Final Lineup For George Jones Tribute Show Announced

George Jones will be honored with an all-star tribute concert dubbed “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW” in Nashville on November 22, the date that he was originally set to perform the final show of his storied career. George passed away in April at the age of 81, but his contributions to country music will [...] Read More

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

Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt & More Added to George Jones’ Final Nashville Show

George Jones’ final Nashville concert, set for November 22 at Bridgestone Arena, is officially sold out and the lineup keeps getting bigger. Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown are the latest additions to concert lineup. Additionally, Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy [...] 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

R.O.P.E. International to Host “Breakfast with the Stars” June 6

R.O.P.E. International will hold a new event during this year’s CMA Music Festival. “Breakfast with the Stars” will take place June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Nashville at The New Nashville Nitelife, a venue formerly known as Stardust Theatre. Some of the many stars scheduled to appear are Exile, Mel Tillis, Jean [...] Read More