BMI presents Exile members with Million Airplay Awards

On Tuesday, March 6, BMI executives Jody Williams and David Preston presented seven ‘Million-Air Awards’ to Sonny LeMaire and J.P. Pennington of Exile, in recognition of the success of major songs penned by the two writers and long-time band members. The awards totaled 11 million broadcast performances (radio spins) between four songs; “The Closer You Get,” “She’s A Miracle,” “Give … Read More ›

Bob Kinsley, Clarence Spalding, and Jason Aldean at the Opry.

Clarence Spalding Receives Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award

One of Nashville’s most highly regarded artist managers, Clarence Spalding, was honored for his impact on country music with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award during an event held this week at the Grand Ole Opry House. The award was created in 2014 to recognize the most deserving individuals across the spectrum of record label/industry, creative/production and radio/media. The evening … Read More ›

Chris Stapleton performs “Broken Halos” at “The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” live Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and broadcast on the ABC Television Network. Photo Credit: John Russell/CMA

Chris Stapleton leads the pack with 8 ACM nominations

The Academy of Country Music announced today the host and nominations for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Multimedia superstar and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, … Read More ›

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame ceremony heads to Rockcastle County

The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission is proud to announce that the 2018 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming home to Rockcastle County. On Friday, May 11, 2018, six Kentucky individuals from the music industry – David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis will be inducted into the … Read More ›

Kentucky musicians recognized in Nashville Scene Critics Poll

Nashville Scene’s 18th Annual Critics Poll results were just released this morning with several surprises from Kentucky.  Chris Stapleton, Angaleena Presley, Tyler Childers, and Carly Pearce received recognition from 94 music critics. Chris Stapleton led the pack with multiple recognitions. His albums “From A Room Volumes 1 & 2″ were combined to be part of the top albums of the … Read More ›

Exile announce 2018 No Limit Tour in Celebration of 55th Anniversary

2018 is a milestone year that marks the 55th Anniversary for a band formed in Richmond, Ky. in 1963. Crossover hit-making band, Exile, is celebrating the band’s distinguished career as the longest running self-contained vocal group. Exile has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop … Read More ›

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 ›