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
The Band Perry – photo by Jessica Bray Last night, award winning country trio, The Band Perry, brought their top game when they performed at The Arena in Corbin, Ky. It was an ideal tour stop on their concert tour, “We Are Pioneers,” given that Daniel Boone lead a group of pioneers through the Cumberland Gap just down the road
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
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
Lord knows that Waylon Jennings’ music has helped me get through the bad times, the good times, the sad times, and the rowdy times. There isn’t just one song in his collection that affected my life. It was the entire collection. Back 12 years ago today, we lost Waylon Jennings. The music remains, as well as the memories that last.
Kentucky is home of some of the best musicians, singers, songwriters, all creating the music we grow to love. From the Appalachian region to the western plains of the Commonwealth, there is a special blend of music that is unique from the bluegrass state. Fifth on the Floor of central Kentucky has been making a name for themselves over the