Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.
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Modern culture and historical monuments from the Civil War reside side-by-side in Abingdon, where Lee's shadow still looms large.
Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.
Odetta Holmes sang at the 1963 March on Washington, and it was reported that she wanted to sing at Obama's inauguration. But she didn't quite make it; she died on Tuesday, at age 77.
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