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The Crooked Road

Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

Bluegrass Legend

The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center includes exhibits on Dr. Stanley, the region's musical roots, and on popular successors.

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Crooked Road Royalty

Enjoy old time, bluegrass and country music every Saturday night at the Carter Family Fold

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One-of-a-kind Festivals

Events along the Crooked Road are uniquely musical, ranging from gospel sings to guitar competitions.

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Friday Night Jamboree

The Floyd Country Store is known best for its regular Friday night concerts, featuring Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Old-Time music.

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The Crooked Road winds through almost 300 miles of scenic terrain in southwest Virginia, including 19 counties, four cities, and 54 towns.

The sounds of country music beat strong and pure in Virginia, especially in the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions, connected by The Crooked Road — Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Day and night, the plaintive strains of the mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music echo across this region's sharp ridges and deep valleys.

Look for the sign along the Trail as you explore the musical soul of Virginia's country connections and experience a unique and unforgettable experience!

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