Travis Tritt Cancels Shows That Require Vaccines & Other Mandates

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Multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist Travis Tritt has announced he will not perform at venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates, or testing. As a result, the following Travis Tritt shows have been canceled: Muncie, Indiana on Oct. 23, PhiladelphiaMississippi on November 6, Peoria, Illinois on Nov 11 and Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 13.

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Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Country Music Legend Tom T. Hall

Country Music Hall of Fame legend Tom T. Hall died on Friday, August 20th. He was 85. Hall was nicknamed “The Storyteller” by Tex Ritter, another country great, for his songwriting style. His hits included “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which became a major crossover smash for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968, “That’s How I Got To Memphis,”, Homecoming,” and “(Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine,” “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “Country Is”, “I Care,” and many more. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was a Grand Ole Opry member since 1971. Rolling Stone included the Olive Hill, Kentucky native on their ‘100 Greatest Songwriters’ list.

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Tennessee Governor Declares August 18th “Charlie Daniels Day”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has officially declared August 182021 as ‘Charlie Daniels Day‘ across the Volunteer State. The proclamation comes as friends, family and fans gear up to celebrate the late musical icon at the 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels. The star-studded live concert event is set to take place on August 18 at 7 p.m. at Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena.

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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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