Music Community Comes Together to Help Kevin Sharp

The country music community is coming together to help fellow artist and motivational speaker Kevin Sharp, reports MusicRow. For the last 22 years, Kevin has worked with Make A Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Jason’s Dreams for Kids Foundation and more. But in 2011, an infection in his leg left him with [...] 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

Hit Songwriters Sing for Nashville Flood Benefit

Several Hall of Fame songwriters have been tapped to join together for ‘Songwriters Sing for Nashville,’ an inaugural event to be held at Nashville’s newest outdoor concert venue, The Woods at Fontanel. Presented by The Woods at Fontanel, Anchor Trailways and Tours and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, funds raised from the concert will [...] Read More

Marty Stuart Shakes Up Ghosts

It’s a small, old-timey spot on Music Row, a boxey building that’s easily overlooked if you’re just driving by. But there’s a treasure trove of history at RCA Studio B in Nashville, and Marty Stuart used the joint on Wednesday to preview his Ghost Train album for a select group of media. Studio B practically rings with history. The Everly Brothers, Skeeter Davis, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley all recorded there. Marty’s first session, in October 1972, took place in the studio when he was a 13-year-old member of Lester Flatt’s band. And Marty’s wife, Connie Smith — who was among the guests Wednesday — recorded her first hit in the same place in 1964. Marty stood in the back of the room — in the same general area where Elvis stood when he recorded “It’s Now Or Never” and “A Big Hunk O’ Love” — as he previewed the new CD, which required Marty to give a little extra effort to get the facility sounding right. Read More