Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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Playlist

April 30, 2013

11:05 AM
I’ll Fight
Artist : Wilco
Album : Wilco (the album)
Label : Nonesuch
11:09 AM
Beast of Burden
Artist : The Holmes Brothers
Album : Paint It Blue: Songs of The Rolling Stones
Label : House of Blues
11:14 AM
Representing Memphis (featuring Matt Berninger & Sharon Jones
Artist : Booker T. Jones
Album : The Road From Memphis
Label : Anti
11:25 AM
Pancho And Lefty
Artist : Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
11:30 AM
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Artist : Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
Album : The Essential Waylon Jennings
Label : Sony
11:33 AM
On The Road Again
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
11:35 AM
City Of New Orleans
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
11:42 AM
The Harder They Come
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Countryman
Label : Lost Highway
11:46 AM
Graceland
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Across The Borderline
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
11:50 AM
The Scientist
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Heroes
Label : Sony Legacy
11:56 AM
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Red Headed Stranger
Label : Columbia / Legacy
11:58 AM
Medley: Red Haired Boy, Crazy Fingers, Roanoke
Artist : Tony Trischka/Beppe Gambetta
Album : Alone & Together
Label : Alcazar
12:05 PM
Millionaires
Artist : Moonsville Collective
Album : Cradle To The Grave
Label : Moonsville Records
12:08 PM
Poison Trees
Artist : The Devil Makes Three
Album : Do Wrong Right
Label : Milan Records
12:12 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony Records
12:30 PM
Whiskey River (live)
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
12:33 PM
Shotgun Willie
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
12:36 PM
Georgia On My Mind
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
12:42 PM
Crazy
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
12:45 PM
Always On My Mind
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : The Essential Willie Nelson
Label : Sony
12:48 PM
Nothing I Can Do About It Now
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Super Hits
Label : SonyBMG Special Markets
12:52 PM
I Never Cared For You
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Teatro
Label : Island
12:54 PM
Funny How Time Slips Away
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Storytellers Live (with Johnny Cash)
Label : American Recordings

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Arts
2:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed performed live in WKMS Studio B today on Sounds Good. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis tonight. We heard a set of new music, including a few unreleased tracks and talked about the band's origins around the western swing sound.

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Arts
10:48 am
Fri June 20, 2014

A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014

ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On Sounds Good, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.

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Education
11:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading

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Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.

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Arts
3:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

This Friday: Johnny Appleseed LIVE on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed will be live in WKMS Studio A for music and conversation in the Noon hour of Sounds Good on Friday, June 20. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis that evening. We'll hear a set of new music, talk about some classic favorites, and learn about how the band originated around the western swing sound.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

Listen to the conversation:

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.

Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:

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Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

Hear the conversation:

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Kelsey Waldon LIVE on Sounds Good Thursday

Thursday on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon LIVE in Studio. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Interview and live performance in the noon hour. Rolling Stone describes her sound as "Tammy Wynette on a trip to Whiskeytown."

Then at 7 PM...

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