Thursday, January 7, 2016

Saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with country music highlights

Are you like me and wonder where has time flown to?  It is officially 2016 and I have to say that I kicked it off right by seeing Kid Rock at KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  I will admit that 2015 was somewhat of a good year for me.  I was able to interview several country music legends, as well as participate in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.  Probably the biggest highlight of the year is that I got married in mid-December.

I did a complete 2015 country music news in review recap over on Examiner last week.  Feel free to click here to read it if you would like to step back in time.

There are many things that I would like to try in 2016 when it comes to music stuff....
1) More stories on the history of those involved in Kentucky country music
2) More stories of places to check out that play country music here in Kentucky
3) More interviews
4) More photos
5) More about Appalachian region overall, as well as some background stories growing up.
6) More Nashville News Roundup posts that are also featured on WFKY Froggy 101.7 & 104.9

Without further due, here are some of the featured stories on my Nashville News Roundup, as heard on WFKY. You can listen to them online at, or on your radio dial.  My segment airs on Friday mornings just after 9:00 am.

These Boots are Made for Walkin
Kacey Musgraves discovered that her car was broken into the other night while in Nashville. The thief took off with 2 new pairs of cowboy boots, only to be caught a day later when he attempted to return them. The dumb criminal didn't realize that her name was on the receipt and the store owner recognized those boots as being hers.

DVR Alert
Chris Stapleton will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 16th.

Special Delivery
Just on his birthday of New Years Eve, Craig Wayne Boyd and his fiancee Taylor welcomed their new daughter, Dakota Lynn.  Little brother, Jaxson, was on hand to welcome in his new sister. Craig will be playing at Austin City Saloon on Friday, Jan 22nd.

GQ Hillbillies
Kentucky natives Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, along with Jason Isbell, were featured on GQ magazine's website with not one, but several feature articles on their domination of Nashville.  Read the overall view of them here.  Then their interview with Sturgill Simpson and interview with Chris Stapleton.  I personally love Chris Stapleton's quote, "This is the highest-level group of hillbillies you've ever put into GQmagazine. I'm sure of that."

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this day in 2002, The "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack is certified quadruple-platinum. 

Download of the Week: Jon Pardi - Head Over Boots