Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Ray Cyrus...
U.S. Highway 23, which runs through eastern Kentucky (from Greenup to Letcher County) is known as “Country Music Highway.”
The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet designated it Country Music Highway because of the impressive number of Country Music stars that have come from this region. More stars of Country Music have come from this one region than any other area of the United States. Pretty impressive, right?
These stars include…
- Loretta Lynn
- Billy Ray Cyrus
- Tom T. Hall
- Naomi and Wynonna Judd
- Keith Whitley
- Ricky Skaggs
- Patty Loveless
- Crystal Gayle
- Dwight Yokum
- Hylo Brown
- Gary Stewart
To learn more about Country Music Highway’s history, attractions, events, and stars, check out Country Music Highway.
Country Music Highway – Inside Music Row 1243:
The video below is from a few years back, but there’s still some pretty interesting information.