Matt Wickstrom is a Kentucky-based journalist and country music fan. His byline can also be read at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, The Bluegrass Situation, Holler Country, Wide Open Country and Cowboys & Indians, among others.
Artist to Watch: Kendall Lujan Grows Up and Breaks Out on Debut EP
Get to know rising Portland-based artist Kendall Lujan ahead of her impressive new self-titled EP, out March 17.
Ameripolitan 2023: The 5 Best Things We Saw on Saturday
From Brennen Leigh to Sierra Ferrell, here are the five best things we saw on day two of the 2023 Ameripolitan weekend.
Ameripolitan 2023: The 4 Best Things We Saw on Sunday
With two days of honky tonkin’ musical showcases in the rear view mirror the 2023 Ameripolitan weekend in Memphis came to a close on Sunday — but not without a few more fireworks.
Ameripolitan 2023: The 5 Best Things We Saw on Friday
The women of country and western music wowed on day one of the Ameripolitan Music Award festivities in Memphis.
Ameripolitan Music Awards Weekend 2023: 10 Artists We Can’t Wait to See
From Sierra Ferrell to Willi Carlisle and Emily Nenni, these artists are set to take Ameripolitan 2023 by storm.
Brit Taylor Offers a Dizzying Look Behind the Scenes of Her Somber Love Song ‘Kentucky Blue’ [VIDEO PREMIERE]
The video gives a unique glimpse into life in the recording studio with Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.
CONCERT REVIEW: Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers + More Lift Spirits, Raise Millions at ‘Kentucky Rising’ Benefit Show
The sold-out show was an evening of top shelf country music benefiting a noble cause.
AmericanaFest 2022: The 5 Best Things We Saw on Friday
Here’s the best things I saw from each on day four of Americanafest.
AmericanaFest 2022: The 5 Best Things We Saw on Wednesday
From Adeem the Artist to Miko Marks, here are 5 of the best Tuesday performances at AmericanaFest 2022.
Effie Zilch Ask for Action Against Climate Change With Groovy Anthem ‘Ship Has Sailed’ [PREMIERE]
The upbeat, groovy tune packs a powerful message we all need to hear.