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Larry Henley (1937 – 2014)

Larry Henley (1937 – 2014)

Celebrated for his vast catalog of songs, including the 1984 CMA Song of the Year “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Larry Henley died in Nashville on the morning of Dec....Read full article... »

Jim Ed Brown Ends 30-Year Recording Hiatus

Jim Ed Brown Ends 30-Year Recording Hiatus

Loyal audiences at the Grand Ole Opry have never thought of Jim Ed Brown as out of style. If anything, they embrace him as an exemplar of classic Nashville values: sincerity, melodiousness and tradition. For...Read full article... »

Dawn Sears (1961–2014)

Dawn Sears (1961–2014)

Nashville lost a valued musical asset with the passing of Dawn Sears, who died on Thursday, Dec. 11, after more than a year of battling lung cancer. Born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, she grew...Read full article... »

Jamestown Revival: Debut Spotlight

Jamestown Revival: Debut Spotlight

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of...Read full article... »

CMA BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN ESPOSITO PT. 1: LOOKING BACK

CMA BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN ESPOSITO PT. 1: LOOKING BACK

As John Esposito assumes his responsibilities as new President of the CMA Board of Directors, he can draw on a perspective that comes from experiences that date back to before he ever got into the...Read full article... »

The Cains Trio: Debut Spotlight

The Cains Trio: Debut Spotlight

Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain are singers and songwriters who play guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and more. Their story started when eldest sibling, Taylor, learned her first song on the piano at age 5. Shortly...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: Glitterati Abound at 2014 Hall of Fame Inductions

PHOTOS: Glitterati Abound at 2014 Hall of Fame Inductions

The evening was unseasonably if pleasantly warm outside, but the best hang in Nashville was inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct. 26. There, royalty from throughout the world of...Read full article... »

Paul Craft (1938–2014)

Paul Craft (1938–2014)

Just days after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft died at age 76. Raised on a family plantation in Proctor, Arkansas, and then in Memphis, Tennessee, and Richmond, Virginia, Craft...Read full article... »

Pt. 2 Angaleena Presley on Dignity, Struggle and Survival

Pt. 2 Angaleena Presley on Dignity, Struggle and Survival

It used to be that the middle class represented the broadest category of society in the United States. These days, that demographic is feeling squeezed from both sides. But the story of those who aspired...Read full article... »

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

In the first part of our conversation with Guthrie Trapp for CMACloseUp.com, the guitarist spoke candidly about what it takes to break into Nashville’s most exclusive club – top-call session musicians. Here, he draws from...Read full article... »

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