Anticipation has been building for days awaiting the announcement, today was the day. The Country Music Association (CMA) hosted the Country Music Hall of Fame Class Of 2018 announcement ceremony, and what a thrill to hear these names. Dottie West will be inducted in the Veteran Era category, Ricky Skaggs will enter in the Modern Era category, and Johnny Gimble in the Recording/Touring Musician category. Pear Records’ Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were on hand to announce the 2018 honorees, the 58th group of Country legends to join the museums famous rotunda which was created in 1961 by the CMA. ... read more!
If you are anything like me than you already know the amazing musical stylings of Erin Enderlin. She is one of the most iconic song writers of our time, having written songs for huge artists like Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”) and Luke Bryan (“You Don’t know Jack”). Erin is the light we need in country music to bring us back to the honest heart wrenching music that made us all fall in love with music when we were small. ... read more!
As news came about on the passing of country icon Glen Campbell the music industry family pulled together with tributes and condolences. The artist lost his hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s today at the age of 81. Glen’s career spans many years across different genres and he will be missed but leaves behind many lessons and memories. ... read more!
There is a lot of history and pride in Nashville and there is always something to share and honor. On Wednesday, June 7, outside of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs unveiled a newly installed life-size bronze statue dedicated to his musical mentor, Bill Monroe. ... read more!
The length of the career of Ricky Skaggs is almost unheard of. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum welcomes the country music legend, Saturday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. for a special museum program to discuss his 50+ year career. ... read more!
As we kick off February and Valentine’s month, I chose a song that reminds me of what falling in love feels like. I fell in love with the girl who would become my wife the minute I saw her when I was 16. The problem was, she didn’t know that until several years later! As it says in this Randy Travis song, “it took a little time to get up to speed, to find the confidence and the strength I need.” I hope you’ll enjoy the songs as much as I do. ... read more!