Concerts, News

Oak Ridge Boys prove they still have it after 33 years at the KY State Fair

Oak Ridge Boys performing Elvira at the Kentucky State Fair – photo by Jessica Bray The Boys are back – the Oak Ridge Boys that is.  Over 7000 country music fans joined in the excitement of welcoming the Oak Ridge Boys perform their 33rd show at the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009. Right off the bat with their title track from their latest album The Boys Are Back, the Oak Ridge Boys took…

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Concerts, News

Candy Coburn is a Pink Warrior on and off the stage

Candy Coburn – by Jessica Bray In Kentucky, 121 women per 100, 000 were diagnosed for breast cancer.  Each day, someone knows of someone dear to them that has become a “statistic”. However, they should not be considered a statistic – they should be considered a Pink Warrior.  They are a part of an “elite” group of survivors and fighters for a cure.  One of the people leading the effort to fight for a cure…

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History, News

Elvis changing the face of country & bluegrass music

Who would have thought that over 40 years ago, a boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, would make an impact on not only the world of rock and roll, but also in country music?  Growing up, he would listen to the sounds of the Grand Ole Opry coming over the radio on a Saturday night and the next morning, hear the soulful sounds of the church choir.  He originally began his singing career with the Sun Records…

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Concerts, News

Kentucky natives Halfway 2 Hazard to host charity event

Country music duo, Halfway 2 Hazard, of Kentucky will be hosting their 2nd Annual Charity Ride and concert on August 22-23rd, 2009 in Crockettsville, KY.  The charity event raises money for the Buckhorn Children Center and Family Services.  Over 7,500 attended the first annual event and helped raised over $110,000 for Eastern Kentucky.   This year’s event will feature a concert performance by Halfway 2 Hazard, as well as Randy Houser, Jeremey Popoff of Lit,…

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Dierks Bentley proves that every mile is a memory

Dierks Bentley – by Jessica Bray Dierks Bentley headlined the Country Concert Series at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana to an enthusiastic crowd on Sunday night.  Country music fans were entertained by Bentley’s stage presence as he sang hit songs from all of his albums. Midway through the one and half hour set, Bentley slowed things down by performing acoustically.  The acoustic selections include “My Last Name”, dedicated to those serving in the military,…

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News, Reviews

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 her previous book and successful movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter.  Patsi Cox also contributed in the…

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