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Kentucky is the birthplace of bluegrass music and of dozens of music stars from many genres, especially country music. You can ride along U.S. 23 in eastern Kentucky, known as the Country Music Highway, and find the birthplaces of stars like The Judds, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs and Billy Ray Cyrus. In Paintsville you’ll find the Country Music Highway Museum, in Renfro Valley the Country Music Hall of Fame, in Owensboro the International Bluegrass Music Museum and in nearby Rosine, the birthplace of the father of blueqrass, Bill Monroe. Don’t be surprised if you also stumble upon a Kentucky bluegrass festival or one of many other Kentucky music festivals. When you leave you’ll want to listen to bluegrass music (and you might be humming a happy tune).

 Get the ultimate Kentucky music experience. Enjoy a Kentucky bluegrass festival or visit the Country Music Highway Museum. Find the best of Kentucky’s music attractions below and start planning your trip today!

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Northern Kentucky River Region Shepherdsville, KY
Bluegrass music for the entire family. Travel south on I-65, take Exit 117, turn right onto Hwy 44W and go 3 miles, on left side of the road. Season opens 2nd weekend in Octo...
Northern Kentucky River Region West Point, KY
Live Entertainment. Classic country music.  Snack bar, comfortable seats & plenty of parking.
Variety! Music, Memories, and More in Grand Rivers, KY
Western Wetlands Grand Rivers, KY
The Badgett Playhouse is home to Variety! Music, Memories & More. This two hour Branson-style musical revue celebrates American music from the 1940's to current and includes ...
Hofbrauhaus Newport
Bluegrass Region Newport, KY
Hofbrauhaus Newport is the first authentic Hofbrauhaus outside of Munich Germany. It features a truly authentic Bavarian dining and entertainment experience based on the over ...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
There's Only One...International Bluegrass Music Museum. State of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of bluegrass music. See the c...
Located about an 1/8th of a mile from Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.
Daniel Boone Country Renfro Valley, KY
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who ha...
Kentuckys Appalacians Prestonsburg, KY
If you're looking for an exciting evening of family-style entertainment, then you needn't look any further than Prestonsburg, KY. Kentucky Opry, who performs regularly in the ...
Western Wetlands Draffenville, KY
Branson Missouri style family entertainment. Country Music Variety Show.
Kentuckys Appalacians Louisa, KY
One of the jewels in the Country Music Highway crown, the Kentucky Paveillon at Falls Creek is an attraction that shouldn't be missed. This grand, five-story tall welcome cen...
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