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Grammy Award winner, Ky. native Chris Stapleton to perform ‘A Concert for Kentucky’ at Kroger Field

“A Concert for Kentucky” — a special performance hosted by Chris Stapleton and benefitting his newly created Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund — will be held at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington April 25. The performance is the first concert ever held at UK’s Kroger Field and will feature very special guests Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl...

Country artist Chris Stapleton makes $10,000 donation to Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Chris Stapleton (Photo from Wikipedia) Chris Stapleton continuing his quiet support for the communities of Central Kentucky, including his hometown of Lexington. The five-time Grammy Award winner, and his wife Morgane, recently made a $10,000 donation to Lexington Habitat for Humanity. “We were thrilled when the check came in the mail. It was completely unexpected,” said Rachel Childress, Lexington...

Follow U.S. 23 Country Music Highway into the Kentucky rich with the history its biggest stars

By Robin Cornetet Kentucky Today Road signs along the County Music Highway through Kentucky’s mountain region tout the many Nashville stars with roots around here, including Loretta Lynn, Naomi and Wynona Judd, Chris Stapleton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakum, Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Crystal Gayle and Tom T. Hall, among others. 
Country music fans from across the nation travel...

Forecastle Festival announces daily lineups; single-day ticket sales begin online February 8

The Forecastle Festival, led by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, will offer General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets beginning Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The three-day music celebration, embarking on its 16th year at sea, will take place July 13-15, 2018 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the...

Difference-maker: Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton gives a lift to high school band program

By Mike Marsee Special to KyForward The music program at Johnson Central High School was already on its way back when Chris Stapleton paid a visit to his alma mater. Martina Lutz had spent four years trying to resuscitate a program that had shrunk in size and become an afterthought in its community. Nothing, however, gave the Johnson Central bands more of a shot in the arm – or Lutz more of a surprise...