US 23: Country Music Highway

Home of Country Music
Running almost the entire length of Eastern Kentucky, the Country Music Highway is a scenic byway devoted to the rich heritage and history of the region. You will be immersed in the traditions of Eastern Kentucky’s mountain music, since this byway has been home to over a dozen well-known country music stars, including Pike County’s own Patty Loveless and Dwight Yoakam. Other Country Music superstars that hail from Pike County’s surrounding area include Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Scaggs, Keith Whitley, and Gary Stewart.

Continuing the Tradition
To this day, there exists a hotbed of talent along the Country Music Highway that is sure to continue our tradition of bringing the world our great brand of music. Where can one take in all this great new music you ask? Kentucky’s top community theatre, the Artists Collaborative Theatre, is the perfect place to see a show that brings together inspiring theatre and our famed variety of music. Main Street Live also showcases our local talent with a variety of genres, such as country, bluegrass, rock, gospel, and even metal music. Throughout the year, there are various concerts and festivals that features great music, food and fun. Check back with us often, we’d love to meet you.

Click here to learn more about Live Music in Pike County.

Country Music Highway Gallery


Where to Find Pike County Tourism CVB

831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (800) 844-7453
Tourism Director: Tony Tackett

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