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Author Stamper, Pete, 1930-

Title It All Happened in Renfro Valley.

Publication Info. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Note Includes index.
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.
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Subject Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Radio program) -- History.
Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Radio program)
Lair, John.
Lair, John.
Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Radio program)
Country music -- Kentucky -- Renfro Valley -- History and criticism.
Country music.
Kentucky -- Renfro Valley.
Renfro Valley (Ky.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Stamper, Pete. It All Happened in Renfro Valley. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015 9780813121406
ISBN 9780813148342 (electronic book)
0813148340 (electronic book)