MT 1MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/9/19) — Merle Travisʼs Birthday celebration held fittingly at the Merle Travis Music Center in Paradise Park.

The celebration is held annually on the first Saturday in December honoring the Thumbpicker Hall of Fame member. The event, usually held in Drakesboro, was moved to Paradise Park in Powderly due to a scheduling conflict.

A potluck meal and loads of entertainment was enjoyed by folks from Tennessee, Virginia, and of course, people from the surrounding area. Travis, a Muhlenberg County native, was best known for his thumbpicking style that is still copied by talented musical enthusiasts.

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Kathrine Newman Timmons

SurfKY News Reporter

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