Dwight Yoakam featured in Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Kentucky native Dwight Yoakam will be lending his voice and knowledge to the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of a new exhibit. The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, will contain over 5,000 square feet of exhibits opening on Friday, March 23, 2012, and closing on December 31, 2013. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, the exhibit will explore the roots, heyday and impact of

Whitney Houston vs Dolly Parton: Who should claim ‘I Will Always Love You?’

From Kentucky and beyond, the entertainment world was shaken just a week ago with the death of Whitney Houston. Besides what caused Whitney’s death, one of the most asked questions was if the song I Will Always Love You belongs to Houston or Dolly Parton. Shortly after her death, sales for the song skyrocketed. Dolly Parton originally wrote I Will Always Love You when she was leaving the

Kentucky native Jackie DeShannon to receive Governor’s Award

Jackie DeShannon Jackie DeShannon, credited as one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock ‘n’ roll era, is the latest recipient of the Governor’s Award For Lifetime Achievement. DeShannon will receive the award at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2013 Induction Ceremony. Previous recipients include are Lionel Hampton, Dwight Yoakam, Homer Ledford and Hugh X. Lewis. This award is

Kentucky country singers featured on Act of Valor Soundtrack

Kentucky natives Wynonna Judd and Montgomery Gentry have recorded songs for the Navy SEAL action-thriller movie, Act of Valor. In theaters February 24, 2012, the Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history, along with actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano, in an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking.