Tagged: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Darrell Scott explains the story behind You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive

When it comes to Kentucky songs, there is no one that haunts us more than “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”  While many remember the Patty Loveless version of the song, they may not realize that it was written by Laurel County native, Darrell Scott.  Most recently, the Kentucky Music Hall...

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...

Life of country music comedian Pete Stamper celebrated

When you think about Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and its legacy, you cannot help but think of Pete Stamper.  At the age of 89, Wallace Logan “Pete” Stamper passed away on June 8, 2020.  On what would have been his 90th birthday on July 25th, friends and family members gathered...

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...

Billy Ray Cyrus to perform at Titans Salute to Service

Always a champion for veterans and service members, Billy Ray Cyrus will return to his roots when he performs his self-penned anthem “Some Gave All” with Voices of Service during the Titans November 10th game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cyrus and Voices of Service, the singing quartet made up...

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...

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...

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Members, Exile, release new album

Exile is excited to share their most current CD project, “Exile – The Garage Tapes.” The 30 song, two CD compilation is set for release by Big Horse Records August 16 for purchase online and on all digital music platforms. Pre-Save on Spotify here and pre-order the album on iTunes...

Keith Whitley’s legacy lives on 30 years later

Thirty years ago today, country music lost the legendary Keith Whitley. He was just 33 years old, but he left his footprint on the hearts of many in country music, even to this day. Born on July 1, 1955 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, Keith Whitley had 19 singles that charted...