Article by Chuck Dauphin in Sounds Like Nashville
The fall months of 1992 were ones of celebration for John Michael Montgomery. Having just signed a label deal with Atlantic, he was happily watching as his debut single, “Life’s A Dance”, was moving up with the singles chart. Looking back, he says that he couldn’t have imagined what was around the corner.
“I think back to when I was just playing honky-tonks in Central Kentucky, and Lexington, I didn’t have a clue what was going to happen. I knew I was going to be picking and singing the rest of my life, whether that was on somebody’s back porch or on the stage,” he reflected to Sounds Like Nashville. “I was fortunate enough to be discovered here in Kentucky, and to be able to come up with a song like ‘Life’s A Dance’ to kick the career off, that’s…
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…