The Country Music Highway means so much to me. I grew up in that special part of Kentucky, as did so many of my friends who have also been fortunate enough to find careers in Country music. And now the Country Music Highway folks have launched a great project they’re calling THE ROAD TO FAME, an annual competition to find the next generation of Country artists from the hills and hollers along the Highway. Keeping music alive on the stage and in the schools is close to my heart. I encourage everyone to get behind this project. Please join me in supporting THE ROAD TO FAME and the difference it will make in the lives of our friends and neighbors. – Naomi Judd
Road To Fame Winners

The Highway

On March 1, 1994, a bill sponsored by State Representative Hubert Collins was passed and US Route 23 in Eastern Kentucky became “The Country Music Highway” to recognize the famous Country music stars that came from the region. In 2002, the Country Music Highway was also recognized as a National Scenic Byway. The 144-mile stretch of highway runs north and south along the eastern part of the state through the lush hills and valleys of Appalachia. More information is available at www.CountryMusicHighway.com

Stars Along the highway

  1. Billy Ray Cyrus — Flatwoods
  2. The Judds — Ashland
  3. Tom T. Hall — Olive Hill
  4. Keith Whitley — Sandy Hook
  5. Ricky Skaggs — Blaine
  6. Hylo Brown — River
  7. Loretta Lynn — Van Lear
  8. Crystal Gayle — Van Lear
  9. Dwight Yoakam — Betsy Layne
  10. Patty Loveless — Elkhorn City
  11. Gary Stewart — Jenkins


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