Tagged: Kentucky History

Sturgill Simpson stands as Kentucky lawmakers honors his achievements during the General Legislative Session on March 20, 2018. Photo by Christian Randolph.

Sturgill Simpson honored by Kentucky Legislative officials

On Monday, March 20, 2018, during the Kentucky Legislative General Session, Sturgill Simpson was honored with House Resolution 251.  The resolution was sponsored by Woodford County native, Representative James Kay, who also serves in part of Franklin and Fayette County. Sturgill Simpson was present, alongside his family, during the reading...

The Judds have recently released their all time greatest hits with fan favorite songs. Photo courtesy of Absolute Publicity.

Naomi Judd discusses the impact of ‘Grandpa’

Naomi Judd recently sat down and discussed the meaning and impact of The Judds hit song, “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days.) The song has resonated in a lot of music fans hearts. It has stood the test of time to become a classic song in the country...

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Lily May Ledford

Kentucky country music legend and banjo picker, Lily May Ledford Today marks the 100th birthday of Lily May Ledford.  She was born on March 17, 1917 in Pilot, Kentucky.  She began her career in music after being discovered at a talent contest in Chicago by John Lair.  Mr. Lair was...

The story behind Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe

Grandpa Jones Ginseng Hoe – photo by Jessica Bray Kentucky natives, Grandpa Jones and the banjo-picking comedian David “Stringbean” Akeman, were nationally famous entertainers, and close friends.  They lived near one another in a rural area a few miles north of Nashville.   They hunted and fished together for years,...

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 Fame Member Profile: Patty Loveless

“In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky, That’s the place where I trace my bloodline…” is sung with deep emotion from one of country music’s legendary female performers, Patty Loveless. Come Thursday, she will add Kentucky Music Hall of Fame into her list of achievements. For over 25 years,...