Tagged: Kentucky

Loretta Lynn playing guitar as she celebrates 50 years since Coal Miner's Daughter song was released. Photo by David McClister.

Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words set to premiere February 27 on PBS

It is hard to imagine that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, a feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Like so many other songs written by Lynn, the lyrics told the story of her life and...

Musical heritage of the Commonwealth spotlighted in new map

Kentucky’s rich and varied musical heritage is highlighted and celebrated in the 2020-2021 Official Highway Map of the Bluegrass State. “Music is part of life in Kentucky and crosses many genres,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By the same token, our official highway map is much more than a display of...

Rye Davis showcases songwriting talents with Cut to Tape

Each and every day it seems like we are asking who’s going to fill the shoes of the legends in country music. One listen to Kentucky native, Rye Davis, and you’ll be asking for more. His second album, “Cut to Tape,” has recently been released and quenching the thirst of...

Sturgill Simpson finds his way back to Versailles

Woodford County welcomed one of their own hometown heroes and global music phenomenon, singer, songwriter and actor, John Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill Simpson was born in Breathitt County, but would move to Woodford County where he spent most of his youth growing up. Simpson was a Woodford County High School graduate...

Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers announce 40th Anniversary Celebration

For over four decades, chart-topping singer/songwriter Gary Brewer has turned heads with his hard-driving sound and attention-capturing voice, which encompasses a variety of Bluegrass, Roots and Gospel influences. In celebration of the momentous milestone, Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers are excited to announce the commencement of their 40th Anniversary Celebration Tour, which will...

Nicholas Jamerson The Wild Frontier

Exlusive Premiere of Nicholas Jamerson’s new single, The Ride

Deep in the heart of the Appalachian region comes a musical talent that has a creative soul. Nicholas Jamerson grew up in Prestonsburg and has been introducing music fans with his unique musical style. Today, Nicholas Jamerson has released his new single, “Ride,” with an exclusive premiere here on Kentucky...

September releases of Kentucky music albums

Kentucky music artists have been in full swing in releasing new albums this fall.  It is no exception that each has their own personal touch that highlights the best music from our state.  The interesting thing is that each of these albums have a totally different sound from one another,...

Celebrating 10 years of Kentucky Country Music

Celebrating 10 years of Kentucky Country Music

As the fog rolls through the trees inside the Appalachian Mountains, I sit here and take in the sounds of nature.  Off into the distance are birds singing their songs with grace.  Thunder rumbles as I take in the mountain air.  I sit on the porch reflecting on the sounds...