Year: 2013

Aaron Lewis on expanding his musical horizons

Aaron Lewis – photo by Jim Wright Upon first glance of Aaron Lewis, it is hard to believe that he is a true country boy. With the tattoos and scruffed up beard, you wonder why he is trying his shot into country music. However, once you get to talking to him, you discover fast that …

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 …

Spotlight on country music singer-songwriter Brian Davis

Brian Davis – photo by Arlis Albritton It is another night in small town rural America with a certain buzz in the air of excitement. Two trailers with a photo of Brantley Gilbert are lined up with three tour buses behind the venue. Inside one of those tour buses is country music singer-songwriter Brian Davis. Joining him is fans for a private meet and greet …

Is Blake Shelton disconnected to what country music is?

Blake Shelton Blake Shelton is no stranger to controversy when it comes to speaking his mind. However, he has ruffled feathers among the country music community over some recent comments about fans of the music. During an episode of Great American Country’s “Backstory,” Blake Shelton says, “If I am “Male Vocalist of the Year” that must mean that I’m …