WAVE 3 News: Oscar winner, country music star finish off Matt Bevin’s inauguration night

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Watch the VIDEO, see more pics and read more at WAVE 3 on the Bluegrass Festival celebrating Matt Bevin’s inauguration started off typically enough. Kentucky’s new governor greeted guests from the top of a staircase at the Kentucky Historical Society.

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bevinExcert: “When it’s time to celebrate, what could be better than a bluegrass festival?

That’s what the inaugural committee for newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks as well. They have invited some of the Commonwealth’s top bluegrass performers to help them celebrate following the Governor’s inauguration next week.

The Frankfort Welcome Party and Bluegrass Festival will be held on December 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the The Center of Kentucky History in Frankfort. Ricky Skaggs will headline the event, along with music from Larry Cordle, Don Rigsby, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Timber and Nails, and Kentucky Mountain Trio.

Kelly Knight, Inaugural Committee Chairwoman, says that this seemed like a great way to end Inauguration Day.” read more

Larry Cordle inducted into Ky. Music Hall of Fame

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HERALD DISPATCH:  Larry Cordle inducted into Ky. Music Hall of Fame
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larry-cordle-pressEvery time there is a country music award show broadcast on TV, like the Academy of Country Music Awards program earlier this month, you hear the rumblings about the current state of the genre.

Inevitably, in the mix of the many conversations about ‘Bro-Country’ and ‘Tractor Rap,’ there are references to the song “Murder On Music Row.” The tune, recorded by George Strait and Alan Jackson 15 years ago, is about the death of so-called “real country” music.

The controversial cut climbed the country music charts in 2000 and surprisingly won the CMA Song of the Year award. The writers of the song were Larry Cordle and Larry Shell. It is one of many original hit compositions that Cordle has created over the years.

Cordle also wrote “Highway 40 Blues,” which was a Number 1 chart topper for Ricky Skaggs, as well as other singles that were recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire and many others.

Cordle is a proud native of Lawrence County, Kentucky, and he has also made his mark in the music business as a singer and band leader. Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time have performed many times in the Tri-State, from the now-defunct Appalachian Uprising to his regular headlining slot at Rudyfest. And, Cordle and crew will be on the lineup of the first Jewel City Jamboree music festival which will take place in downtown Huntington at the Harris Riverfront Park on the first weekend in June.

The Big Bang Of Country Music set to come full circle at HoustonFest 2015

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HoustonFest 2015 will host an extraordinary lineup of artists who will perform songs from this soon to be released project. Grammy award winner, Carl Jackson will moderate “Orthophonic Joy: 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Showcase” at HoustonFest in Felts Park, Galax, VA on May 1 & 2, 2015. A stellar lineup …

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Hit country songwriter is joined by the genre’s biggest stars on country music classics

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Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time ‘All Star Duets’ – Album Review Hit country songwriter is joined by the genre’s biggest stars on country music classics Review by: Vickye Fisher – read more Sometimes you come across an album that is not only a huge undertaking, but it’s also an …

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