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 a special exhibit featuring Darrell

The African musical influence in the world of bluegrass music

African music has always influenced other musical genres.  When slaves came to the Appalachian Mountain region from Africa, they brought over a lot of their traditions.  Most of these traditions are shown frequently in the music world, especially in bluegrass music.   It is already known that the 4-string banjo originated from Africa, along with oral tradition.  The first banjos

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inducts 7 into 2011 Class

Melvin Goins of the Goins Brothers, Lorrie Morgan and Jesse Keith Whitley in memory of Keith Whitley, Larnell Harris, John Michael Montgomery, Steve Wariner, and Patty Loveless are the 2011 Class of the KY Music Hall of Fame. By Jessica Bray Kentucky’s finest musicians gathered at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday night for the Kentucky Music Hall

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced their class of 2011 today during a press conference conducted by Robert Lawson, Executive Director and Connie Hunt, Event Ceremony Executive Producer. Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and, Larnelle Harris will be the newest inductees into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. “This year’s inductees