Month: January 2019

Ten Must See Kentucky Country Music Events in 2019

Master Musician Festival in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by John Fitzwater.

With 2018 being water under the bridge, we not only get to reflect what an awesome year it was for music in Kentucky, but get to look ahead to an amazing year of concerts and festivals throughout the bluegrass. To help plan your weekends, we here at Kentucky Country Music have compiled a list of …

An inside look at Ward Davis and Tennessee Jet show at the Bell Theatre

Two years ago, I {John Grace} was having a conversation with Mainstreet Pineville Director, Jacob Roan. He had just finished completing substantial renovations to the Bell Theater, which is a beautiful, 1950’s style movie theater in courthouse square in downtown Pineville. It had gone from being left vacant and in disrepair to shining like new …

Loretta Lynn to be honored with birthday concert celebration

Loretta Lynn All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert Lineup

Kentucky country music icon, Loretta Lynn, will celebrate her birthday this April with a once-in-a-lifetime music event.  On the heels of one of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn’t It Be Great (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment), the 2019 GRAMMY nominee celebrates this year’s birthday being honored by her friends. Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith …

Tyler Childers’ sold out run at Louisville Palace has cemented him as country’s next big thing

The ascension of Tyler Childers from regional honky-tonk troubadour to country music royalty has seemingly happened over night, and has been amazing to witness. That’s because in two short years he’s gone from playing wayside bars and dives to completely selling out three nights at the iconic Louisville Palace Theater weeks before the shows took …