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 ›

Dierks Bentley, Eddie Montgomery, and Rascal Flatts perform “My Town" in honor of Troy Gentry at “The 51st Annual CMA Awards." Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Kentucky music stars shine bright at CMA Awards

Last night, the stars of Kentucky were shining bright on stage during the 51st annual Country Music Association CMA Awards. Chris Stapleton showcased his vocal and instrumental talents, alongside his wife, Morgane, while singing “Broken Halos.” He would also gain two new trophies for his shelf. He won Best Male Vocalist for the third time. Stapleton won his second Album … Read More ›

Jamey Johnson reflects on his relationship with God, family, and fans

When it comes to curating a sound of traditional country music, Jamey Johnson has made a name for himself in the music community.  It has been over 17 years that he landed in Nashville after living his life running the music circuit throughout Alabama and Georgia.  The journey has taken him on major stages, but also smaller intimate settings that … Read More ›

Americana Music Association announces nominees for Honors & Awards

Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson leads the pack for the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards nominees. The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 16th annual Honors & Awards show this week at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The live-streamed event was hosted by The Milk Carton Kids — Kenneth Pattengale … Read More ›

Watch Sturgill Simpson perform on Saturday Night Live

Sturgill Simpson – Saturday Night Live Guest on January 14, 2017 Kentucky native, Sturgill Simpson, exceeded everyone’s expectations with his explosive performance of “Call to Arms,” complete with Miles Miller’s cymbal falling off towards the end of the song and Sturgill putting a stamp into the performance with throwing his guitar into the ground.     Sturgill Simpson has made … 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 ›

Watch Sturgill Simpson perform at Farm Aid 2016

Sturgill Simpson performing at the 2016 Farm Aid. Photo by Brian Bruner / Bruner Photo Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson brought along his full ensemble on stage to perform an hour long set at Farm Aid 2016.  Below are videos of his performance, courtesy of Farm Aid.  Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave … Read More ›