A little about where you live...

benson111benson111 Eater of Fine Cupcakes
edited July 2010 in Less Rokk More Talk
I'm from Louisville Kentucky. We are steeped in tradition around here. We have some pretty cool places to visit too.

Louisville Slugger Museum

Some music artists from Kentucky...
he breadth of music in Kentucky is indeed wide, stretching from the Purchase to the eastern mountains.

Renfro Valley, Kentucky is home to Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and is known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital," a designation given it by the Kentucky State Legislature in the late 1980s.

The Renfro Valley Barn Dance was where Renfro Valley's musical heritage began, in 1939, and influential country music luminaries like Red Foley, Homer & Jethro, Lily May Ledford & the Original Coon Creek Girls, Martha Carson, and many others have performed as regular members of the shows there over the years.

The Renfro Valley Gatherin' is today America's second oldest continually broadcast radio program of any kind. It is broadcast on local radio station WRVK and a syndicated network of nearly 200 other stations across the United States and Canada every week.


Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman is a Paducah native, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Everly Brothers are closely connected with Muhlenberg County, where older brother Don was born. Kentucky was also home to Mildred and Patty Hill, the Louisville sisters credited with composing the tune to the ditty Happy Birthday to You in 1893; Loretta Lynn (Johnson County), and Billy Ray Cyrus (Flatwoods).

However, its depth lies in its signature sound—Bluegrass music. Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass", was born in the small Ohio County town of Rosine, while Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, David "Stringbean" Akeman, Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, Sonny and Bobby Osborne, and Sam Bush (who has been compared to Monroe) all hail from Kentucky. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located in Owensboro, while the annual Festival of the Bluegrass is held in Lexington.

Kentucky is also home to famed jazz musician and pioneer, Lionel Hampton (although this has been disputed in recent years). Blues legend W.C. Handy and R&B singer Wilson Pickett also spent considerable time in Kentucky. The pop bands Midnight Star and Nappy Roots were both formed in Kentucky, as were country acts The Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry and Halfway to Hazard, The Judds, as well as Dove Award-winning Christian groups Audio Adrenaline (rock) and Bride (metal).

Heavy Rock band Black Stone Cherry hails from rural Edmonton, Indie rock band My Morning Jacket with lead singer and guitarist Jim James also originated out of Louisville, on the local independent music Scene. Rock band Cage the Elephant is also from Bowling Green. The bluegrass groups Driftwood and Kentucky Rain, along with Nick Lachey of the pop band 98 Degrees are also from Kentucky. Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger has lived in Kentucky.

That second to last one we are not to proud of. :D


So where are you from, and what interesting history do you know?

Comments

  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    I'm pretty sure a really small town near where I live had the first public school to integrate.
  • SoratarSoratar Scapegoat
    edited June 2010
    Well, I'm from here, but I'm now living here.
  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Soratar;3807919 said:
    Well, I'm from here, but I'm now living here.
    I live in Madison county, too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Illinois

    I basically live out in the country near here, though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton,_Illinois

    Robert Wadlow lived here.

    Some dudes caught a 5 foot long shark out of the Mississippi.

    That's as interesting as it gets I suppose.
  • Lady SiaraLady Siara Metal Maiden
    edited June 2010
    My town probably has a population comparable to some of your schools.

    I think the biggest attraction here is a gas station.

    My neighbors are a field and a cemetery.

    Living in the middle of nowhere is terrible.
  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Lady Siara;3807968 said:
    My town probably has a population comparable to some of your schools.

    I think the biggest attraction here is a gas station.

    My neighbors are a field and a cemetery.

    Living in the middle of nowhere is terrible.
    *looks at post above yours*

    Preeetty similar.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    benson111;3807908 said:
    I'm from Louisville Kentucky. We are steeped in tradition around here. We have some pretty cool places to visit too.

    Louisville Slugger Museum

    Some music artists from Kentucky...
    he breadth of music in Kentucky is indeed wide, stretching from the Purchase to the eastern mountains.

    Renfro Valley, Kentucky is home to Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and is known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital," a designation given it by the Kentucky State Legislature in the late 1980s.

    The Renfro Valley Barn Dance was where Renfro Valley's musical heritage began, in 1939, and influential country music luminaries like Red Foley, Homer & Jethro, Lily May Ledford & the Original Coon Creek Girls, Martha Carson, and many others have performed as regular members of the shows there over the years.

    The Renfro Valley Gatherin' is today America's second oldest continually broadcast radio program of any kind. It is broadcast on local radio station WRVK and a syndicated network of nearly 200 other stations across the United States and Canada every week.


    Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman is a Paducah native, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Everly Brothers are closely connected with Muhlenberg County, where older brother Don was born. Kentucky was also home to Mildred and Patty Hill, the Louisville sisters credited with composing the tune to the ditty Happy Birthday to You in 1893; Loretta Lynn (Johnson County), and Billy Ray Cyrus (Flatwoods).

    However, its depth lies in its signature sound—Bluegrass music. Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass", was born in the small Ohio County town of Rosine, while Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, David "Stringbean" Akeman, Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, Sonny and Bobby Osborne, and Sam Bush (who has been compared to Monroe) all hail from Kentucky. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located in Owensboro, while the annual Festival of the Bluegrass is held in Lexington.

    Kentucky is also home to famed jazz musician and pioneer, Lionel Hampton (although this has been disputed in recent years). Blues legend W.C. Handy and R&B singer Wilson Pickett also spent considerable time in Kentucky. The pop bands Midnight Star and Nappy Roots were both formed in Kentucky, as were country acts The Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry and Halfway to Hazard, The Judds, as well as Dove Award-winning Christian groups Audio Adrenaline (rock) and Bride (metal).

    Heavy Rock band Black Stone Cherry hails from rural Edmonton, Indie rock band My Morning Jacket with lead singer and guitarist Jim James also originated out of Louisville, on the local independent music Scene. Rock band Cage the Elephant is also from Bowling Green. The bluegrass groups Driftwood and Kentucky Rain, along with Nick Lachey of the pop band 98 Degrees are also from Kentucky. Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger has lived in Kentucky.

    That second to last one we are not to proud of. :D


    So where are you from, and what interesting history do you know?
    oooh Cage the Elephant,cool. i wish a band that cool came from where i live.
  • DaesaniaDaesania Serious Poster
    edited June 2010
    I wouldnt know, I've only lived here a week.
  • TheComedianTheComedian Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    benson111;3807908 said:
    I'm from Louisville Kentucky. We are steeped in tradition around here. We have some pretty cool places to visit too.

    Louisville Slugger Museum

    Some music artists from Kentucky...
    he breadth of music in Kentucky is indeed wide, stretching from the Purchase to the eastern mountains.

    Renfro Valley, Kentucky is home to Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and is known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital," a designation given it by the Kentucky State Legislature in the late 1980s.

    The Renfro Valley Barn Dance was where Renfro Valley's musical heritage began, in 1939, and influential country music luminaries like Red Foley, Homer & Jethro, Lily May Ledford & the Original Coon Creek Girls, Martha Carson, and many others have performed as regular members of the shows there over the years.

    The Renfro Valley Gatherin' is today America's second oldest continually broadcast radio program of any kind. It is broadcast on local radio station WRVK and a syndicated network of nearly 200 other stations across the United States and Canada every week.


    Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman is a Paducah native, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Everly Brothers are closely connected with Muhlenberg County, where older brother Don was born. Kentucky was also home to Mildred and Patty Hill, the Louisville sisters credited with composing the tune to the ditty Happy Birthday to You in 1893; Loretta Lynn (Johnson County), and Billy Ray Cyrus (Flatwoods).

    However, its depth lies in its signature sound—Bluegrass music. Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass", was born in the small Ohio County town of Rosine, while Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, David "Stringbean" Akeman, Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, Sonny and Bobby Osborne, and Sam Bush (who has been compared to Monroe) all hail from Kentucky. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located in Owensboro, while the annual Festival of the Bluegrass is held in Lexington.

    Kentucky is also home to famed jazz musician and pioneer, Lionel Hampton (although this has been disputed in recent years). Blues legend W.C. Handy and R&B singer Wilson Pickett also spent considerable time in Kentucky. The pop bands Midnight Star and Nappy Roots were both formed in Kentucky, as were country acts The Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry and Halfway to Hazard, The Judds, as well as Dove Award-winning Christian groups Audio Adrenaline (rock) and Bride (metal).

    Heavy Rock band Black Stone Cherry hails from rural Edmonton, Indie rock band My Morning Jacket with lead singer and guitarist Jim James also originated out of Louisville, on the local independent music Scene. Rock band Cage the Elephant is also from Bowling Green. The bluegrass groups Driftwood and Kentucky Rain, along with Nick Lachey of the pop band 98 Degrees are also from Kentucky. Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger has lived in Kentucky.

    That second to last one we are not to proud of. :D


    So where are you from, and what interesting history do you know?
    uhm.(in a non music related note)..im pretty sure we also got Cassius Clay

    Beat that forums?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    i came from here, now i unfortunately live here, but later this year i should be back here for the 2nd time.
  • monkeyfishmonkeyfish Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I live in a small little town in Oklahoma, where the state birds divebomb you if you get too close, the internet speed is lower than the state/national/international average, and pissing off one person means you've got a hundred relatives also pissed off at you.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited June 2010
    Lakewood, Ohio... well Tom Hanks was in a local theatre group here? also Nine Inch Nails played many of their early shows here at the Phantasy

    we have the highest population density of any city between NYC and Chicago

    Now, Toronto... there's plenty to talk about there :)
  • war_lordwar_lord Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I'm originally from Hopkinsville, KY, which is the home of Edgar Cayce (a noted psychic in the early 20th century), Brice Long (country singer), and Steve Gorman (drummer for the Black Crowes). It's about a ten minute drive away from Fairview, where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was born as well, and both sides of the Civil War repeatedly conquered the city (about a dozen times combined). It is also a site of a supposed UFO visit that managed to attract the attention of the Air Force in 1955.

    Interestingly enough, it will be one of the best places in the world to see a total solar eclipse in August of 2017.

    For the past couple of years, I've lived in Germantown, TN, which is just east of Memphis. It's known for horse shows, craft fairs, and having some of the strictest laws in the country about signs and the appearance of buildings. We also apparently have one of the best SWAT teams in the country here. Chris Parnell (from SNL) and John Thomas Griffith (guitarist for Cowboy Mouth) are among the celebrities from Germantown.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    haha, i had my first blown tire in germantown.
    i had very little money and no lug wrench so i walked to the nearest auto parts store, stole one, walked back to my car, changed my tire, and then returned it.

    that was my time spent in germantown.
  • abynormalabynormal Rising Star
    edited June 2010
    I'm from Zachary, Louisiana. Nice place to live, but if you want anything at all to do, head down to Baton Rouge.

    However, we boast the best school system in the state! Also, Francois' serves the best lasagna you'll find for miles, and Le Blanc's grilled chicken sandwiches are amazing.
  • DaesaniaDaesania Serious Poster
    edited June 2010
    Oh, i also learned Tampa, FL drivers are the worst I've ever encountered. I would take back my Nebraska drivers in a heartbeat. They atleast used turn signals. :rolleyes:
  • Ferocious QFerocious Q Headliner
    edited June 2010
    I live in suburban Connecticut, not too far east of Hartford in a medium sized town called Tolland. There are a lot of douches who live in their "McMansions" and I hate many of the idiots in this town greatly. There are like, 12 pizza restaurants in town, as well as places like Dunkin Donuts. There is some law in this town that there can't be "drive-thrus" because they would hurt the New England feel. However, there is a strip-club just seconds from the center of town where there are parades occasionally. There's a shopping center that was built around 2006, with a Gamestop and Big Y and stuff.

    There aren't really any famous people from this town, but my mother went to high school here with a future astronaut named Dan Burbank. In 2005, Tolland was voted the 29th best place to live in America by CNN/Money magazine. In April 2008, Wes Craven began filming scenes for his 2009 movie 25/8 inside the former Tolland High School. The racial makeup of the town is 97.76% white according to past census.
  • CaptainKickerCaptainKicker Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I'm from Silkeborg in Denmark, and nothing really happens here...
  • RidethePiggyRidethePiggy Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I live in Spokane, WA which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States.
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    Las Vegas, NV

    We're an entire valley - not a row of casinos.
  • trueguitarist88trueguitarist88 Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I live in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Very boring town, nothing exciting here. The only bands I know that came from MA is Killswitch Engage and Aerosmith.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited June 2010
    While a small community out in the middle of nowhere, the Yuba/Sutter area has a few interesting trivial points of interest.

    Marysville was named after Mary Donner of the Donner party. It was originally set to be the state capital but run off from hydraulic mining in the Serra Nevada mountains caused the river bed of the feather river to rise. As a result, large ships could no longer navigate it up from the bay.

    We briefly held the record of being the home of the nations worst serial killer, Juan Corona. In 1971 he was convicted of the murders of 25 farm workers, but was suspected of many more. (He was later passed up by Illinois native John Wayne Gacy)

    The Silver Dollar Salon in downtown Marysville served as the town Bordello from the 1850’s until the late 1960’s. One of the dirty secrets of the town is that many of the communities public construction projects of that era (the 60’s) were sponsored and supported by the Madam of the Dollar.

    The last person to be hanged in Marysville was in 1947, for the crime of murder.
  • RockBandRockerRockBandRocker Love Is A Battleship
    edited June 2010
    My hometown borders Oakland. Yeah, that's about it.

    However, being the Bay Area, we tend to just lump everything together as "The Bay Area", but we do note the differences between the East Bay, West Bay, North Bay and South Bay.

    I guess the only thing interesting is the music scene out of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area.

    We have claim to bands/artists like:

    - Green Day
    - Metallica (Cliff Burton was from Castro Valley, and joined the band on the grounds they move up here before recording Kill 'Em All. They did, and the rest is history.)
    - The Grateful Dead
    - Santana
    - Jefferson Airplane
    - Chris Isaak
    - Huey Lewis & The News
    - Faith No More
    - Dead Kennedys
    - Sly & The Family Stone
    - Counting Crows
    - AFI

    and A LOT more.
  • BigMonkEBigMonkE Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    i live in st. louis.

    people like to kill eachother here, and we have been overrun by bosnians. it is overly hot and humid in the summer, and bitterly cold in the winter. there are no wendy's in st. louis, as they all pulled out a few years ago.

    chuck berry came from st. louis, and it was where the original exorcism happened.
  • BallisticJunkfoodBallisticJunkfood Headliner
    edited June 2010
    I live in a place with four walls and a roof.
  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    BigMonkE;3808252 said:
    i live in st. louis.

    people like to kill eachother here, and we have been overrun by bosnians. it is overly hot and humid in the summer, and bitterly cold in the winter. there are no wendy's in st. louis, as they all pulled out a few years ago.

    chuck berry came from st. louis, and it was where the original exorcism happened.
    Sounds like you live in East St. Louis. lol
  • JRDBlackDragonJRDBlackDragon Rising Star
    edited June 2010
    BallisticJunkfood;3808253 said:
    I live in a place with four walls and a roof.
    no floor?
  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    JRDBlackDragon;3808258 said:
    no floor?
    What's that?
  • BallisticJunkfoodBallisticJunkfood Headliner
    edited June 2010
    JRDBlackDragon;3808258 said:
    no floor?
    The floor is made of dirt.
  • voodoo618voodoo618 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    BallisticJunkfood;3808263 said:
    The floor is made of dirt.
    I like to pretend I'm rich, too.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited June 2010
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