Article written by Rich Copley featured in LexGo
Nick Lawrence signed off his final “Curtains @ 8” broadcast Thursday night learning he has won a lifetime achievement award from the Lexington Music Awards.
Lawrence, one of four honorees, hosted the arts and culture show on WUKY-FM 91.3 for 24 years, touting it as a forum to help arts groups get the word out about what they were doing. Over those years, he has also been active in the arts community, particularly with the Lexington Singers. He is retiring the show due to health concerns.
Lawrence is joined in the lifetime honorees by:
Homer Ledford - The Tennessee native was known as an accomplished instrument maker and bluegrass musician. Ledford attended Berea College, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and taught industrial arts at George Rogers Clark High School until…
Article from the Altoona Mirror - written by Greg Bock.
After eight months of hard work by supporters and businesses in Blair County and beyond, the family of a disabled veteran in Duncansville were “welcomed home” Monday.
“It has definitely been overwhelming,” said Jeffrey Campbell, who served in the Navy as a nuclear electrician aboard the USS George Washington in support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, during the attack on the USS Cole and was harbored in New York City just after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Campbell, and half of those in his unit, now are afflicted with a debilitating form of multiple sclerosis, which has kept him confined to a wheelchair, although recent experimental therapy has improved his condition and there are days when he can walk with a crane.
Campbell, his wife, Aimee, and…
Article from the Laughlin Entertainer - Nevada
John Michael Montgomery is proof there is life after labels for country music artists. Despite the fact he had a successful history as an established artist in Nashville in the ‘90’s, with more hits in his back pocket than many of his contemporaries, the musical climate changed and record deals were difficult to come by. But Montgomery didn’t fade away by any means.
He refused to let labels relegate his career to the back of the bus and power balladed on to the point that this coming year is his 25th anniversary in country music.
He attributes his longevity to his ability to choose songs that have a longer shelf life than a few weeks on the music charts as hits - selecting instead songs people can relate to, serve as inspiration, and in some cases get married to - like his monster hit…