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2013 Emmy nominations

KET productions and programs nominated for 19 regional Emmys

Friday, June 14, 2013

KET logo_mdThe Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated KET productions and programs for 19 Regional Emmy Awards. There were 751 total entries, a record number, and 291 received nominations.

Click on the links to watch these Emmy-nominated KET productions!

Nick Helton
Jubilee – “Sam Bush Band” episode
Arts/Entertainment category

Frank Simkonis
Kentucky Muse – “Tracks of Imagination” episode
Documentary – Cultural/Topical category

Kentucky Life – “Zombie” segment
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Matthew Grimm
Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman
Documentary – Cultural/Topical category

Brandon Wickey and Dave Shuffett
Kentucky Life – “13th Kentucky Infantry” episode
Magazine Program category

Paul Smith
Kentucky Life – “The Battle of Richmond” episode
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Kentucky Life – “The Chitlin’ Circuit” episode
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Brandon Wickey
Kentucky Life – “Migratory Songbirds at Red River Gorge
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Valerie Trimble and James Piston
Kentucky Life – “Good Shepherd Cheese – Say Cheese!” segment
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Dan Taulbee
Kentucky Muse – “Tracks of Imagination” episode
Editor – Program category

And these programs that air on KET also received nominations!

Tim Farmer received a nomination in the “Program Host/Moderator/Narrator” category for his work as host of Kentucky Afield. Farmer, along with Scott Moore, was also nominated in the “Human Interest – Program” category for the Kentucky Afield episode “Bank Fishing with Axton.” In addition, Kentucky Afield received two nominations in the “Photographer – Program” category for Brian Volland and Scott Moore.

Obie Williams received a nomination in the “Graphic Arts” category for the animated opening for Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen.

Amy Hess, co-host of the KET series Kentucky Collectibles, received three nominations. She received one in the “Program Host/Moderator/Narrator” category for her work as host of The Local Traveler. She received two nominations, along with Mike Benton, in the “Magazine Program” category for two episodes of The Local Traveler. The program is produced by Beloved Productions and Courage Media.

Matt Hilton and Robert L. Shrader of Bluegrass & Backroads, which is produced by Kentucky Farm Bureau, received a nomination in the “Magazine Feature/Segment” category for a Bluegrass & Backroads segment.

Sam Bush & Friends

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Sam Bush & Friends

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Newgrass founder Sam Bush joins a variety of performers onstage on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8/7 pm on KET.

[Watch all the episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell DriftersThe VespersDread ClampittSierra Hull & Highway 111Nedski and Mojo with JanaRyan Cavanagh & No Mans Land, Hazel Johnson BandSydni Perry and Cafe BlueRockin' Acoustic CircusAct of Congress]

Bush has helped expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He’s an in-demand musician who has played with Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Lyle Lovett, Garth Brooks, and more. In this program, Bush is joined onstage by fellow musicians from this season of Jubilee, including the Greencards’ Kym Warner, Ryan Cavanaugh, Dread Clampitt’s Kyle Ogle, Kenny Oliverio, Boulder Saunders, and Ricky Burch and Curtis Burch of The Curtis Burch Band.

In the 1970s, Bush, along with musicians Courtney Johnson, John Cowan and Curtis Burch, joined together as New Grass Revival and incorporated contemporary music elements in their performances and recordings. Since their music wasn’t bluegrass, technically, they coined the term “newgrass music,” which quickly became popular.

Jubilee: Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Sierra Hull

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Rising mandolin star Sierra Hull and her band Highway 111 perform on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.

[Watch previous episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell DriftersThe Vespers, Dread Clampitt]

In her Jubilee performance, Hull shows why she’s considered one of the top young mandolin players in bluegrass today. She calls her mandolin performances “playing with a point to prove,” and her singing as “doing the songs justice.”

When Hull, native of Byrdstown, Tenn., was 11 years old, bluegrass legend Alison Krauss called her with an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 13, Hull was signed to Rounder Records, and she released her debut album, Secrets, just three years later at the age of 16.


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