Month: September 2010

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 the Opry Grand as it …

Beyond the Music: Cody Hixon of Great Point Custom Leather Works

Cody Hixon of Great Point Custom Leather Works. Photo courtesy of Cody Hixon.

Cody Hixon of Great Point Custom Leatherworks A songwriter’s canvas is the paper that he is writing on. For Cody Hixon, his canvas is the leather he is working with. Over fifteen years of hard work and lessons learned have shaped his skills as a leather craftsman. With his business, Great Point Custom Leather Works, Hixon has outfitted …

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 from the event would go …

Kentucky to celebrate the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe centennial birthday

Bill Monroe Kentucky will be celebrating bluegrass music in a huge way in a yearlong celebration. On Thursday, September 9th, the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council will host the Bill Monroe Centennial Kick-Off Concert. It will be from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Cralle-Day Garden at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in …