In commemoration of Arts in McNairy's twentieth anniversary in 2021, the organization commissioned Tull to paint a third mural. Dedicated in 2023, the mural completed a triad of musically themed public art in downtown Selmer. Tull commented, "I first heard of and listened to Black old-time string band music over ten years ago when the Carolina Chocolate Drops opened for Old Crow Medicine Show the Ryman Auditorium. I’ve been a listener ever since. Shawn Pitts recently dug up a rich history of Black old time string bands in rural McNairy County Tennessee and, at the same time, we were discussing painting another mural. I said, “let’s paint that! I met a man in the street by the mural one day taking a break. He stopped by a few times during the duration of the mural and we chatted about small town life, and life in general. My conversations with John Wayne Surratt’s uplifting conversations inspired me to title the mural “Always Lift Him Up And Never Knock Him Down,” It’s a song from Willie Watson, originally by Blind Alfred Reed.
Tull's murals are a visual representation of Southwest Tennessee's diverse musical culture. The first mural depicts the raucous energy of a rockabilly band in action, while the second offers a more contemplative nod to the rockabilly's country roots. The third installation pays homage to the African American influence so essential to the development of rockabilly, while honoring the depths of the area's Black string band heritage. Together, the three popular public art installations provide a concise history of rockabilly music in three beautiful images.
Today, as a featured destination in the Tennessee Music Pathways program, downtown Selmer attracts cultural tourist from around the globe. AiM's approach to public art is also considered a model for rural placemaking. The musically themed murals and Trail of Music Legends markers offer a satisfying sense of place, beauty, interest and authentic musical heritage to the McNairy County seat.