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BMI presents Exile members with Million Airplay Awards

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

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 four songs; “The Closer You …

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame ceremony heads to Rockcastle County

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees include David "Stringbean" Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis.

The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission is proud to announce that the 2018 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming home to Rockcastle County. On Friday, May 11, 2018, six Kentucky individuals from the music industry – David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis …