Country music returns to tradition in 2017

Does it seem like country music is sounding better?  You could easily divide country music into multiple sub-genres – cowboy/western, pop, rap, traditional, rockabilly, and more.  However, in looking at our top picks of albums, songs, and more, it appears the pendulum has swung back to the more traditional side of things. Recently I was asked to provide input into … Read More ›

The Judds to be featured in 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Today the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum announced The Judds will be featured in an exhibit opening Aug. 3, 2018. The exhibit will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo. Wynonna and Naomi Judd brought a fresh acoustic sound to country music, with unmistakable harmonies surrounding Wynonna’s powerful lead vocals. The Judds dominated the country … Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›