Louisville to be home of Hometown Rising country music and bourbon festival

Premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents continues to show its love for Louisville with a third addition to a massive fall festival series in the one-of-a-kind city. Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, will make its debut Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon. Hometown Rising’s incredible music lineup will be

An inside look at Ward Davis and Tennessee Jet show at the Bell Theatre

Two years ago, I {John Grace} was having a conversation with Mainstreet Pineville Director, Jacob Roan. He had just finished completing substantial renovations to the Bell Theater, which is a beautiful, 1950’s style movie theater in courthouse square in downtown Pineville. It had gone from being left vacant and in disrepair to shining like new penny. It was really inspiring

Tyler Childers’ sold out run at Louisville Palace has cemented him as country’s next big thing

The ascension of Tyler Childers from regional honky-tonk troubadour to country music royalty has seemingly happened over night, and has been amazing to witness. That’s because in two short years he’s gone from playing wayside bars and dives to completely selling out three nights at the iconic Louisville Palace Theater weeks before the shows took place. Make no mistake: though

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit to headline 2019 Master Musicians Festival

When artists perform at the Master Musicians Festival, they become members of the family. The 2019 festival will be a homecoming for one of those family members, who returns to the stage not only as the headliner, but as a leader of the Americana music movement. First appearing at MMF in 2012 shortly after beginning his solo career, Jason Isbell

Levitt Foundation honors southeast Kentucky town with music grant

The Levitt Foundation, based out of Los Angeles, CA, has just made a major commitment to live music in eastern Kentucky.  Before we get into that, let me provide you with a little background information on their amazing foundation. They were formed in 1963 by Mortimer and Mimi Levitt to support the arts, culture and education. Their mission statement is “to

Halfway to Hazard announces Nashville Residency at Hutton Hotel

Amidst a successful premier show, ACM-nominated country duo Halfway to Hazard has announced an ongoing Nashville-based residency at Analog in the Hutton Hotel. The monthly series, “Halfway to Hazard & Friends,” kicked off Tuesday, July 10, with not only a performance by bandmates Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, but the duo also surprised the audience with special guests Chris Young,

KY Music Hall of Fame honors 2018 Inductee Class

Friday night, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inducted six members of the music community into their prestigious Hall of Fame. David ‘Stringbean’ Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis were part of the 2018 class. The ceremony took place at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, which sits next door to the Hall of

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame to Induct 2018 Class in May

When it comes to Kentucky, there is an abundance of music to be celebrated.  The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame will be celebrating the music of an elite class of six members in country, bluegrass, rock, and gospel music.  The diverse lineup of inductees includes David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame ceremony heads to Rockcastle County

The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission is proud to announce that the 2018 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming home to Rockcastle County. On Friday, May 11, 2018, six Kentucky individuals from the music industry – David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis will be inducted into the