I thought we’d spend the rest of the summer throwing things way back to some of the legendary artists and songs of country music. There’s a line in Tim McGraw’s song “Things Change” that says, “He went down that lost highway, underneath that purple sky. A legend disappeared before his time.” I knew that he was talking about Hank Williams, but didn’t realize just how fitting the line is, because Hank had a song called “Lost Highway.” It’s not one of his biggest hits, but I’ve come to love it. The song is one of the few that he didn’t write, but it sure fits his life. ... read more!
Grand Ole Opry members Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker along with Chris Janson, Charles Esten and more are hitting the stage Tuesday, June 7th, as the Opry kicks off its CMA Music Fest Week with two star-packed shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. ... read more!
Shenandoah has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including #1 Hits “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” from 1989, “Next to You, Next to Me” from 1990, and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” from 1994. They are now back to create more history. This weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, the group will return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. After a 17 year absence, lead singer Marty Raybon has returned to front the group who will perform on the Opry stage this Friday night, May 6 and Saturday night, May 7. ... read more!
Tara Thompson made her Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night (4/30) with a voice and honest lyrics that are pure Country. The self-described “hillbilly from East Tennessee” shed her usual ripped jeans and traditional icon t-shirts for a dazzling black dress and heels, showing her respect for the revered stage. Legendary Opry member Vince Gill introduced the fiery singer/songwriter after offering her words of advice backstage. Paying homage to her Opry member cousin, Tara performed her rendition of “Loretta Lynn” after belting out her sassy debut single “Someone To Take Your Place.” ... read more!
The National Music Council will bring its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill will be honored, along with the iconic Grand Ole Opry. ... read more!
Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley surprised the audience at Tuesday night’s Grand Ole Opry, welcoming friend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty for the music legend’s Opry debut. After performing three of his own hits, Paisley introduced the crowd to Fogerty, saying to the audience, “We’re going to play some music and you’re going to know these songs, so sing along.” The crowd did just that, joining Paisley and Fogerty first on the American anthem “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” then on Fogerty’s 1985 hit “Centerfield.” ... read more!