Apr 152014

Country singer Justin Moore has made stops in Louisville a number of times over the past five years, but generally in the center of town. For this stop, he’s across the river at the Horseshoe Casino, which is a bit of a curious place for a rising country star to play. (Usually, the casino shows are on the way down.) He’s doing pretty well of late, too, having won the award for New Artist Of The Year 2104 at the Academy Of Country Music Awards. His most recent album, Off The Beaten Path, hit No. 1 on the US Country chart and #2 on the Billboard 200. His No. 1 hit singles include “Small Town USA”, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and “Till My Last Day,” so he’s got staying power. Maybe his next stop will be headlining a tour at the Yum! Center. Tickets for the show on the 19th are $42.50 and $47.50.
Here’s “Lettin’ The Night Roll” from his latest album:


Website: https://www.justinmooremusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moorejustinmusic?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustinColeMoor

Apr 132014

LMN’s News From The Pit columnist Eddy Metal was very dismissive about Aaron Lewis’s Aril 17 at the Mercury Ballroom, saying that all he does now is “whiny country s**t.” Such is the fate of a musician who changes genre as radically as Lewis has, going from the nu metal of Staind to a solo country career. His single “Country Boy,” (with help from George Jones and Charlie Daniels), was his biggest country hit, expressing his Republican political opinions as well as musical choices. Given that it’s billed as a solo show, expect the country side. Tickets are $30.

Here’s the official video for “Country Boy”:


Website: http://www.aaronlewismusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AaronLewisMusic?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronLewisMusic?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/aaronlewismusic?

Mar 212014

C. J. Cumberland is hosting an traveling event called the Last HonkyTonky Music Series, which debuts at Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, KY on Saturday. C. J. was on WHAS11’s “Great Day Live!,” along with Chris “Moondog” Hall. Watch:

Feb 172014

Brantley GIlbert
Brantley Gilbert will bring his “Let it Ride Tour” to KFC Yum! Center on April 18, with Thomas Rhett and Eric Pasley to kick things off. Gilbert is benefiting from the iTunes success of his latest single, “Bottoms Up.” Here’s the video:

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m.

Dec 312013

Chris Leigh
Chris Leigh & The Broken Hearts, now working out of Louisville, returns to Jim Porter’s on January 3. Still touring behind Broken Hearted Friends, a hard-core country record with original material by Leigh, the music appeals to folks you might find at Porter’s. Think a Kentucky version of the early D. A. Coe, only a bit more polite. Check with Porter’s for ticket info.

Check out the director’s cut of the official video of “If You Make It To Heaven” :


Website: chrisleighmusic.com/the-broken-hearts/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLeighMusic?

Nov 262013

Martina McBride
For some folks, being labeled the “Celine Dion of Country Music” might be a compliment; for others, not so much. Martina McBride would, undoubtedly, rather Dion be known as the “Martina McBride of Pop Music.” In any case, both singers have major pipes with soprano range and go in for big-voiced ballads; some of McBride’s have crossed over to adult contemporary charts, most notably “This One’s For The Girls,” which hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in 2003. With eleven studio albums and a stack of awards too long to delineate here, McBride qualifies as a major Country Music star by any standard. Her show at the Palace Theatre carries the title of “Pandora Jewelry Presents Martina McBride: The Joy Of Christmas,” so be prepared for new and old Christmas songs plus, presumably, some jewelry to buy. Tickets run $49.50 and $59.50.

To st the mood, here’s “Please Come Home For Christmas”:


Website: martinamcbride.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martinamcbride?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0k3Y0pFjHeH6NBhSk5jIXA?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Martina+McBride
Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinamcbride