Holyfield Place: A Downtown Morrilton Development Project
Born in 1942, Wayland Holyfield grew up in the Mallettown community of Conway County, Arkansas - an area he still refers to as home.
In 1975, Holyfield achieved his first solo #1 hit, "You're My Best Friend," recorded by Don Williams. He wrote several songs for Williams - and has written for many other artists, including George Strait, Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Kathy Mattea, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, The Judds, Mark Chesnutt, John Anderson, Gary Allan, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Anne Murray, Charly McClain and others. During his career, Holyfield was writer of over 40 Top Ten hits and 14 #1 hits.
Here in Arkansas, Holyfield is well-known for his song "Arkansas, You Run Deep In Me," which was written for the 1986 Arkansas Sesquicentennial celebration. It was named one of Arkansas's official state songs in 1987.
After moving to Nashville in the 70s, Conway County native Wayland Holyfield became one
of the biggest songwriters in Music City well into the 90s.
THE DRIVING FORCES
Main Street Morrilton is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting downtown Morrilton as the hub of community life and is the fiscal agent for this project. Therefore, your donations are tax-deductible. Other stakeholders include the Conway County Economic Development Corporation, the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Morrilton. Complete the contact information card below or contact the Conway County Economic Development Corporation at (501) 354-2393 for more information.
HOW TO INVEST IN HOLYFIELD PLACE
It's all about creative placemaking.
SPONSOR A PLACE | From benches to shade trees
Each defined space and structure on the project elevation is available to be sponsored and sponsors will be recognized with decorative plaques.
MAKE A DONATION | Cash is always helpful.
Main Street Morrilton is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is accepting tax- deductible donations for this project.
BUY A BRICK | We'll put your name on it.
Brick pavers will line sections of the landscape and are available to purchase for $100. Pavers can be personalized by the donor.
INVESTMENT LEVELS | Contact us for a customized investment package.
$50,000 - Covered Pavilion/Stage (one available)
$25,000 - Bathrooms (one available)
$15,000 - Sound System (one available)
$10,000 - Shade Structures (two available)
$5,500 - Picnic Table (ten available)
$5,000 - Sponsor a Hit Song Plaque
$2,000 - Decorative Lights (ten available)
$1,000 - Planter (five available)
$1,000 - Trees (six available)
$100 - Brick Paver