East Kentucky natives heading to Rupp Arena and Yum Center

Kentucky natives, Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers are performing in Lexington and Louisville in 2020 as a part of the ‘A Good Look’n Tour.’  Rupp Arena is the fourth stop on the tour on February 28th and then their final tour stop is May 24 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.  Rupp Arena tickets go on sale to the

Steve Wariner inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame by Garth Brooks

Longtime friend and collaborator, Garth Brooks, inducted singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, into the Musicians Hall of Fame at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville Tuesday night after they performed their multi-platinum No. 1 hit “Long Neck Bottle,” which Wariner co-wrote. Wariner wowed the crowds with two instrumental performances that he wrote, including “Nashville Gent,” and “Four Bus Breakdown,” which

Dwight Yoakam to be Honored with BMI President’s Award

BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Dwight Yoakam by presenting him with the BMI President’s Award at the company’s 67th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 12, 2019. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Creative, Nashville. The BMI President’s Award is presented

Chris Stapleton set to headline concert at Kroger Field

Lexington born Chris Stapleton will be headlining the first-ever concert at Kroger Field on April 25, 2020.  It will be the first concert at the stadium, which was recently renovated and utilized by the University of Kentucky.  The concert will also feature legendary Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Yola. All proceeds will go to Chris Stapleton’s Outlaw State of Kind

Why Mickey Gilley enjoys performing for fans at Renfro Valley

Mickey Gilley is a true living legend when it comes to the history of country music and treating people with good times with his honky-tonks.  This weekend, fans can watch him perform live at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center as he weaves the history of his music to the audience.  Recently, we caught up with Mickey as he reflected on his

Kentucky natives Loretta Lynn and Josh Osborne awarded for songwriting

Tuesday night at the Ryman Auditorium, Loretta Lynn was awarded the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI). Additional honorees will include the 2019 “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Songwriter-Artist of the Year” and NSAI’s coveted “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written,” which are chosen by Nashville’s professional songwriters. Opening the awards

Ken Burns discusses the complexity of country music’s story

When it comes to our musical heritage, there is nothing quite like the complex story of country music.  The people, instruments, and songs migrated from other parts of the world to form the genre that would last generations in different ways.  Ken Burns put together a team to document the history of country music for PBS.  “Country Music” may sound