A love like Johnny and June

This past Wednesday would have been Johnny Cash’s birthday.  On March 1, 1968, Johnny married June Carter at the Methodist Church in Franklin, Kentucky. Carter’s “Ring Of Fire” co-writer Merle Kilgore was best man. While in Nashville this week, I took time to stop by the Johnny Cash Museum on Johnny Cash’s birthday.  It is always a treat to go and

Artist Interview: Marty Stuart on the preservation of country music

Marty Stuart – Photo by James Minchin Tonight, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will be spending Valentine’s Day here in Kentucky. He is not a stranger to Kentucky, having performed here multiple times over the years. His band also uses locally owned guitars produced by RS Guitarworks. Below is our conversation about those guitars, as well as preservation country

Freightshakers are shaking things up with the honky tonk music scene

Tonight, Austin, Texas, will be showcasing musical talents of many that make their homes in the honky tonks across the United States. The Ameripolitan Awards will be handed out, awarding those in with a prominent roots influence that includes honky tonk, rockabilly, western swing and outlaw music. The awards will take place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel & Woodward Conference