The Highland County Historical Society is hosting another musical venue on Sunday, July 3 to celebrate the holiday. The society’s Highland House Museum on East Main Street in Hillsboro will be open from 1-4 p.m. that day and the public is invited.
Parker Hastings, of Richmond, Ky., has been recognized as the 2015 Thumbpicker of the Year and has been inducted into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. He is the youngest musician to ever receive this award. His musical influences include Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis as well as others.
Hastings has recently released his first EP entitled “Whimsical Smiles.” Tommy Emanuel is a guest soloist on Hasting’s arrangement of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile.”
He is the son of Greg (Denise) Hastings, a graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School, and the grandson of Don and Carolyn Hastings.
Hastings can be seen on www.parkerhastings.com to learn more.
Submitted by John Glaze, Highland County Historical Society.