George Molton inducted into Austin City Saloon Hall of Fame

George Molton at Austin City Saloon. Photo by Reda Floyd.
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 have helped Austin City Saloon continue a tradition.  George Molton was inducted into the Austin City Saloon Hall of Fame, as well as performed Friday and Saturday nights.

 
In his honor, Austin City Saloon presented George Molton with a personalized guitar that included lyrics of his original songs, “Fly On” and “Livin’ Proof.”
 
George Molton is a native of Olive Hill, Kentucky, which is where legendary songwriter Tom T. Hall calls home.  Molton has performed with Montgomery Gentry, Exile, Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, and more.  Fellow Kentuckians, John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry have cut several songs that George Molton has written.
 
George Molton performing at Austin City Saloon – Photo by Reda Floyd
George Molton has made a name for himself, as well as keeping the traditional country music sound alive in central Kentucky.  He has been a music fan favorite to see live in concert.
 
Austin City Saloon has been known world wide for providing quality musical entertainment over the years.  They are a huge supporter of local music, as well as regional and national acts.  New owners, Josh Brock and Austin Brashear, have upped the ante with remodeling the venue, as well as inviting a variety of musical acts to perform on the historic stage.
 
For more information on George Molton, be sure to check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GeorgeMoltonMusic. You can also check out https://austincitysaloon.com for the latest happenings at Austin City Saloon.

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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