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BOBBY DENTON (1941-2014

BOBBY DENTON (1941-2014

Celebrated for more than 40 as the voice of Knoxville’s Tennessee Vols, Bobby Denton was also a successful Country radio station GM and a member of the CMA Board of Directors from 1987 to 1992....Read full article... »

ARTHUR “GUITAR BOOGIE” SMITH (1921-2014)

ARTHUR “GUITAR BOOGIE” SMITH (1921-2014)

One of the most powerful moments in the classic film “Deliverance” might have lacked much of its impact if not for Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. It happens during the scene in which actor Ronnie Cox,...Read full article... »

RONNIE DUNN, PART 1: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

RONNIE DUNN, PART 1: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Following his epic run in Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn has charted his own course through two albums. Arista released his self-titled, self-produced solo debut in 2011. And on April 8, he followed with Peace...Read full article... »

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAN + SHAY

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAN + SHAY

Early in 2013, Dan Smyers threw a party at his place. Among the folks who showed up was Shay Mooney. They’d never met, though both had been drawn to Nashville to take their chances in...Read full article... »

WHY WARM UP? BECAUSE RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMS SAYS SO

WHY WARM UP? BECAUSE RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMS SAYS SO

Many singers, in Country Music and other genres, grew up thinking that all they had to do before starting their show is make sure their clothes are on and their teeth are brushed. Those who...Read full article... »

VIDEO: CMA’S KTMP CONTINUES STUDENT SUPPORT THROUGH MUSIC

VIDEO: CMA’S KTMP CONTINUES STUDENT SUPPORT THROUGH MUSIC

Since launching its Keep the Music Playing program in 2006, CMA has donated more than $7.5 million to music education in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. The figures are impressive, but each year CMA puts...Read full article... »

NARAS HONORS LADY ANTEBELLUM

NARAS HONORS LADY ANTEBELLUM

Six-time CMA Award winner Lady Antebellum adds more luster to its legacy on April 2, when the group accepts the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at the Academy’s “Grammys...Read full article... »

DON PEDIGO BIDS HIS GRETSCH GOODBYE IN SONG

DON PEDIGO BIDS HIS GRETSCH GOODBYE IN SONG

When his beloved Gretsch guitar was stolen from a local luthier shop, and when all efforts to track it down dead-ended, Don Pedigo did what any young Nashville singer, songwriter and finger-picker would do: He...Read full article... »

PENNY DEHAVEN (1946-2014)

PENNY DEHAVEN (1946-2014)

Born Charlotte Belle DeHaven in Winchester, Va., this upbeat and engaging Country singer rose to national prominence in the late 1960s under the stage name Penny DeHaven. She succumbed to cancer on Feb. 23 at age...Read full article... »

RONNIE MILSAP: PART 2

RONNIE MILSAP: PART 2

A Country Superstar Looks Forward to the Past on Summer Number Seventeen Our conversation with former CMA Entertainer of the Year Ronnie Milsap continues with these reflections on his new Legacy recordings album, Summer Number...Read full article... »

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