The land known of Appalachia in the United States has been one of storied traditions and relentless heartbreak. One of the cultures strongest cultural traditions of traditional music has been unique amongst the hills, and hollers of the mountains. Throughout decades of media stereotypes the proud people of Appalachia have been stereotyped as uneducated, lazy, feuding hillbillies. The traditions of mountain music do live on today for a new generation to embrace but at what price? Long running media stereotypes have altered the land of Appalachia as well as its inhabitants. Take a journey back to the old hills and understand how media''s influence has stereotyped a proud mountain people, and the process of preserving traditional mountain music for a new generation.