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Kentucky Music Acts to Watch in 2020 according to Kentucky Country Music - Cody Lee Meece, Dustin Collins, Ian Noe, JD Shelburne, Joslyn & Sweet Compression, Kevin Dalton, Kristi Stanley, Phoebe White, Rachel Crowe Band, Tiffany Williams, Tyler Booth, Tyler Smith

Introducing Kentucky music acts to watch in 2020

Each year, Kentucky Country Music likes to promote music acts that we feel like could rise even further in their year.  Each of these acts have showed off their talents on the stage and in the studio and should be some that others should get to know.  For 2020, we...

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...

Country Music Hall of Fame

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,...

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...

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...

Celebrating 10 years of Kentucky Country Music

Celebrating 10 years of Kentucky Country Music

As the fog rolls through the trees inside the Appalachian Mountains, I sit here and take in the sounds of nature.  Off into the distance are birds singing their songs with grace.  Thunder rumbles as I take in the mountain air.  I sit on the porch reflecting on the sounds...

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...