Hal Ketchum – 90’s Country Star – Passes Away

Hal Ketchum, the Grand Ole Opry member and hit country singer of “Small Town Saturday Night,” died Monday night at 67 as a result of complications from dementia. Ketchum’s wife Andrea confirmed the news on Facebook Tuesday.

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Colin Raye Releases First New Recordings In Over A Decade

Fans have been waiting over a decade for multi-platinum selling country music artist Collin Raye to release all-new original material. Today marks the global release of his new album, SCARS (BFD / Audium Nashville).
CMT.com hails Raye as “one of the most consistent stars of the ’90s,” best known for his sentimental, emotive ballads (“Love, Me,” “Little Rock”), but he has never been known as a songwriter in the industry. However, SCARS changes that persona as Raye wrote twelve tracks alongside his brother, Scotty Wray, who wrote four.
Wray is the reason Raye was able to recruit Miranda Lambert for the title track, “Scars,” so easily. Not only did Wray write “Scars,” but he has been a member of Lambert’s backing band, since she was 17 years old.

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Country Hit-Maker Doug Supernaw Passes Away

Country music hitmaker Doug Supernaw has passed away at his home in Texas at the age of 60.

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T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang Release Playful Christmas Song and Video, “Christmas in Mexico”

Country music power couple T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will release a brand-new holiday single on November 13 titled, “Christmas in Mexico.” The duet is a sweet and romantic trip to sandy beaches and warm sunny days, buoyed by the sounds of mariachi trumpets and steel drums. An accompanying music video premiered exclusively on Music Crowns earlier today, featuring footage of the duo in the studio recording the song. “Christmas in Mexico” marks the first release from T.G. Sheppard’s new licensing deal with Time Life Retail, which encompasses nine albums from the country music icon’s career. Fans can listen to the song HERE.

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Travis Tritt to Perform National Anthem for NASA, SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Launch on Nov. 14

Travis Tritt is set to perform the National Anthem for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST. The Crew-1 mission will launch NASA astronauts Michael HopkinsVictor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Pre-launch coverage, including Tritt’s performance of the Star-Spangled Banner, filmed from his home in Georgia, will air live on SpaceX’s website, NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as numerous other platforms.

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BJ Thomas And Brighten The Occasion Candles Partner To Celebrate 50 Years Of “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” With Special Candle Collection

B.J. Thomas is a Grammy award honoree, a Grand Ole Opry member, a Dove award recipient, is ranked in Billboard’s top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years and his smash hit “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” resides in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in 2020, as “Raindrops” celebrates 50 years Lakewood Candles has partnered with the iconic singer to release a six-candle collection.

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Country Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver Passes Away

Billy Joe Shaver, the outlaw country music pioneer who wrote some of the genre’s greatest songs, died Wednesday in Waco, Texas, after suffering a stroke. He was 81. Connie Nelson, a friend of Shaver’s, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone.

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Country Music Hall Of Fame Member Charlie Daniels Passes Away

Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Passes Away

Kenny Rogers, whose legendary music career spanned nearly six decades, has passed at the age of 81.

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The Oak Ridge Boys Begin 20/20 Tour Across North America

GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys have kicked off the new year strong with “The Oak Ridge Boys 20/20 Tour.” This tour will see the legendary band crisscross the country from Florida to Nevada and just about everywhere in between. With nearly sixty concerts in over twenty states announced already, The Oak Ridge Boys have 20/20 vision when it comes to hitting the road this year!

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