Reflecting on 2014 in country music and other matters

Hank 3 – By Jessica Blankenship I honestly cannot believe that it is towards the end of 2014.  It has been a good year to say the least, both professionally and personally.  I have slowed down when it comes to going to concerts (I was use to going to over 40).  I was chair of the Cruisin’ On Main car

Jamey Johnson releasing Christmas album

By Jessica Blankenship I cannot wait to hear Jamey Johnson’s Christmas album.  On December 9, 2014, Jamey Johnson will release “The Christmas Song.”  It will feature “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Lily Meola, “Mele Kalikimaka” with The Secret Sisters, “South Alabam Christmas,” “Pretty Paper,” and “The Christmas Song.”  From what I’ve heard, Jamey and his band laid down the tracks

In-depth Look at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Class of 2015

On Wednesday afternoon, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductee class.  An enthusiastic crowd awaited the announcement, which was conducted with Executive Director, Robert Lawson, as well as Halfway to Hazard. Those to be inducted into the 2015 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Class include Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Larry Cordle, Clarence Spaulding,

Kentucky native Steve Wariner takes on bluegrass music with success

Steve Wariner – by Joe Hardwick Kentucky country music singer, Steve Wariner made his debut on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart last week (Oct. 17) when dobro virtuoso Phil Leadbetter’s new single, “Hole in the Earth” (featuring Wariner on lead vocals) entered chart at No. 10. The song, written by Wariner and Shane Keister, is featured on Leadbetter’s new album The Next Move,

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