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

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

Jesse Keith Whitley discusses his musical heritage and upcoming projects

Nashville is always full of music activity, whether it is on Broadway, on the Grand Ole Opry stage, or within the walls of a recording studio.  Earlier this week, Jesse Keith Whitley spoke to Kentucky Country Music as he took a break from the recording studio.  Music is in his blood, literally, as his music heritage reaches back with his

Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn movie to be released this fall on Lifetime

Fans of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will be happy to hear about a new original movie detailing their friendship. Lifetime tv channel will be airing “Patsy & Loretta,” come October 19, 2019. Megan Hilty will be playing the role of Patsy Cline, while Jessie Mueller will be performing the role of Loretta Lynn. Megan Hilty starred on Broadway in

Museum of Appalachia to host Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention

The Museum of Appalachia will be hosting the 2nd annual Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention.  It is an opportunity for musicians across the region to compete for cash and bragging rights.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine, on June 1, 2019. Join others for a day filled with music, contests, cash prizes, jamming

Renfro Valley legacy reaches its 80th season

In 1939, John Lair founded Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, nestled along the rolling hills off US-25 in Rockcastle County.  Prior to major interstate construction, travelers would arrive by horses and family cars to listen to the sounds of country, bluegrass, and gospel.  Renfro Valley would become known at the Country Music Capital of Kentucky.  In 2019, it is celebrating its

A behind the scenes look at the Loretta Lynn Ranch

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, to learn more on the