Dean Phelps Live at Red Barn Radio
Concerts, News

Relive the concert experience with Red Barn Radio album collection

Nestled in a small studio space in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, sits the popular weekly radio series, Red Barn Radio.  It has been running for over 17 seasons of music entertainment.  Shows are broadcast live on the radio airwaves, as well as on Facebook live.  Many of those that have graced the stage have went on to perform on bigger stages, including the Grand Ole Opry.  Several of those artists have released, and getting ready to…

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Arlo McKinley
Concerts, News, Reviews

The rise of Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound

On April 27th, Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound performed his second sold out show at The Burl in Lexington, Kentucky. The tone for the evening was set as the band made their way to the stage. Half a fifth’s worth of Bulleit sloshed back and forth in the bottle in Arlo McKinley’s right hand. Donning a round-bill tracker hat, an Adidas jacket and a grin that spanned a country mile, it was impossible for…

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2019 Fiddlers Convention at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN
Concerts, History, Music Venues, News, Road Trips

Museum of Appalachia to host Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention

The Museum of Appalachia will be hosting the 2nd annual Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention.  It is an opportunity for musicians across the region to compete for cash and bragging rights.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine, on June 1, 2019. Join others for a day filled with music, contests, cash prizes, jamming on the Museum grounds as well as Southern food and fare.  You can tour the…

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John Schneider
Concerts, News

Music Trifecta show to feature John Schneider in Shepherdsville

When it comes to exports, Kentucky exceeds expectations with bourbon, horses, and basketball. However, our greatest export is the finest music from all over our state. Kentucky is home to some great live venues to showcase our talent. One of those venues is Sheperdsville Country Music Theatre located at 1833 HWY 44 West in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. On Friday, May 17, 2019, the venue will be hosting The Music Trifecta. The show will feature John Schneider,…

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History, News

Keith Whitley’s legacy lives on 30 years later

Thirty years ago today, country music lost the legendary Keith Whitley. He was just 33 years old, but he left his footprint on the hearts of many in country music, even to this day. Born on July 1, 1955 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, Keith Whitley had 19 singles that charted on the Billboard Country Music Charts. Many songs are still covered by others, including “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “When You Say Nothing At All,” and…

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Interviews, News, Reviews

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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News

Steven Curtis Chapman tops Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

Kentucky music native, Steven Curtis Chapman’s new album Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows returns to number 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart following its chart-topping release week debut. Chapman also reached a new career milestone with Deeper Roots as the 13-track collection also landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. “What an amazing thing. I’m just very blessed. I mean, that’s the bottom line. I’m just very, very blessed and so…

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News, Reviews

Erin Enderlin feels heartache through songs in latest release

Erin Enderlin sings the songs of country music that many women (and sometimes men) could relate to. Her talented songwriting and soulful vocals could be compared to Tammy Wynette when it comes to heartache and pain. You FEEL what she is singing at the time. Granted, if you meet her, you will realize that she is one happy person. These days she is happier knowing that her music idol, Reba McEntire, cut one of her…

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Interviews, News

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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Interviews, News

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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