Tyler Childers secures five Grammy nominations

By RealWV staff, The accolades just keep coming for Tyler Childers. Over the weekend, he received five Grammy nominations including Best Country Song (“In Your Love”), Best Country Album (“Rustin’ in the Rain”), Best Country Solo Performance (“In Your Love”), Best Americana Performance (“Help Me Make It Through the Night”), and Best Music Video (“In […]

Drayton Farley: Rising star sings blue collar country music

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV My dad always said that when you heard a song for the first time but it sounded familiar, it was going to be a hit. If that’s true, then Drayton Farley is bound to be a huge country star.  My first time listening to his music was last month when I […]

The reason Healing Appalachia allows alcohol sales at a recovery concert 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Back for its fourth year, Healing Appalachia is a concert focused on recovery from substance use. Headlined by stars such as Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, and Trey Anastasio, the concert will draw tens of thousands of people to the Greenbrier Valley later this week.  In past years, questions arose over why […]

Meet the Musicians: Tommy Prine

By RealWV staff, Tommy Prine is the son of legendary musician John Prine, but he’s making his own way as a songwriter and performer.  After a deeply moving performance at Healing Appalachia last year where Tommy talked about his best friend dying of an overdose, Tommy is back again this year. He has a brand […]

Meet the Musicians: Stereophonic

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “We are the best band you’ll hear in your entire life,” Ben Cadle of the band Stereophonic told me with a straight face, before he and his bandmates broke out in uproarious laughter to begin our interview. Ben is joined by Cooper Woods and Reece Rowan in Stereophonic. They are a […]

Can music help solve the drug problem? Healing Appalachia is proving it can

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “Everybody is mad about the guy who breaks in their shed and steals their weed eater,” says Charlie Hatcher, Executive Director of Healing Appalachia, about the substance use problem across Appalachia.  “You have a right to be mad,” he agrees, “but why are they doing it? Because of the drug problem.”  […]

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit coming to Greenbrier County this fall

By RealWV staff, Healing Appalachia added a huge new act to an already-packed festival lineup this fall: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit will join the Tyler Childers-led show. This will be Isbell’s first time performing at Healing Appalachia. The festival is Sept 21-23, 2023, at the WV State Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at: https://bit.ly/HealingAppalachia2023 […]