Arlo McKinley primed for success with “Die Midwestern”

Last summer, my wife and I took a trip to somewhere in middle-of-nowhere West Virginia (as someone from middle-of-nowhere, Kentucky…I say that lovingly) to attend Mountain Music Festival, an incredible event put on in large part by my buddy Charlie Hatcher. Charlie works for Whizzbangbam, a management team for Tyler Childers, John R Miller, and Arlo McKinley, among others. It

Relive memories of Kickin’ It On the Creek with new album release

Dolceola Recordings just announced the release of the compilation “Just Behind the Creek Sampler: Field Recording at Kickin’ It on the Creek 2019,” now available exclusively on Bandcamp through April 30th. The album is a sampler of “Just Behind the Creek: Field Recording at Kickin’ It on the Creek 2019,” set to be released in September 2020 from Dolceola Recordings

Top album releases of 2019 in Kentucky country music

Kentucky has produced a bumper crop of top shelf music this past year, and the world has taken notice.  That’s a great thing because right now the soil is fertile.  It’s the underground artists that are producing timeless classics and wowing audiences at live shows.  It’s been so remarkable that the state tourism department has officially declared 2020 “The Year

Erin Enderlin is the queen of sorrow with Faulkner County

When it comes to Erin Enderlin, she knows how to lay the pure country sound out onto the table.  Her latest release, “Faulkner County,” showcases her songwriting and singing talents from start to finish.  She is no stranger to Kentucky, having performed here many times over the years.  She even features Kentucky native, Dillon Carmichael on one of the impressive

Beattyville native Ian Noe reveals new music with Between the Country

Kentucky is presently in the midst of writing one of the great chapters in country music history. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Tyler Childers are helping change the game, and they’ve got an army of their incredibly talented peers backing them up. Music has always flowed through these hills; crawling through the twisted laurel and ringing deep in the hollows

Country music returns to tradition in 2017

Does it seem like country music is sounding better?  You could easily divide country music into multiple sub-genres – cowboy/western, pop, rap, traditional, rockabilly, and more.  However, in looking at our top picks of albums, songs, and more, it appears the pendulum has swung back to the more traditional side of things. Recently I was asked to provide input into