Department of Tourism
MEDIA ADVISORY - Explore Country Music
On Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum will stage educational programs on country music in conjunction with an ongoing exposition of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, “New Harmonies.”
The Friday session on Kentucky singers starting at 6 p.m. will be led by Dr. James Claypool. Admission is an $8 suggested donation that will benefit the Keith Whitley Foundation in Sandy Hook, Ky. Music and food will accompany the program.
The Saturday session, led by former Johnson County Librarian June Rice, also starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The program will cover the artists of the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway region, from Loretta Lynn to the late Keith Whitley.
Live music will be performed at both sessions. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the Smithsonian exhibit “New Harmonies”, which celebrates American “roots music.” The exhibit will remain at the Paintsville museum through April 24.
WHAT: Educational presentations on country music along with live performances. The Smithsonian Institution exhibit “New Harmonies” will also be on display.
WHO: Authorities on country music, Dr. James Claypool and June Rice, followed by performances by regional artists.
WHEN: Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2008, beginning at 6 p.m. both evenings.
WHERE: U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, Paintsville, Ky.
More information: Please contact Tony Tackett at 606-297-1469.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.