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Song of the Mountains is Virginia's New State TV Series

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Virginia is for Lovers and the state loves Song of the Mountains a syndicated music television series taped in Marion and aired nation wide on PBS. The state House of Representatives and the Senate have siged a resolution making the program the state's TV Series.

Larry Cordle, Ralph Stanley II Lend a Hand on ‘Heart of Appalachia’

Heart of AppalachiWise County, VA -- A new song about Southwest Virginia, by emerging singer/songwriter Kaitlyn Baker, has been tapped as the official theme song for tourism in the region. Baker, who is from Wise County, Virginia, wrote “Heart of Appalachia” with longtime collaborator Scott Arnold.

Birthplace of Country Music Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant

Birthplace of Country MusicBristol, TN/VA -- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded more than $796,000 for 45 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.

Verner Blankenship Park Music Jam to Become Crooked Road Venue

The Crooked RoadAbingdon, VA -- Hurley, Virginia is in Buchanan County, an area rich in coal resources. It is also rich in traditional music, including Gospel, Old-time and Bluegrass. Twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, musicians of the area congregate for the Verner Blankenship Park Music Jam to share the music that has been handed down for generations in this mountainous region.

Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway Open to Public

HeartwoodAbingdon, VA -- Heartwood, located in Abingdon, Va., serves as a tourism destination for travelers to explore the rich natural resources and cultural, musical and artisan heritage distinctive to the 19 county, four city Southwest Virginia region. An economic development initiative seven years in the making, the 30,000-square-foot facility is the physical symbol of the region's new creative economy.

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