News, Reviews

First Listen of Nic Allen and the Troubled Minds “On the Hilltop” album

We here at Kentucky Country Music are proud to give the world it’s first listen to the debut album from southern Ohio’s own Nic Allen and the Troubled Minds, titled “On the Hilltop”. Nic has been a fixture in our regional scene for a few years, cutting his teeth at backroad honky tonks and music festivals. With our region producing the best music the last few years, it is no surprise that this album follows…

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Concerts, News, Reviews

Concert Review: Kickin’ it on the Creek pre-party at the Burl

“What’s better than a party to kick off a party” – Casey Campbell I’ve been very fortunate to see some very good shows over my 38 years of life.  It’s an understatement that I was fortunate to be in the beautiful Lexington, KY venue, The Burl, for the 2019 Kickin’ It On The Creek Pre-Party with Padre Paul Handelman, Senora May, and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle. I can’t start the review without…

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Get a first listen to Dustin Collins new single, I Like to Drink

Bardstown native Dustin Collins has released his new single, “I Like to Drink.” The catchy tune leaves you singing along about summertime on the lake. Hands down it is perfect while floating down Lake Cumberland or one of Kentucky’s other waterways. It is the followup single to “Working Man.”  Both songs feature the life of the hardworking men and women of Kentucky, as well as what they like to do for fun. Below is the…

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History, News, Reviews

Celebrating 10 years of Kentucky Country Music

As the fog rolls through the trees inside the Appalachian Mountains, I sit here and take in the sounds of nature.  Off into the distance are birds singing their songs with grace.  Thunder rumbles as I take in the mountain air.  I sit on the porch reflecting on the sounds of Kentucky.  What makes OUR music so unique that others try to duplicate it? Kentucky country music is in our soul.  It is in our…

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Concerts, News, Reviews

5 Favorite Moments at Forecastle Music Festival

Louisville hosted its 18th annual Forecastle Festival this past weekend and it was wildly successful. No surprise there, of course. Forecastle has always been a favorite among festival goers based on the ability to highlight local acts along with draw further attention to national ones, promote all the bourbon (really, all of it) and bring people together. The Clothing Statements People watching at festivals has always been one of my favorite things. The various outfits showcased…

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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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News, Reviews

Mama Said String Band release new album, Carry the Water

As the host of a radio show and podcast – I find myself asking a familiar question to most performers that go like this:  “what is the name of this next song you are going to perform?” Imagine the surprise, delight and pure curiosity that was ignited when Mama Said String Band’s response to that question was “This song is titled ‘Nameless’.” Living in a time where most music is written to meet a certain…

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Beattyville native Ian Noe reveals new music with Between the Country

Kentucky is presently in the midst of writing one of the great chapters in country music history. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Tyler Childers are helping change the game, and they’ve got an army of their incredibly talented peers backing them up. Music has always flowed through these hills; crawling through the twisted laurel and ringing deep in the hollows at sundown. Made by hardworking coal miners or farmers after 12 hour work days 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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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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