Thursday, February 2, 2012

Country Music Has A Highway

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Country Music Highway committee members, TourSEKY members and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Tom T. Hall just announced the launch of two new initiatives surrounding the legendary highway (U.S. Route 23), now referred to as the “Country Music Highway.”

This stretch of road, which winds along the Eastern corridor of Kentucky, has given rise to a remarkable number of country artists including Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, Gary Stewart, Patty Loveless, Billy Ray Cyrus, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Rebecca Lynn Howard and many more.

The announcement made at the State Capital introduced the “Country Music Highway Road to Fame” talent competition which will allow the discovery of the next generation of talented artists from the area, as well as the development of a charitable organization, the “Country Music Highway Arts Education Fund”which will support music programs in Kentucky schools and aid children in discovering a passion for music without utilizing state education funds.

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