Concerts in a COVID-19 Era

At the beginning of 2020, many of us were looking forward to attending some concert tours and music festivals.  Then starting in March and throughout the year, the announcements of postponements and cancellations were trickling through.  Pretty much everything has been moved to 2021 with tours.  However, there are several events still occurring. When it comes to recovering from the

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 route lines and numbers. It symbolizes connection to the things

Steve Wariner inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame by Garth Brooks

Longtime friend and collaborator, Garth Brooks, inducted singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, into the Musicians Hall of Fame at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville Tuesday night after they performed their multi-platinum No. 1 hit “Long Neck Bottle,” which Wariner co-wrote. Wariner wowed the crowds with two instrumental performances that he wrote, including “Nashville Gent,” and “Four Bus Breakdown,” which

Dwight Yoakam to be Honored with BMI President’s Award

BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Dwight Yoakam by presenting him with the BMI President’s Award at the company’s 67th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 12, 2019. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Creative, Nashville. The BMI President’s Award is presented

Jesse Keith Whitley discusses his musical heritage and upcoming projects

Nashville is always full of music activity, whether it is on Broadway, on the Grand Ole Opry stage, or within the walls of a recording studio.  Earlier this week, Jesse Keith Whitley spoke to Kentucky Country Music as he took a break from the recording studio.  Music is in his blood, literally, as his music heritage reaches back with his

Steven Curtis Chapman tops Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

Kentucky music native, Steven Curtis Chapman’s new album Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows returns to number 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart following its chart-topping release week debut. Chapman also reached a new career milestone with Deeper Roots as the 13-track collection also landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. “What an amazing thing. I’m just