1. Roy Acuff Teaches President Nixon the Yo-Yo at the Grand Ole Opry

    Roy Acuff Teaches President Nixon the Yo-Yo at the Grand Ole Opry

    March 14, 2014 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Richard Nixon gets a yo-yo lesson from Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry in 1974 Videos Roy Acuff Nixon ...

  2. Minnie Pearl's 100th Birthday Brings Out Vince Gill, U.S. Senator

    October 25, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a star studded crowd this past Monday at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, as the The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation held a very special fundraiser titled Center Stage At The Opry. Held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth ...

  3. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut ...

  4. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  5. Ricky Skaggs Calls 30 Years With Opry a 'Precious Gift'

    May 16, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since the legendary Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb made a young Kentucky musician's dream come true by inducting him into the Grand Ole Opry. Ricky Skaggs shared the memory on stage last night during a special Opry show ce ...

  6. The History of Country Music Gets an Update

    February 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Music has enjoyed a rich history over the years, and the Country Music Foundation has released what many are considering to be the ultimate history book concerning the genre with the issue of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. A 626-page boo ...

  7. Friday Flashback: A Rare Kind of Hit for Dolly Parton

    December 09, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The music business is famous for many things, and irony is often among them. Hank Williams -- long regarded as THE singer-songwriter in country music -- did not write the song that became his breakthrough, "Lovesick Blues." Willie Nelson h ...

  8. Welcome to The 615, Billboard.com's Home for Country Music

    November 01, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hi, everyone! My name's Chuck Dauphin, and for the past two decades, I've been involved in the country music industry as a radio personality, a record promoter, and as a journalist. Long before that, though, I was (gasp!) a fan! You know t ...

  9. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Na ...

  10. Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Honor & Natasha Bedingfield Duet

    October 05, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a historic week in the career of Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney will join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this weekend during the show's 86th birthday celebration in Music City. DeMarcus says t ...

  11. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of th ...

  12. Nov 23rd 2008

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, whose “Let Me Off Uptown” was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist," which includes eight songs penned by the ac ...

  13. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Osw ...

  15. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City ...

  16. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  17. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West ...

  18. Country Legend Porter Wagoner Dies At 80

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks after being hospitalized with lung cancer. Wagoner was known for a string of country hits in the '60s, perennial a Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterda ...

  19. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Osw ...

  20. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City ...

  21. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  22. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - R ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. <br clear= 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist i ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  26. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert ...

  27. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - R ...

  28. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. <br clear= 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist i ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  30. Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville ...

  31. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding ...

  32. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. 2000 - For the first time since learning he has ...

  34. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets ...

  35. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singe ...

  36. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding ...

  37. Opry's Bashful Brother Oswald Dies

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald died yesterday (Oct. 17) in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He was 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opr Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald die ...

  38. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. 2000 - For the first time since learning he has ...

  39. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertai ...

  40. Greatest Hits

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw—originally released on Acuff-Rose Publishing founders Roy Acuff and Fred Rose's Hickory Records (and produced by Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Loui ...

  41. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ...

  42. The Number of the Beast

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute-happy environment, where diverse styles and generations are commonly intertwined. Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would har ...

  43. Dirt Band's 'Circle' Still Unbroken 30 Years On

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" will be reissued March 26 via Capitol Nashville. Originally released in 1972, the double-album set un In celebration of its 30th annive ...