Yearly Archive: 2016

Ricky Skaggs honored with prestigious ASCAP Founders Award

Ricky Skaggs (via Facebook) ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, presented acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs with its prestigious Founders Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrated the songwriters and publishers...

Tom T. Hall to have estate sale of antiques and music memorabilia

Tom T. Hall speaking about the Country Music Highway in Kentucky in 2011. – Photo by Jessica Bray. Kentucky country music songwriting legend, Tom T. Hall is having an estate sale on October 22, 2016.  He is in the process of selling his estate and his home, which is known...

Steve Wariner set to release 20th studio album

Steve Wariner – Photo by David McClister For his 20th studio album, four-time Grammy Award winner Steve Wariner knew he had to do something really special. When All Over The Map began coming together, it became clear just what that would be.   The 12-track album evolved into a remarkable...

Loretta Lynn comes home for the holidays

2016 has been a great year for Loretta Lynn. The Queen of Country Music broke a decade-long gap between albums earlier this year with the release of Full Circle, her 40th Top 10 country album and her highest-charting effort on the Billboard 200.   With the Christmas season mere months away...

Watch Sturgill Simpson perform at Farm Aid 2016

Sturgill Simpson performing at the 2016 Farm Aid. Photo by Brian Bruner / Bruner Photo Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson brought along his full ensemble on stage to perform an hour long set at Farm Aid 2016.  Below are videos of his performance, courtesy of Farm Aid.  Each year, Farm Aid...

The Kentucky Headhunters take fans on a safari with newest album

The Kentucky Headhunters – On Safari With nearly 50 years of success spanning multiple genres, The Kentucky Headhunters are gearing up for the November 4, 2016, release of On Safari, available for preorder here. The southern rock, soon-to-be classic project tips the hat to family and the southern way of...

Loretta Lynn postpones upcoming shows under doctor’s request

Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn has postponed several upcoming shows, including her yearly performance at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. From Loretta Lynn’s official website: American country music legend Loretta Lynn is at home recuperating from a recent fall that left her unable to perform on Labor Day weekend at...

Chris Stapleton takes lead over 2016 CMA Award nominations

  Kentucky native Chris Stapleton was surprised this morning with multiple CMA Award nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” aired live Wednesday, November 2 on ABC-TV. Country...

Music is her life

Back in the spring, I received a surprise that a writer wanted to feature me and my website, Kentucky Country Music, in their magazine that is sent to 5 states in the south.  The magazine is sent to rural electric and telecommunication customers, including several here in Kentucky.  Needless to...