Sarah Geegan

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College: Undergraduate Education

Larry Cordle to Headline Concert for Robinson Scholars Program

Published: Jun 10, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 10, 2013) The Robinson Scholars Program will welcome Eastern Kentucky musician and Grammy Award winner Larry Cordle for a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Hilton in downtown Lexington. In addition, Cordle will also be involved in the program’s Mission Appalachia summer camp, where he will lead students in sessions about the music business.

 

Cordle broke onto the national music scene in 1983 with the No. 1 country hit “Highway 40 Blues,” recorded by Ricky Skaggs. Since penning that chart-topping single, Cordle has had songs featured on country and bluegrass albums that have sold more than 50 million copies.

 

“We are honored to have Larry Cordle to be a part of our youth development efforts,” said Jeff Spradling, director of the Robinson Scholars Program. “He has deep roots in Eastern Kentucky and is a great emissary for the accomplishments of people from the region. Larry is someone who never lost touch with his roots, and his involvement with our summer camp will be an educational and memorable experience for our students.”

 

The concert will also be a fundraiser for the Robinson Scholars Program, a program with a mission to provide its students with support services and scholarship resources that empower them to complete a baccalaureate degree at the University of Kentucky and thereby increase the educational capital of their communities.

 

A native of Lawrence County, Cordle hails from one of the counties in the Robinson Scholars' 29-county service area.

 

In addition to writing songs for a virtual "who’s who" in country music, Cordle also performs as a solo act and with his bluegrass band Lonesome Standard Time. He received a Grammy in 2004 for his inclusion on the Country Album of the Year, a tribute project to the music of the Louvin Brothers. In addition to his 2004 Grammy, Cordle was also nominated for a Grammy for his debut bluegrass album “Lonesome Standard Time.”

 

Cordle has long held to a traditional country sound in his music, and in 2000 he gained attention for a song he penned with co-writer Larry Shell titled “Murder on Music Row.” The song was a condemnation of country music’s shift to a modern metro sound and away from its roots.

 

While “Murder on Music Row” leveled criticism at the Nashville music industry where Cordle works, it was eventually honored by the Country Music Association with nominations for Vocal Event of the Year and Song of the Year in 2000, after it was recorded by Alan Jackson and George Strait and debuted in the country Top 40.

 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeff Spradling at 859-257-5230 or via email at jspra2@uky.edu

 

The Robinson Scholars Program service area includes the following 29 counties: Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Whitley and Wolfe.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Geegan, (859) 257-5365; sarah.geegan@uky.edu

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