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Wynonna Judd to play World Equestrian Games opening ceremonies

When equestrian fans from around the world gather for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, they will be welcomed by Kentucky native Wynonna Judd. Wynonna will perform “My Old Kentucky Home” during the Opening Ceremonies on September 25, 2010. The Games will take part in the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10. It will feature world championship competitions in several equestrian sports. It is the first time the Games have come to Kentucky. “I…

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Loretta Lynn to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn, will be honored in a special ceremony for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Butcher Holler native will be among the selected honorees alongside Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Jackson, André Previn, and Clark Terry.  Country music legendary producer, Harold Bradley, will be honored in the Technical Grammy Award Honors. The coal miner’s daughter raised in Butcher Holler has evolved over the years, most recently joining Jack White in…

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Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser Bring Country Soul to Louisville

Two gentlemen that are no strangers to Louisville provided pure country entertainment to the sold out crowd at the Louisville Palace Theater.  Country singers Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser packed the theater on Friday night with a memorable performance that will be talked for quite some time.    Randy Houser – by Jessica Bray Starting promptly at 7:30 PM, Randy Houser walked out on stage with no fluff, no dramatics, just him and his guitar with a simple hello to the…

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Shooter Jennings and friends brings the melodic groove to Busters

Shooter Jennings – by Jessica Bray While the air turned cooler outside, things were heating up instead Busters of Lexington, Kentucky.  On Thursday, fans were treated with a performance of Earl Greyhound, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Shooter Jennings.  Starting things off was Earl Greyhound, who brought the funk rock soul to the house with their three piece band.  Fans were taken back in time with current songs that could have very well been played…

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Jamey Johnson and James Otto showcase their talent in Kentucky

Jamey Johnson – Photo by Jessica Bray During the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival in Winchester, Kentucky this past weekend, country music fans were treated by the talents of James Otto and Jamey Johnson.  Both have performed in Kentucky several times but this show proved to be one for the record books.  According to festival organizers, around 15, 000 of fans attended the concert that proved that traditional country music is back on the market. Opener Jennifer Webb…

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Oak Ridge Boys prove they still have it after 33 years at the KY State Fair

Oak Ridge Boys performing Elvira at the Kentucky State Fair – photo by Jessica Bray The Boys are back – the Oak Ridge Boys that is.  Over 7000 country music fans joined in the excitement of welcoming the Oak Ridge Boys perform their 33rd show at the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009. Right off the bat with their title track from their latest album The Boys Are Back, the Oak Ridge Boys took…

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Candy Coburn is a Pink Warrior on and off the stage

Candy Coburn – by Jessica Bray In Kentucky, 121 women per 100, 000 were diagnosed for breast cancer.  Each day, someone knows of someone dear to them that has become a “statistic”. However, they should not be considered a statistic – they should be considered a Pink Warrior.  They are a part of an “elite” group of survivors and fighters for a cure.  One of the people leading the effort to fight for a cure…

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Elvis changing the face of country & bluegrass music

Who would have thought that over 40 years ago, a boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, would make an impact on not only the world of rock and roll, but also in country music?  Growing up, he would listen to the sounds of the Grand Ole Opry coming over the radio on a Saturday night and the next morning, hear the soulful sounds of the church choir.  He originally began his singing career with the Sun Records…

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Kentucky natives Halfway 2 Hazard to host charity event

Country music duo, Halfway 2 Hazard, of Kentucky will be hosting their 2nd Annual Charity Ride and concert on August 22-23rd, 2009 in Crockettsville, KY.  The charity event raises money for the Buckhorn Children Center and Family Services.  Over 7,500 attended the first annual event and helped raised over $110,000 for Eastern Kentucky.   This year’s event will feature a concert performance by Halfway 2 Hazard, as well as Randy Houser, Jeremey Popoff of Lit,…

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Dierks Bentley proves that every mile is a memory

Dierks Bentley – by Jessica Bray Dierks Bentley headlined the Country Concert Series at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana to an enthusiastic crowd on Sunday night.  Country music fans were entertained by Bentley’s stage presence as he sang hit songs from all of his albums. Midway through the one and half hour set, Bentley slowed things down by performing acoustically.  The acoustic selections include “My Last Name”, dedicated to those serving in the military,…

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