Ray Price Dead at 87

Great American Country extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price, who died today at the age of 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Family spokesman Bill Mack, a Texas Country Music Hall of Fame disc jockey, released this [...] Read More

Earl Scruggs’ Banjo Added to Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Precious Jewels Display

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that Earl Scruggs’ Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo will become a part of their Precious Jewels display. The banjo was Earl’s primary instrument and has never before been exhibited. It will go on display July 12. The “Precious Jewels” display — located on the third floor [...] Read More

Willie Nelson Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Berklee College of Music

Willie Nelson received an honorary Doctor of Music degree during the Berklee College of Music’s 2013 commencement on May 11. Berklee president Roger H. Brown presented the degree to Willie as well as fellow honorees Carole King and Annie Lennox.There were more than 1,050 graduates from 60 countries and 4,000 guests in attendance. Kris Kristofferson, [...] 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

Top 20 Songs About Honky Tonks

If you’re a country music fan, chances are you’ve found yourself at a Honky Tonk (like Rock A Billy’s in the photo above). Neon lights, jukeboxes, a live band and a bartender serving up whatever you want are essential — and it’s the music that makes the Honky Tonk experience complete. We searched high and [...] Read More