Born Louis Marshall Jones in Henderson County, Ky., to sharecroppers, Jones was a singer, banjo picker, song writer and later in life television star on “Hee Haw.” Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978. He never retired and died in 1998.
David Hurt portrays Grandpa Jones for Kentucky Chautauqua, a program sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. Hurt has played the guitar and banjo across the state and has acted at Stage One in Louisville and in Lexington theaters.
The June 18 appearance at Lake Barkley will begin at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-1708.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming.
The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz. From I-24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.
This press release was submitted by Nick Edmonds, media contact for the Kentucky Department of Parks.