Category Archives: Country music

Academy of Country Music Awards: the un-awards show awards show

The Grammy Awards have been becoming more of a concert and less of an awards show for the past decade or so. This year, the Academy of Country Music Awards took a page from that playbook and ran with it, … Continue reading

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Tyler Childers’ music has grown up with him

When Tyler Childers was 16, he had been writing songs for a few years, “mostly about my buddies and girls,” he says. “When you’re 14 and 15 years old, there’s not much to write about to reach a wide audience.” … Continue reading

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Listening to … Sundy Best, ‘Bring Up the Sun’

  Sundy Best‘s first album, Door Without a Screen, was geared to establish the Prestonsburg natives and Lexington-based duo as a Kentucky band with songs like Mountain Parkway and Kentucky Women. Bring Up the Sun, which released on iTunes Monday and drops everywhere else Tuesday, is … Continue reading

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Kentuckian Brandy Neelly eliminated from ‘Idol’

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly never made it to the American Idol stage to sing for her future on the show Tuesday night. The Louisville native was one of five singers not chosen to go on in the 13th season of Idol after … Continue reading

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Do the locations in Sundy Best’s new video look familiar?

If you’re a Central Kentucky country music fan who’s seen Sundy Best‘s new video on CMT, you might be thinking some of those locations look familiar. And they very well might be. The video for the Lexington-based band’s new single Until … Continue reading

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When you complain about the Grammys, do you sound like your parents?

Hi. I am your local culture writer in Lexington, and in that capacity, I feel it is my duty to remind you of something: When you were a kid, the adults around you thought your music sucked too. I think … Continue reading

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Review: Zac Brown Band at Rupp Arena

Photo gallery: Zac Brown Band in Rupp Arena. Several minutes into the Zac Brown Band‘s performance of Who Knows, Saturday night at Rupp Arena, it was easy to forget what song you were hearing. Echoing the song’s stormy lyrics about thunder and … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton to return to Richmond series

St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond has announced the latest star to appear in its Evening Among Friends series, and this year, the guest will be an old friend. Country music icon Dolly Parton will make a return to … Continue reading

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Kacey Musgraves coming to the EKU Center

Central Kentucky is friendly territory for country music acts, and the Eastern Kentucky University Student Activities council is bringing an artist Wednesday who already has gotten a lot of love in 2013. Kacey Musgraves‘ Same Trailer Different Park has been hailed as … Continue reading

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How will Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Follow Your Arrow’ play on country radio?

This interesting press release rolled through my inbox yesterday: Kacey Musgraves is releasing Follow Your Arrow as the third single off her critically acclaimed major label debut, Same Trailer Different Park. The song is already a favorite of many music … Continue reading

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