Playing Our Song: Southern Kentucky Notes

Southern Kentuckians love music! From the amateur playing his Hawaiian steel guitar to the singers and bands that have put WKU on the map, this region's Musical heritage is rich. Whether you like Country, Classical, Rap or Rock, you will find that Southern Kentuckians are indeed playing your song.

This exhibit highlights the Southern Kentucky Music Collection which is made possible by the generosity of local artists, musicians, promoters, and collectors. Please join our efforts to collect and preserve Southern Kentucky notes for future generations so that they will always be playing our song.

We hope that you will enjoy a glimpse into our Southern Kentucky Music Collection. These materials and much more are always available to you via KenCat, our online catalog.

Suellyn Lathrop, Sue Lynn McDaniel & Nancy Richey

Selected Bibliography

The Kentucky Library & Museum would like to thank the generous donors who have made this exhibit possible.

Gary Bewley
John & Debra Day
Michael Franklin
Richard C. Grise
Arthur Hatfield
Hillvue Heights Church
Harriet Hines
Michael Kallstrom
Larry Lewis
Michael Lewis
Sue Lynn McDaniel
Jack Montgomery
John Moore
Lynn Niedermeier
Tommy Starr
Joel Stoner
Ann Tillman

Read more about the original exhibit: Montgomery, Jack. “Playing Our Song: Southern Kentucky Notes,” The Amplifier, April 2010, available in the Kentucky Library.


Browse the Playing Our Song: Southern Kentucky Notes Collections:

CD's, Albums & Sheet Music

Country & Bluegrass


Homemade Music

Modern Southern Kentucky Musicians

Musical Art

Music at WKU

New Grass

Rap & Rock

Tommy Starr