B.J. Thomas Reveals He Has Stage-Four Lung Cancer

 

GRAMMY, CMA, and Dove award-winning pop, country, and gospel singer B.J. Thomas revealed today that his doctors have diagnosed him as having stage four lung cancer. Thomas is receiving treatment in a local health care facility in Texas, and is hopeful for a complete recovery.

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Ray Stevens Releases Album Of Country Classics

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens has released the first of four new albums. Out now via Curb RecordsGreat Country Ballads features twelve timeless hit songs that left a mark on Stevens, not only as an artist but as a country music fan. On the project, Stevens reinvents the classic ballads in his own unique style, but also keeps the integrity of the original track intact.

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Rhonda Vincent Inducted As Member Of The Grand Ole’ Opry

 

Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent was formally inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday by Opry member Dierks Bentley. The invitation was delivered in February of 2020 by Opry member Jeannie Seely with an original induction date scheduled for March 24, 2020, prior to the pandemic.

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Country Music Star Ed Bruce Passes Away

Ed Bruce, singer/songwriter, died Friday, January 8, 2021, in Clarksville, Tennessee, of natural causes at age 81.

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RICKY SKAGGS REVEALS QUADRUPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY

Last week, Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs revealed he experienced a major health scare over the summer. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Skaggs details the circumstances that led him to quadruple bypass heart surgery last June.

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ALABAMA REVEALS FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT, COURTESY OF CAMPING WORLD®

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COVID-19 has halted most all live concerts across the country but that isn’t stopping iconic country group ALABAMA from bringing music to its fans this New Year’s Eve.

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T.G. Sheppard Signs With Time Life To Release Catalog Of Albums

To the delight of country music fans around the world, T.G. Sheppard will reissue nine of his legendary albums next year through his newly signed deal with Time Life. For the first time ever, these classic albums will be available on all digital platforms and include several of his #1 hits and many all-time fan favorites. With a career spanning nearly five decades and a total of 21 #1 hits, T.G. Sheppard shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his new partnership with Time Life, Sheppard recently released the popular new Christmas single, “Christmas In Mexico,” with Kelly Lang.

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ALABAMA’s Randy Owen Named Honorary Co-Chair of The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 Birmingham has added another legendary figure to the list of Alabama celebrities supporting the international sporting event. Officials announced today that world-renowned country music artist and humanitarian Randy Owen, lead singer of the group ALABAMA, has joined The Games as an Honorary Co-Chair.

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American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me Is Streaming Free For A Limited Time on PBS

American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me is streaming free again for a limited time on pbs.org/americanmasters and on the PBS Video app which will run through December 26 before going back to members-only PBS Passport. Charley Pride: I’m Just Me is also set to air on Canada’s CBC on New Years Day, Friday, January 1, 2021, at 11 am ET / 10 am CT. The documentary is also now available on DVD at charleypride.com.

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Country Music Legend Charley Pride Dies At Age 86

 

Charley Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86.

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