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ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY FRIENDS REFLECT ON PASSING OF CHARLEY PRIDE

"My friendship with Charley goes back to his very first tour with Willie Nelson that I was privileged to be a part of also. As big as his voice was, his personality was even bigger... and his heart was even bigger than that. He loved jokes, loved stories, loved to laugh.... and loved us. I will miss all of this. He’s leaving us some wonderful memories. My heart goes out […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Country Music Pioneer Charley Pride

"My friend Charley Pride passed away today. He was a man I very much admired because he took the road less traveled by becoming not just a country singer but a driving force in county music. More than 50 of his songs have been in the top 10 AND his music has hit #1 30 times. I wanted Charley to be recognized by the Kennedy Center because as a black […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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COUNTRY MUSIC STARS REMEMBER CHARLEY PRIDE

Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2020) — The country music community is mourning the loss of the legendary Charley Pride. The influential music icon passed away yesterday, December 12, due to complications of COVID-19. He was 86. “Charley has been a longtime friend and over the years I have always enjoyed laughing and exchanging jokes with him. We will miss you.” -Jeff Cook /  ALABAMA (Country Music Hall of Fame member) […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND CHARLEY PRIDE DIES AT AGE 86

Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86.   DALLAS, Texas. — Charley Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86. Born a sharecropper’s son in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Pride emerged […]

todayDecember 13, 2020

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AMERICANAFEST UK UNVEILS FULL LIST OF STAR PERFORMERS FOR THE FIRST ONLINE EDITION OF THE SHOWCASE FESTIVAL AND AWARDS CEREMONY

PLUS SPECIAL JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE SHOW   50/50 GENDER BALANCE ACHIEVED FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNING WITH PERFORMERS INCLUDING LARKIN POE, KATIE PRUITT, JASON ISBELL (AND THE 400 UNIT), THE WAR & TREATY, JOSHUA BURNSIDE AND COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS   ELVIS COSTELLO, STEVE EARLE, GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS, EMILY BARKER, MARY GAUTHIER, AMERICAN AQUARIUM, PLUS AN INCREDIBLE LINE-UP OF NOMINEES DUE TO PERFORM AT THE AWARDS SHOW   WRISTBANDS […]

todayDecember 11, 2020

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Nominees for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards country categories are:

Best Country Solo Performance Eric Church "Stick That In Your Country Song" Brandy Clark "Who You Thought I Was" Vince Gill "When My Amy Prays" Mickey Guyton "Black Like Me" Miranda Lambert "Bluebird" Best Country Duo/group Performance Brothers Osborne "All Night" Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber "10,000 Hours" Lady A "Ocean" Little Big Town "Sugar Coat" Old Dominion "Some People Do" Best Country Song "Bluebird" Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby […]

todayNovember 25, 2020

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Country Singer and Songwriter Hal Ketchum Has Died

Beloved and accomplished singer, songwriter, and performer Hal Ketchum has died due to complications from Dementia. He passed away Monday evening, November 23rd according to his wife Andrea. “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia,” she said. “May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace.” Hal Ketchum was 67 years old. Originally from Greenwich, New York where […]

todayNovember 24, 2020

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UK Americana Awards 2021: Special Award Recipients and Nominations

SPECIAL AWARDS: International Trailblazer Award: Steve Earle Trailblazer Award: Christine McVie Lifetime Achievement Award: Elvis Costello International Lifetime Achievement Award: Mavis Staples Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award: Demi Marriner & Robbie Cavanagh Grassroots Award: Music Venue Trust  – Mark Davyd and Beverley Whitrick Songwriters Legacy Award: John Prine   NOMINATIONS: Instrumentalist Of The Year: Anna Corcoran, Lukas Drinkwater, Martin Harley, Michele Stodart UK Artist Of The Year: Emily Barker, Laura Marling, Robert Vincent, […]

todayNovember 19, 2020

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“THE 54TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE IN COUNTRY MUSIC IN AN EVENING FILLED WITH BIG WINS, RIVETING PERFORMANCES AND TOUCHING TRIBUTES

NASHVILLE—In a year like no other, “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” brought the Country Music community together, live, for the first time in months to celebrate the very best in the genre. In a night filled with riveting performances, heartfelt speeches and emotional tributes, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ proved, once again, that even in the toughest of times, the heart of Country remains true. Eric Church, performing "Hell of a […]

todayNovember 12, 2020

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