Country music legend Loretta Lynn suffers stroke

Loretta Lynn – photo by Jessica Blankenship Bray Kentucky country music native, Loretta Lynn, suffered a stroke on Thursday, May 4th.  According to her website, she is expected to make a full recovery.  She recently celebrated her 85th birthday with two sold out concerts at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.   American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into … Read More ›

Sturgill Simpson and Loretta Lynn receive multiple Grammy nominations

  Kentucky native, Sturgill Simpson. Photo via Sturgill Simpson Facebook. Kentucky natives, Loretta Lynn and Sturgill Simpson have been recognized with the list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Music Awards.  Most notably, Sturgill Simpson is the only country artist in the overall Album of the Year category for his album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.”  That album is also … Read More ›

Kentucky stars shined bright on CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton at CMA Awards. Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic If you noticed carefully throughout the night, several Kentucky country music stars were featured on the CMA Award 50th anniversary broadcast.  Here are a few of those highlights:   Keith Whitley Remembered Twice During Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s melody of hits, they performed Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”  Then … Read More ›

Loretta Lynn to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn, will be honored in a special ceremony for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Butcher Holler native will be among the selected honorees alongside Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Jackson, André Previn, and Clark Terry.  Country music legendary producer, Harold Bradley, will be honored in the Technical Grammy Award Honors. The coal miner’s daughter … Read More ›