1. Chris Lane's 'Fix' Makes Improbable Rise On Indie Label Big Loud Records

    August 05, 2016 8:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new country imprint's first single is nearing the top of the airplay chart. When Chris Lane made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Feb. 20, the goal was pretty simple: make it through the performance and don’t say anything stupid. “The walk from ...

  2. Bill Anderson

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  3. Chase Bryant, JT Hodges & Drake White Performances Set for Grand Ole Opry Album

    June 25, 2015 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grand Ole Opry GM Pete Fisher says he enjoys watching the reverence and awe that a new artist takes in playing the revered stage -- especially the wooden circle that was transplanted from the Ryman Auditorium upon moving to the “new” Opry House in 1 ...

  4. Weldon Myrick, Steel Guitar Great, Dies At 76

    June 04, 2014 2:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though there are many great artist-musician relationships in country music history, some stand out a little more others. Don Rich’s enticing Telecaster licks helped to make Buck Owens one of the top recording artists of the 1960s. At the same time p ...

  5. Ray Price ‘Was Probably The First Outlaw,’ Says Merle Haggard

    December 18, 2013 12:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Merle Haggard can still remember the first time he heard Ray Price's voice come out of the radio, fronting Lefty Frizzell's band on "If You're Ever Lonely Darling" in 1951. And the memory of hearing "I'll Be There& ...

  6. 'Whispering Bill' Anderson Gets Help From War Veteran in Naming His New Album

    November 22, 2013 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson tells Billboard that he had a fun time recording the song "Whisper" with Joey+Rory for his new album "Life!". After all, he's been known as "Whispering Bill" for almo ...

  7. Bill Anderson

    Bill Anderson

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  8. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  9. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way in ...

  10. Loretta Lynn's 50th Year at Opry Toasted by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack

    September 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1960, country newcomer Loretta Lynn and her husband "Mooney" traveled across America on what many country historians call one of the first of what we call 'radio tours' today. One of their destinations was Nashville, where the ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Josh Turner Releases 'Punching Bag,' Tries Out Nicknames

    June 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 All throughout country music history, many artists have nicknames. George Jones is known as "The Possum." Bill Anderson is known as "Whisperin' Bill," and Josh Turner might become known by one of two different monikers that ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Music, Laughs Served Up at 'Larry's Country Diner'

    May 24, 2012 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 There is a show business saying about knowing your audience. Larry Black definitely knows the country audience. Since the mid 1990s, he has been the brainpower behind the wildly successful "Country's Family Reunion" DVD series. He als ...

  15. Surviving Cast Members Salute 'Hee Haw'

    January 19, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 It was June 15, 1969. Man was still a month away from landing on the moon. The country was still heavily entrenched in the Vietnam War. And, if you were watching CBS Television that night, you saw a new series called "Hee Haw." Though the ...

  16. 615 Spotlight: Teea Goans Marries Tradition & Drive in Debut

    January 11, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Teea Goans is one artist that is definitely doing what she loves to do. The singer, who grew up in rural Missouri, was inspired by the music she heard on her local radio station. "As a kid, I grew up listening to an AM radio station that played ...

  17. Country Legend Bill Anderson Looks Back on His 'First Ten Years'

    December 13, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson was at the WSM studios visiting the show of Eddie Stubbs recently when he took a trip back in time. Stubbs was playing Anderson's 1957 recording of "City Lights," a song that changed his ...

  18. Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler Help Opry Go 'Pink'

    October 25, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Traditionally, the color of the famous barn backdrop of the Grand Ole Opry is red. However, this past Saturday, the color scheme changed just a little -- for a great cause. "Opry Goes Pink" was the theme of the evening at the famous WSM Ra ...

  19. W. Va. Country Music Singer Doc Williams Dies

    February 02, 2011 5:55 AM EST Country music singer Doc Williams became a big star in small places through the power of radio. In the years before World War II, his Wheeling, W.Va.-based radio show built him a following in Maine, Vermont and the Canadian provinces -- places whe ...

  20. Taylor Swift Named BMI Songwriter Of The Year

    November 10, 2010 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift was named country songwriter of the year at the BMI Awards, becoming the youngest person to win the award at age 20. The pop sensation also won country song of the year with co-writer Liz Rose for "You Belong With Me." She ...

  21. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and p ...

  22. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate N ...

  23. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. ...

  24. ACMs To Honor Dick Clark, Songwriters Anderson And Rose

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Television icon Dick Clark and songwriters Bill Anderson and Fred Rose are among those that will honored with special Academy of Country Music awards later this year. Clark will be honored with the ACM board of directors-voted Jim Reeves Internati ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 - Legendary Nashville producer O ...

  26. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate N ...

  27. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Aw Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year ...

  28. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  29. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. ...

  31. Paisley, Strait Notch Five CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, to be held Nov. 7 at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, m Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field wi ...

  32. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  33. Wilco, Widespread Panic, White Stripes Close Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on Sunday (June 17) in Manchester, Tenn., a day which was marred by jazz legend Ornette Coleman's on-stage collapse Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Strip ...

  34. Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Strait Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood continued her ascent to country music superstardom by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top Carrie Underwood continued her ascent to country ...

  35. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 - Legendary Nashville producer O ...

  36. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson visit Hospital Hospitality House in Nashville to raise awareness and support for the facility. HHH provides lodging for 2005 - Despite not having heard a hu ...

  37. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  38. Paisley In A Holiday Mood On New Album

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley will be releasing his first holiday effort this fall with the aptly titled "Brad Paisley Christmas." Due Oct. 10 via Arista Nashville, the album finds the country star tackling classics a Brad Paisley will be releasing his fir ...

  39. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>While talking to friend and occasional co-writer, Whisperin' Bill Anderson on his cell phone, Steve Wariner is pulled over and given a ticket for driving in an HOV lane with no passenger 2005 - The White Stripes' ...

  40. 'Opry At Carnegie' Captured For DVD

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall" features such contemporary artists as Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood and Vince Gill, who served as host for the evening. Performances from November's Country Takes NYC conc ...

  41. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1964 - </b>Long John Baldry forms Hoochie Coochie Men.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 ...

  42. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2 ...

  43. Womack, Urban Lead 2005 CMA Winners

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "Th Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were th ...

  44. Collaborations Highlight NYC Opry Show

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Foremost among the "Country Takes NYC" events was last night's Grand Ole Opry 80th Anniversary Performance at Carnegie Hall. Country music is making itself comfortable all around New York this week. The Country Music Association is ho ...

  45. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Stung by criticism of rap label Interscope, Time Warner severs its ties with Interscope rather than release Tha Dogg Pound's first album, which soon debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 2000 - Quincy Jones' Liste ...

  46. Stars Flock To Nashville For Opry's 80th

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt will descend upon Nashville next month to celebrate the... A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, ...

  47. Grand Ole Opry Heads North To NYC

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Grand Ole Opry will make a rare move to New York for a one-off show at the city's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Ole Opry will make a rare move to New York for a one-off show at the city's Carnegie Hall. The Nov. 14 event will feature perfor ...

  48. Paisley, Womack Lead CMA Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Toby Keith and Keith Urban each netted four nods, while Sugarl With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee ...

  49. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast li ...

  50. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit sing ...

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