Conversation on the road with the Grascals

One of bluegrass music’s hottest bands, The Grascals, are currently on the Rowdy Friends Tour with Hank Williams, Jr., Eric Church, and Jamey Johnson.  I had the opportunity to speak with Terry Eldredge and Jamie Johnson of the Grascals after their performance about their new release, “The Famous Lefty Flynn’s,” as well as their relationship to fans and influencing others

Hank Williams, Jr. Brings a Few Rowdy Friends to Louisville

Hank Williams, Jr – by Jessica Blankenship Hank Williams, Jr. brought along a few of his rowdy friends to Louisville on Saturday night at Freedom Hall. Being the second stop of the tour, fans were taken on a journey of music that is influenced by Bocephus before his performance. Bluegrass group, The Grascals, filled the arena with the sounds dear

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced their class of 2011 today during a press conference conducted by Robert Lawson, Executive Director and Connie Hunt, Event Ceremony Executive Producer. Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and, Larnelle Harris will be the newest inductees into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. “This year’s inductees

Wynonna Judd to play World Equestrian Games opening ceremonies

When equestrian fans from around the world gather for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, they will be welcomed by Kentucky native Wynonna Judd. Wynonna will perform “My Old Kentucky Home” during the Opening Ceremonies on September 25, 2010. The Games will take part in the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10. It will feature world championship competitions in

Loretta Lynn to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky country music legend, Loretta Lynn, will be honored in a special ceremony for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Butcher Holler native will be among the selected honorees alongside Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Jackson, André Previn, and Clark Terry.  Country music legendary producer, Harold Bradley, will be honored in the Technical Grammy Award Honors. The coal miner’s daughter

Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser Bring Country Soul to Louisville

Two gentlemen that are no strangers to Louisville provided pure country entertainment to the sold out crowd at the Louisville Palace Theater.  Country singers Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser packed the theater on Friday night with a memorable performance that will be talked for quite some time.    Randy Houser – by Jessica Blankenship Starting promptly at 7:30 PM, Randy Houser walked out on stage with

Shooter Jennings and friends brings the melodic groove to Busters

Shooter Jennings – by Jessica Blankenship While the air turned cooler outside, things were heating up instead Busters of Lexington, Kentucky.  On Thursday, fans were treated with a performance of Earl Greyhound, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Shooter Jennings.  Starting things off was Earl Greyhound, who brought the funk rock soul to the house with their three piece band.  Fans

Jamey Johnson and James Otto showcase their talent in Kentucky

Jamey Johnson – Photo by Jessica Blankenship During the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival in Winchester, Kentucky this past weekend, country music fans were treated by the talents of James Otto and Jamey Johnson.  Both have performed in Kentucky several times but this show proved to be one for the record books.  According to festival organizers, around 15, 000 of fans attended the