Caption: Ricky Skaggs performs “Highway 40 Blues” with Keith Urban and John Osborne (Brothers Osborne)
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
At “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday night in Nashville, freshly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame memberRicky Skaggs was honored during a special tribute with the country and bluegrass music legend front and center.

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Roy Clark Passes Away At The Age Of 85

Roy Clark

TULSA, Okla. – Roy Clark, the legendary ‘superpicker’, GRAMMYCMA and ACMaward winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed ‘Hee Haw’ television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.

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Ricky Skaggs to Perform Live at “The 52nd CMA Awrds”

Country Music’s Biggest Night Airs Live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena 
Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the ABC Television Network
Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2018) — Country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs has been announced as a featured performer at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.”

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Shenandoah Announces “Good Ole Fashioned Christmas” Tour, Supporting the Salvation4

Tour Kicks-Off at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, November 19
Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2018) — GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning country band Shenandoah is getting in the Christmas spirit early this year, announcing the group’s first-ever holiday road show, the “Good Ole Fashioned Christmas” tour, supporting The Salvation Army.

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Grammy Award Winning Artist John Berry Returns To Marietta, GA

Grammy winning singer/songwriter, John Berry, has announced “Christmas Songs & Stories with John Berry Tour” on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. VIP and concert tickets are available here

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The Boot Premiers New Music Video from Larry Stewart: “What’s that Cowgirl See in Me”

Watch The Boot’s Exclusive Premiere HERE
Nashville, Tenn. (October 5, 2018) — This week, Larry Stewart of award-winning country group Restless Heart premiered his first solo music video in more than 20 years, exclusively on The Boot. Watch the official music video for the frontman’s lead single, “What’s That Cowgirl See in Me,” HERE.

New Release From Charlie Daniels October 26

Nashville, Tenn. (October 3, 2018) —Fans who follow Country Music Hall of FamerCharlie Daniels online may have noticed what appears to be a serious infestation of boll weevil bugs on his social media accounts and website. As it turns out, those critters aren’t boll weevils at all. They’re actually, “Beau Weevils,” and are a nod to Daniels’ upcoming studio album, Beau Weevils – Songs in the Key of Eset for release on FridayOctober 26.

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Iconic Country Group ALABAMA Presents JSU with Check Totaling $1,280,000 
Nashville, Tenn. (September 28, 2018) — A downpour of rain in Jacksonville, Alabama didn’t stop thousands from attending Wednesday night’s SOLD OUT ALABAMA & Friends #JSUStrong tornado relief concert benefiting Jacksonville State University(JSU).

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Chris Young Honored at “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner” in Nashville; Event Raises More than $200k to Benefit US Veterans

On Tuesday, September 18 at the “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner” held at The Palm Restaurant in downtown Nashville, country singer Chris Young received a special honor and one that’s very near and dear to his heart. During the sold-out event benefiting The Journey Home Project (TJHP),Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels presented Young with the first-ever “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award.”

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Raymond Hicks, Deborah Allen & David Preston

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Deborah Allen, the fiery country singer who stole America’s hearts with her cross-over smash, “Baby I Lied,” was recently honored by BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) at their Nashville offices.  Deborah was presented with the coveted Million-Air certifications for Janie Fricke’s “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, Baby” and John Conlee’s “I’m Only In It For The Love” by BMI executive David Preston. A Million-Air Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S. broadcast performances. The acknowledgement is a mark of praise.

Deborah has penned more than 1,600 compositions for hundreds of artists, including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. She would later find success of her own, hitting the charts with unique songs like “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” “I Hurt For You,” “Rock Me,” “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me,” “Wrong Side Of Love,” “Break These Chains” and her signature song, “Baby I Lied.”

In addition to these two honors, Deborah has been awarded BMI Million-air certificates for songs penned for other artists Janie Fricke’s “Let’s Stop Talking About It,” Patty Loveless’ “Hurt Me Bad In A Real Good Way,” and Tanya Tucker’s “Can I See You Tonight.”   Deborah has also been awarded BMI Million-air certificates for her own recordings “I Hurt For You,” receiving a one million airplay award and “Baby, I Lied,” receiving a two million airplay award.

About Deborah Allen:
Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated entertainer in demand.

In some ways, “Baby I Lied” confirmed the idea that an artist could have success in different formats with the same song – a precedent that would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. “Baby I Lied” not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress – one as a vocalist and one as a songwriter.

Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a distinguished career built on success after success as a performer, songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis, Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not Deborah Allen’s style.

About BMI:
Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

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