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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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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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Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce And Lee Brice Are Early CMA Awards Winners

Winners in two categories for TONIGHT’s (11/11) "The 54th Annual CMA Awards” were announced this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning AMERICA.” MIRANDA LAMBERT was revealed as the winner in the Music Video of the Year category for “Bluebird,” sharing the prize with director TREY FANJOY. CARLY PEARCE and LEE BRICE won the Musical Event of the Year category for their chart-topping duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” sharing that win […]

todayNovember 11, 2020

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HOSTS REBA McENTIRE & DARIUS RUCKER,  ALONG WITH GABBY BARRETT, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LADY A, MIRANDA LAMBERT, ASHLEY McBRYDE, MAREN MORRIS, CHARLIE PUTH, RASCAL FLATTS, THOMAS RHETT, HILLARY SCOTT AND CHRIS TOMLIN TO PERFORM AT “THE 54TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” All-Star Evening Will Bring Country Music’s Biggest Stars Together Safely, In One Room, For The First Time This Year   “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™,   Will Broadcast From Nashville’s Music City Center   NASHVILLE— […]

todayOctober 29, 2020

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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