The Most Well Known Song In The U.S. Was Likely Written By Two Kentucky Sisters
Kentucky is an innovative and creative state and many things originated here. If you appreciate interesting and quirky facts about the Bluegrass State, then you’ll love this piece of Kentucky trivia that you may or may not have known. It is commonly believed that back in the 19th century, two sisters from Kentucky wrote “Happy Birthday,” one of the most well-known songs in the U.S. and even around the world.
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The next time it’s your birthday or you are singing “Happy Birthday” to someone else, think of the two sisters from Kentucky who may have started it all with a simple tune for young children. Did you know this interesting trivia about Kentucky? What other facts about the Bluegrass do you find fascinating? Let us know in the comments!
And be sure to read up on The Little Loomhouse, a historic and charming destination in Kentucky that’s part of the story of “Happy Birthday To You.”
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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