Recently discovered in the Bullitt County Museum files is a handwritten summary of a "documentary" on the growth of Catholic missions in Bullitt County written by Mrs. Ivy T. It is not certain yet who wrote this summary, or whether Mrs. McBride's work is still available. While the handwriting is, for the most part, easy to read, there may be some misspelling of names in this transcription due to unfamiliarity with the people named. For now, this transcription of the summary is presented with the hope that it will be useful.
Music of Kentucky
Red Foley - Wikipedia
For more than two decades, Foley was one of the biggest stars of the genre, selling more than 25 million records. His hit, " Peace in the Valley ", was among the first million-selling gospel records. A Grand Ole Opry veteran until his death, Foley also hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee , from to He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame , which called him "one of the most versatile and moving performers of all time" and "a giant influence during the formative years of contemporary Country music.
Catholic Missions in Bullitt County
Red Foley was one of the biggest stars in country during the post-war era, a silky-voiced singer who sold some 25 million records between and and whose popularity went far in making country music a viable mainstream commodity. Born Clyde Julian Foley on June 17, , in Blue Lick, KY, he began playing guitar and harmonica at a young age, and by the time he was 17 had taken first prize in a statewide talent competition. The singer remained with the program until late , performing everything from ballads to boogie to blues.
The Music of Kentucky is heavily centered on Appalachian folk music and its descendants, especially in eastern Kentucky. Bluegrass music is of particular regional importance; Bill Monroe , "the father of bluegrass music", was born in the Ohio County community of Rosine , and he named his band, the Blue Grass Boys , after the bluegrass state, i. Travis picking , the influential guitar style, is named after Merle Travis , born and raised in Muhlenberg County. The Renfro Valley Gatherin' is today America's second oldest continually broadcast radio program of any kind.