A look back on country music in 2015

Today, as we look back on the year that was 2015, we share some good times, as well as shed some tears of some country music legends that we lost. Overall, there was a surge in new acts onto the country music scene, as well as a sense of urgency for country music to get back to its traditional roots.

Lexington Music Awards seek nominations of local talent

For the second year, the Lexington Music Awards are seeking nominations for over 30 categories in the Lexington music community.  The nominations are done exclusively online through Saturday, November 28th.  To nominate, just head to the Lexington Music Awards voting site by clicking here. The goal of the Lexington Music Awards is to represent the broadest possible definition of the

Loretta Lynn announces new projects and Billboard honor

Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images Today, Billboard announced that Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn, will be the recipient of the first-ever Women in Music Legend Award. The award honors Loretta Lynn’s historic contributions to the industry and artistry of American music. The honor will be presented at Billboard’s 2015 Women in Music event on Dec. 11 in New York

Indiana Museum dedicates theater and exhibit to Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle’s legacy continues to have a lasting impact in her childhood hometown with the unveiling of a theater named in her honor and an exhibit profiling her iconic career. The Wabash County Historical Museum in Wabash, Indiana named its theater the “Crystal Gayle Theater” to honor her influence and connection to the small town in Northern Indiana. “It’s so

Ameripolitan Music Awards announce nominees

The Ameripolitan Music Awards acknowledges those Ameripolitan artists whose music honors tradition while demonstrating exceptional originality, creativity, and musicianship. Through their work, Ameripolitan music is now being defined. The Awards also acknowledge Ameripolitan DJs and venues that promote these artists and their music along with honoring a living legend who has kept the tradition alive through their music and perseverance.

Kentucky native John Conlee records bluegrass version of classic tune

Kentucky country music fans will enjoy this latest collaboration of John Conlee along with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.  For Lorraine’s latest project, “Country Grass,” they recorded “Common Man.”  They also just released a new music video of the tune. After topping the Billboard country charts in 1983, “Common Man,” originally recorded by Conlee, takes on new life by the

T.G. Sheppard releases musical piece of history with duets album

Today, country music singer TG Sheppard has released one of the best duet collections that preserve country music and gospel music heritage. With “Legendary Friends & Country Duets,”country music fans receive a musical journey that has been many years in the making. TG Sheppard recently spoke with Kentucky Country Music in regards to the album, as well as those that

Berea College Welcomes Public to Kentucky Musicians: Musical Traditions

Berea College will always hold a special place in my life as I graduated from there.  As a student, I worked in the Appalachian Center and assisted in organizing the Celebration of Tradition Music.  Here is some news on one of the convocations and the special sound archives project.Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to “Kentucky Musicians: Musical

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members Exile release book on their historic past

The story of one of the most successful bands in Country Music history has been documented with the recent release of the book 50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition. Written by Randy Westbrook, an Eastern Kentucky University musicologist, the book details the group’s rise to prominence over the past five decades. Founded in Richmond, Kentucky

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