Friday, May 29, 2015

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 5-30-2015

You can catch me dishing the dirt from Nashville during my Nashville News Roundup radio segment on WFKY out of Frankfort, KY.  Tune in on Fridays at 9:15 am via the radio, online at, or the Tune-In App (search for WFKY). 

NiFi Music Fest
The Kentucky Speedway has announced its first music festival with celebrities in rock and country music on August 28 - 30th, 2015.  The NiFi Music Festival will feature three stages in the track's infield.  There will be local chefs, food trucks, and distillers on hand. As far as musical acts, they vary far and wide.  NiFi musical acts scheduled to perform include Gov't Mule, Hank Williams, Jr., Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Weezer, Spoon, Flogging Molly, Bleachers, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, the New Pornographers, Benjamin Booker, Built To Spill, the Joy Formidable, the Black Lips, Jana Kramer, Moon Taxi, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Bully, Cloud Nothings, The Orwells, Jon Pardi, Drake White and the Big Fire, Charlie Worsham, Nikki Lane, Rayland Baxter, Native Run, David Fanning, Brooke Eden, Dean Alexander, the Marcus King Band, Mamadear, Jacob Davis, Tucker Beathard, Firekid and Walker County. Get the details here.

Locally Talent
On May 30th, creative musical minds will join together for the Nine Bullets Spring Showcase.  It will feature local and regional Kentucky talent, with a few national acts.  The show will take place at Al's Bar of Lexington, Kentucky with doors opening at 7:00 PM and music starting at 8:00 pm.  Ages 18 and up are allowed and the cost is just $8.  Tickets are available at Acts include Caleb Caudle, Tyler Childers, Big Shoals, Rooster's Crow, and many more. Get more details here.

Underwood Fest
Carrie Underwood will be performing Saturday during CMA Music Fest.  Her performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of her first performance in 2005 following her victorious run on “American Idol” that same year.

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1976 - Johnny Cash rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "One Piece At A Time"

Handpick Download of the Week: Dillon Carmichael - Kentucky Will

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