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March 28, 2021

Kentucky in Hollywood: Alyssa Wray makes American Idol top 24

Tyler Young 9:45pm March 28, 2021 3/28/21 Comments Disabled

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Well, it looks like we’ll be keeping up with budding Perryville superstar Alyssa Wray a little longer under the big lights of American Idol. After another knockout showing performing “I’m Here” from the musical version of The Color Purple, she learned from the judges that she’s earned a spot in the show’s top 24. She…

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March 7, 2021

WATCH: Perryville’s Alyssa Wray may have had the American Idol audition of the year

Tyler Young 10:20pm March 7, 2021 3/7/21

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Alyssa Wray on American Idol

We already saw Alex Miller turn Luke Bryan into a giddy fanboy; now we have Boyle County’s own Alyssa Wray compelling the American Idol judges out of their seats during her audition Sunday night, when she absolutely meteored Jennifer Hudson’s “I Am Changing.” The Perryville native about broke Lionel Richie before being sent on with…

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February 15, 2021

WATCH: Lancaster’s Alex Miller stuns judges on American Idol

Tyler Young 5:15pm February 15, 2021 2/15/21

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Alex Miller American Idol Golden Ticket

Garrard County, stand up! Lancaster native Alex Miller brought some serious twang to the American Idol premiere on Sunday night’s show, rocking a western shirt and all the confidence you can cram into a 17-year-old’s body. After charming the judges with his accent (“I hope you sing like you talk,” said Lionel Richie), he busted…

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December 31, 2020

Kentucky Albums You Might’ve Missed in 2020—Part 2

Tyler Young 1:10pm December 31, 2020 12/31/20 Comments Disabled

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Kelsey Waldon

Well hello again, and a Happy New Years’ Eve. We’re taking a look at some 2020 albums from Kentucky musicians that may have come in under your radar this year (here’s part 1). A few of you gave me some suggestions after yesterday’s post—feel free to drop more in the comments. I’m also including a…

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December 30, 2020

Kentucky Albums You Might’ve Missed in 2020—Part 1

Tyler Young 12:45pm December 30, 2020 12/30/20

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Wayne Graham

The stages have been dark for nine months, but it hasn’t stopped Kentucky musicians from getting to work in the studio, and they released some incredible albums in 2020. You probably spent a lot of the year burning through new records from Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton—the three-headed monster of today’s Kentucky country…

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December 11, 2020

It might be winter, but Sturgill’s still out here Cuttin’ Grass

Tyler Young 3:00pm December 11, 2020 12/11/20 Comments Disabled

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Cuttin' Grass Vol. 2 Album Cover

I’m not sure any Sturgill Simpson fans were quite done spinning Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1 yet, but the man went on and put out a whole new volume overnight. Fresh off his fourth Grammy nomination for Sound & Fury, the kick-ass Kentuckian released Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2, his second of two promised bluegrass albums that…

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October 16, 2020

Sturgill Simpson shows his ‘Grass with a new album

Tyler Young 1:28pm October 16, 2020 10/16/20 Comments Disabled

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Cuttin Grass Album Cover

As promised, Kentucky country/rock/psychedelic/whatever-he-damn-well-pleases songwriter Sturgill Simpson dropped the first of two Bluegrass albums last night. Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) reinvents some of his best known and most obscure tunes, turning them into honest-to-god Bluegrass classics. Simpson dips way into the archives here, not only reworking tracks from his solo records, but…

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September 18, 2020

Tyler Childers releases a surprise record, ‘Long Violent History’

Tyler Young 10:29am September 18, 2020 9/18/20

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Long Violent History album cover

Well, how’s this for an unexpected Friday album drop? Kentucky mountain bard Tyler Childers has released “Long Violent History,” an instrumental collection of traditional fiddle tunes—and one powerful statement. Childers’ appreciation for mountain music is well documented, and recently he’s taken up the fiddle for himself, giving fans glimpses into his progress by breaking it…

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July 17, 2020

It’s live music time in the Bluegrass: Venues starting to reopen

Tyler Young 6:45pm July 17, 2020 7/17/20

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Joslyn & the Sweet Compression

We’ve spent a lot of time missing sports over the past four months (!) of COVID-19. But a whole bunch of us have been starving for live music during a season normally filled with concerts and festivals. Fortunately for you cabin-fevered songbirds, some Kentucky venues are starting to open back up for outdoor events, provided…

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April 9, 2020

Nicholas Jamerson releases concept album, The Wild Frontier

Tyler Young 12:11pm April 9, 2020 4/9/20

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The Wild Frontier album cover

The first sounds you hear from Nicholas Jamerson’s new concept album, The Wild Frontier, are the chirps of crickets and birds and a light wind blowing through the trees. Jamerson, in his easy-on-the-ears Prestonsburg drawl, opens the story of Will of the Wild Frontier.  “Sometimes there’s a man who is the man for his time…

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