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Let the Heart of Appalachia Call You Home…      

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, and Heart of Appalachia native, Kaitlyn Baker, shares her love of the westernmost tip of Virginia.  Watch, listen, then come see for yourself. Let the Heart of Appalachia call YOU home… for a day, a week, or for a lifetime!  For a look behind the scenes of Kaitlyn’s video shoot and the locations she sings about, click here!


Realize your heart’s desire…in the Heart of Appalachia.   We’re known for exciting outdoor adventure and relaxing scenic beauty.  You can ELEVATE your heart rate hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting.  But if RELAXING your heart rate is more your style we’ve got camping, fishing, tubing, waterfalls, museums, wineries, history, and quaint downtowns strung together by the most stunning scenic roads.  Our mountains are full of amazing one-of-a-kind things to do, places to see, and a rich cultural heritage for you to experience.  Y’all come on over!!

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Bluegrass Music Patriarch Dr. Ralph Stanley Old Time Appalachian Mountain Music Legend

February 25th, 1927 – June 23rd, 2016 Grand Ole Opry Member, Grammy Award Winner, Bluegrass Legend When legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all that is none other than the legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley. For over 6 decades he has become one of the most influential artists of all time. Born in 1927 in Big Spraddle VA, Ralph Stanley was the second child of Lucy Jane and Lee Stanley. In 1946 along with his older brother Carter Stanley they formed the legendary...

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