Mapping the Roots of Kentucky Musicians

Kentucky is the birthplace of many nationally known musicians.  From the country music duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd to the hip-hop group Nappy Roots, these artists have been influenced by the landscape, culture, and traditions of their Kentucky upbringing. While the musical genres of Kentucky artists are far and wide, they all got their start right here in the Bluegrass State.

To recognize some of the most popular Kentucky musicians, we have created a map to show the hometowns of the fifteen artists featured in A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music by Jason Howard, along with a few others who have made it big in the American music industry.

Don’t forget to sign up for this week’s giveaway title A Few Honest Words! The winner will be chosen Friday, March 8 at 1 pm!


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