Sturgill Simpson finds his way back to Versailles

Woodford County welcomed one of their own hometown heroes and global music phenomenon, singer, songwriter and actor, John Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill Simpson was born in Breathitt County, but would move to Woodford County where he spent most of his youth growing up. Simpson was a Woodford County High School graduate and has since gone on to be a Grammy award

Top album releases of 2019 in Kentucky country music

Kentucky has produced a bumper crop of top shelf music this past year, and the world has taken notice.  That’s a great thing because right now the soil is fertile.  It’s the underground artists that are producing timeless classics and wowing audiences at live shows.  It’s been so remarkable that the state tourism department has officially declared 2020 “The Year

Farm Aid’s Music and Food Festival to feature Kentucky natives

Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences will come to Connecticut for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT. Farm Aid 2018 will feature performances by Farm Aid board

Sturgill Simpson honored by Kentucky Legislative officials

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 Kentucky State Capitol.  Below is

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 asked to provide input into

Kentucky music stars shine bright at CMA Awards

Last night, the stars of Kentucky were shining bright on stage during the 51st annual Country Music Association CMA Awards. Chris Stapleton showcased his vocal and instrumental talents, alongside his wife, Morgane, while singing “Broken Halos.” He would also gain two new trophies for his shelf. He won Best Male Vocalist for the third time. Stapleton won his second Album

Jamey Johnson reflects on his relationship with God, family, and fans

When it comes to curating a sound of traditional country music, Jamey Johnson has made a name for himself in the music community.  It has been over 17 years that he landed in Nashville after living his life running the music circuit throughout Alabama and Georgia.  The journey has taken him on major stages, but also smaller intimate settings that

Americana Music Association announces nominees for Honors & Awards

Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson leads the pack for the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards nominees. The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 16th annual Honors & Awards show this week at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The live-streamed event was hosted by The Milk Carton Kids — Kenneth Pattengale