Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent to become Opry members

Marty Stuart asking Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by Chris Hollo. Three-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year and multi-Grammy®-nominated super duo Dailey & Vincent have been invited to become official members of the Grand Ole Opry. The pair returned to the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium last night to celebrate the

The story behind Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe

Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe – photo by Jessica Bray Kentucky natives, Grandpa Jones and the banjo-picking comedian David “Stringbean” Akeman, were nationally famous entertainers, and close friends.  They lived near one another in a rural area a few miles north of Nashville.   They hunted and fished together for years, and they also roamed the mountains in search of ginseng,

Sturgill Simpson and Loretta Lynn receive multiple Grammy nominations

  Kentucky native, Sturgill Simpson. Photo via Sturgill Simpson Facebook. Kentucky natives, Loretta Lynn and Sturgill Simpson have been recognized with the list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Music Awards.  Most notably, Sturgill Simpson is the only country artist in the overall Album of the Year category for his album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.”  That album is also

Crystal Gayle invited to join Grand Ole Opry

Carrie Underwood asks Crystal Gayle to become member of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by Chris Hollo for The Grand Ole Opry Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was surprised during her Grand Ole Opry performance last evening by Opry member Carrie Underwood with an invitation to become an official Opry member. Gayle will be formally inducted into the Opry on Jan. 21, 2017 by her

Lexington Music Awards seeks nominations

Music fans can get out the vote for their favorite local music industry officials with the third annual Lexington Music Awards.  Nominations are being accepted until Monday, November 14th, 2016.  To vote, go to www.lexingtonmusicawards.com and write in your nominee for each category.  Over 30 categories are seeking nominees, from favorite musician, songwriter, to music store and music educator.  

Kentucky stars shined bright on CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton at CMA Awards. Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic If you noticed carefully throughout the night, several Kentucky country music stars were featured on the CMA Award 50th anniversary broadcast.  Here are a few of those highlights:   Keith Whitley Remembered Twice During Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s melody of hits, they performed Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”  Then

Chris Stapleton honored with Vanguard Award

Chris Stapleton ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, presented acclaimed country singer, songwriter and performer Chris Stapleton with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The awards celebration, which honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2015, took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville

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