A conversation with country newcomer Josh Thompson

Lately, I had the opportunity to talk with country music singer Josh Thompson about his latest single, being one of the hottest bachelors, and being out on the road.  Thompson was picked as one of our top men in country music to watch in 2010.  Below is our conversation: Kentucky Country Music:  How have you been doing lately?  Josh Thompson:

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

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced their class of 2011 today during a press conference conducted by Robert Lawson, Executive Director and Connie Hunt, Event Ceremony Executive Producer. Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and, Larnelle Harris will be the newest inductees into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. “This year’s inductees

Wynonna Judd to play World Equestrian Games opening ceremonies

When equestrian fans from around the world gather for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, they will be welcomed by Kentucky native Wynonna Judd. Wynonna will perform “My Old Kentucky Home” during the Opening Ceremonies on September 25, 2010. The Games will take part in the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10. It will feature world championship competitions in

Loretta Lynn to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn, will be honored in a special ceremony for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Butcher Holler native will be among the selected honorees alongside Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Jackson, André Previn, and Clark Terry.  Country music legendary producer, Harold Bradley, will be honored in the Technical Grammy Award Honors. The coal miner’s daughter