Concerts, News, Reviews

The Wooks celebrate bittersweet goodbye to Arthur

Concerts usually aren’t described as bittersweet. They’re either incredible or bleh…most of the time the former.  The Wooks’ Saturday, March 2nd, performance at the Burl was bittersweet – bittersweet and incredible. Seeing a show at the Burl is always fantastic.  Kentucky’s fueling a musical Renaissance right now, and the Burl has become its Sistine Chapel. Of course, in Kentucky, our chapel resembles a bad ass old barn renovated into a music venue.  It was actually…

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Laurel Cove Music Festival coming to Pine Mountain State Park

Main Street Pineville, Bell County Tourism, and Pine Mountain State Resort Park have teamed up to announce the conception of Bell County’s first ever music festival: The Laurel Cove Music Festival. The event will take place at the iconic Laurel Cove Amphitheater in Pine Mountain State Resort Park, just south of Pineville, KY on June 7th and 8th. The festival will feature a great mix of local, regional, and national artists. Headlining Friday night will…

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John R. Miller and the Engine Lights at the Red Barn Radio Show Review

In my humble opinion, there’s no one writing better songs right now than John R. Miller.  The West Virginia native has been an underground icon for years now, and is the walking, talking definition of a song-writers songwriter.  It’s no coincidence that his touring buddy Tyler Childers is always letting the world know on his Facebook how special John’s work truly is. John has toured extensively over the last decade, both with his past bands…

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Kentucky country music on display during SEC Tournament in Nashville

Kentucky Country Music is proud to be a partner with the Kentucky Takeover music showcase at Marathon Music Works in Nashville.  The Kentucky Takeover will feature Kentucky based musicians on March 15th, to coincide with the SEC Tournament.  The ALL AGES show will feature Senora May, Jericho Woods, James Sayne & The Shoeshine Boys, Timmy Dunn, Everette, Dustin Collins, and Jason Sinkhorn. Tickets are on sale February 21st and range in price of $20 to…

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Louisville to be home of Hometown Rising country music and bourbon festival

Premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents continues to show its love for Louisville with a third addition to a massive fall festival series in the one-of-a-kind city. Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, will make its debut Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon. Hometown Rising’s incredible music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Little Big Town with additional appearances from Dwight…

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Master Musician Festival in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by John Fitzwater.
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Ten Must See Kentucky Country Music Events in 2019

With 2018 being water under the bridge, we not only get to reflect what an awesome year it was for music in Kentucky, but get to look ahead to an amazing year of concerts and festivals throughout the bluegrass. To help plan your weekends, we here at Kentucky Country Music have compiled a list of ten must see live country music happenings in 2019. Keep in mind, this list is totally subjective, so based on…

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An inside look at Ward Davis and Tennessee Jet show at the Bell Theatre

Two years ago, I {John Grace} was having a conversation with Mainstreet Pineville Director, Jacob Roan. He had just finished completing substantial renovations to the Bell Theater, which is a beautiful, 1950’s style movie theater in courthouse square in downtown Pineville. It had gone from being left vacant and in disrepair to shining like new penny. It was really inspiring to witness…to not lose a historic building to the pages of history, but to bring…

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Loretta Lynn to be honored with birthday concert celebration

Kentucky country music icon, Loretta Lynn, will celebrate her birthday this April with a once-in-a-lifetime music event.  On the heels of one of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn’t It Be Great (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment), the 2019 GRAMMY nominee celebrates this year’s birthday being honored by her friends. Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies and Trisha Yearwood are among the first guests announced for “Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration…

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Tyler Childers’ sold out run at Louisville Palace has cemented him as country’s next big thing

The ascension of Tyler Childers from regional honky-tonk troubadour to country music royalty has seemingly happened over night, and has been amazing to witness. That’s because in two short years he’s gone from playing wayside bars and dives to completely selling out three nights at the iconic Louisville Palace Theater weeks before the shows took place. Make no mistake: though still young, Tyler has paid his dues and then some. He’s been doing this almost…

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Tyler Childers and fans show up for Martin County

“If you came here for the music today, then brother you came for the wrong reason”. Tyler Childers traveled to Martin County on December 22nd for one reason: to raise awareness for the Martin County Water Situation. Along with fans traveling from different corners of the state, donations in excess of 500 cases of water were donated to the citizens of Martin County for use during water outages.  Each citizen confirming residency was given two…

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