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.
Margo Price, Hayes Carll + More to Perform at Kentucky’s Inaugural Burl County Fair
The festival's inaugural lineup features an impressive mix of talent.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hard Hearted Woman’ Hannah Juanita Shows Her Softer Side With ‘Memory of You’
Hear the soaring, emotional new ballad from rising country talent Hannah Juanita.
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 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 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 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.
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.