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Billy Joe Shaver, the Texas singer-songwriter who was a key player in the Outlaw Country movement, died this morning, October 28, 2020, following an illness.

Shaver’s songs are better known than he was. The author of such acclaimed country tunes as “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” “I’ve Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Ride Me Down Easy,” Shaver had his songs covered by the likes of Johnny Cash, the Allman Brothers, and Elvis Presley. He was honored with the first Americana Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting in 2002, and was […]

todayOctober 28, 2020

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Country Music Legend Charley Pride To Receive The 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award At “The 54th Annual Cma Awards”

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has revealed its 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient—trailblazing Country Music star Charley Pride. Pride will accept the honor during “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” broadcasting live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks. “Charley Pride is the epitome of a trailblazer,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Few other artists have grown Country Music’s rich heritage and led to […]

todayOctober 22, 2020

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Loretta Lynn Statue Added To Ryman Auditorium’s Icon Walk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium unveiled the latest addition to its Icon Walk this morning with a statue honoring American music icon Loretta Lynn. The detailed bronze likeness was added to the permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds ensuring the profound musical innovator and country music trailblazer will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville. A groundbreaking singer, songwriter and performer, Loretta Lynn is an archetype of American music, a singular artist […]

todayOctober 21, 2020

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Reba Mcentire And Darius Rucker Set To Host “The 54th Annual Cma Awards”

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has revealed that Country Music superstars and previous CMA Awards winners Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville and will feature the biggest artists and performances in Country Music. McEntire and Rucker came together to announce the news live this morning on ABC’s “Good […]

todayOctober 21, 2020

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