A look back at 2019 with Kentucky Country Music

As we close out the year of 2019, we wanted to look back at some memorable moments when it comes to Kentucky Country Music website, as well as the performers.  Here are some of highlights that immediately come to mind. Visiting Hurricane Mills In February, I was honored to be able to sit down and interview Tim Cobb and Tayla

Chris Stapleton to be featured in special Hall of Fame exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has set its 2020 roster of new exhibitions, aimed at entertaining and enlightening country music audiences and interpreting the ever-evolving story of the music and the people who make it. The annual exhibition American Currents: State of the Music will return in 2020, to offer insight into the latest chapter of country’s ongoing

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

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