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 downtown Frankfort. The Bill Monroe
Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song Country music fans and traditionalists raved with Jamey Johnson released “That Lonesome Song” in 2008. Some exclaimed that Johnson was the savior of country music and bringing it back to its roots. With the success of that album, fans wondered how the most anticipated album, “The Guitar Song,” would live up to its expectations.
Oak Ridge Boys – photo by Jessica Bray Each year, the Kentucky State Fair has hosted the Oak Ridge Boys. In fact, they have been back for 35 consecutive years, bringing entertainment to the fans both young and old. I was fortunate to speak with Richard Sterban, who sings the deep bass vocals for the Oak Ridge Boys, about their
Charlie Daniels Tuesday night of the Kentucky State Fair will be filled with the fiddle sounds coming from Charlie Daniels and the Charlie Daniels Band. They will be joined by the Kentucky Headhunters in a historical performance that happened 20 years ago. We recently spoke with Charlie Daniels on his golden career of over fifty years in the business and
Has country music been uplifted from its roots and foundation? Looking at the country charts and what has been played on countdowns on music television stations, it would make one wonder what has been happening. It is no surprise that artists of other genres or forms of entertainment have tried their hand at country music. Jessica Simpson came on over with one
Hank Cochran Last night, Jamey Johnson, Kentucky native Billy Ray Cyrus, and producer Buddy Cannon dropped by to sing songs with Hank Cochran. However, this morning the legendary songwriter was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away at his Hendersonville, Tennessee home. A private, family memorial will be held in the near future, and a public service will
Josh Thompson – by Jessica Blankenship On Friday night, the small town of Owenton, Kentucky, showed how to throw a perfect field party filled with music and memories. Froggy 104.9 FM out of Frankfort held their second annual Froggy Field Party at the Owen County Fairgrounds. It was in conjunction with the Owen County Fair. Joining the Field Party were the
Friday night during the Froggy 104.9 Field Party II, local Kentucky band, Six Miles South, will be taking to the stage. They have been gaining a local following and the show will be one of the first opening for a national act, Josh Thompson. I recently spoke with Jamie Tingle, lead singer, about the band and what fans can learn about them.
From being lead singer of award winning group, Trick Pony, to now out on her own, Heidi Newfield has brought an outlaw female side to country music. Newfield joined the ranks of several female country artists to break the mold of typical playlists for country radio. With her hit single, “Johnny and June,” fans easily related to that one of
Jonathan Singleton – by Jessica Blankenship Turn on the radio dial and you might hear Josh Turner sing “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” or perhaps the suave Billy Currington belt out “Don’t.” What you might not realize is that the songwriter of those songs is also the lead man for a country music group rising on the horizon. Jonathan Singleton,