Country music icon Merle Haggard has passed but his legacy will forever remain. He left behind one final recording, “Kern River Blues,” which will debut on SIRIUSXM “Willie’s Roadhouse” today, May 12th. Merle wrote and recorded the song during his time in the hospital and at home while battling pneumonia. ... read more!
Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith has been a workin’ man nearly all his life, as his full spring and summer schedule can attest. There is no slowing this man down. At the top of the list is the Toby’s “Interstates & Tailgates” Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, which opens May 10 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Rising country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay has recently been added to select tour stops. ... read more!
Country music means a lot to me and has for most of my life. It’s gotten me through hard times, helped me celebrate good times and been there for just about every mood or situation in between. That got me thinking about a new feature here that I call ‘Two-for Tuesday’ or sometimes a ‘Triple-shot Tuesday.’ ... read more!
The 2016 American Country Countdown Awards celebrated on May 1 at The Forum in Los Angeles started out immediately catching your attention. Jennifer Nettles, Cam and Martina McBride kicked the show off with a resounding shout-out to women with Martina’s 2003 hit, “This One’s for the Girls.” The rockin mood was set from that point on and the fans were ready. ... read more!
Over the past few weeks we have read and shared our thoughts and stories on the life of country music legend Merle Haggard. “The Hag” as he was affectionately called passed away on his birthday, April 6th to the shock and sadness of all who knew and loved him. Show Dog-Universal artist Toby Keith has been added to the performance lineup for the “American Country Countdown Awards” (ACCAs) being held on Sunday, MAY 1st to perform a tribute to Merle, who he revered. ... read more!
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted the sixth All for the Hall benefit concert Tuesday night, April 12th (Vince Gill’s birthday), at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill led a star-studded evening that featured performances from special guests Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Peter Frampton, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, and Maren Morris. A record-breaking event, the fundraiser netted over $712,000 with proceeds supporting the museum’s education programs, including its award-winning Words & Music program. To date, the benefit concert has netted over $3.3 million. ... read more!