Country Music Highway
“Country roads…take me home…..” Did you know that Kentucky has their own Country Music Highway? It is US 23 in far eastern Kentucky. The significance is major as many country music artists have been raised in that region. From Loretta Lynn to Dwight Yoakam, some came from humble beginnings only to make it into a country music superstar.
Today I got to attend a press conference on the Kentucky Country Music Highway Road to Fame. I’m personally excited over this project because it brings music to kids in the classroom. Plus, it gives people a chance to have their voice heard and be noticed. It focuses only those from the counties surrounding the Country Music Highway.
Click here for my latest article on Examiner.com to learn more about this important iniative introduced by Governor Steve Beshear and Tom T. Hall.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website with over 20 years experience in music journalism, concert planning, photography, and promotion. Jessica is a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the 2019 Leadership Kentucky BRIGHT Class and a recipient of the Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award. Listen to her each week on WFKY on Friday mornings for the Nashville News Roundup.