The story behind Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe

Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe – photo by Jessica Bray Kentucky natives, Grandpa Jones and the banjo-picking comedian David “Stringbean” Akeman, were nationally famous entertainers, and close friends.  They lived near one another in a rural area a few miles north of Nashville.   They hunted and fished together for years, and they also roamed the mountains in search of ginseng, … Read More ›

Funeral services announced for bluegrass musician Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins at the KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Bray Below is the official obituary of bluegrass musician, Melvin Goins, who passed away a week ago.  WYMT-TV will be airing the funeral services on Monday afternoon at www.wymt.com.    Melvin Goins, 82, of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the West Nipissing General … Read More ›

KY Music Hall of Fame Member Profile: Patty Loveless

“In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky, That’s the place where I trace my bloodline…” is sung with deep emotion from one of country music’s legendary female performers, Patty Loveless. Come Thursday, she will add Kentucky Music Hall of Fame into her list of achievements. For over 25 years, Patty Loveless has gained the respect of fans and industry … Read More ›