Fifth Annual Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Raises Over $400,000 For Military Veterans

On Wednesday, September 13 at the fifth annual Charlie Daniels Patriot Awards held at the City Winery in Nashville, The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project (TCDJHP) raised over $400,000 for our nation’s military vets.

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Oak Ridge Boys Announce “Farewell Tour”

GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys are officially celebrating their 50th Anniversary this October. With this celebration, The Oak Ridge Boys are announcing their American Made: Farewell Tour! The group, Duane Allen (1966), Joe Bonsall (1973), William Lee Golden (1965), and Richard Sterban (1972) are excited to celebrate both milestones with fans with the announcement of this tour.

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Alabama & The Oak Ridge Boys Record New Bill Gaither Song

It’s history in the making. For the first time ever, iconic country music groups ALABAMA and The Oak Ridge Boys have recorded together in-studio. “Jesus and John Wayne,” a new collaborative effort from two of the biggest bands in country music history, pays tribute to gospel music’s most legendary husband/wife songwriting duo, Bill and Gloria Gaither. The song was released to radio today and goes for adds on August 28. Stream / download “Jesus and John Wayne” HERE.

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Oak Ridge Boys Coming To Rome

The Oak Ridge Boys timeless country and gospel country classics may date back to the World War II era but the band is still a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century. Their showmanship is unstoppable whether they re playing oldies like “Elvira” or the smash hit “Leaving Louisianna in the Broad Daylight” they always  keep the energy high at their live shows. With perfect harmonies The Oak Ridge Boys have had hit after hit on the country music and Southern gospel charts. It s been over fifty-years since the Oak Ridge Boys first performed together and their voices are still sharp as ever as they treat fans to their gospel infused country tunes on the 2023 Front Porch Singing tour.  The Oak Ridge Boys are coming to the Rome City Auditorium on October 21, 2023.  You can find ticket information HERE

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Has Gifted 2 Million Books

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is celebrating another major milestone. The library program reports it has been able to gift 200 million books globally since its launch in 1995. And to celebrate, the country music superstar said she is continuing to give back. “I know there are children in communities around the world with big dreams and the seeds of these dreams are often found in books,” Parton said.

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Sawyer Brown Re-Signs with Curb Records

Country music group Sawyer Brown announced Friday that they have re-signed with Curb Records in Nashville. The band is about to celebrate their 40th anniversary.  Some of their biggest hits were when they were with Curb.  Some Girls Do was officially certified platinum Friday as well.  The song was written by Sawyer Brown’s lead singer Mark Miller and went to number one in 1992.  The band’s Greatest Hits album was also certified platinum on Friday. Sawyer Brown has released 18 studio albums and has charted over 50 times on the Billboard Country Music Charts.

John Schneider Coming To NW Georgia

John Schneider, the original “Bo Duke” from the Dukes of Hazzard, is coming to Northwest Georgia in July.

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T.G. Sheppard Honored In Tennessee

Country music legend and SiriusXM host T.G. Sheppard was honored by The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development with the unveiling of the “Tennessee Music Pathways” marker in his hometown of Humboldt, Tennessee.

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New Book from Loretta Lynn To Release Posthumously

Loretta Lynn’s family and estate will release a new book she completed just before her passing; A SONG AND A PRAYER, on May 23, 2023 from Worthy Books.

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Charley Pride Statue Added To Ryman Icon Walk

ictured L-R: Colin V. Reed, Executive Chairman, Ryman Hospitality Properties; Hortense Ransom, Head of Operations, CECCA Productions; Rozene Pride; Ben Watts, sculptor; Dion Pride; Dennis Quaid.(Photo by Catherine Powell)

Ryman Auditorium unveiled the latest addition to its Icon Walk this week with a statue honoring American music icon Charley Pride. The detailed bronze likeness was added to the permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds ensuring the country music trailblazer will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville.

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