Rhonda Vincent Returns From Successful International Tour

The International “Queen of Bluegrass” returns from a week of traveling abroad. Rhonda Vincent kept a jet-setting pace, flying from New York City to Dublin, Prague, and Zurich, before returning on Sunday.

The All American Bluegrass Girl, along with the Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, “The Rage” performed amongst the breathtaking beauty of Prague, Czech Republic and Gstaad, Switzerland.

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Jeannie Seely Celebrates 50 Years As A Member of the Grand Ole Opry

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Miss Country Soul’ Jeannie Seely celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Exactly 50 years to the day she was first inducted on September 16, 1967, Seely performed her Grammy®-winning classic “Don’t Touch Me” and other favorites before being joined on stage by fellow Opry member Bill Anderson and Opry General Manager Sally Williams to mark the occasion with gifts and presentations. Seely becomes the sixth woman in country music history to reach the milestone, joining Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Wilma Lee Cooper, Loretta Lynn and Connie Smith with that distinction.

“Jeannie Seely lives and breathes the Grand Ole Opry,” Williams said. “It is an honor for all of us to celebrate such a talented, dedicated, trailblazing member of our Opry family. Watching her perform tonight, I think we can all agree she’s just getting started.”

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OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Country Music Hall of Fame members and 5-time GRAMMY winners, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a new album by March 2018.

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Dolly Parton to Appear on ACM Honors and 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Country music icon Dolly Parton will be all over television this weekend as pre-orders begin for her first children’s album I Believe In Youavailable here. Parton first appears on the ACM Honors on Friday, September 15 where she will accept the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award before heading to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.
Parents, fans and all those young at heart can be the first to get their hands on Parton’s new children’s album, I Believe In You, by placing a pre-order on or after September 15. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album’s first track “I Believe In You.” The album will feature 14 new songs, all written and performed by Dolly Parton with the spirit and heart of children in mind. Proceeds from the album will benefit Imagination Library, which was established in 1995 to honor Parton’s father, who never had the chance to learn to read or write.

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AM 1180 Salutes “The Gentle Giant” Don Williams in Radio Special

AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio will have a tribute to Don Williams coming up on Friday in the 2 PM hour and will rebroadcast the special on Saturday morning following the 8AM Newscast.

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Naomi Judd Opens Up About Struggles With Mental Depression In New Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy-winning country icon, best-selling author, actress, and in-demand speaker, Naomi Judd is set to release the paperback version of her new book, “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope” on Dec. 5. Judd will be promoting the paperback release with multiple television, radio and online interviews, including an appearance on the TODAY Show Dec. 5.

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Alison Krauss, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs and MORE featured on Bradley Walker’s ‘Blessed’ Available Oct. 6

Country singer and GMA DOVE Award nominee Bradley Walker has just completed an all-new, studio recording and LIVE concert DVD of gospel songs and hymns that will be released on October 6. Produced by Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs) Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith (Gaither Music Group) captures many of the songs that inspired Bradley to become a singer.

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Country Music Mourns Troy Gentry, Don Williams

Friday afternoons usually come as a relief but not this one.

Within a span of minutes, the country music world learned it had lost two of its own: Troy Gentry, one-half of Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash at age 50, while Hall of Famer Don Williams passed away at 78.

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RICKY SKAGGS WOWS SOLD-OUT CROWD AT NASHVILLE PALACE

 Country music legend Ricky Skaggs wowed a sold-out honky tonk crowd in Nashville last Saturday night.  For the first time in 20 years, Skaggs plugged-in his electric guitar and joined his band onstage at the Nashville Palace for a two-hour live concert featuring the hit country songs that made him famous.
The 15x Grammy winner blistered through hit after hit including “Heartbroke,” “Highway 40 Blues,” “Uncle Pen,” “Country Boy,” “Honey (Open That Door),” “I Don’t Care,” and “Lovin’ Only Me,” among many others.  Skaggs also performed “Somebody’s Praying” and dedicated it to Houston and the other areas in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The country legend and his band were met by several standing ovations.
“I wanna thank everyone who came out to the Nashville Palace last week,” says Skaggs. “I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  It was so great to sing those old country hits. Let’s do it again real soon!”

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Grammy Salute to Legends Including Charlie Pride to Air on PBS This Fall

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, “Great Performances ” presents “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™”, the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert feature rare performances by honorees and renditions by those they’ve inspired.

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