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PT. 2: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER KICKS OFF “THE STOMP”

PT. 2: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER KICKS OFF “THE STOMP”

In this second installment of our story on “The Stomp,” the new concert series dedicated to raising the profile of female Country artists, founder/performer Lyndsey Highlander reflects on who she hopes these monthly shows will...Read full article... »

George Hamilton IV (1937–2014)

George Hamilton IV (1937–2014)

George Hamilton IV’s 44-year run as a member of the Grand Ole Opry has come to its end. On Sept. 17, two days after suffering a heart attack, the mellow-voice baritone passed away in a...Read full article... »

PT 1: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER STOMPS FOR FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS

PT 1: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER STOMPS FOR FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS

Let’s say you’re an up-and-coming Country star. You’ve got talent, ambition and a strong sense for what’s right and wrong. You’re feisty and opinionated and not afraid to look a problem squarely in the eye...Read full article... »

COUNTRY GOES ICE COLD FOR ALS RESEARCH

COUNTRY GOES ICE COLD FOR ALS RESEARCH

It seems like just a few months ago that the Harlem Shake fad spurred thousands of otherwise right-thinking people, including members of the CMA staff, to stand motionless, suddenly act like loonies and then post...Read full article... »

KELLIE PICKLER SINGS “CATS” ON BROADWAY

KELLIE PICKLER SINGS “CATS” ON BROADWAY

Correction: The popular Black River Entertainment artist sang on behalf of cats on Columbus Circle, which is technically on Broadway in Manhattan, as part of a campaign to help feed those who reside with less...Read full article... »

MITCH GOUDY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

MITCH GOUDY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born and raised in rural Bloomfield, Iowa, Mitch Goudy faced a personal crisis early in his life when a knee injury permanently limited his ability to play sports. To help him get through this difficult...Read full article... »

PT 2: WHAT SAMMY KERSHAW LEARNED FROM GEORGE JONES

PT 2: WHAT SAMMY KERSHAW LEARNED FROM GEORGE JONES

In Part 1 of our interview with Sammy Kershaw, the celebrated Country traditionalist reflected on the high bar he set for himself with Do You Know Me? – A Tribute to George Jones. Released July...Read full article... »

CIVIL WARS COME TO AN END

CIVIL WARS COME TO AN END

Two years after putting their act on hold due to unspecified personal differences, Joy Williams and John Paul White have brought their saga as The Civil Wars officially to a close. The four-time Grammy Award...Read full article... »

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton knows better than anyone how challenging, complex and exhilarating it can be to capture the best of CMA Music Festival and trim it down to three hours of killer television. The results...Read full article... »

PT 1: SAMMY KERSHAW HONORS GEORGE JONES

PT 1: SAMMY KERSHAW HONORS GEORGE JONES

You can’t set a higher bar for excellence in Country singing than the one set by George Jones. No artist in this genre deserves more to be honored – yet because of his unique artistry,...Read full article... »

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