Here’s something I never understood.
Bluegrass music originated in the 1600s when the Jamestown settlers came to, what would eventually be called, the United States. Kentucky didn’t become a state until 1792 and was even once a part of Virginia.
So, with Kentucky not being the settlement of Bluegrass music, why is it called The Bluegrass State?
That may be a mystery that’s never solved, but one thing we know for sure is natives from Kentucky love their Bluegrass music. There are Bluegrass Music festivals almost year-round. It’s a fun time filled with fun music that everyone from all ages can enjoy, and it just so happens there’s a Bluegrass festival starting in a few weeks.
The Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival will take place for the twelfth time from August 21 through 22 in Russell Springs, Kentucky. I’s about a two-hour drive from Lexington, but if you’ve been thinking about taking a trip out of Lexington for a day or two, this might be what you’re looking for. And the best vehicle to get you there might be a new 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 truck. Why? Well, let’s take a look why.
Solid Gas Mileage
Google says it’s about an 83-mile drive from Lexington to Russell Springs. The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 features an fuel economy that’ll get you 24 highway miles per gallon, which should be more than enough to get you there. Nothing resonates more with Bluegrass music than driving into town in a truck that screams Americana.
One of this century’s greatest inventions has to be satellite radio. It has stations of all kinds for any listener. Last I checked, there is, in fact, a Bluegrass station. And this truck’s four-speaker system packs a punch. Ride into Russell Springs with a Bluegrass fix, as the technology in a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 will get you ready for a weekend of fun.
If this is your first time heading into Russell Springs, you may need some help getting there. Your phone might not cut it, but the navigation system installed into the GMC Sierra 1500 will help you get to where you need to go. The map shows a straight shot to Russell Springs, but the navigation system may have some detours and shortcuts that’ll help you get there quicker.
Whenever a long drive is involved, especially on a highway, you may need some time to get your hands off the wheel. Cruise control is a function I’ve personally never used, but people tell me it’s a great tool to have on a car on a long road trip. This may be perfect for you with how smooth this GMC truck is.
For more information on this fun festival, go to lcbluegrass.org and check out the acts that will be there. Glenn Buick GMC has the inventory to get you where you want to go, but the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 may just help you the most. And if you have any friends or family members that are members of the military, they get in free on the 21st! It’s only $10 admission on Saturday with a stacked lineup, so it’s a must-attend. Check out your friendly Lexington-area Buick GMC dealership to learn more about this all-American truck before you head out to hear the sweet sounds of the banjos!