On Sunday, August 22, 2009, over 2,500 people converged on the little town of Luckenbach, Texas to break the world record for the most guitar players playing one song at the same time. The official count of 1,859 guitar players broke the previous world record of 1802 people set in Germany in 2007. At a little after 2pm, 1,859 pickers joined together to play the “Luckenbach, Texas” song for more than five minutes to break the world record. Tradition Guitar’s spokesman, Rusty Bickford said “it was great to be able to help out a worthy charity ’Voices of a Grateful Nation’ and to raise money to benefit our returning soldiers while having a once in a lifetime experience at Luckenbach”.
Following breaking the world record, the crowd patriotically played “This Land Is Your Land” with such Texas luminaries as Monte Montgomery, Gary P. Nunn, and Jimmy Lafave onstage. All available parking was taken and people parked on the roadside up to a half mile away and walked in the 100 degree heat to share in the record. All were thrilled to have the record home in the U.S!
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