Songs from Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection. Among the country inductees are “Act Naturally” by Buck Owens, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” by W.H. Stepp, Foggy Mountain Banjo by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys and “The Titanic” by Ernest V. ‘Pop’ Stoneman. This round of inductees [...] Read More

Thompson Square, Randy Houser to Perform at ‘A Concert for Cystic Fibrosis’

The Broken Bow Label Group has announced ‘A Concert for Cystic Fibrosis, presented by SiriusXM The Highway.’ Hosted by The Highway on-air personality Buzz Brainard, the event will feature performances by Thompson Square, Randy Houser, Parmalee and Kristy Lee Cook. The show will take place on June 7 at The Wildhorse Saloon during CMA Music [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Honored By Songwriting Agency

Twenty years after he first made waves in country music, Alan Jackson added an unexpected trophy Wednesday to what’s become a significant haul of riches. He was recognized with the ASCAP Founders Award, given by a major songwriting agency to reward a lifetime of creative work. It’s a rare honor. Only a smattering of people have received it, and the previous winners are definitely major talents — Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson and Emmylou Harris, among them. Alan found out only recently that he’d be added to the Founders history. Read More

“Blake Shelton Live” Debuts On GAC

When Blake Shelton determined it was time to do his first-ever concert television special, he decided to do it in a big way. So he found an indoor stadium, brought in a special guest and worked up a 90-minute blast that debuts Sept. 8 on GAC, Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight. Blake took over Evansville’s Roberts Stadium, the biggest facility he’s headlined to date, and filled most of the set list with hits, modeling his effort after an icon who grew up in the same homestate. Read More