CDB’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” Turns 40

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is celebrating big this month as his genre-crossing hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” reaches its 40th year of being the most impactful fiddle-centric song to ever be released.

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T. Graham Brown To Be Honored By Tennessee Town

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BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – Little town, BIG announcement! The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that award winning Nashville music icon T. Graham Brown and his amazing wife, Sheila Brown, will serve as this year’s RC Cola and MoonPie King and Queen!

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Alabama Announces Second Leg Of 50th Anniversary Tour

Seven-time multi-platinum selling country group ALABAMA has added almost 30 new concert dates to their historic “50th Anniversary Tour.” Today, the band revealed 28 additional arena and amphitheater shows as they continue their cross-country trek celebrating five decades of music.

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Alabama’s Randy Owen Honored By Boy Scouts Of America

ALABAMA frontman Randy Owen was honored  by the Boy Scouts of America this past Wednesday (March 20) at the organization’s American Values luncheon held in Anniston, Alabama.

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Ray Stevens Announced As 2019 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee

Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2019) — This fall, legendary recording artist Ray Stevens‘ legacy will be permanently sealed into the history books when he’s formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Today In Country Music – Johnny Cash Wins 1969 Grammy

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On this day in 1969, Johnny Cash received a Grammy for his live-version of “Folsom Prison Blues” that was recorded while playing a show for the inmates at California’s Folsom Prison.

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This Day In Country Music – WZQZ – February 20, 2019

On this day in 1991, The Kentucky Headhunters scored a Grammy for their breakthrough album “Pickin’ On Nashville.”

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St. Jude Dedicates Pavilion To Rand Owen

 
More than 900 people in the country music industry – including radio personalities, artists, executives, label representatives and media – are gathered in Memphis this weekend for special performances and industry-insider events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® radio program. Since its inception in 1989, led by ALABAMA‘s Randy Owen, Country Cares has pioneered radio philanthropic fundraising, raising a record more than $800 million for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

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Today’s “Google Doodle” Celebrates Earl Scruggs

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Google: “Here’s old Earl Scruggs with his fancy five-string banjo,” the introduction for the bluegrass banjo master’s Grand Ole Opry show stated. Today’s Doodle celebrates Earl Scruggs, the man who developed the “Scruggs style” (his own three-finger method of picking) on the anniversary of the opening of the Earl Scruggs Center in 2014. His innovation changed the sound of American roots music, but fancy was not a word Scruggs would use to describe his beloved banjo. “It’s just an old hand-me-down,” he said of the Gibson Granada he’d played since the 1940s.

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Elvis Special To Air On NBC Featuring Country Artists

All hail the King! An impressive collection of country stars will appear on NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute, airing on Feb. 17. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the special will feature performances from Shelton himself, as well as Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood.

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