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Chris Knight set to release new album, Almost Daylight

Kentucky singer-songwriter Chris Knight will release his first new music in over seven years with Almost Daylight on October 11th via Thirty Tigers. An uncompromising artist that the New York Times called “a hard-nosed iconoclast and the last of a dying breed…”, Chris Knight now finds himself influencing a new generation of young artists who revere his honest approach to songwriting and his unflinching integrity. His ninth album to date, Almost Daylight delivers some of…

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Children with different abilities
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Looking through the eyes of special needs with Zion’s Song

Imagine living a life where you are unable to communicate verbally or express your feelings.  Each year, there are many that come into our lives that may have complicated medical issues that need the assistance with others.  One Laurel County native, Kip Jervis, began thinking late one night of a young man, Zion, after a discussion with a family member.  That discussion led Kip to write, “Zion’s Song.”  Recently, he spoke to us about the…

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Sydney Adams with Band
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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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Tyler Childers releases new single and lyric video with All Your’n

Appalachian native from eastern Kentucky, Tyler Childers, announced the release of his new song, “All Your’n.” It is the second song released off his new album, “Country Squire,” coming August 2, 2019. Special Pre-Order packages are available at https://countrysquire.tylerchildersmusic.com. “All You’rn” is a smooth singing tune with an influence of country, soul, and blues intertwined with the instruments as Tyler Childers’ mountain vocals soar through the song.  The love song leaves you swaying your shoulders…

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Concerts, Music Venues, News

Droves of music fans sought out the golden tickets to Kickin’ It On The Creek

One of our favorite music festivals in Kentucky over the years has been Kickin’ It On the Creek.  In fact, it was listed in our top Kentucky country music events for 2019.  Check out the article here. My cousin Daniel made a great call and took a few hours off work on Saturday night at the factory in Middlesboro so we could leave earlier than originally planned. Little did we know at the time how…

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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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History, News

Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn movie to be released this fall on Lifetime

Fans of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will be happy to hear about a new original movie detailing their friendship. Lifetime tv channel will be airing “Patsy & Loretta,” come October 2019. Megan Hilty will be playing the role of Patsy Cline, while Jessie Mueller will be performing the role of Loretta Lynn. Megan Hilty starred on Broadway in “Wicked” and “9 to 5: The Musical,” as well as on television in NBC’s series Smash.…

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History, News

Exploring the life of musician Dora Mae Wagers

One of the early banjo pioneers in Kentucky country and folk music would be that of Laurel County native, Dora Mae Woodall Wagers.  Dora Mae Woodall Wagers was born on July 14, 1927, in Laurel County, Kentucky, to Harry and Nancy Woodall.  She was raised in the community of Hazel Patch in northern Laurel County.  She was the wife of Ford Wagers and mother to 5 children. Dora Mae Wagers first began playing claw-hammer banjo…

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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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Kentucky Country Music Concert Calendar
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Where to experience Kentucky country music concerts in 2019

Kentucky’s greatest export has to be its music.  The best thing is that there is an abundance of concerts and music festivals happening in 2019 here in Kentucky.  We’ve marked our calendars and want to share the best Kentucky country music concerts and festivals that you should attend this year!  Check out our list of Must See Music Festivals in Kentucky as well.  Be sure to check with the venue prior to traveling in case…

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