Special thanks to WYMT of Hazard, Kentucky, for airing the funeral for Dr. Ralph Stanley. They have graciously uploaded the service on Youtube. Below is that video. Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, age 89 passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He was
Are you ready for a roadtrip? Photo by Jessica Bray In the words of Chris Stapleton, “I’m just a traveller, on this Earth,” I am always on the road for work, as well as pleasure. However, sometimes it is hard trying to come up with a list of things to pack for a trip. Here are some ideas and tips
Dr. Ralph Stanley Back in 1998, I was fortunate to go to Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival with some college friends. My main mission – to meet Ralph Stanley. I got to see the frail looking man in a suit, a roll of money nestled in his front pocket, sitting at a merchandise table. He would talk to anyone that wanted
Hank Williams Jr – photo by Rick Diamond of Getty Images Today when it comes to describing country music history, you cannot help but add Hank Williams, Jr. as one of the innovators and influencers. There are few acts in the music business period that can withstand musical style changes in the field of country music for decades and still
McHargue’s Mill at Levi Jackson State Park – photo by Jessica Bray Recently, a young lady, Leslie Smith, wrote some rather harsh things about my hometown of London, Kentucky. I’m honestly not sure what her reasoning behind the article, but it was full of a fairy tale fantasy of the real life of London, without any solutions to what she
This Saturday night, the Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage in front of a sold out audience at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. It is an annual event for the group, alongside their trip to the Kentucky State Fair in August. This year marks the 41st time that the Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the Kentucky State Fair.
Marty Stuart – via Marty’s Facebook Page Grand Ole Opry star and multiple Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart has amassed one of the largest private collections of memorabilia documenting country-music history. The Library of Congress announced in mid-May that the world’s largest library has acquired hundreds of hours of historic country-music footage, recordings and other audio-visual materials from Stuart’s vast