Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West on Johnny Gimble are the newest announced members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and will be inducted later this year. Click below for stories from Billboard Magazine and CMT:
The newest member of the Grand Ole Opry is Chris Janson. Janson received the invitation to join the longest running radio show in the world from Kieth Urban at a recent Janson concert. Janson was inducted into the iconic country music “Mother Church” last Tuesday night. Bestowing the honors on Janson last Tuesday evening, Opry member Garth Brooks officially inducted the Perryville, Missouri native into the institution.
The Oak Ridge Boys will be appearing on former Arkansas Governor Mike Hukabee’s show on TBN this coming weekend just days away from the release of a new album.
After presenting her 100 millionth Imagination Library book to the Library of Congress on Tuesday in Washington D.C., Dolly Parton announced a collaboration between the two organizations.
“Daryle was a fine singer who always knew exactly what to do with a song. His vocals conveyed authentic emotion right on par with the greats. It was my pleasure to share the stage and the studio a few times with him over the years. His greatest accomplishment and treasure was his family. He loved to talk about his four children, and my thoughts and prayers are with Holly and the kids.”
“So fortunate we got to hear Daryle Singletary one more time at dad’s memorial, and I’m so sad we lost another classic country singer and a good man. My heart is hurting for the family. He was one of my favorite singers and everyone that knew him said he was a great man. I wish I could have known him better. He was admired by all of us for representing traditional country music.“
“I am simply silenced by the news of Daryle’s passing. He was my friend and brother in Christ. I loved him for exactly who he was. He was undoubtedly the best friend a real country song could ever have, and honestly, I don’t know if our industry can stand to lose him at this time. He was the ‘Keeper’ of the lost tradition, and we all loved him for it.”
“I’m saddened to hear of Daryle’s passing. What a great guy and a fine country singer!”
“Daryle has definitely left his mark on country music, not only with his great songs and classic baritone voice, but his legacy will live on in the voices of the new generation of entertainers he has inspired.”
-Craig Wayne Boyd
“So very sad to hear about the passing of Daryle Singletary. Country music has lost another great voice, but his music will live forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever heard him sing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
“Our hearts are so broken over the loss of Daryle. His voice was so pure and authentically country. Our prayers will be with his wife and children at this terrible time. Life is so uncertain. What a sad reminder for us to tell those we love how much they mean to us, while we still can.”
“Daryle Singletary- one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a song. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace, my friend.”
“The country music community suffered a terrible loss this morning. Daryle Singletary, one of the finest and purest country voices of all time, passed away at much too young an age. We were fortunate to be on several shows through the years with Daryle. I used to see him at The Station Inn when he would sit in with a band called 45 RPM. Please join us in offering prayers for his wife and family.”
Singer Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly at his Lebanon, Tenn. home Monday morning (Feb. 12) at the age of 46. No cause of death has been announced.
Country Music giants Bill Anderson and Alan Jackson will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.
On Monday night, Chris Janson had a sold-out show at the “Mother Church” of country music – the Ryman Auditorium. Janson has never made any secrets about his affection for the history of country music, and has made classic-country songs a staple of his shows. He has played the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville over 200 times, but on Monday night another dream came true for the Missouri-born singer – he was invited to join the iconic institution.