Tagged: Artist Interviews

Why Mickey Gilley enjoys performing for fans at Renfro Valley

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,...

Kentucky singer Kristi Stanley learns to never say never

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...

Karl Shannon set to retire after 4 decades in radio

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...

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...

Singer songwriter Erin Enderlin has become a household name in Nashville with her many songs. Photo courtesy of Erin Enderlin.

How Erin Enderlin became a household name through lyrics

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...

Music is her life

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...