Mickey Gilley is a true living legend when it comes to the history of country music and treating people with good times with his honky-tonks. This weekend, fans can watch him perform live at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center as he weaves the history of his music to the audience. Recently, we caught up with Mickey as he reflected on his
J.D. Shelburne is no stranger to the spotlight in music. The Kentucky native comes from the small town of Taylorsville, where he was raised on his family’s farm. He would go on to the University of Kentucky for his studies before settling down in Nashville to have his hand in a music career. Things have picked up for J.D. over
Upon listening to Kristi Stanley, you hear such sweet vocals that are genuine to the Appalachian sounds of eastern Kentucky. In talking with her, you learn of a great appreciation that she has of the music of Kentucky. Whether it is country or bluegrass music, Kristi Stanley’s talents shine through her lyrics and vocals. I recently spoke with Kristi on
For over 45 years, Karl Shannon has been one of the most recognizable voices on the radio airwaves. With his legendary career, he could write multiple books on what he has seen and heard behind the microphone. It all began when Karl Shannon left college after one year and took a job working at WSAC at Fort Knox in 1972.
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
Nashville is a town full of dreams and heartache. Thanks to singer-songwriters like Erin Enderlin, soundtrack of our lives is put into lyrics and instrumentation. You may recognize her songs “Sunday Morning Church” or “Last Call” as performed by Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack. However, Erin Enderlin is one name that you want to mark down as one to
When it comes to country music, longevity and tradition is the key to success. Mo Pitney may be a newcomer to some, but he has gained respect for many music legends. The young singer songwriter has learned the ropes of the industry while playing alongside his family. He and his wife recently celebrated with the birth of their daughter. His
Country music singer Josh Thompson is set to headline Friday night at the World Chicken Festival Beyond the bright lights from the amusement rides, and the smell of fried chicken from the World’s Largest Skillet, Friday night at the World Chicken Festival will bring in the likes of Josh Thompson and Ray Scott. If there is one thing that is
Back in the spring, I received a surprise that a writer wanted to feature me and my website, Kentucky Country Music, in their magazine that is sent to 5 states in the south. The magazine is sent to rural electric and telecommunication customers, including several here in Kentucky. Needless to say, I was very surprise to see the feature in
Josh Goodlett Growing up in Taylorsville, Kentucky, Josh Goodlett was always drawn to music. When he was 26 years old, he performed his first show in front of an audience at Aunt Bees. It was that day at the ice cream and pizza shop in Georgetown, Indiana, that he would decide that he wanted to try a career in music.