If you have the time you may want to visit Renfro Valley Kentucky. here's a link to a Wikipedia article about music in the region: Music of Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You could travel through the area on the way to or from Memphis and Nashville, depending on where you start. Kentucky has some very distinct regions; the Eastern mountain area is the part of KY known for the coal mining and "hillbilly" culture. It is still an area of proud but poor Scots/Irish. The Bluegrass area is home to the rolling hills and horse farms as well as Bourbon distilleries (check out the KY Whiskey Trail). The western part of the state is more like Louisiana and the cypress swamps as well as Land Between the Lakes - an excellent sportsman's paradise between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Finally the northern area where I live borders the Ohio River. It holds the Huck Finn river towns and the early settler landings where the pioneers entered Kentucky and Ohio to explore and settle in the 1700's. This is where Daniel Boone Simon Kenton and Tecumseh once roamed.
There are beautiful areas like Red River Gorge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area as well as Mammoth Cave and Kentucky Horse Park that you can explore also.
Whether you can come now or make a separate trip later, you won't be disappointed.
Wherever you go, travel safely and have fun!