country music hall of fame
The longtime Grand Ole Opry Star and Country Music Hall of Fame member died today (Jan. 2) after suffering a stroke.
The country superstar is taking his 25th anniversary celebration on the road next year. See dates and cities on Jackson’s 2015 Keepin’ It Country Tour.
“Country music is America’s music,” Carrie Underwood said, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is “the pride of Nashville.”
“I thought it’ll be a cool, intimate evening on a large scale for people to learn something about songs they love,” Urban told Radio.com about tonight’s concert, which benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“Hits come and go but the Hall of Fame is forever. There’s only 130 people in there. That’s pretty rare air,” Kenny Rogers told Radio.com.
“I’ve wanted to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame for as long as I can remember,” Ronnie Milsap said. “I did not get to Nashville until I was 30. I’ve often thought if I got here earlier things would have turned out different. You just never know.”
The theme of this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit is Songtellers (A LARGE Intimate Evening), and participants include Urban, Vince Gill, Reba, Kacey Musgraves, Brantley Gilbert and Ronnie Milsap. See the full list of performers.
The 45th anniversary edition of Haggard’s classic live album “Okie from Muskogee” hits stores tomorrow. Here an exclusive preview right now of “Today I Started Loving You Again,” one of his most classic ballads.
The fourth annual festival, which celebrates the life and work of the Man in Black, will be held this August in Jonesboro, Ark., with proceeds to benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project.
“Ray Price left for heaven at 4:43 p.m. Central Time. He went in perfect peace. Janie and the family so grateful for your prayers,” family spokesperson Bill Mack said.
“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”
The best-selling country star, ‘Bakersfield’ champion and Time Jumpers bandmember is the latest musical legend to earn the Career Achievement Award from Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.
“Country music is really the white man’s rhythm and blues. It’s where all the pain is. Once you get to country you can’t go back because there’s no other music that’s that honest.”
The legendary Nashville producer and songwriter worked with icons from Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash to Don Williams, Charley Pride, and Waylon Jennings. “The outlaws were folks I could relate to.”
Talk about wishing we were there — take a look at the artists on the roster at Tuesday night’s We’re All For The Hall benefit concert in Nashville, and see if you don’t agree it was nothing short of impressive.
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare, and ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement will be the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the genre’s highest honor.