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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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Region Owensboro, KY
RiverPark Center, beautifully situated overlooking the Ohio River, is a bustling regional performing arts and civic center hosting nearly 200,000 visitors every year, includin...
Region Rosine, KY
Enjoy a visit to this historic barn in Bill Monroe's little hometown for live jam sessions of Bluegrass, country and gospel music. Dance or perform if you wish, or bring a law...
Region Shepherdsville, KY
Great Country Music every Sat night. Right off I-65 exit 117
The Stephen Foster Story
Region Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story This spectacular musical, with a cast of more than 50 performers, is based on the life of America's first great composer, Stephe...
U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum
Region Paintsville, KY
The Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars. Enjoy live bluegrass music at "Front Porch Pickin" every Thursday at 7pm. 1) Admission pric...
Region Waynesburg, KY
Family oriented establishment with Live country music performances and dance floor. There is a snack bar available. Located south of Stanford.
Region Lexington, KY
The Woodsongs: Old Time Radio Hour is taped in front of a live audience every Monday at 7pm. A global living room concert, featuring grassroots independent artists from Appal...
Region Rosine, KY
There's Only One Birthplace of Bluegrass Music. Step back into music history at the beautifully restored boyhood home of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music." Imag...
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