Kentucky country music spotlighted on CMA Awards

During the 52nd Annual CMA Awards last night, eastern Kentucky was spotlighted with several moments and performances.  Here is a look back at some of those highlights on the Appalachian region: Chris Stapleton took home three awards at the CMA Awards.  While accepting his CMA Single of the Year award for “Broken Halo,” Stapleton explained that it was about people … Read More ›

Loretta Lynn honored with CMT Artist of the Year show

CMT honored country music’s leading women during their CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday night. Those that were honored included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Hillary Scott. Performances included Kentuckian Angaleena Presley performing with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert on “Sugar Daddy.” However, the biggest honoree would be that of Kentucky … Read More ›

Kentucky musicians recognized in Nashville Scene Critics Poll

Nashville Scene’s 18th Annual Critics Poll results were just released this morning with several surprises from Kentucky.  Chris Stapleton, Angaleena Presley, Tyler Childers, and Carly Pearce received recognition from 94 music critics. Chris Stapleton led the pack with multiple recognitions. His albums “From A Room Volumes 1 & 2″ were combined to be part of the top albums of the … Read More ›

Country music returns to tradition in 2017

Does it seem like country music is sounding better?  You could easily divide country music into multiple sub-genres – cowboy/western, pop, rap, traditional, rockabilly, and more.  However, in looking at our top picks of albums, songs, and more, it appears the pendulum has swung back to the more traditional side of things. Recently I was asked to provide input into … Read More ›