commission of a life sized bronze statue of my Great Aunt, Sarah Opheila Collie Cannon, the  famous Grand Ole Opry star known to most of the world as Minnie Pearl.

In anticipation of the late comedienne’s 100th birthday on October 25, 2012, the Foundation has asked noted sculptor Jennifer Grisham of Columbia to create a life-size bronze of Minnie Pearl, for placement on the Hickman County Courthouse lawn in Centerville, Tennessee. She will be sitting on a bench and her fans will be encouraged to sit with Minnie for pictures and to remember her stories of Grinders Switch and the people who live there. You can read more about Mrs Cannon, the statue and the Grinder’s Switch Foundation at


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  1. Pingback: Ghost Stories, Bluegrass, Hay Rides and More « Arts & Ag Tour

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