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OTIS HEAD, 1919-2014

OTIS HEAD, 1919-2014

Otis Head, a harmonica virtuoso, a boxer, a music promoter, a record producer, an entrepreneur and a radio personality who clocked nearly 60 years on the air, died April 8 at Heritage Health Care in...Read full article... »

NANCY JONES INVITES FANS TO GEORGE JONES REMEMBRANCE

NANCY JONES INVITES FANS TO GEORGE JONES REMEMBRANCE

To mark the one-year anniversary of her husband’s passing, Nancy Jones is inviting friends and fans of George Jones to join her for a special remembrance at Nashville’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, at...Read full article... »

THREE COUNTRY GIANTS HONOR LINDA RONSTADT

THREE COUNTRY GIANTS HONOR LINDA RONSTADT

Country headliners Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and Carrie Underwood joined Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt on Friday, April 11 in a musical tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction...Read full article... »

NEW CMA MEMBER: KENNY FOSTER

NEW CMA MEMBER: KENNY FOSTER

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Kenny Foster, who stopped by March 19, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Kenny has been gaining momentum locally and nationally as an emerging Country artist. He...Read full article... »

JUSTIN MOORE & SCOTT BORCHETTA RECIEVE ARMED FORCES “HUMANITARIAN” HONORS

JUSTIN MOORE & SCOTT BORCHETTA RECIEVE ARMED FORCES “HUMANITARIAN” HONORS

The Armed Forces Foundation jointly named Justin Moore and Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta the “Congressman Bill and Beverly Young Humanitarian of the Year” during the 10th annual Congressional Gala in Washington, D.C. on April 9. The two were honored for their service and commitment to...Read full article... »

BRANDON ALAN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

BRANDON ALAN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Beginning at age 11, Alan took guitar lessons from his father. Dad’s music collection inspired his son to widen his horizons, particular when it came to playing guitar; Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Jimi...Read full article... »

CASSADEE POPE PERFORMS AT THE NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR

CASSADEE POPE PERFORMS AT THE NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR

On Tuesday, April 8, Cassadee Pope sang the national anthem before the opening of the NCAA Women’s Final Four championship game, between the victorious UConn and Notre Dame. The game was on ESPN and took place...Read full article... »

ROSS COOPER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

ROSS COOPER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born into a rodeo family, Ross Cooper pursued two interests while growing up in Lubbock, Texas: riding broncos bareback and music. If he hadn’t injured his knee a few years ago, he might still be...Read full article... »

JANA KRAMER STEALS FOR NATIONWIDE

JANA KRAMER STEALS FOR NATIONWIDE

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you. Yes, that is Country star Jana Kramer swinging into your high-rise window, stealing some tired old items and cartwheeling back into the night even as Nationwide Insurance replaces them...Read full article... »

MISSISSIPPI HONORS JEFF BATES

MISSISSIPPI HONORS JEFF BATES

Recently, the State of Mississippi’s House of Representatives passed a resolution commending Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Bates for his contributions and success in Country Music, for having confronted and overcome adversity, and for his dedication to...Read full article... »

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