Meet Evie Schaffer, a rhinestone cowgirl from Parkersburg

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “A lot of country music is kinda male-dominated,” observes Evie Schaffer. “Not a lot of people expect you showing up in a rhinestone dress and pulling out the music I do.” Evie is 18 years old and lives in Parkersburg. She is a full-time country music singer who books her own […]

Tyler Childers releases beloved track on album honoring Mountain Stage

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV My son’s first concert was Tyler Childers at Healing Appalachia in 2018. (I know, I know…we set the bar too high for his first show!) He had just started walking, so we took our lawn chairs and set up shop in the back where we could have some space from the […]

Why Healing Appalachia decided to stay in WV for 2024 & what to expect this year

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After rumors swirled in 2023 that Healing Appalachia was moving to Kentucky, organizers of the benefit concert announced recently that the famed festival will return to the Greenbrier Valley on September 19-21, 2024.  “The bottom line is our community supports us,” says Charlie Hatcher, Program Director for Healing Appalachia. “We’re doing […]

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 […]