Year: 2018

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit to headline 2019 Master Musicians Festival

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will be headlining the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset in July 2019.

When artists perform at the Master Musicians Festival, they become members of the family. The 2019 festival will be a homecoming for one of those family members, who returns to the stage not only as the headliner, but as a leader of the Americana music movement. First appearing at MMF in 2012 shortly after beginning …

Rhyan Sinclair is living in a Marshmallow World with Christmas release

With the holiday magic, the music fills the halls of businesses and throughout the shopping malls.  However, probably one of this season’s best Christmas music releases would be that of Rhyan Sinclair of Lexington.  “Marshmallow World” was released in November, much to the delight of those that enjoy traditional sounds of Christmas. Overall, Rhyan Sinclair …

Loretta Lynn honored with CMT Artist of the Year show

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow honor Loretta Lynn as they perform "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" at 2018's CMT Artists of the Year gala. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

CMT honored country music’s leading women during their CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday night. Those that were honored included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Hillary Scott. Performances included Kentuckian Angaleena Presley performing with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert on “Sugar Daddy.” However, the biggest honoree …

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Ricky Skaggs with Marty Stuart during IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Ceremony. Photo credit: Jeff Fasano

Last night in Raleigh, N.C. at the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, 15-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggs was officially inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The Kentucky native was inducted by his longtime friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner, Marty Stuart. “He’s a radical revisionist, he’s a traditionalist, he’s a keeper of …