Florida Georgia Line Wins Big at American Country Awards

Florida Georgia Line was the big winner at Tuesday night’s American Country Awards, bringing home a total of six guitars, including Artist of the Year: New Artist and Single of the Year, Single of the Year: New Artist, Music Video of the Year: New Artist, Most Played Radio Track and Most Played Radio Track: New [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Angie Johnson

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Apparently, it’s not enough for Missouri-born Angie Johnson to have served as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force; she also sang and toured with The Air Force Band. Then, following an initial attempt to find a break [...] Read More

Patsy Cline Exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Close June 9

Fans have a few more weeks to see Patsy Cline’s stage costumes, handwritten letters, artifacts from the plane crash that claimed her life and more before the exhibit Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You closes on June 9. In honor of the exhibit’s final weeks, the Museum is offering a series of Patsy-related film screenings [...] Read More

Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires Dies at 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor singer for vocal group The Jordanaires, passed away March 27 at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee, reports the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He was 88. Born August 3, 1924 in Gleason, Tennessee, Gordon grew up in a musical family and by eight was playing piano in church. He was [...] Read More

Ashley Monroe Finds Her Own Way

By Erin Duvall © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Though Ashley Monroe is hardly a newcomer to country music, many fans will hear her for the first time on her own with Like a Rose – her first solo effort since she achieved visibility as a member of Pistol [...] Read More