Kentucky native Loretta Lynn celebrates birthday and 50 years in business

2010 is turning out to be a year of celebration for Butcher Holler, Kentucky native, Loretta Lynn. Seventy-five years ago in 1935 a young child was born in the hills of eastern Kentucky.  She would then grow up through the hard times and make her way through the ranks of country music to become a legend in the music industry.  Even after all

Hank Williams, Sr. to receive special lifetime achievement award

Hank Williams, Sr. – from Country Music Hall of Fame The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded a posthumous Special Citation to country music icon Hank Williams for his lifetime achievement as a musician, Columbia University announced today. The citation praises Williams for “his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in

Conversation on the road with the Grascals

One of bluegrass music’s hottest bands, The Grascals, are currently on the Rowdy Friends Tour with Hank Williams, Jr., Eric Church, and Jamey Johnson.  I had the opportunity to speak with Terry Eldredge and Jamie Johnson of the Grascals after their performance about their new release, “The Famous Lefty Flynn’s,” as well as their relationship to fans and influencing others

Hank Williams, Jr. Brings a Few Rowdy Friends to Louisville

Hank Williams, Jr – by Jessica Blankenship Hank Williams, Jr. brought along a few of his rowdy friends to Louisville on Saturday night at Freedom Hall. Being the second stop of the tour, fans were taken on a journey of music that is influenced by Bocephus before his performance. Bluegrass group, The Grascals, filled the arena with the sounds dear