Tagged: In Memory

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...

KY Music Hall of Famer, Melvin Goins, passes away at age 83

    Melvin Goins giving his speech at the KY Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2011 – photo by Jessica Bray Yesterday, the bluegrass music world was shaken again by the loss of one of their own.  Melvin Goins, legendary bluegrass musician and part of The Goins Brothers,...

Watch the funeral for Dr. Ralph Stanley

Special thanks to WYMT of Hazard, Kentucky, for airing the funeral for Dr. Ralph Stanley.  They have graciously uploaded the service on Youtube.  Below is that video.   Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, age 89 passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson...

The Angel Band has called up Ralph Stanley

Dr. Ralph Stanley Back in 1998, I was fortunate to go to Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival with some college friends.  My main mission – to meet Ralph Stanley.  I got to see the frail looking man in a suit, a roll of money nestled in his front pocket, sitting at...

Country music icon, Tammy Wynette, will soon have her own postage stamp.

The Tammy Wynette Connection

One of my favorite county music female singers would have to be Tammy Wynette.  I remember as a little girl listening to her on the radio and I would sit there singing along.  In 6th grade, the teacher had us to write a letter to someone we’ve always wanted to...

Songwriting legend Hank Cochran passes away

Hank Cochran Last night, Jamey Johnson, Kentucky native Billy Ray Cyrus, and producer Buddy Cannon dropped by to sing songs with Hank Cochran.  However, this morning the legendary songwriter was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away at his Hendersonville, Tennessee home. A private, family memorial will be...