Yearly Archive: 2016

Who are the Coon Creek Girls?

Coon Creek Girls – Photo by Coley Ogg’s daughter and son in law, Elbert and Elizabeth Fortner of the Ogg studio. When you think of Appalachian mountain music, you cannot help but think of the Coon Creek Girls.  The Coon Creek Girls were an all-female string band based out of...

Funeral services announced for bluegrass musician Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins at the KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Bray Below is the official obituary of bluegrass musician, Melvin Goins, who passed away a week ago.  WYMT-TV will be airing the funeral services on Monday afternoon at www.wymt.com.    Melvin Goins, 82, of Catlettsburg, passed...

Dolly Parton to make Kentucky stop on 2016 ‘Pure & Simple’ Tour

Dolly Parton to make Kentucky stop on 2016 ‘Pure & Simple’ Tour

Legendary entertainer and international superstar Dolly Parton will bring her energetic live show to the Bluegrass state on August 9. Parton is scheduled to perform at Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, Ky. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.   Her Danville, Ky. appearance will be Parton’s one and only...

KY Music Hall of Famer, Melvin Goins, passes away at age 83

    Melvin Goins giving his speech at the KY Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2011 – photo by Jessica Bray Yesterday, the bluegrass music world was shaken again by the loss of one of their own.  Melvin Goins, legendary bluegrass musician and part of The Goins Brothers,...

Kentucky sweetheart Kelsey Waldon is set to release new album

Check out Kelsey Waldon’s new album “I’ve Got a Way” There is a rumble down in Nashville with an uprising of the true sounds of country music.  Surprisingly, females such as Lindi Ortega and Margo Price have been getting noticed for bringing the reminiscent sounds of traditional country music.  Hailing...