Logan Hall, 30, of Virgie in Pike County, walked one mile in each of seven counties located along U.S. Highway 23 on September 12 and 13. Hall walked in Boyd, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Pike, Lawrence and Letcher counties before opening a concert by Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.
“I finally have the opportunity to live my dream out and let people know there is an unemployment problem and people want to work,” said Hall, who has played guitar for about 20 years.
Hall was an electrician in a Pike County coal mine. He broke his back in three places.
After winning the Country Music Highway Road to Fame contest in June, Hall signed a contract with Unbridled Entertainment. Hall wrote and recorded an original song in legendary songwriter and eastern Kentucky native Tom T. Hall’s private studio on the elder Hall’s farm south of Nashville, Tenn.
Logan Hall’s first single “ Treasures from the Ground” was released last week. The song is available on Google Play. A portion of the proceeds is being donated to Coal Mining Our Future, an organization of coal companies in southeastern Kentucky.
Hall’s walk was sponsored by Superior Drug Center, Community Trust Bank and Highbridge Spring Water.
—From AP, staff reports.