1. Johnny Cash Festival Lands Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin for Aug. 17 Event

    July 19, 2013 5:35 PM EDT August 17 promises to be a big night of entertainment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the Johnny Cash Music Festival will stage its' third annual benefit show at the school. Concert producer Bill Carter has once again assembled a very strong lineup, with Vince…

  2. Iconic Nashville Radio Station Dips Into the Archives for Live Album

    July 12, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Since the 650 signal blasted onto the airwaves in 1925, the call letters WSM have represented the best in American Music. Whether it be the pop music performed on the legendary "Waking Crew" show, morning shows featuring Hank Williams and Flatt & Scruggs, or the legendary…

  3. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  4. John Oates Gets 'High' With Hot Chelle Rae, Launches Singles Series

    June 20, 2013 11:30 AM EDT John Oates has been part of plenty of singles with partner Daryl Hall, 15 of which have been Top 10 hits. Now the single is becoming Oates' primary expression as a solo artist. Oates has launched a new series called Good Road To Follow in which he's releasing a single every month…

  5. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    June 10, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "Bakersfield," a new collaborative project from Vince Gill and steel guitar virtuoso Paul Franklin. The album serves as a tribute to the…

  6. Carrie Underwood Performs Emotional Tribute to Tornado Victims at CMT Music Awards

    June 06, 2013 12:45 AM EDT The CMT Music Awards are often noted for their irreverence, and sometimes for the shock value of pairing country performers with acts from outside the format. While this years' telecast had plenty of those moments this year -- with appearances from Nelly and Lenny Kravitz, there was…

  7. Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert Raises $6 Million

    May 31, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Organizers of a televised benefit concert say they raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales to help people in Oklahoma trying to recover after a deadly tornado last week. NEW PHOTOS: Healing in the Heartland Concert A spokeswoman for the United Way of Central Oklahoma…

  8. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed the song in Oklahoma, those words held truer than…

  9. Oklahoma Native Ryan Tedder Hopes Tornado Benefit Concert Raises Awareness

    May 29, 2013 6:36 PM EDT OneRepublic frontman proposes a cellar fund to encourage construction of more underground shelters in Tornado Alley: "This is a turning point," he says Native Oklahoman Ryan Tedder has returned home to participate in tonight's Healing in the Heartland benefit concert that NBC…

  10. Sheryl Crow Opens Up on Her Country Conversion

    May 29, 2013 12:29 AM EDT For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the country. She's visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, then hopping back on the bus to do it again…

  11. Usher, Darius Rucker Join Benefit Concert for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

    May 28, 2013 8:39 AM EDT Usher and Darius Rucker have joined the lineup of performers for the Oklahoma relief concert organized and headlined by Blake Shelton. The May 29 event, titled Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert, will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. NBC is…

  12. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  13. Rogue Wave Discuss Returning to Form with New LP 'Nightingale Floors'

    May 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "It's good to be back," Zach Rogue says of "Nightingale Floors" (June 4, Vagrant), Rogue Wave's fifth album, and its first for Vagrant after releasing two albums apiece for Sub Pop and Brushfire during the last decade. The 10-song set is a return to the jangly,…

  14. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and More Set to Perform at NBC Benefit Concert for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

    May 24, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Following through on his promise of an assured benefit show for victims of the Oklahoma Tornado that ravaged the area this week, "The Voice" judge and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton has organized a "Healing in the Heartland" concert/telethon to air on NBC live on…

  15. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  16. Willie Nelson: Still a Country Maverick After 80 Years

    April 29, 2013 3:35 AM EDT America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. As the enduring American icon's 80th birthday has approached, he's been honored with lifetime achievement awards, serenaded at special performances and saluted by musicians from every genre of music.…

  17. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Other Hall of Famers Mourn George Jones

    April 26, 2013 3:56 PM EDT PHOTOS: Remembering The Possum • George Jones Dead at 81 • The King of Country Charts • Stars React on Twitter • Jones' Billboard Interview Loretta Lynn , Merle Haggard and other living legends of country music are taking George Jones' death hard, an unsurprising reaction to the…

  18. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  19. George Jones, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:27 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones entered the hospital on April 18 with fever and…

  20. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

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