Sometimes I think there isn’t much Toby Keith has not succeeded at. His tour of 2016 was remarkably similar to his 2015 tour. And the year before that. And the years preceding. 2015 was the year Toby was rightfully inducted into the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the most meaningful honor of a career anchored in songwriting. As an entertainer, musician, recording artist and philanthropist, however, Toby Keith again has proven himself a model of consistency at the highest levels of performance in 2016. ... read more!
Mark Chestnutt is a Country traditionalist who names Merle Haggard as his biggest influence on his career, listing him at the top of his list of several others. To pay tribute to Merle’s life and music, he has released an emotionally charged tribute video. ... read more!
Labor Day is coming up on Monday September 5th and I have selected three songs to honor the working men and women. ... read more!
The Academy of Country Music announced today that Miranda Lambert will receive the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 10th Annual ACM Honors. Approved by the ACM Special Awards Panel and voted on by the ACM Board, this new award will honor uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history. ... read more!
Our Throwback Thursday song this week is dedicated to all the parents who have kids graduating from high school this year. Also for that matter, those parents with kids of any age. Those eighteen years go by too fast, so enjoy them while you can and make every moment count. So it is only fitting to feature the Suzy Bogguss hit, “Letting Go.” ... read more!
Mark Chestnutt fans have cause to celebrate. Circle July 8 on the calendar for the release of his fifteenth studio album aptly titled, “Tradition Lives.” The new album includes 12 new tracks from Mark, each with the pure honky-tonk sounds that have helped to make him one of the most revered and respected artists in the business. It will also include a tribute to the late Merle Haggard and famed songwriter, Red Lane, “There Won’t Be Another Now.” ... read more!