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The Crooked Road

15 Fantastic Things to Do in Southwestern Virginia, the Birthplace of Moonshine and Country Music

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.

On the Culture Front: Tracing Americana Roots Through the Mountains of Southwest Virginia

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.11.2012 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

Modern culture and historical monuments from the Civil War reside side-by-side in Abingdon, where Lee's shadow still looms large.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

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.

Moments with Odetta: Inspirational Singer, Beautiful Woman

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

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.