Tagged: The Coon Creek Girls

What is happening at Renfro Valley?

Original Renfro Valley Barn Dance Crew For 78 years, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center has provided musical entertainment.  From country to gospel to bluegrass music, as well as comedy, so many acts have graced the stage at both the Old Barn and New Barn.  Many of those have went on to...

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Lily May Ledford

Kentucky country music legend and banjo picker, Lily May Ledford Today marks the 100th birthday of Lily May Ledford.  She was born on March 17, 1917 in Pilot, Kentucky.  She began her career in music after being discovered at a talent contest in Chicago by John Lair.  Mr. Lair was...

Who are the Coon Creek Girls?

Coon Creek Girls – Photo by Coley Ogg’s daughter and son in law, Elbert and Elizabeth Fortner of the Ogg studio. When you think of Appalachian mountain music, you cannot help but think of the Coon Creek Girls.  The Coon Creek Girls were an all-female string band based out of...