Year: 2019

A behind the scenes look at the Loretta Lynn Ranch

Dresses that Loretta Lynn made herself early in her career on display at the Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills. Photo by Jessica Blankenship.

You have probably seen the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” as well as read the two biographies on Loretta Lynn.  However, I highly suggest that you take the journey to Butcher Holler in far east Kentucky to see the original homeplace that Loretta Lynn and her family grew up.  Then head down to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, …

The Wooks celebrate bittersweet goodbye to Arthur

The Wooks performing at The Burl on March 2, 2019. Photo by Jon Grace.

Concerts usually aren’t described as bittersweet. They’re either incredible or bleh…most of the time the former.  The Wooks’ Saturday, March 2nd, performance at the Burl was bittersweet – bittersweet and incredible. Seeing a show at the Burl is always fantastic.  Kentucky’s fueling a musical Renaissance right now, and the Burl has become its Sistine Chapel. …

John R. Miller and the Engine Lights at the Red Barn Radio Show Review

John R Miller performing during Red Barn Radio Show in Lexington, KY. Photo by Jon Grace.

In my humble opinion, there’s no one writing better songs right now than John R. Miller.  The West Virginia native has been an underground icon for years now, and is the walking, talking definition of a song-writers songwriter.  It’s no coincidence that his touring buddy Tyler Childers is always letting the world know on his Facebook how …

Josh Mitcham releases new track – “Buzzards Flying Over Town”

“There’s buzzards flying over town, but it’s been dead a long time now.” The opening words to Jericho Woods lead man, Josh Mitcham’s just released solo track are haunting.  Being from a small town South Eastern Kentucky those words hit home. Mitcham hails from Webster, KY nearly halfway between Owensboro and Louisville and speaks volumes …

Kentucky country music on display during SEC Tournament in Nashville

Kentucky Country Music is proud to be a partner with the Kentucky Takeover music showcase at Marathon Music Works in Nashville.  The Kentucky Takeover will feature Kentucky based musicians on March 15th, to coincide with the SEC Tournament.  The ALL AGES show will feature Senora May, Jericho Woods, James Sayne & The Shoeshine Boys, Timmy …