Toby Keith & Friends Raise $664,000 for OK Kids Korral

Toby Keith has always been willing to help sick children and their families. Last weekend, his 9th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised $664,000, outperforming the 2011 total ($650,000) and bringing the OK Kids Korral one step closer to reality. Or rather, one shovelful closer. The event kicked off in Oklahoma City with [...] Read More

Grand Ole Opry Kicks Off CMA Music Festival with Carrie Underwood & Easton Corbin

The Grand Ole Opry will host five star-packed shows during CMA Music Festival, including the Opry Plaza Party, a free Music Fest kick-off event. The Opry will also hold a benefit guitar auction, autograph signings and more during CMA Music Festival, which takes place June 7-10 in Nashville. The Opry fun will begin Tuesday, June [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Jana Kramer

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Jana Kramer By Bob Doerschuk © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Jana Kramer insists she has a Michigan accent, especially when she says “Oh, geez!” True, she does hail from Rochester Hills, north of the Motor City. But when she sings country, she sounds like someone [...] Read More

Dave Stewart to Release Album & Documentary Featuring Martina McBride & Alison Krauss

Songwriter, guitarist and one half of the chart topping ’80s duo the Eurythmics Dave Stewart will debut his documentary, The Blackbird Diaries and The Ringmaster General, in Nashville. The film features appearances from Martina McBride, Alison Krauss and The Secret Sisters among others. The project captures the time spent recording his albums The Blackbird Diaries [...] Read More

Folk Artist & Guitarist Doc Watson Dies At 89

Legendary folk artist Doc Watson died Tuesday in Winston-Salem at the age of 89, reports the New York Times. Doc passed away in the hospital after a recent abdominal surgery. According to the Associated Press, Doc was hospitalized on Thursday after falling at his home in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Doc came into the national [...] Read More