Loretta Lynn statue added to Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium unveiled the latest addition to its Icon Walk this morning with a statue honoring American music icon Loretta Lynn. The detailed bronze likeness was added to the permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds ensuring the profound musical innovator and country music trailblazer will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville. Created as a way to honor those who have

Dustin Collins proves country music is not dead with new song

Kentucky native Dustin Collins has impressed us over the years with his creative storytelling through songs. In the past, Dustin released toe-tapping honky-tonk tunes, but this time around he has released a more laid back slower tune. “Starts With You” is one of those songs that grabs your attention to sit back and think about the life we are each

Chris Stapleton to be featured in special Hall of Fame exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has set its 2020 roster of new exhibitions, aimed at entertaining and enlightening country music audiences and interpreting the ever-evolving story of the music and the people who make it. The annual exhibition American Currents: State of the Music will return in 2020, to offer insight into the latest chapter of country’s ongoing

JD Shelburne chosen for Kentucky Tourism Visitor Guide cover

Today, the Kentucky Department of Tourism announces that their 2020 Official Visitor’s Guide cover will feature Taylorsville, Kentucky native, and Nashville country music recording artist JD Shelburne. Known for his unwavering work ethic, the announcement comes on the heels of Shelburne wrapping up a very busy 2019 tour schedule, performing at more than 215 shows throughout his beloved home state

Erin Enderlin is the queen of sorrow with Faulkner County

When it comes to Erin Enderlin, she knows how to lay the pure country sound out onto the table.  Her latest release, “Faulkner County,” showcases her songwriting and singing talents from start to finish.  She is no stranger to Kentucky, having performed here many times over the years.  She even features Kentucky native, Dillon Carmichael on one of the impressive

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

Kentucky natives Loretta Lynn and Josh Osborne awarded for songwriting

Tuesday night at the Ryman Auditorium, Loretta Lynn was awarded the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI). Additional honorees will include the 2019 “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Songwriter-Artist of the Year” and NSAI’s coveted “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written,” which are chosen by Nashville’s professional songwriters. Opening the awards