Crystal Gayle becomes newest member of the Grand Ole Opry

Loretta Lynn with Crystal Gayle, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by Chris Hollo. Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday evening at the Ryman Auditorium by her sister and Opry legend, Loretta Lynn. Gayle made her Opry debut 50 years ago on the Ryman stage, singing the country classic Ribbon of

Meet Kenny Rogers in Kentucky and benefit CASA of the Bluegrass

Kenny Rogers – Photo by Piper Ferguson Central Kentucky residents have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally meet country music icon and “The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers, when he makes his last stop in Danville at the Norton Center For The Arts on April 8 as part of his final world tour, The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour. In an online silent auction

Bill Monroe box set to feature outtakes of popular songs

Bill Monroe Box Set – from Richard Weize Archives Bluegrass music fans will enjoy hearing that very unique limited edition box set will be released of Bill Monroe recordings.  The recordings for DECCA in 1950-51 from the Castle Studio have been released through the Richard Weize Archives, a division of Rockstar Records, Ltd.  The recordings feature lead singers Jimmy Martin,

Watch Sturgill Simpson perform on Saturday Night Live

Sturgill Simpson – Saturday Night Live Guest on January 14, 2017 Kentucky native, Sturgill Simpson, exceeded everyone’s expectations with his explosive performance of “Call to Arms,” complete with Miles Miller’s cymbal falling off towards the end of the song and Sturgill putting a stamp into the performance with throwing his guitar into the ground.     Sturgill Simpson has made

George Molton inducted into Austin City Saloon Hall of Fame

George Molton with his personalized guitar from Austin City Saloon. Photo by Reda Floyd Thirty five years ago, Austin City Saloon in Lexington, Kentucky, opened its doors.  Each weekend, they have entertained central Kentucky with pure honky tonk music live on stage.  This past weekend, they hosted their 2nd Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to give thanks to those that