Alan Jackson Awarded for Taking His Music Abroad

Country stars are waiting anxiously for the winners of Sunday’s ACM Awards to be announced, but Alan Jackson has already picked up an off camera award. He was named the recipient of the ACM’s Jim Reeves International Award, which is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum to Open Bakersfield Sound Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest exhibit will tell the stories of the stars, sidemen and songwriters who created a whole new sound in country music in mid-20th century America. The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, will open March 23 and run through December 31, 2013. Narrated by [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame to Open Bakersfield Sound Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open their new exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, on March 24, 2012 for a nearly two-year run. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, the exhibit explores the roots, heyday and impact of the Bakersfield sound, the loud, stripped-down and radio-ready music Buck [...] Read More

Vince Gill, Zac Brown to Play All for the Hall Fundraiser in Los Angeles

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s ‘All for the Hall’ fundraiser will return to Los Angeles for the third straight year on Tuesday, September 13. Held at Club Nokia, the event will again follow a “guitar pull” format with performances and stories by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou [...] Read More

Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky Dies at 85

Country Music Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky has passed away at his daughter’s home, reports The Tennessean. He was 85 and suffered from congestive heart failure. Ferlin was known as a pioneer of the pop-leaning Nashville Sound Era. His classic singles “Gone” and “Wings Of A Dove” both topped country charts for 10 weeks and [...] Read More