Country Music Highway

(redirected from U.S. Route 23)
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Country Music Highway

Address:c/o Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association
2292 South Hwy 27
Somerset, KY 42501

Phone:606-677-6095
Web: www.countrymusichighway.com Description:Running almost the entire length of eastern Kentucky, byway was home to a large number of well-known country musicians who were born along an eight-county stretch of Highway US 23. These include Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless. Byway also passes through areas which are rich in the history of Native Americans, pioneers, the Civil War, and the mining industry.
Legth: 144 miles. Start/Endpoint: Follows US 23 south from Ashland to Whitesburg, Kentucky. Time to Allow: 2.5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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