Tagged: Sturgill Simpson

2020 Year in Review

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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....

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

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...

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...

Dierks Bentley, Eddie Montgomery, and Rascal Flatts perform “My Town" in honor of Troy Gentry at “The 51st Annual CMA Awards." Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

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...