Rhyan Sinclair is living in a Marshmallow World with Christmas release

With the holiday magic, the music fills the halls of businesses and throughout the shopping malls.  However, probably one of this season’s best Christmas music releases would be that of Rhyan Sinclair of Lexington.  “Marshmallow World” was released in November, much to the delight of those that enjoy traditional sounds of Christmas. Overall, Rhyan Sinclair provides vocal talents that reminisce … Read More ›

Dan Conn shines on with latest music release

In western Kentucky, there sits a small town called Sebree that Dan Conn calls home.  The community is just south of Henderson.  Like many small farming communities, people enjoy country music about the way they live.  For Dan Conn, those songs come with ease to write.  On November 30th, he released his latest album, “Shine On.” “Shine On” was recorded … Read More ›

Kentucky country music spotlighted on CMA Awards

During the 52nd Annual CMA Awards last night, eastern Kentucky was spotlighted with several moments and performances.  Here is a look back at some of those highlights on the Appalachian region: Chris Stapleton took home three awards at the CMA Awards.  While accepting his CMA Single of the Year award for “Broken Halo,” Stapleton explained that it was about people … Read More ›

Levitt Foundation honors southeast Kentucky town with music grant

The Levitt Foundation, based out of Los Angeles, CA, has just made a major commitment to live music in eastern Kentucky.  Before we get into that, let me provide you with a little background information on their amazing foundation. They were formed in 1963 by Mortimer and Mimi Levitt to support the arts, culture and education. Their mission statement is “to … Read More ›

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 ›