Nov. 5, 2012. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum welcomes Woody Durham, longtime play-by-play radio announcer for UNC-Chapel Hill football and basketball, to BRAHM on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. He will be in town for a book signing in celebration of his latest book, an autobiography entitled Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice, co-written with author, publisher and columnist Adam Lucas.
According to Blair Publishing, the book revisits 40 years of Tar Heel sports history in this new memoir. Between 1971 and 2011, Woody Durham’s years as the “voice of the Tar Heels,” he called more than 1,800 games. Woody earned the honor of North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year 13 times and was inducted into the N.C. Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. By the end of his tenure at UNC, Woody received the Lindsey Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster Award from the All-American Football Foundation and the Chris Schenkel Award from the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.
“Woody’s enthusiasm, his love for Carolina, is something that is extremely special,” said UNC basketball coach Roy Williams during Woody’s induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
His latest book, Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice, highlights behind-the-scenes stories from Woody’s 40 years as the voice of the Tar Heels, which makes it as much a chronicle of Tar Heel history as it is a memoir. He takes the reader on a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. And for the first time, Woody provides some unfiltered opinions on the games and people he covered.
As coauthor Adam Lucas says in his acknowledgements, “This book is about [Woody’s] life, but for many of us, it’s also about an era of Tar Heel sports—one that we heard through him.”
On Nov. 13, BRAHM visitors will have the opportunity to purchase and have signed their own copy of Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice. The event will be held in the atrium of the Museum, located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, and is open to the public.
The mission of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is to promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions and significant permanent collections. For more information, visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org or call 828-295-9099.