Nashville, TN -- Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in beautiful Renfro Valley, KY proudly known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital” is celebrating its 75th year anniversary. Inside the lusciously green walls of this Valley you will find a music tradition that started back in 1939 by the founder John Lair. Great classic country, southern gospel, and mountain bluegrass music rings from the rafters and is “Still Going Strong” at two theaters to this very day. Many artists began their career or called the Renfro Valley Barn Dance their home over the years such as Red Foley, John Lair, Coon Creek Girls, Old Joe Clark, Pete Stamper, Homer & Jethro, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Troy Gentry (Montgomery Gentry) and more.
Rural Rhythm Recording artist, Ronnie Reno, reigning 2013 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year and TV host of Reno’s Old-Time Music Show, has joined forces with Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and Rockcastle Tourism to help celebrate the 75 year musical history of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance.
“I'm so honored to be involved with the 75th Anniversary celebration with my friends In The Valley Where Time Stands Still. Renfro Valley has stayed true to the traditions of family entertainment in America for 75 years and is passing them along for generations to come. Please come join us as we tell the story of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance in Renfro Valley KY on our show Reno's Old Time Music. 75 years and still going strong.” commented Ronnie Reno of Reno’s Old Time Music Show, Broadcaster, Artist, Songwriter, Producer.
On September 13th Reno’s Old-Time Music Show will devote an entire episode to celebrate and honor the important music history of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance over the past 75 years. Ronnie Reno is currently producing the TV show which will include many never-before-seen historic performances, interviews with several music legends and pioneers and an entertaining historical musical journey from the past to the present showing that the Renfro Valley Barn Dance is “Still Going Strong”. Reno’s Old Time MusicTV show airs on RFD-TV and has a Nielson rating viewership of 1.2 million households on a monthly basis.
“We are so proud of Renfro Valley. There’s something magical about this place that is hard to explain, but whatever it is, it keeps folks coming back year after year and they want to bring someone else with them so they can experience it too. Renfro Valley’s heritage as a tourism destination has opened the door for other attractions to come into Rockcastle County including the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and lots of outdoor adventure. Renfro Valley truly deserves to be commended for keeping true country music alive for 75 years, and it’s still going strong!”
– Susan Tomes, Mt. Vernon - Rockcastle County Tourist Commission
With such a celebrated musically historical past, Renfro Valley is truly still going strong with such top acts performing in 2014 such as Jamey Johnson, Merle Haggard, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams and many more.
"I've always enjoyed performing at Renfro Valley. Its great history in live music makes us want to come back often." – Ricky Skaggs
“I want to say congratulations to Renfro Valley, what an awesome place! Congratulations on 75 years!” - Rhonda Vincent
"Renfro Valley is that little place tucked in the hills with ethereal fat-free fried chicken, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum and the famous barn dance…The area puts off a great vibe. I've always loved playing there because the people are always so warm and friendly." – Jamey Johnson