Tom T. Hall Helps Announce Plans For The Country Music Highway In Kentucky
January 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM (PT)
KENTUCKY Governor STEVE BESHEAR and COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME Member TOM T. HALL have announced the launch of two new initiatives surrounding the highway U.S. ROUTE 23, now referred to as the COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY. This stretch of road, which winds along the Eastern corridor of KENTUCKY, has given rise to a number of Country artists including WYNONNA and NAOMI JUDD, BILLY RAY CYRUS, RICKY SKAGGS, KEITH WHITLEY, DWIGHT YOAKAM, GARY STEWART, PATTY LOVELESS, BILLY RAY CYRUS, CRYSTAL GAYLE, LORETTA LYNN, REBECCA LYNN HOWARD and many more.
The announcement made at the STATE CAPITAL introduced the COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY ROAD TO FAME talent competition which will aim to allow the discovery of the next generation of artists from the area, as well as the development of a charitable organization, the COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY ARTS EDUCATION FUND which will support music programs in KENTUCKY schools.
The winner will receive a scholarship to participate in career development and coaching under the direction of PCG NASHVILLE valued at $25,000, an acoustic guitar and a plaque recognizing their achievement. The contest will be open to aspiring artists 13-35 years of age from the 15 counties that border the COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY.
Potential contestants can visit www.cmhroadtofame.com and register to receive announcements as they are made.