It was the first of three shows scheduled this summer. The next show is on August 19 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. The Mountain Arts Center show is a ticketed event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, by calling the Peoples Bank Box Office at 1-888-MAC-ARTS, or visiting the MAC website.
The Whitesburg show featured more than 30 arts and crafts vendors and more than a dozen food vendors.
Thank you to the artists
Attendees were treated to more than eight hours of music. This included headliners Coaltown Dixie and local star Cory Harris, as well as:
- Nathan Coots
- The Pure and Simple Band
- Johnny Pop Day
- Solid Ground with Special Guest Don Rigsby
Thank you to our sponsors and partners
The Country Music Highway Tribute Show would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners, including our presenting sponsor Double Kwik.
Other sponsors include:
- Kentucky Tourism
- Foothills Communications
- Thacker-Grigsby Communications and TVS Cable
- Addiction Recovery Care
- Backroads of Appalachia
- Pikeville Medical Center
- UK Healthcare
- Kentucky Power
- Whitaker Bank
- Rye Development
- Citizens Bank of Kentucky
Our media sponsors are:
- The Paintsville Herald
- Forcht Broadcasting
- ANI Digital Media
- Appalachian News-Express
- The Hazard Herald
- Floyd County Chronicle and Times
- Mingo Messenger
- Mountain Bargain Hunter
- Kindred Communications
- 93.7 FM The Dawg
A true collaboration
An event of this magnitude requires collaboration. This could not be possible without the support of Letcher Tourism, the City of Whitesburg, the Whitesburg Police Department, and the Whitesburg Fire Department.
Our partners at Addiction Recovery Care and its enterprises of 3 Sisters Catering, Torchlight Studios, and Mountain Movers Theatre provided an incredible hospitality suite for performers and event staff.
This event is also a collaboration between tourism agencies from across the Country Music Highway. This includes: Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau, Visit AKY, the Paramount Arts Center, Lawrence County Tourism Commission, Paintsville Tourism, Prestonsburg Tourism, the Mountain Arts Center, Pikeville Tourism, Pikeville/Pike County Tourism, the Appalachian Wireless Arena, and Letcher County Tourism.
Another way we are supporting those promoting the arts along the Country Music Highway is through a Silent Auction.
The auction has a variety of items, ranging from autographed memorabilia and other fan favorites donated by the stars of the Highway and performing arts venues.
We are adding items every day. Some of the items online now include:
- Autographed Dwight Yoakum Fender Guitar
- Autographed Trace Adkins Fender Guitar
- Autographed Travis Tritt Fender Guitar
- Three Vince Gill gift sets (including autographed items)
- Ricky Skaggs gift set
- Alex Miller gift set
There are other items, such as Cincinnati Reds and Dollywood tickets.