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‘Kentucky Life’ spotlights some of the Commonwealth’s best musical stories


‘Kentucky Life’ spotlights some of the Commonwealth’s best musical stories

For Release: 01/05/21 12:47 PM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life revisits some stories that are in tune with Doug Flynn’s favorite subject: Music. The episode airs Saturday, Jan. 16, at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Jan. 17, at 4/3 pm on KET, and Monday, Jan. 18, at 7/6 pm on KET2. 

First, Kentucky Life spotlights the king of bluegrass music Bill Monroe and the town that’s keeping his legacy alive and well, Rosine in Ohio County.

Then, Kentucky Life tracks the story of Kentucky music legend Loretta Lynn, tracing her humble roots in Butcher Hollow all the way to her arrival on the stage of the Grand Ol’ Opry. Loretta truly has come to represent the very essence of country music.

Next, Kentucky Life explores the improbable story of a Western Kentucky University singing group—The Hilltoppers. Composed of two Kentuckians and two New Yorkers, The Hilltoppers had a string of hit records, earning performances on some of the era’s biggest television shows and drawing national fame.

Finally, Kentucky Life enjoys the melodic and moving sounds of Louisville jazz pianist Harry Pickens

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Chelsea Gorham.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications