Does it seem like country music is sounding better? You could easily divide country music into multiple sub-genres – cowboy/western, pop, rap, traditional, rockabilly, and more. However, in looking at our top picks of albums, songs, and more, it appears the pendulum has swung back to the more traditional side of things. Recently I was asked to provide input into
Today the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum announced The Judds will be featured in an exhibit opening Aug. 3, 2018. The exhibit will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo. Wynonna and Naomi Judd brought a fresh acoustic sound to country music, with unmistakable harmonies surrounding Wynonna’s powerful lead vocals. The Judds dominated the country
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member, Wanda “Linda Lou” Martin, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the age of 91 years old. She was born in Gate City, Virginia, on March 31, 1926 to Joseph Coy and Alice Calhoun Arnold. She was the widow of Emory Martin, who was well known as being an influential banjo picker, all
Last night, the stars of Kentucky were shining bright on stage during the 51st annual Country Music Association CMA Awards. Chris Stapleton showcased his vocal and instrumental talents, alongside his wife, Morgane, while singing “Broken Halos.” He would also gain two new trophies for his shelf. He won Best Male Vocalist for the third time. Stapleton won his second Album
Country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will be the special guest on the 75th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Skaggs was raised in Cordell, Kentucky, making the cause of helping the people of Appalachia something very near and dear to his heart. “So excited to get to do the Santa Train this year…
Friday was a tough day in the Kentucky music community as word spread quickly on the passing of Don Williams Troy Gentry. For many of us, we sit in shock wondering if the news is true. I received the news as I was talking to two friends about some music stuff and then it was revealed about Don Williams’ passing.
Kentucky natives, Halfway to Hazard, as well as members of the Kentucky Opry will be partnering with WYMT, Food City, Community Trust Bank and the Mountain Arts Center for the “Eastern Kentucky Cares: Hope from the Mountains” telethon from the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. The Hurricane Harvey relief telethon will air on Thursday, September 3, 2017, from 3:00 p.m.
There is always something special in the air when it comes to the annual WFKY Froggy Field Party. The relaxed atmosphere surrounding music fans brings out the best in people. Each year, listeners get to enjoy the sounds of country music coming from the souls of singer songwriters that pour their hearts out through lyrics. This year was no exception
Nashville is a town full of dreams and heartache. Thanks to singer-songwriters like Erin Enderlin, soundtrack of our lives is put into lyrics and instrumentation. You may recognize her songs “Sunday Morning Church” or “Last Call” as performed by Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack. However, Erin Enderlin is one name that you want to mark down as one to
Kentucky is rich in history with its musical heritage. Today, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced its 2018 Class of Inductees. Comprised of individuals from all across the state, the 2018 class represents a wide variety of talents. David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis were named the newest members