Randy Travis still has golden voice

Randy Travis by Jessica Bray Even with over 25 years of recording experience in the music business, Randy Travis’s voice is still golden as it was when he first started. During Saturday night’s sold out performance at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, Randy took fans on a musical journey of songs that have left their impact … Read More ›

The Art of a Song

A painter creates with a paint brush. A carpenter creates with wood. A songwriter creates with a pen and a story in mind.  Some of my favorite tunes would have to be those that speak of emotion.  One of my favorite songwriters, singers, performers to see live is Jamey Johnson.  Now don’t say I’m on the “bandwagon” of fans that … Read More ›

The Roys Blend Perfect Harmonies on Lonesome Whistle

The Roys – photo by Anthony Ladd Blending harmonies with family ties describes the hot country-bluegrass duo, The Roys. The duo composed of siblings Lee Roy and Elaine Roy, they have gained attention to those in both bluegrass and country music. Their latest release, “Lonesome Whistle,” is sure to be a delight to the listener’s ears. In putting the album … Read More ›

Brad Paisley provides country music showmanship at KFC Yum Center

Brad Paisley by Jessica Blankenship Even with it being winter, the feeling of summer was in the air during Brad Paisley’s latest stop in the H2O Frozen Over Tour at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This time, Paisley brought along Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann to join in the fun filled night. Starting things off was country newcomer, … Read More ›

Josh Thompson, Ashley Ray, and Six Miles South know how to throw the perfect field party

Josh Thompson – by Jessica Blankenship On Friday night, the small town of Owenton, Kentucky, showed how to throw a perfect field party filled with music and memories. Froggy 104.9 FM out of Frankfort held their second annual Froggy Field Party at the Owen County Fairgrounds. It was in conjunction with the Owen County Fair. Joining the Field Party were the … Read More ›

Book Review: Loretta Lynn’s Still Woman Enough: A Memoir

Loretta Lynn and Patsi Cox. Still Woman Enough:  A Memoir. New York:  Hyperion, April 2002.  384 pages.  $24.95 hardback. From the hills of Butcher Holler, to flashing lights and sounds of the country music stage, Loretta Lynn has proved that she is still woman enough.  In her latest autobiography, Still Woman Enough, Lynn reflects on what was not mentioned in … Read More ›