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Reba McEntire?s Separation Surprised Fans and Industry Insiders
Reba McEntire?s Separation Surprised Fans and Industry Insiders
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 6:39:50PM CDT

In a community where celebrity divorce rumors tend to run rampant, news of Reba McEntire and husband Narvel Blackstock?s separation came as a huge surprise to fans and the Nashville music industry. The couple announced Monday (Aug. 3) that they?ve separated after a 26-year marriage. McEntire confirmed the news on her official website. ?In a... Read more » [...]
Nashville Legend Billy Sherrill Dead at 78
Nashville Legend Billy Sherrill Dead at 78
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 4:27:55PM CDT

Producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, whose hits for Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Charlie Rich, Tanya Tucker, David Houston and others earned him niches in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 4) in Nashville at the age of 78. Born Nov. 5, 1936 in... Read more » [...]
Georgia Boys Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan Top This Week?s Charts
Georgia Boys Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan Top This Week?s Charts
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 2:03:28PM CDT

There are two new titles at the tops of Billboard‘s country albums and country airplay charts this week, both by Georgia boys. Alan Jackson?s Angels and Alcohol moves in as the No. 1 album (up from No. 2 last week), and Luke Bryan?s ?Kick the Dust Up? claims its place as the primo song. Like... Read more » [...]
Check Out Photos From the Oregon Jamboree
Check Out Photos From the Oregon Jamboree
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 1:53:16PM CDT

Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Big & Rich delivered the goods during their headlining sets this past weekend (July 31-Aug. 2) at the Oregon Jamboree. Others who headed to the Cascade Mountains for the festival in Sweet Home, Oregon, included Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Hunter Hayes Love and Theft and Michael Ray. Check... Read more » [...]
Billy Currington Joins Writers of ?Don?t It? at No. 1 Party
Billy Currington Joins Writers of ?Don?t It? at No. 1 Party
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 1:00:55PM CDT

Music Row toasted Billy Currington and the three writers of his latest hit, ?Don?t It,” with a No. 1 party Monday afternoon (Aug. 3) at the CMA building in Nashville. The writers are Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston and Ross Copperman, all of whom were present with Currington to bask in the accolades. Mike Sistad spoke... Read more » [...]
Brett Eldredge to Judge Miss America Pageant
Brett Eldredge to Judge Miss America Pageant
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 10:25:10AM CDT

Poor Brett Eldredge. How will he ever pick the next Miss America out of all those gorgeous women set to hit Atlantic City in September? That?s right. Eldredge is the first of seven celebrity judges revealed for the 2016 Miss America Competition, which airs live next month on ABC. It?s a tough, tough job, but... Read more » [...]
Talent Booker and Manager Tandy Rice Dead at 76
Talent Booker and Manager Tandy Rice Dead at 76
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 9:46:38AM CDT

Tandy Rice, a talent booker and manager instrumental in the careers of Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, Jim Ed Brown, comedian Jerry Clower and others, died Monday (Aug. 3) in Nashville of respiratory failure. He was 76. Born Aug. 16, 1938 in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee, Tandy C. Rice Jr. graduated from the... Read more » [...]
Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock Separate
Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock Separate
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 6:24:38PM CDT

Reba McEntire and her husband-manager Narvel Blackstock have separated after a 26-year marriage, the couple announced Monday (Aug. 3). The singer posted the following message on her official website: ?In a joint statement, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire have announced that they have been separated for the past few months, after 26 years of marriage.... Read more » [...]
Maddie & Tae Bring Opry Spirit to Chicago
Maddie & Tae Bring Opry Spirit to Chicago
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 4:23:25PM CDT

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, Maddie & Tae brought a replica of the venue’s famed six-foot wooden circle to the Chicago White Sox game on Friday night (July 31). But they also brought some pretty vivid memories of their own Opry experiences. The first was a few years ago when... Read more » [...]
Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley Tapped for Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards
Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley Tapped for Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 3:30:31PM CDT

The Americana Music Association will present lifetime achievement awards to Ricky Skaggs, Eagles co-founder Don Henley, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Los Lobos at its 14th annual honors and awards ceremony Sept. 16 at Nashville?s Ryman Auditorium. All the honorees will perform during the ceremony which will be taped to air on... Read more » [...]
Carrie Underwood: Baby on Board
Carrie Underwood: Baby on Board
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 1:06:47PM CDT

Look out. Carrie Underwood is bringing boys on the bus. Of course, it’s her two main men — hubby Mike Fisher and their adorable son Isaiah. Via her Instagram page, the singer recently shared the most ?aww?-inducing shot of her boys enjoying life on the road. She added the caption, “My boys, checking out the... Read more » [...]
Miranda Lambert Feels Like a Woman at Shania Twain Concert
Miranda Lambert Feels Like a Woman at Shania Twain Concert
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 12:25:38PM CDT

If Shania Twain gives the command, “Let’s go, girls,” you heed the call, right? If you’re Miranda Lambert, you dang sure do. Lambert was one of thousands of Twain fans to hit the town Friday night (July 31) to kick up her heels and take in Twain?s magnificent Rock This Country tour stop at Nashville?s... Read more » [...]
Lynn Anderson, ?Rose Garden? Hitmaker, Dead at 67
Lynn Anderson, ?Rose Garden? Hitmaker, Dead at 67
Friday, July 31st, 2015 4:20:27PM CDT

Lynn Anderson, who earned a Grammy with her 1970 hit, ?Rose Garden,? died Friday (July 31) in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 67. Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to noted songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Apart from her... Read more » [...]
Size Doesn?t Matter to A Thousand Horses
Size Doesn?t Matter to A Thousand Horses
Friday, July 31st, 2015 4:08:15PM CDT

It?s been an exceptional year for A Thousand Horses, who have seen most of the U.S. from their tour bus while opening shows in arenas and amphitheaters for headliner Darius Rucker. However, the band got its start in the clubs, and the members say it?s fun to go back to the smaller venues. ?It?s awesome,?... Read more » [...]







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