Happy Birthday to Skeeter Davis

Today would have been Skeeter Davis’s birthday.  The Dry Ridge, Kentucky native was born back in 1931 and left a mark on country music.  Skeeter Davis was the first country music female artist to be nominated for a Grammy award. In 1973, Skeeter Davis was banned from being a Grand Ole Opry complaining about arrests of a Christian group’s members. 

Kentucky Country Music Star Wynonna Judd is Engaged

Cactus Moser and Wynonna Judd announce engagement. Wedding bells will be ringing soon for not one but two country music performers. Kentucky native and country music singer Wynonna Judd and musician boyfriend Cactus Moser, of award-winning country group Highway 101, got engaged on December 24th. Wynonna and Cactus are presently touring together as Wynonna and The Big Noise. Five-time GRAMMY

Thompson Square participate in 69th Annual Santa Train

Thompson Square – by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier Throughout the hills of Kentucky, the 69th annual Santa Train rolled through handing out gifts to children. With 14 stops across Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, thousands gathered to say hi and see the man in red. The 110 mile route included hot country music duo, Thompson Square. According to Shawna Thompson, “just to see the kids

Shooter Jennings films music video in Kentucky

When it came time to film his next music video, Shooter Jennings decided to be on location throughout many areas in Kentucky. Filming took place throughout Greensburg, Campbellsville, before concluding in Nicholasville Tuesday night. Production for the music video for “The Real Me” was provided by Kentucky filmmakers Judd Films. They are currently working with Shooter Jennings on the packaging and marketing of his

Country music journalist Patsi Bale Cox passes away

Garth Brooks with Patsi Bale Cox – By Dan Chandwick Though she did not write a hit song, Patsi Bale Cox wrote many of a word that help preserve country music history. Through her words, she helped sculpt the stories of Kentucky natives Loretta Lynn and Wynonna Judd, along with Trisha Yearwood, and Garth Brooks. Most recently, she published the story of the Jones family

Ear X-Tacy Record Store Officially Closed

After a weekend of unknown certainty and rumors, fans of the Louisville, Kentucky music store, ear X-tacy learned of its fate on Monday afternoon. The following is a statement posted on their official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/earxtacyrecords Dear Louisville, and all who have shopped, supported, and loved ear X-tacy over the years, It has been a dream come true…actually, a dream exceeded, to

Pure Kentucky

I have to say Kentucky folks have some big hearts.  One person that comes to mind when I think of musical ambassador to eastern Kentucky, that would be Chad Warrix.  He, along with David Tolliver, put together a charity event, Crockettsville Charity Concert & Trail Ride.  Proceeds go to benefit the Buckhorn Child & Family Services.  This photo is of

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