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CMT to Honor the Legendary Randy Travis With “Artist of a Lifetime” Award

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CMT to honor the legendary Randy Travis with “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by The Raam Truck Brand at the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” celebration. 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” airing LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c continue reading The post CMT to Honor the Legendary Randy Travis With “Artist of a Lifetime” ...

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Amazon Music Celebrates Country Music Month

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Amazon Music Celebrates Country Music Month With New Music and Livestreaming Events Featuring Reba McEntire, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Reyna Roberts, and More Walker Hayes and Carin Leon collaborate on a brand-new Amazon Original song, out today on Amazon Music New data reveals Country Heat, the global country music brand for Amazon Music, has surpassed 13 billion streams in ...

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Alan Jackson Reveals Degenerative Nerve Condition During ‘Today’ Interview

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Alan Jackson revealed in an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning that he is battling a degenerative nerve condition known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. The hereditary condition, which he was diagnosed with a decade ago but kept private, affects his ability to walk and keep his balance. JACKSON, who is 62, said his grandmother, father and oldest sister also ...

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Mandy Barnett Invited To Join The Grand Ole Opry

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Mandy Barnett, one of the most heralded voices in music and a favorite of Grand Ole Opry fans, was surprised on her birthday last night with an invitation to become an official Opry member. Barnett has appeared on the Opry more than 500 times over the course of nearly 30 years. Opry member Connie Smith joined Barnett on stage to ...

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New Documentary On Gay Women In Country And Southern Music To Screen At Nashville Film Festival

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OUTHAUS FILMS’ T.J PARSELL and BILL BRIMM’s newest documentary project, “Invisible,” is set to premiere on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th at the 52nd NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL at 7p (CT).  The film is focused around gay women in the Country and Southern music industries and their strides to make an impact on male-dominated fields and present transgender and lesbian representation in a ...

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Ashley McBryde Shares Details Of Head Injury Sustained In Horseback Riding Accident; Cancels More Shows

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After postponing an initial two dates on her “This Town Talks Tour” as a result of a horseback riding accident in MONTANA last week, WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE artist ASHLEY McBRYDE has now shared both the details of the accident and the severity of her resulting concussion, while canceling two more shows over the weekend. continue reading The post Ashley McBryde ...

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New Music from Natalie Hemby – “Pinwheel”

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Natalie Hemby’s success spans two GRAMMY awards, eight No. 1 singles and much more, and on her new song “Pinwheel,” out today (9.24), she reveals that sudden success, even when outside the public eye, is not always easy to handle.Listen to “Pinwheel,” here:found.ee/NHPinwheelYT continue reading The post New Music from Natalie Hemby – “Pinwheel” appeared first on Country Music News ...

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How The Tiger King Brought 90’s Country BACK Into the Mainstream Spotlight

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Follow along as WhiskeyChick explores how we went full-circle from snap-clap pop country back to the neon dance hall tracks of the 90’s through a little bit of algorithmic shenanigans. Could a giggle and a gag have accidentally launched a revival? It’s a funny thing how we all thought that when the AI robots take over it would be some ...

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Inaugural Born & Raised Music Festival Successfully Starts a New Red Dirt Family Tradition

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It’s been a long couple years where we’ve all been separated from each other, and live shows have been few and far between. Artists who normally tour the same circuits and run into each other all across the country have been instead staying home working on albums and performing livestreams to get us through this big shutdown. The feelings of ...

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2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” to honor Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c

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CMT today revealed it will honor Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs as the premier country artists celebrated at 2021 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” special LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 9p/8c. These five “Artists of the Year” collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music, leading across all CMT platforms, scoring chart-topping albums and singles, while simultaneously ...

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The Americana Music Association Announces Its 2021 Honors & Awards Show Performers

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The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION (AMA)’s 20th Annual AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS show takes place on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. The recently-announced performers include BRANDI CARLILE, CHARLEY CROCKETT, STEVE EARLE, FISK JUBILEE SINGERS, THE HIGHWOMEN, JASON ISBELL, SARAH JAROSZ, VALERIE JUNE, AMYTHYST KIAH, THE MAVERICKS, KEB’ MO’, MARGO PRICE, ALLISON RUSSELL and CARLA THOMAS. continue reading ...

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Mark Chesnutt Recovers From COVID-19 And Back Surgery; Will Return To The Road In October

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Country artist MARK CHESNUTT has recovered from COVID-19, a diagnosis which came at the heels of his back surgery in JULY. According to CHESNUTT’s FACEBOOK post, he is set to resume touring on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st in YOUNGSVILLE, LA. “I had a great check up with the doctor TODAY, and he is telling me based on my recovery that I ...

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