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Author Stamper, Pete, 1930-

Title It All Happened in Renfro Valley
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; A Note from Dolly Parton; Foreword; Preface; 1930 to 1950; The Early Years of John Lair; The Beginning of the Valley Where Time Stands Still; 1950 to 1960; Entertainers of the Changing Times; Days of Big-Time Radio; WRVK; 1960 to 1970; Years of Disappointments; Stars of the Silver Screen; The Boss Steps Down; The Gatherin'; Who's on First?; 1970 to 1980; Confusion Reigns; Back in the Saddle Again; Declining Years of John Lair; 1980s; Memorable Days; From Out of the Wings; Exciting Times and Exciting People; 1989 News from the Bugle; 1990s
Time Stopped Standing StillFootsteps; The New Guard; The Changing of the Guard; A Family Affair; In Closing; Appendix: Sixty Years of Renfro Valley Talent; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary For sixty years, Renfro Valley has highlighted some of the biggest and most influential names in country and folk music. The show began in the 1930s as a combination radio broadcast and stage performance, and today it has grown into an array of shows and headliner concerts featuring old-time country music, country gospel, modern country, bluegrass, and comedy acts. John Lair, the ambitious and deeply committed founder of Renfro Valley, was fascinated with the past. He created the Renfro Valley Barn Dance to give radio listeners the experience of an old-fashioned rural hoe-down. He resisted th
Notes Includes index
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Subject Lair, John.
Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Radio program) -- History.
Country music -- Kentucky -- Renfro Valley -- History and criticism.
Renfro Valley (Ky.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813148340 (electronic bk.)
9780813148342 (electronic bk.)