Tagged: Kentucky Musicians

Tiffany Williams reveals her musical talents with “If It Wasn’t”

Just as a creek flows through the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky, Tiffany Williams’ vocals delicately intertwine with a guitar through her newest single, “If It Wasn’t.”  During this round, Williams teams up with Jonathan Dean with an everlasting blend of vocals and lyrics. With “If It Wasn’t,” Tiffany Williams and...

Garrick 'Puddin' Howell with Greg Austin. Photo by Warren Cobb.

Maintaining sobriety in the music industry

As you step foot into any honky tonk, you are bound to hear Merle Haggard’s voice in the distance singing, “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down.”  For some, this would become a dark reminder of trying to maintain their sobriety in the music business. For years, it seems like Hollywood...

Exile has released their Hits album as they celebrate 55 years in the music industry.

Exile releases highly-anticipated project of hit songs

Members of the crossover hit-making band Exile, composed of Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, JP Pennington, Sonny LeMaire, and Les Taylor, have released their first full studio album since the 1990’s – a re-recording of their hit songs through the years. This year, The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members are celebrating...

KY Music Hall of Fame honors 2018 Inductee Class

Friday night, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inducted six members of the music community into their prestigious Hall of Fame. David ‘Stringbean’ Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis were part of the 2018 class. The ceremony took place at Renfro Valley...

Ricky Skaggs - photo courtesy of Ricky Skaggs.

Ricky Skaggs to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

This fall, a bronze plaque depicting 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and musician Ricky Skaggs will be added to the Rotunda wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. This morning at the famed institution, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced Ricky Skaggs as one of three...

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...

L to R: Exile’s Steve Goetzman, Maverick’s Clarence Spalding, Exile’s Sonny LeMaire and Marlon Hargis, BMI’s David Preston, Exile’s J.P. Pennington, BMI’s Jody Williams and Exile’s Les Taylor Photo Credit: Bev Moser

BMI presents Exile members with Million Airplay Awards

On Tuesday, March 6, BMI executives Jody Williams and David Preston presented seven ‘Million-Air Awards’ to Sonny LeMaire and J.P. Pennington of Exile, in recognition of the success of major songs penned by the two writers and long-time band members. The awards totaled 11 million broadcast performances (radio spins) between...