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Music is her life

Back in the spring, I received a surprise that a writer wanted to feature me and my website, Kentucky Country Music, in their magazine that is sent to 5 states in the south.  The magazine is sent to rural electric and telecommunication customers, including several here in Kentucky.  Needless to say, I was very surprise to see the feature in one of the magazines, Foothills Connection, out of Staffordsville, Kentucky.  Many thanks to Anne Braly…

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Josh Goodlett talks about balance family alongside music career

Josh Goodlett Growing up in Taylorsville, Kentucky, Josh Goodlett was always drawn to music.  When he was 26 years old, he performed his first show in front of an audience at Aunt Bees.  It was that day at the ice cream and pizza shop in Georgetown, Indiana, that he would decide that he wanted to try a career in music.  These days, Josh has been burning up the road opening shows for the likes of…

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Kentucky native Larry Williams reflects on his journey to Nashville

Kentucky native, Larry Williams, performing at The Stage in Nashville, TN. On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Kentucky music fans will be gathering for the 8th annual Froggy Field Party, hosted by WFKY.  Those performing include Sundy Best, Josh Goodlett, Larry Williams, Jamie Tingle, and Don Endlin.  The festivities start at 5:00 pm with the gates opening and the music starting about 5:30.  It will all take place at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair on 955 Elm…

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Hank Williams, Jr.: Beyond a family tradition

Hank Williams Jr – photo by Rick Diamond of Getty Images Today when it comes to describing country music history, you cannot help but add Hank Williams, Jr. as one of the innovators and influencers. There are few acts in the music business period that can withstand musical style changes in the field of country music for decades and still crank out hits. He has helped open the door to newer acts by having them…

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Oak Ridge Boy member Richard Sterban discusses faith and friendships in music

This Saturday night, the Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage in front of a sold out audience at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. It is an annual event for the group, alongside their trip to the Kentucky State Fair in August. This year marks the 41st time that the Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the Kentucky State Fair. Just last week, the Oak Ridge Boys performed at the CMT Music Awards along with…

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The Steel Woods bring back the rural Appalachian sound to their music

In the first few months of 2016, it appears as though the talent out of Nashville was drying up. Then two young men came together to record their first single, “Let the Rain Come Down,” that poured out a much needed sound to a music fan’s ears. The Steel Woods are taking country music to the raw rural roots of Americana with their sound. With Jason Cope of North Carolina and Wes Bayliss of Alabama,…

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T.G. Sheppard releases musical piece of history with duets album

Today, country music singer TG Sheppard has released one of the best duet collections that preserve country music and gospel music heritage. With “Legendary Friends & Country Duets,”country music fans receive a musical journey that has been many years in the making. TG Sheppard recently spoke with Kentucky Country Music in regards to the album, as well as those that he worked with.   With those listed on the album, you have the legends like…

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Jared Ashley to honor military veterans with special outdoor hunt and concert

Today, one startling statistic to hear is that every day, 22 American veterans commit suicide. Country music singer and military veteran, Jared Ashley, hopes to change that statistic with his non-profit, Flight Deck Veterans Group, as well as a special charity event in Wilmington, Ohio. Operation Cherrybend: A Hero’s Hunt is a pheasant hunt and concert that honors military veterans. The event happens October 7-10, 2015, and features a concert by John Michael Montgomery and…

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Walking behind the star with John Conlee

Saturday night, John Conlee will be gracing the stage of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center’s New Barn Stage.  Just a short drive down the road, you can view his rose colored glasses on display at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, where John Conlee is also a member of.  Recently, John sat down with me for a conversation on his hometown roots of Versailles, as well as his song, “Walking Behind the Star.”   Versailles has…

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Eddie Montgomery reflects on his Kentucky country music roots

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are part of the 2015 KY Music Hall of Fame Class – photo by Frederick Breedon IV Tonight, country music duo, Montgomery Gentry, will be honored as one of the newest inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. It is an accomplishment that only a few are chosen every other year. Just two years ago, Eddie Montgomery tearfully helped induct his brother, John Michael Montgomery, into the elite Hall…

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