Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Celebrates 25 Years & Minnie Pearl’s 100th Birthday

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is celebrating 25 years of service and Minnie Pearl’s 100th birthday with the launch of the ‘Minnie Moments’ campaign. The campaign will feature stories from clients, survivors and caregivers who have used MPCF’s services as well as memories from celebrities and fans of Minnie Pearl. Fans are invited to share [...] Read More

Mel Tillis Awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama

Mel Tillis has received the National Medal of Arts, presented to him Feb. 13 by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Also honored were actor Al Pacino, artist Will Barnett, author Rita Dove, curator, collector and arts patron Emily Rauth Pulitzer, sculptor Martin Puryear, pianist André Watts, and the United Service Organization. “I’ve [...] Read More

Ryman Auditorium to Replace Stage

MusicRow.com reports the Ryman Auditorium will be replacing its stage for the first time since 1951. Plans for the new stage include an 18-inch section cut from the existing stage running across the front to honor the historical significance of past performances, similar to the famous circle of the same Ryman stage wood that resides [...] Read More

GAC Trivia Time: Halloween

The last day of October is more than just an excuse to put on a funny costume. As it turns out, the date has been quite an important one for country music. Here’s a list of some notable events that happened on Halloween, courtesy of RolandNote.com, the ultimate country music database! For more country music [...] Read More

Blake Shelton Guides Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry

Fans touring the Grand Ole Opry will now have Opry member Blake Shelton along as a video guide. While a tour guide will be accompanying visitors during their look behind the scenes of the Opry, Blake will join the group via video at the Opry’s backstage entrance, in Studio A and in the Opry Green [...] Read More