Country Music Hall of Fame

  1. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late "Cowboy" Jack Clement - three men whose influence still ripples across the surface of modern music - are now members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three were saluted by stars Garth Brooks, ...

  2. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood's Country Museum Hall Exhibit Opening With Gary Overton, Jeff Gregg, Fierce Gowns

    June 05, 2013 4:51 PM EDT As the crush of CMA Music Fest activities gets in full swing, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a reception last night (6/4) to launch “Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour” exhibition which opens to the public today and runs th ...

  3. Gordon Stoker, Member of the Jordanaires, Dies at 88

    March 27, 2013 8:50 PM EDT You might not have known the name Gordon Stoker, but odds are you probably have an album in your collection with his vocals represented on it. Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocali ...

  4. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  5. Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83

    June 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT (Photo: Richard Patire) Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in Nashville from congestive heart failure, according t ...

  6. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  7. Vince Gill On Going Indie

    May 09, 2012 7:12 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vince Gill can do whatever he wants. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Country Music Hall of Fame member doesn't have a record deal. He got signed by a label in 1983 and had been on the MCA Records roster sin ...

  8. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct three-finger ...

  9. Garth Brooks Among Three Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    March 06, 2012 1:20 PM EST Country superstar Garth Brooks, singer Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus "Pig" Robbins are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Billboard Partners With 'Stache, Target for Country Music Mini-Mag The announceme ...

  10. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip, Allen Shamblin Win Big at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 07, 2011 8:46 AM EST Brad Paisley's hit "Anything Like Me" was written to celebrate a son whose arrival led a man to contemplate the progression of his life. Paisley saw his own life's progression on display again Nov. 6 when he walked off with two ...

  11. Reba McEntire, Bobby Braddock, Jean Shepard Join Country Music Hall Of Fame

    March 01, 2011 11:01 AM EST Reba McEntire (Photo: Getty Images) The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire, and Jean Shepard will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame . McEntire will be inducted in the "Modern ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Faith Hill and Billy Sherrill at the Country Music Hall of Fame's new Tammy Wynette exhibit

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN hosted a reception for its new exhibition Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Music, Presented by Great American Country Television Network on August 19. The exhibit, which runs through J ...

  13. Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dies

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country music artist Jimmy Dean, who topped the charts in 1961 with the crossover hit "Big Bad John," and later became a sausage entrepreneur, has died, police said on Monday (June 14). Dean, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, d ...

  14. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seminal ‘50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith, 82, died Saturday, January 16 at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of ...

  15. Wynette To Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The late Tammy Wynette will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Oct. 18. Wynette, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who died in 1998, co-wrote her signature song "Stand By Your Man" an ...

  16. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

  17. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  18. Gill, Tillis, Emery To Join Country Hall of Fame

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country stars Vince Gill and Mel Tillis as well as DJ and television host Ralph Emery are set to be the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The invitation-only induction ceremony takes place in October at the Country Music Hall of Fa ...