Year: 2020

The strength of country music in Kentucky with the year in review for 2020

2020 Year in Review

When you look back at the year of 2020, you realize how close-knit the music community is.  In a year of uncertainty, there has been a stronger bond between the song, songwriter, and listener.  Here is a little recap of the many highlights of this year in review with Kentucky country music. Music Keeps Playing …

Sturgill Simpson reveals Merle Haggard co-write on newest album

At the stroke of midnight, Sturgill Simpson released without notice his newest album, Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.  For the album, he brought together “The Hillbilly Avengers” again that is filled with an all-star cast of musicians.  Just like the previous album, they were revisiting and reinterpreting Sturgill’s musical selections in the …

Darrell Scott explains the story behind You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive

When it comes to Kentucky songs, there is no one that haunts us more than “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”  While many remember the Patty Loveless version of the song, they may not realize that it was written by Laurel County native, Darrell Scott.  Most recently, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum revealed …

Jason Cope of The Steel Woods talk on friendships and fans in music

Saturday night really set the stage of something special when The Steel Woods, 49 Winchester, and Dalton Mills performed at the Laurel Cove Amphitheater in Pine Mountain State Resort Park.  While being surrounded by colorful fall foliage alongside large boulders, fans were in for a treat as an experience like no other.  The Steel Woods …

Loretta Lynn statue added to Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium unveiled the latest addition to its Icon Walk this morning with a statue honoring American music icon Loretta Lynn. The detailed bronze likeness was added to the permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds ensuring the profound musical innovator and country music trailblazer will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville. Created as a way …