Clay County native, Ray Pennington, passes away due to house fire

Clay County native, Ray Pennington, passed away at the age of 86 in a house fire just outside of Nashville.  Pennington is best known for writing, “I’m a Ramblin’ Man” that Waylon Jennings took to the top of the charts.  Officials believe that the fire in his Hendersonville, Tennessee, home started by a golf cart in the garage.  His wife

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

Kentucky music stars shine bright at CMA Awards

Last night, the stars of Kentucky were shining bright on stage during the 51st annual Country Music Association CMA Awards. Chris Stapleton showcased his vocal and instrumental talents, alongside his wife, Morgane, while singing “Broken Halos.” He would also gain two new trophies for his shelf. He won Best Male Vocalist for the third time. Stapleton won his second Album

Funeral services announced for bluegrass musician Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins at the KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Bray Below is the official obituary of bluegrass musician, Melvin Goins, who passed away a week ago.  WYMT-TV will be airing the funeral services on Monday afternoon at www.wymt.com.    Melvin Goins, 82, of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the West Nipissing General