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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 …

Sturgill Simpson reveals Merle Haggard co-write on newest album

At the stroke of midnight, Sturgill Simpson released without notice his newest album, Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.  For the album, he brought together “The Hillbilly Avengers” again that is filled with an all-star cast of musicians.  Just like the previous album, they were revisiting and reinterpreting Sturgill’s musical selections in the …

Sturgill Simpson honored by Kentucky Legislative officials

Sturgill Simpson stands as Kentucky lawmakers honors his achievements during the General Legislative Session on March 20, 2018. Photo by Christian Randolph.

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 of the resolution at the …

Country music returns to tradition in 2017

Does it seem like country music is sounding better?  You could easily divide country music into multiple sub-genres – cowboy/western, pop, rap, traditional, rockabilly, and more.  However, in looking at our top picks of albums, songs, and more, it appears the pendulum has swung back to the more traditional side of things. Recently I was …