Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 40 Years at the Opry House

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday, March 15. The night included performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Bill Anderson, Clint Black, Connie Smith, Josh Turner and more. The Opry House’s 40th Anniversary celebration leads into next year’s mark of 90 [...] Read More

Old Crow Medicine Show & Holly Williams Added to MerleFest

Old Crow Medicine Show and Holly Williams have been added to MerleFest 2014, set for April 24-27 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of the late American music legend Doc Watson, MerleFest is a celebration of “traditional plus” [...] Read More

Handwritten Lyrics for “Red Solo Cup,” “Cruise,” “The Gambler” & More Up for Auction

Handwritten song lyrics for hit songs like “Cruise,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “The Gambler” are up for auction on eBay to benefit the Center for Contemplative Justice (CCJ) Ecuador, in San Eduardo, Ecuador. The song lyrics are written by the songwriter, signed by at least one of the song’s writers and are framed. “After [...] Read More

Old Crow Medicine Show Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

Modern-day string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry last night by Opry members Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart. Among the award-winning group’s first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated [...] Read More

Performers & Presenters Announced for Americana Honors & Awards Show

The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has revealed the full list of performers and presenters for the 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring a house band led by Buddy Miller, the show is set for Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The program  will air live on [...] Read More