Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Sarah Darling gets a big endorsement from Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Kip Moore needs someone to bring him up to speed on pop culture, Keith Urban hangs out with a country legend, Brett Eldrege checks in from Blake Shelton’s [...] Read More

Gene Watson Recreates His Classics Note-for-Note on The Best of the Best

By Robert K. Oermann © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Honky-tonk legend Gene Watson is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a recording artist with a flurry of activity that has made him gladly busy. “He’s extremely happy right now,” reported his manager, John Lytle, President, Lytle Management Group. “He [...] Read More

Marty Stuart Shares His Minnie Pearl Moment

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is celebrating 25 years of service and Minnie Pearl’s 100th birthday and part of that celebration is the ‘Minnie Moments’ campaign. The campaign features stories from clients, survivors and caregivers who have used MPCF’s services as well as memories from celebrities and fans of Minnie Pearl. Marty Stuart recently recorded [...] Read More

Garth Brooks, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and Connie Smith Join Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Association announced today that Garth Brooks, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, and Connie Smith will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Smith will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Robbins will be inducted in the [...] Read More

Songwriter Liz Anderson Dies at 80

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of songwriter Liz Anderson, mother of “Rose Garden” singer Lynn Anderson. Liz passed away October 31 at the age of 80 from complications of heart and lung disease. Liz and her husband Casey were successful songwriters, with Merle Haggard’s “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” and [...] Read More