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The strength of country music in Kentucky with the year in review for 2020

2020 Year in Review

When you look back at the year of 2020, you realize how close-knit the music community is.  In a year of uncertainty, there has been a stronger bond between the song, songwriter, and listener.  Here is a little recap of the many highlights of this year in review with Kentucky country music. Music Keeps Playing …

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 …

Kentucky natives Loretta Lynn and Josh Osborne awarded for songwriting

Loretta Lynn with Kid Rock at the NSAI Songwriter Awards on September 17, 2019. Kid Rock presented Loretta wiht the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for NSAI

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 …