Ricky Skaggs To Be Inducted Into Bluegrass Hall Of Fame

GRAMMY® winner Ricky Skaggswas formally announced as an inductee for the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 earlier this week. Along with Paul Williams, Tom T.Hall and the late Dixie Hall, Skaggs will be officially inducted onThursday, September 27 in Raleigh,NC at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards show will be broadcast live at 7:00 p.m./ET on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction (Ch. 62).

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Aaron Tippin “Wines” About Turning 60

Nashville, Tenn. (July 11, 2018) — How did country star Aaron Tippin spend his 60th birthday? Making wine, of course.

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THINGS HEAT UP FOR COUNTRY GROUP SHENANDOAH AS NEW SINGLE… AND TOUR BUS CATCH FIRE

Nashville, Tenn. (June 26, 2018) — GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA award-winning bandShenandoah were spinning the tires a little too hard this weekend on their 30th Anniversary tour, when their tour bus caught fire while on the interstate in Forest City, Arkansas.

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Country Music Hall of Fame’s Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s Opens Next Week

The Country Music Hall of Fame’s Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s, opens next week, on May 25 for a three-year run.

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Kenny Rogers Presents ‘The Toy Shoppe’ Starring Barry Williams

 

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COLLIN RAYE — 25 YEARS, 25 HITS AVAILABLE NOW

Nashville, Tenn (May 15, 2018) — Country music hitmaker Collin Raye  released  his new legacy album, May 15. The compilation, Collin Raye — 25 Years, 25 Hits, celebrates his silver anniversary as a recording artist. The album is available for purchase now at collinraye.com.

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“Country Pride” Weekend to Honor Charlie Pride

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient, Charley Pride, will celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on the Opry Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. Pride, who made his Opry debut in 1967, is scheduled to perform extended Opry sets in celebration of his milestone anniversary on both nights.

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Randy Scruggs Dies at Age of 64

Randy Scruggs, a Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, producer and the son of banjo innovator Earl Scruggs, died Tuesday after an illness. He was 64 years old.

He began making music professionally when he was just 13, and worked with everyone from Waylon Jennings to Miranda Lambert. Over the course of his career, he played on hundreds of recordings, including two of country and roots music’s landmark albums: the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and John Hartford’s “Aereo-Plain.” He also produced the Dirt Band’s subsequent two “Circle” volumes as well as recordings by Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Iris DeMent and many more.

More than 100 of his songs were recorded over the years. Deana Carter took “We Danced Anyway,” a song he wrote with Matraca Berg, to the top of the country charts in the mid-1990s. He also wrote several songs with Earl Thomas Conley, including the No. 1 singles “Don’t Make It Easy for Me” and “Angel in Disguise.”

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Country Music Mourns The Passing of First Lady Barbara Bush

Irlene Mandrell, President Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, Barbara Mandrell, George Jones and Grandpa Jones
Photo Credit: The Tennessean

President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush were both life-long country music fans, and they made no bones about their affinity for country music and country music stars.  President and Mrs. Bush made multiple trips to Nashville, attended the Grand Ole Opry and often invited country stars to the White House and to their homes in Maine and Texas.

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Coy Bowels of Zach Brown Band Fame Interview on AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio

Musician, singer and dad are some of the titles for Coy Bowels of the Zach Brown Band; but what you may not know is Coy is also the author of children’s books.  Coy talks about his writing in an upcoming interview you can hear on AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio.

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