Kentucky songwriter Frank Dycus passes away

Kentucky native and singer songwriter, Frank Dycus, passed away this past Friday at the age of 72. Dycus wrote over 500 songs including George Strait’s hits “Unwound” and “Marina del Ray,” as well as George Jones “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.” Born in Hardmoney, Ky., Frank Dycus was one of 13 kids. At the age of 15, he hitchhiked to

Blackberry Smoke provides soundtrack to life with latest release

For once, there is music coming out of Georgia that isn’t all about dirt roads, trucks, peaches, and the infamous “country list” songs. Blackberry Smoke’s latest release, “The The Whippoorwill” has whipped music back into shape. From the musicianship to the songwriting, this is a must have to add to any music fan’s collection. The connectivity between songs and production of the album

Artist Interview: Dustin Lynch is humbled by success in country music

Dustin Lynch Sometimes you wonder when radio will get back to playing country music and along comes the hit heartfelt tune, “Cowboys and Angels,” by Dustin Lynch. The song has hit country radio with a shot of tradition beyond lyrics of little meaning. Dustin Lynch took the time to talk about his fast rising career. In speaking of the hit song, Lynch said

Keith Whitley’s family tree grows

Sunday evening, a new addition to the Keith Whitley lineage was welcomed into the world. Jackie Keith “Tuff” Whitley was born to Jesse Keith Whitley and his wife Ashlee Hewitt Whitley. Jackie is the grandson of legendary country music singers Lorrie Morgan and Kentucky native Keith Whitley. The baby boy was named after Keith Whitley, whose full name was Jackie Keith Whitley. Jesse Keith Whitley made the baby

Concert Review: Vince Gill at the Lexington Opera House

Vince Gill – by Jessica Blankenship On Friday night, Vince Gill conducted the perfect orchestra of musical blends at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Ky. Clocking in just over 2 1/2 hours, audience members took a musical journey of what Vince Gill is composed of. Opening up the show with East Virginia Blues and Lonesome Wind Blues, it was evident that bluegrass was

Wynonna Judd marries her true love

Wynonna Judd Wedding Photo – Anne Goetze/US Weekly Magazine “US Weekly” magazine has announced that Kentucky native, Wynonna Judd, has tied the knot. On June 10th, Wynonna married drummer Cactus Moser in a private ceremony. The pair was recently engaged on Christmas Eve of 2011 and had been dating since 2009. The sunset ceremony was on her farm in Leipers Fork, Tenn. Wynonna wore a Houri Barahimi

Waylon Jennings to be honored with birthday bashes

Today would have been Waylon Jennings‘ 75th birthday. Even though Waylon passed away at the age of 64, many country music singers and fans are coming together for a nationwide series of Waylon Birthday Bashes. Kentucky native Billy Ray Cyrus, along with Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, and more are urging millions of Waylon Jennings fans to come together for the