Big Singing

Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation

Jul 7, 2012

Benton’s annual Big Singing is the longest running indigenous musical event in the country. It’s a gathering of singing enthusiasts in the Benton courthouse every spring. But in recent years, attendance has been dwindling. We’ll join Rose Krzton-Presson as she explores this tradition and why it’s struggling to bring in a new generation of singers.

Benton's 129th Annual Big Singing

May 25, 2012

Every spring Marshall County plays host to one of the longest indigenous singing events in the country. The annual Big Singing is a tradition that has stayed largely the same since the 1800s. Rose Krzton-Presson explores history and significance of Marhshall County's Big Singing.

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Next week, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview hosts a commemoration of the western Kentuckian who became the first, and only, president of the Confederate States of America on the occasion of his 204th birthday.  We’ll speak with historian William C. Davis (no relation) about the rebel leader’s life and legacy today on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.