If you wish to dive more into the studies of our Appalachian culture then I recommend a couple resources for you. There are several academic institutions across the region that offer a degree in this specific topic. All of these programs I have come across are great programs of study and information.
Lees McRae College
The John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachian and Comparative Highland Studies
Courses at Lees McRae College for a minor in Appalachian Studies
List of Resources on the LeesMcRae website.
East Tennessee State University
Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
Archives of Appalachia
(great reference point for many topics on this site)
Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies