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 ›

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Nashville, Tennessee, music legend Ricky Skaggs officially became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally inducted his musical mentor into the historic institution. “It’s kinda … Read More ›

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Raleigh, N.C. at the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, 15-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggs was officially inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The Kentucky native was inducted by his longtime friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner, Marty Stuart. “He’s a radical revisionist, he’s a traditionalist, he’s a keeper of the flame, he’s an innovator, … Read More ›

IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame announces 2018 Class

This morning, the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced with 3 having Kentucky ties. East Kentucky natives, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall and his late wife, Dixie Hall, will join Paul Williams into the prestigious Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted on Thursday, September 27 in Raleigh, NC at the International Bluegrass Music … Read More ›

Ricky Skaggs honored with prestigious ASCAP Founders Award

Ricky Skaggs (via Facebook) ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, presented acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs with its prestigious Founders Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrated the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2016, took place … Read More ›