Tom T. Hall to Be Honored as BMI Icon

Music Row reports BMI will honor the legendary songwriter Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at their 60th annual Country Awards. The ceremony will be held October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters who have had a ‘unique and indelible influence on [...] Read More

Opry Country Classics Returns with Charley Pride, Lorrie Morgan

Opry Country Classics returns to the Ryman Auditorium for a four-week run beginning October 6. Each show will feature a Spotlight Artist performing several of their biggest hits plus more favorite artists. The fall’s season Spotlight Artists together have 100 Top 10 hits, have won more than 100 industry awards and sold millions of albums. [...] Read More

Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride: CMA Nominations Trivia

When Miranda Lambert set a record for female acts by picking up nine awards nominations this week from the Country Music Association, no one was more surprised than her. But that wasn’t the only shock-a-roonie of the two-day nominations announcement. Lady Antebellum achieved something that’s never been done before, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry each accomplished something that’s probably been done only once. And Miranda did something that’s only happened twice. Here’s a bevy of CMA trivia that you may not have seen anywhere else: Read More

Tammy Wynette Exhibit Shadowed by Husband’s Death

The Country Music Hall of Fame will open a new exhibit Friday that honors one of the legends of the genre, though it’s clouded by the death of her former husband. Tammy Wynette: First Lady Of Country Music, Presented By Great American Country Television Network is loaded with memorabilia celebrating the singer, who died in 1998 just months before her induction into the Hall of Fame. But when the exhibit opens, it won’t be seen by her last husband, George Richey, who died earlier this summer. The death was not made public, though Music Row magazine reported George has already been laid to rest near Tammy in Nashville’s Woodlawn Cross Mausoleum. Read More