One Of The Biggest Names In Bluegrass Grew Up In One Of The Smallest Towns In Virginia
Bluegrass music has its ties to Tennessee, Kentucky, and certainly Virginia. In fact, Virginia has been the birthplace of several famous bluegrass musicians and country stars alike. For instance, did you know that Ralph Stanley was born in Virginia? Dr. Stanley was highly influential in the genre, and his voice and banjo playing are among the most iconic sounds in bluegrass. Here’s more on the famous musician that hailed from the tiny southwestern Virginia town of McClure.
Watch the brief video below, courtesy of Southwest Virginia, to hear a bit of Ralph’s famous singing as he introduces the region of Virginia he called home:
Did you know that Ralph Stanley was born in Virginia? What are some other fun facts you could share with us? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! For related content, read all about the legendary star Patsy Cline’s childhood in Virginia.
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A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.