Friday, September 18, 2015

Nashville News Roundup for week ending September 19, 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).

Good Week to be a Kentuckian: Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton got some good press this week.  Sturgill Simpson took home the award for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Turtles All the Way Down" at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.  Unfortunately, he was unable to be there as he was on the road doing what he does best - play music for the fans.  Meanwhile, Chris Stapleton was featured on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series (click here to watch) and The Late Show with Steven Colbert.

Walk the Line: Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Steve Cropper, and E.W. "Bud" Wendell will be the next class of inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame on Tuesday October 6th at 2PM. The event is free and open to the public in Nashville.

Farm Aid - Keep America Growing: Farm Aid is celebrating its 30th year on Saturday. This year, the concert includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, Holly Williams, Jamey Johnson, and so many more. You can check out the webcast at 2:30 pm at on Saturday.

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1947 - Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60.

Handpick Download of the Week: Eddie Raven with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road - I've Got Mexico