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

Crystal Gayle Returns With First New Album In 16 Years

Kentucky music legend, Crystal Gayle, is delighted to announce the release of her first new album in nearly 16 years, You Don’t Know Me.  Available everywhere September 6, with a pre-sale beginning August 9, the new album is being released by Southpaw Musical Productions, and distributed by BFD in partnership with The Orchard. Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Crystal’s son Christos

KET to host preview of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music in Somerset

Join KET in Somerset on Thursday, August 29, for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music, which tells the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. The evening begins with a reception with the talented Sydney Adams and her band, followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship

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