Tag Archives: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

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

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

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 spoke to women who struggled …

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 of Fame and Museum revealed …

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 …

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,” …