Country music roadtrip to Bristol, the birthplace of country music

If you are serious about music history, you need to make the journey to Bristol. Go for the music experience and leave with a new appreciation on the history of America’s music and cultural.  The best part is that you will learn about the roots of the music that plays in your mind.  For most, a trip to Bristol is

Dustin Collins proves country music is not dead with new song

Kentucky native Dustin Collins has impressed us over the years with his creative storytelling through songs. In the past, Dustin released toe-tapping honky-tonk tunes, but this time around he has released a more laid back slower tune. “Starts With You” is one of those songs that grabs your attention to sit back and think about the life we are each

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

Kentucky musicians featured on CMH 23 TV series

When you think about eastern Kentucky, you begin to remember the songs of Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, and so many more.  The Country Network has been working hard at capturing the music and people that make Kentucky country music so unique.  Their television series, CMH 23, will begin airing its third season starting December 3, 2019. CMH

Ken Burns discusses the complexity of country music’s story

When it comes to our musical heritage, there is nothing quite like the complex story of country music.  The people, instruments, and songs migrated from other parts of the world to form the genre that would last generations in different ways.  Ken Burns put together a team to document the history of country music for PBS.  “Country Music” may sound

KET to host preview of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music in Somerset

Join KET in Somerset on Thursday, August 29, for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music, which tells the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. The evening begins with a reception with the talented Sydney Adams and her band, followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship

CSX Santa Train to feature country duo as special guests

Country duo Maddie & Tae will be the special guests on the 76th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, Nov. 17. First breaking out in 2013 with their Platinum-selling, No. 1 hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” the award-winning duo is back with new music. Their new single, “Friends Don’t,” “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some

New Special Exhibit Highlights Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

A new special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum captures moments at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival with photographs taken by fans and festivalgoers. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Through Your Eyes is a juried exhibit filled with images that show the many sides of the festival. “This exhibit is truly special because it came out