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Kentucky Music
Hall of Fame

Post Office Box 85
2590 Richmond Road
Renfro Valley, Kentucky 40473


Call Toll Free:

Local:  606-256-1000
Fax:  606-256-2989



staff and board members

Robert Lawson (Executive Director)
Kayla Howard
(Customer Service)
Holly Kidwell
(Online Store Manager)
Crystal Smoker
(Director's Assistant)


Board of Directors

Roy Martin (Chairman) - Current Chairman of the Board for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Roy is a Rockcastle County native having grown up in Renfro Valley the son of Emory & Linda Martin, longtime performers on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance. He is married to the former Pamela Cummins, has three children and five grandchildren. He and his wife, Pamela, own and operate the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home and Sparks Flowers and More in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. 

  • Bentley Cromer, Vice Chairman

  • Kim Owens, Secretary

  • Lisa Smithern, Treasurer

  • Bill Jennings

  • Joe Lambert

  • Katy Stephenson

  • Jeff Vanhook


Advisory Board

  • Ms. Sheila Bivins-Everly Brothers Foundation
  • Mr. Jennings Blakely
  • Mr. Terry Clark
  • Mr. Ed Commons
  • Mr. John Conlee
  • Dr. & Mrs. Jim Crase
  • Mr. Wayne Cusick-Kentucky Tourism Council
  • Ms. Sue Dowdy-Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Mrs. Judy Duerson
  • Ms. Victoria Faoro, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
  • State Representative Danny Ford
  • Mr. James E. Greer
  • Ms. Connie Hunt - The Corbin Arena
  • Mr. Loyal Jones
  • Mr. Ed Mastrean-KET
  • Dr. Ron Pen-UK School of Music
  • Mr. Karl Shannon-Clear Channel Radio
  • Mr. Phillip Shepherd-Department of Education
  • Ms. Cheryl Stone-EKU Technology Center
  • Mr. George Clark

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