Jason Aldean, Guy Clark, Blake Shelton & More Announced as ACM Awards Off-Camera Winners

Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, due to time constraints. The ceremony will be telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed [...] Read More

50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

Dixie Chicks Replace Lady Antebellum at Craven Country Jamboree

The Dixie Chicks will replace Lady Antebellum as the Saturday headlining act for the 2013 Craven Country Jamboree. Lady A canceled a number of their summer dates after Hillary Scott announced her pregnancy. “We are extremely excited that we can offer a taste of country music royalty to the Craven Country Jamboree,” Kim Blevins, director [...] Read More

Nashville’s Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Actors Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio will make their Grand Ole Opry debut November 17 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Clare and Sam play the characters of Scarlett O’Connor and Gunnar Scott on ABC’s Nashville. The pair have two songs on the official Nashville soundtrack set for release on December 11 by Big Machine Records. Fellow [...] Read More

Tom T. Hall to Be Honored as BMI Icon

Music Row reports BMI will honor the legendary songwriter Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at their 60th annual Country Awards. The ceremony will be held October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters who have had a ‘unique and indelible influence on [...] Read More