CMR Nashville News Articles

Kenny Chesney moves to Warner Brothers

17/01/2018

Blue Chair/Columbia's Kenny Chesney is leaving his label home of more than 20 years to sign with Warner Music Nashville. Chesney started his career on Atlanta-based Capricorn, joining the BNA roster to release 1995's All I Need To Know. No word on pl... Read more

UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2018

05/01/2018

Third annual UK Americana Awards takes place on February 1st at Hackney Empire. The UK Americana Awards are part of AmericanaFest UK, the two-day event taking place in London on January 31st and February 1st, which will include daytime conferenc... Read more

RAY STEVENS ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED GRAND OPENING OF NEW NASHVILLE MUSIC VENUE, CABARAY

05/01/2018

Nashville, Tenn. (January 4, 2018) — After nearly two years of excavation, construction, furnishing and outfitting, country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens is finally ready to unveil his new state-of-the-art Nashville showroom, Ca... Read more

Mel Tillis Memorial Service Details ......

05/01/2018

Service Update: A public memorial service for Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Mel Tillis (BN 11/19), who died Nov. 19 at age 85, will be held Jan. 31 at 10am at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Scheduled to perform are his chil... Read more

COUNTRY ICON, MICKEY GILLEY, RECOVERING AFTER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

05/01/2018

January 6 Show in Greenville, Texas to be Rescheduled, Remaining Tour Schedule Will Remain the Same   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 4, 2018) – Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were involved in a motor vehicle accident on Ja... Read more

Wishing all our listeners, sponsors, advertisers a Happy New Year for 2018

29/12/2017

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We Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, tune into the CMR Nashville Christmas Schedule 48 hours of Christmas Country with all the Stars

19/12/2017

Kicking off at 12 noon on Xmas eve – 12 noon Boxing Day The following stars will be hosting their own Christmas Specials and most have special guests dropping in as well. Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Chris Youn... Read more

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH STAR-STUDDED EIGHTH ANNUAL “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,” HOSTED BY REBA McENTIRE AND AIRING DECEMBER 16TH ON SKY ARTS

14/12/2017

Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, Kelsea Ballerini Among Performers for Two-Hour Holiday Special at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House   London —Country Music’s biggest stars kick off the holiday season with &ldqu... Read more

CHASE RICE COMPLETES FIRST UK & IRELAND TOUR, WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS IN MULTIPLE CITIES

12/12/2017

Nashville, Tenn.  - Nashville based country singer-songwriter Chase Rice, whose new album Lambs & Lions was released in November to much acclaim from both fans and critics, last week completed his first ever tour of the UK & Ireland, pla... Read more

MUSIC CITY ROOTS UPROOTS FOR DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE IN 2018!

12/12/2017

A “Roots on the Road” tour of regional venues will build to the grand opening of the new Yee-Haw Brewing Co./ Ole Smoky Moonshine venue in the budding South Six district. Music City Roots, the live musical variety rad... Read more


Previous News Items

CMA AWARD Winners (09/11/2017)

Winners of the 12th Annual BCMA Awards 2017 (25/10/2017)

FIRST PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE 51st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK (18/10/2017)

DAY SPLITS ANNOUNCED + MORGAN EVANS & ASHLEY CAMPBELL CONFIRMED FOR C2C LONDON Tickets on sale Friday 20th October at 10am (16/10/2017)

Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival is back for its sixth year from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018 with another incredible line up that fans can expect from the C2C team. (07/10/2017)

LITTLE BIG TOWN WRAPS UK TOUR WITH SOLD OUT SHOW AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON Grammy Award Winning Entertainers Announced As Headliners For C2C: Country to Country 2018 (06/10/2017)

Marty Stuart on Jools Holland BBC 2 Show (05/10/2017)

GET READY FOR COUNTRY TO COUNTRY 2018 KELSEA BALLERINI ANNOUNCED FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER (04/10/2017)

CITY OF NASHVILLE, NCVC, AND CMA HOLD VIGIL HONORING VICTIMS OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTING (03/10/2017)

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a mass shooting at an open-air country music festival in Las Vegas. (02/10/2017)

‘MISS COUNTRY SOUL’ JEANNIE SEELY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY (17/09/2017)

Americana Music Awards Winners (15/09/2017)

DON WILLIAMS DEAD AT 78 (09/09/2017)

Troy Gentry of Country Duo Montgomery Gentry Dies in Helicopter Crash (09/09/2017)

Jo Dee Messina was recently diagosed with cancer and will soon begin treatment. (07/09/2017)

MIRANDA LAMBERT TOPS THE LIST OF FINALISTS FOR "THE 51st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS, LITTLE BIG TOWN & KEITH URBAN FOLLOW WITH FOUR (04/09/2017)

HURRICANE HARVEY PREVENTS MARK CHESNUTT FROM TRAVELING TO OVERSEAS MUSIC FESTIVAL IN U.K. (02/09/2017)

CHRIS YOUNG INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OLE OPRY Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry member Vince Gill surprises the Grammy-nominated vocalist following a #1 party backstage for the pair’s single “Sober Saturday Night” (30/08/2017)

The Americana Music Association℠ Announces its 16th Annual Honors & Awards Show Performers, Presenters and Members of This Year’s All-Star Band (29/08/2017)

Country Music Week In London brought to you by the people from C2C (18/08/2017)

JOIN DOLLY PARTON, CHARLIE DANIELS, TG SHEPPARD, RONNIE MCDOWELL, JUSTIN MOORE AND MANY OTHERS FOR A RIDE IN LATEST EPISODE OF “THE PICKUP” (18/08/2017)

Get up close and personal to the songwriters behind the songs at the Harvest Café, (16/08/2017)

LONGEST-SERVING CMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JO WALKER-MEADOR DIES (16/08/2017)

By Public demand we are repeating our tribute to Glen Campbell who died this week. (13/08/2017)

BRITISH UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCE LINE-UP FOR THE ANNUAL BOOTLEG BBQ, CELEBRATING THE ABUNDANCE OF FEMALE TALENT WITHIN THE AMERICANA MUSIC COMMUNITY (10/08/2017)

GEORGE STRAIT SET TO HONOR JERRY LEE LEWIS FOR SKYVILLE LIVE TAPING ON AUGUST 24 (10/08/2017)

Fellow artists and friends react to the passing of Glen Campbell: (09/08/2017)

JERRY LEE LEWIS, BOBBY BARE, STEVE WARINER, CHUCK NEGRON, AMBROSIA, MAX T. BARNES, LOGAN MIZE, SCOOTER BROWN BAND AND KALIE SHORR MOURN THE LOSS OF COUNTRY ICON GLEN CAMPBELL (09/08/2017)

Glen Campbell: Statement from Scott Borchetta and the Big Machine Label Group (09/08/2017)

CMR Nashville Tribute to Glen Campbell today at 3pm and 11 pm UK Time (09/08/2017)

LARRY GATLIN REMEMBERS GLEN CAMPBELL ON FOX & FRIENDS (09/08/2017)

British Airways to start non-stop flight from London to Nashville (08/08/2017)

Glen Campbell Has Died (08/08/2017)

A BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE PICKUP CELEBRATES PICKUP AND COMING ARTIST DYLAN SCOTT ON HIS FIRST NO. 1, BIG NEWS FOR KENNY ROGERS, THE CAST OF PURE COUNTRY: PURE HEART AND MORE (07/08/2017)

CHRIS STAPLETON DOMINATES USA COUNTRY ALBUM SALES IN 2017 (28/07/2017)

Singer/songwriter/musician Michael Johnson died at his home in Minneapolis Tuesday (7/25) at age 72, after a long illness. (28/07/2017)

WoodSongs Celebrates 900th Broadcast With Legendary Roger McGuinn (27/07/2017)

Country Music Fans Fill Canada Square Park in London, England for 2017 Nashville Meets London Music Festival (27/07/2017)

CHARLES ESTEN CELEBRATES HISTORY-MAKING MUSIC MILESTONE WITH "ONE SINGLE YEAR" CONCERT (21/07/2017)

MUSIC ICON KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CONCERT IN NASHVILLE CELEBRATING 60-YEAR CAREER “ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER: KENNY ROGERS’ FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION” (18/07/2017)

RASCAL FLATTS' JAY DEMARCUS SET TO PRODUCE ALL SHOOK UP MOVIE (14/07/2017)

Three Days Celebrating The Best In Americana, Country, Roots And More At The Sage, Gateshead 21-23 July (13/07/2017)

From The People Who Brought You Country to Country ... (13/07/2017)

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Wednesday 19th July 2017 Featuring Ben Earle*Crissie Rhodes*Jeff Cohen*Kerri Watt*Nikhil D’Souza (11/07/2017)

THE SHOW THAT MADE COUNTRY MUSIC FAMOUS TO THROW MUSIC-FILLED PARTY IN DIRECT PATH OF HISTORIC TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017 (06/07/2017)

Country Music Week - Mon 2 – Sun 8 October 2017 in iconic London venues (27/06/2017)

RASCAL FLATTS SURPISES SUPERFAN COUPLE AT THEIR WEDDING WITH UNFORGETTABLE SERENADE (27/06/2017)

“NASHVILLE IN CONCERT” DONATES £10,000 TO BRITISH RED CROSS “UK SOLIDARITY FUND” TO HELP PEOPLE AFFECTED BY TERROR ATTACKS IN THE UK (22/06/2017)

Americana Music Association℠ Announces 2017 Honorees (22/06/2017)

2017 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS WITH CAPACITY CROWDS, SOLD OUT NIGHTLY CONCERTS, AND HIGHEST FAN ENGAGEMENT IN 46-YEAR HISTORY OF MUSIC EVENT OF SUMMER (13/06/2017)

NASHVILLE IN CONCERT - Manchester update (10/06/2017)

GRAMMY WINNING KACEY MUSGRAVES JOINS SUPERSTAR HARRY STYLES ON 2018 WORLD TOUR (09/06/2017)

CMR Nashville hosts stage during CMA Fest (04/06/2017)

Nashville Meets London 2017 Music Festival Returns with Highly Anticipated Talent Lineup (25/05/2017)

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS ARE GOING “ON SAFARI” WITH U.K. TOUR IN FALL 2017 (23/05/2017)

FREE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHTLY CONCERTS ANNOUNCED FOR CRACKER BARREL COUNTRY ROADS STAGE AT ASCEND AMPHITHEATER JUNE 8-10 (23/05/2017)

XFINITY FAN FAIR X TO HOST HUNDREDS OF COUNTRY ARTISTS AND CELEBRITIES JUNE 8-11 AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL (19/05/2017)

KEITH URBAN PERFORMS ‘THE FIGHTER’ ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (19/05/2017)

KIP MOORE, DRAKE WHITE and MARTY STUART London shows announced (16/05/2017)

KELSEA BALLERINI STUNS LONDON FANS IN SOLD OUT CONCERT DEBUT (16/05/2017)

Americana Music Association℠ Announces its 2017 Honors & Awards Nominees (10/05/2017)

Country Duo American Young Set to Headline European Tour this Summer Tour Commences June 24th in Switzerland (03/05/2017)

Charley Pride Makes Triumphant Return With Upcoming Album ‘Music In My Heart’ Set for Release July 7 (28/04/2017)

SaraBeth Returns to the UK for the Eighth Time (28/04/2017)

Lisa McHugh is back on the road again !! (26/04/2017)

BRENT COBB - UK HEADLINE TOUR IN MAY PLUS FESTIVAL DATES (26/04/2017)

The State of Missouri Honors Country Legend Leroy Van Dyke With the Newly Unveiled Leroy Van Dyke Highway Sign (25/04/2017)

PLAY IT AGAIN! GEORGE STRAIT EXTENDS 2 NIGHTS OF NUMBER 1’s TO JULY 28 AND 29 (25/04/2017)

SINGER SONGWRITER FRANKIE BALLARD 2017 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED (21/04/2017)

KELSEA BALLERINI AND THOMAS RHETT TO HOST “CMA FEST 2017” SPECIAL AIRING THIS SUMMER ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK (20/04/2017)

Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook of Alabama revealed his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease today (4/11). (12/04/2017)

The Country Network Selected As Double Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards (12/04/2017)

PATSY CLINE’S DAUGHTER JULIE FUDGE TO GREET FANS AT PATSY CLINE MUSEUM OPENING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (06/04/2017)

CHRIS STAPLETON’S FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 OUT MAY 5 AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR (06/04/2017)

Country Hall Adds Three: (05/04/2017)

CMA ANNOUNCES 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS (04/04/2017)

RODNEY CROWELL, BUDDY MILLER, JAKE OWEN, AARON LEWIS, TANYA TUCKER & CHRIS JANSON JOIN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING MERLE HAGGARD SING ME BACK HOME: THE MUSIC OF MERLE HAGGARD AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTO (04/04/2017)

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards winners and nominees, honoring the best in country music from the past year. (03/04/2017)

STRIKING MATCHES INTIMATE ACOUSTIC TOUR ANNOUNCED (01/04/2017)

Harvest Country Music Festival 2017 2 Festivals – 1 Weekend Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August Enniskillen & Westport (01/04/2017)

DON MCLEAN'S "AMERICAN PIE" ADDED TO NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (30/03/2017)

Underwood To UMG: 19/Arista's Carrie Underwood has departed the label for a worldwide deal with Universal Music Group, specifically Capitol/Nashville. (28/03/2017)

MADAME TUSSAUDS NASHVILLE JOINS CELEBRATION OF PATSY CLINE MUSEUM OPENING WITH DEBUT OF ITS PATSY CLINE FIGURE The Wax Figure Will Be Featured at Patsy Cline Museum Through April 9 (28/03/2017)

MUSIC ICON WAYLON JENNINGS CELEBRATED IN NEW STAR-STUDDED LIVE CONERT FILM AND RECORDING (22/03/2017)

MAREN MORRIS BRINGS THE HERO TOUR 2017 TO UK/IRELAND THIS WINTER. US SENSATION WILL PLAY LONDON’S O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE IN NOVEMBER (13/03/2017)

C2C WILL RETURN FOR A SIXTH YEAR IN 2018! (13/03/2017)

KIEFER SUTHERLAND EXTENDS 'NOT ENOUGH WHISKEY 2017 TOUR,' (13/03/2017)

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK *Monday 2 – Sunday 8 October 2017* In iconic venues across London (10/03/2017)

Australian Country Music Festival, CMC Rocks Queensland, Sells Out 10th Anniversary Event Record Numbers To Attend 2017 Event (07/03/2017)

Grand Ole Opry Recognizes Travis Tritt on 25th Anniversary of Becoming Opry Member (03/03/2017)

MARTY STUART TO HOST UK PREMIERE OF ‘BORN IN BRISTOL’ DOCUMENTARY AT C2C FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY 12th MARCH 54-Minute Film Tells the Untold Story of the Birth of Country Music (03/03/2017)

UK’s most successful Country act, The Shires, do the double! 2 GOLD ALBUMS IN 12 MONTHS Hit second album ‘My Universe’ certified Gold alongside debut ‘Brave’ (01/03/2017)

LITTLE BIG TOWN MAKE HISTORY WITH SOLD OUT “LITTLE BIG TOWN AT THE MOTHER CHURCH” RYMAN RESIDENCY SHOWS (27/02/2017)

WARD THOMAS TO OPEN C2C 2017 CHART TOPPING UK COUNTRY DUO WILL PERFORM A SPECIAL SET AT 4PM ON FRIDAY MARCH 10 ON THE BBC RADIO 2 COUNTRY STAGE (27/02/2017)

MADDIE & TAE ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR AUGUST 2017 DEBUT ALBUM ‘START HERE’ (DOT RECORDS) OUT NOW (21/02/2017)

Capitol's Keith Urban leads nominees for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, which air April 2 from Las Vegas on CBS-TV. (16/02/2017)

FRANKIE BALLARD 2017 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED (15/02/2017)

C2C RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR IN 2017! Featuring .... (15/02/2017)

REBA MCENTIRE DELIVERS PRAISE-WORTHY NEW MUSIC WITH NO.1 DEBUT ACROSS COUNTRY & CHRISTIAN CHARTS SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE Featuring “Back To God,” Out Now (14/02/2017)

The Time Jumpers Score First Grammy Award Spivey, Sears and Franklin Inducted into Fiddler Hall of Fame (14/02/2017)