Kentucky Tourism

Sexton, Morgan

Linefork, KY



Morgan Sexton was 77 years old when he made his first public appearance as a banjo player at an Appalachian festival. In 1991, Sexton was presented with a National Heritage Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to regional traditions. Following his death later that year, an album of songs Sexton had recorded since his discovery was released, entitled “Shady Grove.”