The Crooked Road
The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail winds through almost 300 miles of
picturesque terrain in southwest Virginia, including 19 counties, four cities, and 54 towns
and communities where heritage music is celebrated year round.
With nine major music venues, more than 60 affiliated venues and festivals, and over 25
wayside exhibits the sounds of country music beat strong and pure in Virginia,
especially in the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions, connected by
The Crooked Road.
Southwest Virginia is where music was born and continues to thrive. Day and night, the
plaintive strains of the mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music echo
across this region’s sharp ridges and deep valleys.
Signs all along the Crooked Road Trail will help guide you along the way as you explore
the musical soul of Virginia’s country connections and experience a unique and