In this fun article, the New York Times outlines a trip from Bristol up to Van Lear, KY, a country music history road trip.
I had a case in Johnson County, KY, some years back, and the opposing the former mayor of Van Lear, KY, about the time that the citizens of the town voted to no longer be a town. Van Lear is near the place where Loretta Lynn is from. Bristol, as we all know, is the Birthplace of Country Music. The road trip goes up through Wise County over to Whitesburg then Prestonsburg. (I'm not sure that's a straight line, but who said it was.)