• Just so you won't think that Garth Brooks' sales have suffered as a result of his overexposure, the 19,000 tickets for his August 30 show at Freedom Hall sold out in just over an hour. For the record, ticket scalping at musical events is not against Kentucky law. Ticket-scalping for sports events is illegal. (Never let it be said that Kentucky legislators don't know what's sacred in Kentucky.)
• Congratulations are in order for WAMZ. The station once again picked up the Academy of Country Music Station of the Year award for 1992. Coyote accepted the award in LA. Check the cover story.
• Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers have a new CD scheduled for shipping June 1. Entitled Going Back to Kentucky, the CD is on the Copper Creek label, a division of Rebel records.
Brewer and the Ramblers are also scheduled to play at CityFair on a bill with Aaron Tippin on June 12.
• The jazz scene in Louisville lost a good friend with the death of Gus Coin on May 3. Coin, who until recently was the president of the Louisville Jazz Society, was Bellarmine's music director from 1961 to 1988 and was responsible for incorporating jazz into Bellarmine's curriculum.
• Gordon Alan Brown, who has a new album out, has signed a record promotion and distribution deal with Calvary Records of Nashville. Calvary is a Southern Gosepl-oriented label.
• James Higgins of Louisville called to say that his daughter, Cecilia Korcsog, auditioned for the New York Metropolitan Opera in the early part of May. Korcsog, who has her degree in Music and Drama from George Mason University, got the grand tour backstage when she arrived a couple of hours early. No word yet on how she did in the audition.