History, Interviews, News

Ken Burns discusses the complexity of country music’s story

When it comes to our musical heritage, there is nothing quite like the complex story of country music.  The people, instruments, and songs migrated from other parts of the world to form the genre that would last generations in different ways.  Ken Burns put together a team to document the history of country music for PBS.  “Country Music” may sound simple, but it is rather complex that will be showcased starting Sunday, September 15th.  Ken…

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Jesse Keith Whitley discusses his musical heritage and upcoming projects

Nashville is always full of music activity, whether it is on Broadway, on the Grand Ole Opry stage, or within the walls of a recording studio.  Earlier this week, Jesse Keith Whitley spoke to Kentucky Country Music as he took a break from the recording studio.  Music is in his blood, literally, as his music heritage reaches back with his parents, Keith Whitley, and Lorrie Morgan, along with his grandpa, George Morgan.  Jesse has been…

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Children with different abilities
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Looking through the eyes of special needs with Zion’s Song

Imagine living a life where you are unable to communicate verbally or express your feelings.  Each year, there are many that come into our lives that may have complicated medical issues that need the assistance with others.  One Laurel County native, Kip Jervis, began thinking late one night of a young man, Zion, after a discussion with a family member.  That discussion led Kip to write, “Zion’s Song.”  Recently, he spoke to us about the…

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Sydney Adams with Band
Interviews, News, Reviews

Sydney Adams reveals why Corbin will always be home with new album

It isn’t often that you will come across a singer, whose vocals are so innocent and pure that they need very little, if any, tweaking to them.  Sydney Adams is one of those talented singer-songwriters that has a gift unlike many others yearning to be a performer.  The Corbin, Kentucky native has been performing since she was 12 years old.  The quiet and shy pre-teen was tricked by her mom to perform at the Bell…

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Jericho Woods explore their musical roots with new release

For many that follow the Kentucky music scene, their ears tend to head east towards Appalachia.  However, most do not realize that Kentucky has such rich potential with those beyond the mountain region.  One of those musical talents is Jericho Woods, who is releasing their second album on May 3, 2019.  We recently sat down and talked with Josh Mitcham, lead vocalist of Jericho Woods. Even though the song is at the end of the…

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JD Shelburne shares his story from being a farm boy to music singer

J.D. Shelburne is no stranger to the spotlight in music.  The Kentucky native comes from the small town of Taylorsville, where he was raised on his family’s farm.  He would go on to the University of Kentucky for his studies before settling down in Nashville to have his hand in a music career.  Things have picked up for J.D. over the years as many have taken noticed with several music videos airing on CMT television…

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Kentucky singer Kristi Stanley learns to never say never

Upon listening to Kristi Stanley, you hear such sweet vocals that are genuine to the Appalachian sounds of eastern Kentucky.  In talking with her, you learn of a great appreciation that she has of the music of Kentucky.  Whether it is country or bluegrass music, Kristi Stanley’s talents shine through her lyrics and vocals.  I recently spoke with Kristi on her music, as well as her performance at Hillbilly Days in her hometown of Pikeville. …

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History, Interviews, News, Reviews, Road Trips

A behind the scenes look at the Loretta Lynn Ranch

You have probably seen the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” as well as read the two biographies on Loretta Lynn.  However, I highly suggest that you take the journey to Butcher Holler in far east Kentucky to see the original homeplace that Loretta Lynn and her family grew up.  Then head down to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, to learn more on the history of this remarkable Appalachian based country music legend. Upon entering the grounds of Loretta…

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Dale Ann Bradley discusses her journey and new album

That moment when you first walk up to Dale Ann Bradley, you are greeted with a smile and a hug.  In fact, you know that she is a pure Kentucky lady from the Appalachian Mountains because she treats you like family. Friday night, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame hosted the 2018 inductee, Dale Ann Bradley, album release party.  The sold-out crowd were enthusiastic to hear the sounds from Dale Ann Bradley, as well as…

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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 those of Brenda Lee when she started singing “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.”  Rhyan’s first…

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