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Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler
Sep26

Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler

We go to the humble beginnings Loretta Lynn Homeplace – Photo: LTTL Butcher Holler, Van Lear, Kentucky Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace GrassRoots Music Tour All up, eight Webb children were reared in this humble abode – Melvin, Herman, Willie, Donald, Peggy Sue, Betty, Loretta and Crystal – in a holler that was populated by the coal company – they mined five shafts in Van Lear Kentucky, built houses, a school, a...

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Don’t Come Here A-Drinkin’
Sep09

Don’t Come Here A-Drinkin’

Two dry days in Nashville Tennessee on my musical journey 5 September 2016 Nashville Tennessee For two days I had a drinking problem. Well, actually two problems. But first.  Here I was in Hurricane Mills, after a visit the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch.  I was only an hour west of Nashville and my next planned stop was Rosine Kentucky. Now, I will be in Nashville for six days for the Americana Music Conference and Festival at the end of...

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You’re Lookin’ At Country
Sep08

You’re Lookin’ At Country

we travel to Hurricane Mills and Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch   4 September 2016 Hurricane Mills Tennessee I left Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home in Dyess Arkansas and made my way to the site celebrating another country music legend. The drive took about three hours with no break.  I thought about stopping overnight a couple of times on the way but nothing appealed.  So it was I pulled off the I-40 with about 15 minutes to go...

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Americana Honors and Awards 2014
Sep23

Americana Honors and Awards 2014

Read our review of the Americana Honors and Awards Show Pictured: Jim Lauderdale, Amanda Shires, Don Was, Jason Isbell, Joe Henry, Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Rosanne Cash, Joachim Cooder, John Leventhal, Ry Cooder, Parker Milsap, The Milk Carton Kids, the McCrary Sisters, Paul Janeway (of St. Paul & the Broken Bones) and Rhett Miller. Photo: Getty Images for Americana Music   Source: Americana Music Association Jason Isbell...

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