Meet Scotty McCreery at Opry Originals in Nashville December 7

Scotty McCreery will perform on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, December 7. He’ll then head down the street to meet fans and sign copies of his new album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery, at Opry Originals from 9:30-10:30 p.m. To meet Scotty, an autograph voucher is required and will be available [...] Read More

Marty Stuart Celebrates 20 Years as Grand Ole Opry Member

Marty Stuart will celebrate his 20th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, December 8. He will be honored during a one-hour segment on each of the night’s two shows with performances by his wife and fellow Opry member Connie Smith, Charley Pride, Old Crow Medicine Show, and songwriter Brandy Clark. [...] Read More

Darius Rucker Says Hootie & The Blowfish Will Record Again

Darius Rucker has established himself as a successful solo artist in the country music genre, but he is still part of Hootie & The Blowfish. Darius tells Billboard that while making country music is his priority, the band isn’t quite done yet. “There’s one more Hootie record and tour that we’re going to do,” he [...] Read More

Ernest Tubb Record Shops Mark 65th Anniversary During CMA Music Festival

By Bob Doerschuk © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. It was a typical afternoon in March at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Downtown Nashville. Browsers thumbed through CDs and vinyl rarities, arranged neatly in the middle of the room. Books lined the east and west walls — biographies, [...] Read More

Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 10th Annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam has been announced. Joining Marty this year will be Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and other surprise guests. The Late Night Jam has become known as the unofficial kick-off of the CMA Music Festival and tickets this [...] Read More