Tagged: Bluegrass

Sturgill Simpson reveals Merle Haggard co-write on newest album

At the stroke of midnight, Sturgill Simpson released without notice his newest album, Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.  For the album, he brought together “The Hillbilly Avengers” again that is filled with an all-star cast of musicians.  Just like the previous album, they were revisiting and reinterpreting...

Shakespeare comes alive with As Y’all Like It

When it comes to Kentucky music, the state is full of talent that can overfill a cup of lyrics and songs.  Louisville native, Aaron Bibelhauser, has expanded his traditional bluegrass music influence to team up with the Kentucky Shakespeare production on a new project.  “As Y’all Like It: Songs from...

Bill Monroe Homeplace was restored in 2002 and is available to tour. Photo by Jessica Blankenship.

Take a trip to Bill Monroe Homeplace and Museum

Nestled in the hills of Ohio County in Kentucky sits the homeplace of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music.  The address is 6210 US Highway 62 East in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.  The home was built in 1917 when Bill was around 6 years old.  The house he was born...

Berea native becomes lead vocalist for The Steeldrivers

Sometimes you never know where the talent of Kentucky will lead you.  Just as the bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, was working on their fifth album, “Bad For You,” their lead vocalist, Gary Nichols, decided to part ways.  Prior to Nichols as Kentucky native, Chris Stapleton, who also gained notoriety with...

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...

Ricky Skaggs exclaims over his likeness depicted on his newly unveiled Country Music Hall of Fame bronze plaque Photo credit: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Nashville, Tennessee, music legend Ricky Skaggs officially became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally...

Ricky Skaggs with Marty Stuart during IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Ceremony. Photo credit: Jeff Fasano

Ricky Skaggs inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Last night in Raleigh, N.C. at the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, 15-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggs was officially inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The Kentucky native was inducted by his longtime friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner, Marty Stuart. “He’s a radical revisionist, he’s a...

IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame announces 2018 Class

This morning, the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced with 3 having Kentucky ties. East Kentucky natives, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall and his late wife, Dixie Hall, will join Paul Williams into the prestigious Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted on Thursday,...

When I Leave Kentucky performed by Bradley Walker and Holly Pitney

Gracey Holler Music to release album featuring Lyon County songs

Gracey Holler Music has released the first single from the label’s upcoming album, Songs from Lyon County with an emotional rendering of “When I Leave Kentucky.”  Featuring guest vocalists IBMA award-winner Bradley Walker and rising star Holly Pitney, the single is available for purchase on CD Baby.  The single was produced...