2012 Rewind: No. 3 – Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs passed away at a Nashville hospital on March 28. He popularized a three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument and inspired countless musicians. He was 88. Born in Shelby, North Carolina and raised on a farm in the Flint Hill area, Earl started playing banjo at [...] Read More

Nashville’s Charles Esten to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut November 10

Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville, will make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday, November 10 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Original Nashville songs performed by or featuring Charles have been released on iTunes by ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, including “Undermine” featuring Hayden Panettiere, “Back Home” and “No [...] Read More

Nashville’s Charles Esten to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut November 10

Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville, will make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday, November 10 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Original Nashville songs performed by or featuring Charles have been released on iTunes by ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, including “Undermine” featuring Hayden Panettiere, “Back Home” and “No [...] Read More

Ricky Skaggs to Headline 15th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights

Ricky Skaggs will headline the 15th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights benefiting the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment on December 6 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The Whites, which includes Ricky’s wife Sharon, sister-in-law Cheryl, and father-in-law Buck White, will join him. The night will be a holiday-themed variety show called ‘A Skaggs Family [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson & More Honored by ACM

Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force last night for the Academy of Country Music’s 6th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out event, hosted by Dierks Bentley for [...] Read More