The Country Music Highway is a scenic byway devoted to the rich heritage and history of the region.

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? Below is a list of venues that feature up-and-coming Eastern Kentucky country talent!

Attraction Spotlight

Continuing the Country Music Tradition.

Be immersed in the traditions of Eastern Kentucky’s mountain music. 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 Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, and Gary Stewart, with many local performers poised for country music stardom.

Country Music Highway Attractions

Eastern Kentucky is ripe with talent, and with plenty of venues within the surrounding area offering top-notch productions featuring the best in country music. Below are some venues located near Pikeville, Kentucky in neighboring towns such as Prestonsburg and Paintsville.

Appalachian Wireless Arena

Shows throughout the year featuring a variety of artists from across genres. Featuring today’s hottest artists, live sports events, conventions and more.

Appalachian Center for the Arts

Professional theatre and music productions in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky. Features live music events as well as a variety of theatre shows.

The Mac Arts Center

Prestonsburg’s premiere entertainment venue that features local and internationally known talent. One of the region’s top weekend live entertainment venues.

US 23 Country Music Museum & Butcher Holler

See memorbilia from Country music’s biggest stars, and explore the homeplace of “the coalminer’s daughter”, Loretta Lynn.

The Paramount Arts Center

Historic Theatre that is featured on the National Registry for Historic Places. Still in operation, showcasing a variety of entertainment productions.

Levitt AMP

Local outdoor music venue offering free live music to downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky. Enjoy a wide array of music genres in a family friendly atmosphere.

The Breaks Interstate Park

Located in the stunningly beautiful Breaks Interstate Park, the Breaks Outdoor Amphitheatre features special music events each year, typically showcasing gospel, country and bluegrass.

The Sipp Theatre

This historic theatre located in Paintsville, Kentucky features over 15 live concerts a year. Enjoy special events such as live music, movies and theatre productions. 

Find the Pike County Visitors Information Center


831 Hambley Blvd.Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 432-5063
Contact: Tony K. Tackett, Executive Director

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