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Don Everly, half of the Country Music Hall of Fame duo The Everly Brothers, passed away today (8/21) at the age of 84.

Born Isaac Donald Everly on Feb. 1, 1937 in Brownie, KY, Everly first sang with his late brother Phil and mother and father, Ike and Margaret, as The Everly Family in the 1940s. As a duo, the brothers first gained attention from Nashville musicians while still attending an area high school and began writing and recording their own music in 1956. The following year, “Bye Bye Love,” written by fellow […]

todayAugust 22, 2021

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Country Music Legend Tom T Hall Dies

TOM T. HALL, RENOWNED SONGWRITER, ENTERTAINER AND COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBER, PASSES AWAY AT 85 Tom T. Hall, one of Country Music’s most renowned songwriters, singers and entertainers, passed away today, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. He was 85. A seven-time CMA Awards nominee, Hall was dubbed “The Storyteller” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Tex Ritter for writing songs distinguished by their narrative quality, their rich detail and their keen insight into the beauty of everyday life. His […]

todayAugust 21, 2021

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Grammy-winning folk/country artist Nanci Griffith dies at 68

The singer-songwriter known for songs such as Love at the Five and Dime and From a Distance has died with a cause unknown Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer known for her literary songwriting, has died at age 68. Her management confirmed her death in a statement on Friday afternoon, but did not specify a cause. “It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week […]

todayAugust 17, 2021

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THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES EDDIE BAYERS, RAY CHARLES, PETE DRAKE AND THE JUDDS AS THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021

ASHVILLE – The Country Music Association held a virtual announcement this morning to reveal the 2021 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame – Eddie Bayers, Ray Charles, Pete Drake and The Judds. Bayers and Drake tied and will both be inducted in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” category, which is awarded every third year in rotation with the “Non-Performer” and “Songwriter” categories. Charles will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category and The Judds will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire delivered […]

todayAugust 16, 2021

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Grammys 2021: The Country Music Winners

From Best Country Album to Best American Roots Performance, the complete country and Americana rundown Awards in the Americana and country music categories were handed out during the 63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on Sunday afternoon with John Prine winning a pair of posthumous Grammys for his song “I Remember Everything.” Written with Pat McLaughlin, “I Remember Everything” was named Best American Roots Songs and Best American Roots Performance. It is the final song […]

todayMarch 15, 2021

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CMA FEST 2021: AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021. We know our fans near and far have hoped that the festival could safely return this summer, and while we are encouraged to see COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we still face several challenges that prevent us from bringing our fans around the world the CMA Fest experience they have come to […]

todayMarch 2, 2021

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