A look back at 2019 with Kentucky Country Music

As we close out the year of 2019, we wanted to look back at some memorable moments when it comes to Kentucky Country Music website, as well as the performers.  Here are some of highlights that immediately come to mind. Visiting Hurricane Mills In February, I was honored to be able to sit down and interview Tim Cobb and Tayla

Top album releases of 2019 in Kentucky country music

Kentucky has produced a bumper crop of top shelf music this past year, and the world has taken notice.  That’s a great thing because right now the soil is fertile.  It’s the underground artists that are producing timeless classics and wowing audiences at live shows.  It’s been so remarkable that the state tourism department has officially declared 2020 “The Year

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame to feature Kentucky

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Kentucky mascot “Wildcat” and Louisville mascot “Louie the Cardinal”. The mascots are standing with their arms raised ready for a playfully battle while standing on a base that says “Kentucky vs. Louisville” with the logos of both schools. The bobbleheads are being produced exclusively for the National

Berea native becomes lead vocalist for The Steeldrivers

Sometimes you never know where the talent of Kentucky will lead you.  Just as the bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, was working on their fifth album, “Bad For You,” their lead vocalist, Gary Nichols, decided to part ways.  Prior to Nichols as Kentucky native, Chris Stapleton, who also gained notoriety with his vocal powers.  This time around, The Steeldrivers hired on

Chris Stapleton to be featured in special Hall of Fame exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has set its 2020 roster of new exhibitions, aimed at entertaining and enlightening country music audiences and interpreting the ever-evolving story of the music and the people who make it. The annual exhibition American Currents: State of the Music will return in 2020, to offer insight into the latest chapter of country’s ongoing

Kentucky musicians featured on CMH 23 TV series

When you think about eastern Kentucky, you begin to remember the songs of Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, and so many more.  The Country Network has been working hard at capturing the music and people that make Kentucky country music so unique.  Their television series, CMH 23, will begin airing its third season starting December 3, 2019. CMH

JD Shelburne chosen for Kentucky Tourism Visitor Guide cover

Today, the Kentucky Department of Tourism announces that their 2020 Official Visitor’s Guide cover will feature Taylorsville, Kentucky native, and Nashville country music recording artist JD Shelburne. Known for his unwavering work ethic, the announcement comes on the heels of Shelburne wrapping up a very busy 2019 tour schedule, performing at more than 215 shows throughout his beloved home state

Ricky Skaggs to be featured on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

On this weekend’s edition of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network), show host Trisha Yearwood invites her longtime friends and fellow artists, Ricky Skaggs, and his wife, Sharon White, over for a meal filled with laughter and song. “Trisha is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known,” says Skaggs. “Getting to spend the afternoon just kicking back, laughing, and singing with her and my wife Sharon, and

Erin Enderlin is the queen of sorrow with Faulkner County

When it comes to Erin Enderlin, she knows how to lay the pure country sound out onto the table.  Her latest release, “Faulkner County,” showcases her songwriting and singing talents from start to finish.  She is no stranger to Kentucky, having performed here many times over the years.  She even features Kentucky native, Dillon Carmichael on one of the impressive

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