Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit to headline 2019 Master Musicians Festival

When artists perform at the Master Musicians Festival, they become members of the family. The 2019 festival will be a homecoming for one of those family members, who returns to the stage not only as the headliner, but as a leader of the Americana music movement. First appearing at MMF in 2012 shortly after beginning his solo career, Jason Isbell … Read More ›

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 … Read More ›

Kentucky country music spotlighted on CMA Awards

During the 52nd Annual CMA Awards last night, eastern Kentucky was spotlighted with several moments and performances.  Here is a look back at some of those highlights on the Appalachian region: Chris Stapleton took home three awards at the CMA Awards.  While accepting his CMA Single of the Year award for “Broken Halo,” Stapleton explained that it was about people … Read More ›

Levitt Foundation honors southeast Kentucky town with music grant

The Levitt Foundation, based out of Los Angeles, CA, has just made a major commitment to live music in eastern Kentucky.  Before we get into that, let me provide you with a little background information on their amazing foundation. They were formed in 1963 by Mortimer and Mimi Levitt to support the arts, culture and education. Their mission statement is “to … Read More ›

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Nashville, Tennessee, music legend Ricky Skaggs officially became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally inducted his musical mentor into the historic institution. “It’s kinda … Read More ›

Loretta Lynn honored with CMT Artist of the Year show

CMT honored country music’s leading women during their CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday night. Those that were honored included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Hillary Scott. Performances included Kentuckian Angaleena Presley performing with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert on “Sugar Daddy.” However, the biggest honoree would be that of Kentucky … Read More ›