Country Stars Honor Merle Haggard with Tribute Album; ACM to Give Haggard Crystal Milestone Award

Broken Bow Records will release Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard on April 1. The project will include many of Merle Haggard’s biggest hits, recorded by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and [...] Read More

Keith Urban & Rascal Flatts to Headline ACM Party for a Cause Festival

Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts will headline the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, set for Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s new shopping, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The event is part of The [...] Read More

CMA Close Up New Artist Spotlight: Parmalee

By Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. A Southern rock patrimony, dues paid in church gigs, a player too drunk to pick, and a late-night gunfight: Parmalee’s Country pedigree is as real as it gets. Brothers Matt and Scott Thomas tagged along on their father’s blues/rock band [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw & Keith Urban to Headline Faster Horses Festival

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban will headline the second annual Faster Horses Festival in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan. Set for July 18-20, the festival will also feature Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Joe Diffie, Jana Kramer, Ashley Monroe, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope, Dan + Shay, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, [...] Read More

ACM Announces New Artist of the Year Semi-Finalists; Fan Voting Begins January 21

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced today that for the sixth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be voted on by the fans through VoteACM.com and GACTV.com/ACM, beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  The Academy of Country Music once again combined all newcomer [...] Read More