Ricky Skaggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Nashville, Tennessee, music legend Ricky Skaggs officially became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally inducted his musical mentor into the historic institution. “It’s kinda … Read More ›

Loretta Lynn honored with CMT Artist of the Year show

CMT honored country music’s leading women during their CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday night. Those that were honored included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Hillary Scott. Performances included Kentuckian Angaleena Presley performing with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert on “Sugar Daddy.” However, the biggest honoree would be that of Kentucky … Read More ›

October in Kentucky Country Music History

Here are a few notable things that happened during the month of October in Kentucky Country Music History: Oct 1, 1935: Singer/guitarist Ray Sanders is born in St. John, Kentucky. He lands on the country charts more than 10 times in the 1960s and ’70s as an artist and plays on the Ray Price hits “The Same Old Me” and … Read More ›

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Raleigh, N.C. at the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, 15-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggs was officially inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The Kentucky native was inducted by his longtime friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner, Marty Stuart. “He’s a radical revisionist, he’s a traditionalist, he’s a keeper of the flame, he’s an innovator, … Read More ›

Brice Long and Friends Concert for Back to Back Foundation Shatters Records

More than 1,200 people packed the James E. Bruce Convention Center for the thirteenth annual Brice Long and Friends Back to Back Foundation Benefit Concert held Saturday in Hopkinsville, KY. Foundation Chairman Brent Gilkey announced the concert, which is the primary fundraiser for the foundation, continues to grow and shattered last year’s total by raising $91,900. Brice Long and Mark … Read More ›