Yearly Archive: 2010

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Midnight In Montgomery

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Midnight In Montgomery

When Alan Jackson first started out in the early 1990s, he recorded the self-penned tune, Midnight In Montgomery. The haunting tune tells the story of Alan Jackson stopping by a grave on his way to a New Year’s Eve show. Throughout the song, he reveals that he meets someone who...

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Haunted Heart

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Haunted Heart

One thing that separates Sammy Kershaw from most country singers, his vocals can sing true heartache with meaning. With “Haunted Heart,” you feel the ache he is feeling as his heart is haunted by the memory of the missing love. Even with his love no longer there, he continues to...

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Ghost Riders in the Sky

Haunted Songs in Country Music: Ghost Riders in the Sky

Stan Jones, who wrote the song in June 1948, heard about the ghost riders from a real cowboy: “…As lightning flashed, the Cowboy told the boy to watch closely and he would see the devil’s herd, their eyes red and hooves flashing, stampede ahead of phantom horsemen. The Cowboy warned the youth...

Puddin Howell is leading a musical journey

A dream is finally coming true for Garrick “Puddin” Howell of Lexington, Kentucky as he releases his long awaited album. In celebration of the album release, Howell will be having a cd release party at Austin City Saloon Friday night. The dream has been a long time coming.   Upon...

Loretta Lynn honored for 50 years in music business

Loretta Lynn honored for 50 years in music business

Jack White with Loretta Lynn Glitz and glam came to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as Kentucky music legend, Loretta Lynn, was honored by the Recording Academy. The Grammy Salute To Country Music honoring Loretta Lynn, presented by MasterCard, happened on Oct. 12 among friends, fans, and family of the coal miner’s...

Is the Grand Ole Opry Shunning the Legends of Country Music?

Is the Grand Ole Opry Shunning the Legends of Country Music?

Grand Ole Opry – by Jessica Blankenship For centuries she has stood her ground. She has opened doors of opportunities. She has created memories shared by only a selected few. She is well known and well loved by many. That “she” is none other than the Grand Ole Opry. However, is...

Small town dreams become reality for Kevin Skinner

From the small town of Dublin, Kentucky, were the dreams of a man who would go on to gain national attention with his story.Kevin Skinner always had hopes and dreams of being a country music singer since he was a teenager. Having learned to play the guitar from his father, he would hone his...

Eddie Montgomery and John Michael Montgomery celebrate the opening of Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse. Photo by Jessica Blankenship.

Eddie Montgomery living a dream with steakhouse

Eddie Montgomery with John Michael Montgomery – by Jessica Blankenship Less than a year ago, Eddie Montgomery had a vision and a dream. That vision was to open up his own restaurant within his community. That vision became a reality as Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse would soon open, complete with a gift shop...

Even rain cannot damper the musical spirits in Crockettsville

Even rain cannot damper the musical spirits in Crockettsville

Halfway 2 Hazard – by Jessica Blankenship Saturday afternoon, country music fans gathered in the small community of Crockettsville, Kentucky, for the 3rd Annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride. Nestled in the hills of eastern Kentucky, the Abner Farm, hosted the event that was coordinated by Chad Warrix, Breathitt County native. Proceeds...