Dierks Bentley, Eddie Montgomery, and Rascal Flatts perform “My Town" in honor of Troy Gentry at “The 51st Annual CMA Awards." Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Kentucky music stars shine bright at CMA Awards

Last night, the stars of Kentucky were shining bright on stage during the 51st annual Country Music Association CMA Awards. Chris Stapleton showcased his vocal and instrumental talents, alongside his wife, Morgane, while singing “Broken Halos.” He would also gain two new trophies for his shelf. He won Best Male Vocalist for the third time. Stapleton won his second Album … Read More ›

November 9, 2017

Ricky Skaggs to lead the 75th Annual Santa Train

Country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will be the special guest on the 75th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Skaggs was raised in Cordell, Kentucky, making the cause of helping the people of Appalachia something very near and dear to his heart. “So excited to get to do the Santa Train this year… … Read More ›

October 19, 2017

Reflections of Troy Gentry and Don Williams

Friday was a tough day in the Kentucky music community as word spread quickly on the passing of Don Williams Troy Gentry. For many of us, we sit in shock wondering if the news is true. I received the news as I was talking to two friends about some music stuff and then it was revealed about Don Williams’ passing. … Read More ›

September 11, 2017

Kentucky music acts join together for hurricane relief telethon

Kentucky natives, Halfway to Hazard, as well as members of the Kentucky Opry will be partnering with WYMT, Food City, Community Trust Bank and the Mountain Arts Center for the “Eastern Kentucky Cares: Hope from the Mountains” telethon from the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. The Hurricane Harvey relief telethon will air on Thursday, September 3, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. … Read More ›

September 6, 2017

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announces 2018 class of inductees

Kentucky is rich in history with its musical heritage.  Today, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced its 2018 Class of Inductees.  Comprised of individuals from all across the state, the 2018 class represents a wide variety of talents.  David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis were named the newest members … Read More ›

August 9, 2017

Back to Back Foundation continues to grow thanks to Brice Long

Brice Long and Friends’ 12th Annual Benefit Concert, held Saturday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY, raised $80,000 for Long’s Back to Back Foundation. The crowd of over a thousand was treated to music from Long’s friends and hit Nashville songwriters Kent Blazy (If Tomorrow Never Comes, Ain’t Goin Down Til The Sun Comes Up) and … Read More ›

July 26, 2017

Naomi Judd discusses the impact of ‘Grandpa’

Naomi Judd recently sat down and discussed the meaning and impact of The Judds hit song, “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days.) The song has resonated in a lot of music fans hearts. It has stood the test of time to become a classic song in the country music field. It became their sixth number one hit.  Check … Read More ›

July 13, 2017