Bands And Record Sales Helped Pave Way For "Hillbilly" Music

Success Of Some Early Singing Groups All But Forgotten

A Kentucky singing group preforms on the stage of Renfro Valley around 1980. The Rockcastle County landmark was established by John Lair, Red Foley, and others in the late 1930s. It soon became a Mecca for country music singers and dancers, a tradition which continues today.


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