Country Music Highway

National Scenic BywayKentucky

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  • Sign in Butcher Hollow

    This sign welcomes visitors to the home of Loretta Lynn and the birthplace of Crystal Gayle.

  • Houseboats on Dewey Lake

    Houseboats make port at Dewey Lake on Millionaire's Row at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

  • Interior of Butcher Hollow Cabin

    Interior of Butcher Hollow homeplace, Loretta Lynn's childhood home.

  • Russell Fork Break

    Tree-covered mountains border the Byway at Russell Fork Break.

  • The Mountain Arts Center

    Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, exterior

  • David Appalachian Crafts Cooperative

    David Appalachian Crafts Coop in David, KY

  • Jenny Wiley Schoolhouse

    Old one-room schoolhouse at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

  • Mountain Home Place

    Children wander around on a grassy field.

  • Van Lear Historical Society Museum

    The blue painted house of the Van Lear Historical Society stands against a dark blue sky.

  • Butcher Hollow Boulder at Junction

    The Butcher "Holler" boulder points the way between two paths in the woods.

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  • Highway 23 near Pikeville Looking South

    A lone driver approaches a curve through tree-covered, rounded mountains on Highway 23, the Country Music Highway, near Pikeville, Kentucky.

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  • Highway 23 near Pikeville Looking South

    Mountain shadows fall across Highway 23.

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  • Highway 23 near Pikeville Looking South

    Highway 23 cuts through tree-covered hills.

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  • Highway 23 near Pikeville Looking South

    Highway 23 cuts through a formed hillside.

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  • Highway 23 near Pikeville Looking South

    Two vehicles pass each other near a curve through tree-covered, rounded mountains on Highway 23, the Country Music Highway, near Pikeville, Kentucky.

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  • Coal Baron's Home

    This stately three-story red brick home belonged to a coal baron.

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  • Approach to a Coal Baron's Home

    Shadows fall across path to the stately front door of this imposing home.

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  • Entrance to Loretta Lynn's House in Butcher Hollow

    Signs alongside this gravel road point the way to Butcher Hollow.

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  • Farm Tucked Into Hills

    The bright red roofs and crisp white walls of the buildings on this farm make it stand out against the deep greens of a summer's day in eastern Kentucky.

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  • Kentucky Highlands Museum

    The Kentucky Highlands Museum is right on the road in Ashland.

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  • Kentucky Highlands Museum

    The Kentucky Highlands Museum is right on the road in Ashland.

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  • Mountain Home Cultural Center

    Log structures and patriotic ornamentation greet visitors to the Mountain Home Cultural Center on a bright summer's day.

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  • Rock to Butcher Hollow

    This painted gray rock points the way to Butcher "Holler" of Loretta Lynn fame.

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  • Highway Roadsigns

    Two roadsigns alert visitors to local attractions: the birthplace of Paul E. Patton, and the Country Music Highway.

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  • Store in Van Lear

    An old-fashioned country store stands by the roadside in Van Lear.

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  • Store in Van Lear

    An old-fashioned country store stands by the roadside in Van Lear.

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  • View from Loretta Lynn House

    The driveway trails away through the woods surrounding Loretta Lynn's house.

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  • Loretta Lynn's Old Home

    A visitor walks away from Loretta Lynn's old home on a rainy day.

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  • Octagonal Sign for Loretta Lynn House

    In Van Lear, this white sign (of a very familiar shape) points the way to Loretta Lynn's old home.

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  • Entrance to the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

    Visitors to the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center find a wealth of information, memorabilia, and the occasional celebrity within its walls.

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  • Mountain Home Place Visitor Center

    The Mountain Home Place Visitor Center in Paintsville will welcome travelers.

  • Jenny Wiley Lodge

    Green trees on a hill frame the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park lodge.

  • Typical Landscape Along the Country Music Highway

    This photo shows typical roadcut landscape with coal seams along the Country Music Highway.

  • Breaks Interstate Canyon

    You can survey this 1000-foot deep canyon at Breaks Interstate Park.

  • Jenkins Cut-through Geological Site

    Jenkins cut-through is the site of a major geological study.

  • Butcher Hollow, Van Lear, Home of Loretta Lynn

    Find this stone at the mouth of Butcher Hollow, Van Lear.

  • Mountain Home Place Cabin

    This cabin and pioneer farm show what the country is all about.

  • Auditorium of the Mountain Arts Center on the Country Music Highway

    The seats of the Mountain Arts Center performance auditorium face the stage awaiting a performance.

  • Presenting Designation Plaque to Kentucky's Country Music Highway

    Kentucky's Country Music Highway receives their designation plaque at the Designation 2002 event at Union Station in Washington DC.

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  • Butcher Holler Home

    The old home and birthplace of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle stands out against bright green trees.

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  • Butcher Holler Homestead

    The main house, a well, and several outbuildings remain at the original homestead where country music stars Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn were born.

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