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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George Strait Bringing Country Music Community Together for Harvey Relief

The stars of country music are coming together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey thanks to a legend.

George Strait announced on Twitter that he plans to bring together the country music community to aid relief efforts. Strait Tweeted, “We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community.”

“Thoughts & prayers are w/ all affected by the storm. My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all,” Strait Tweeted in an earlier post.

Specific plans have not been announced, but amazing music is expected.

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WANDA JACKSON TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY “EVERY NIGHT IS SATURDAY NIGHT: A COUNTRY GIRL’S JOURNEY TO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME”

I LOVE HER, SHE’S SO BRILLIANT. I don’t think ‘Rollin’ in the Deep’ would exist if it wasn’t for Wanda Jackson.” – Adele

“THERE’S AN AUTHENTICITY IN HER VOICE that conjures up a world and a very distinct and particular place in time.” – Bruce Springsteen

“Wanda Jackson, AN ATOMIC FIREBALL OF A LADY, could have a smash hit with just about anything.” – Bob Dylan

“She’s influential to every modern female singer, whether they know about her or not. SHE BROKE DOWN THOSE WALLS in the beginning, when it was the hardest to do.” – Jack White

“As you look up the history of your roots in music, you don’t find a lot of women. BUT WANDA JACKSON WAS RIGHT THERE, AT THE BEGINNING OF IT. . . . I learned to sing rock ’n’ roll by listening to Wanda Jackson, but I learned about country music from her, too.” – Cyndi Lauper

 

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JOHN CONLEE RECIEVES INAUGURAL “LEGEND AWARD” FROM KENTUCKY COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

BENTON, Ky – Country legend and Kentucky native John Conlee was recently awarded the first ever Legends Award by the Kentucky Country Music Association during his performance at the Kentucky Opry. The award was created to honor an artist who is not only from Kentucky, but has also promoted Kentucky throughout their career in both music and interviews.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Announces New Album ‘Set The Record Straight’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating his birthday with the announcement of his new album Set The Record Straight, available for pre-order NOW and available everywhere November 10.Set The Record Straight features collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarlos Canela, Ronnie Milsap and his daughter, Miley Cyrus.

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TANYA TUCKER RELEASES “FOREVER LOVING YOU” IN MEMORY OF GLEN CAMPBELL

Tucker co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Rusty Crowe, a Tennessee State Senator who co-sponsored the Campbell/Falk Act. The Tennessee law protects communication rights for people who’ve become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.

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