Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

John Carter Cash and officials at Arkansas State University have announced the lineup for this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival. Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Civil Wars will all perform during the event. Proceeds will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas. The concert will take place [...] Read More

Country Stars Remember Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston wasn’t a country artist, but she inspired and touched the lives of many country stars all the same. As news of her death on Saturday in Beverly Hills spread, artists took to Twitter and Facebook to express their sympathy and offer their condolences. Dolly Parton had the privilege of having Whitney record her [...] Read More

Second Edition of Encyclopedia of Country Music Released

When the Encyclopedia of Country Music was first published in 1998, it became an instant reference and definitive source on country music. Now, the second edition of the book has been released by Oxford University Press and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The new edition, compiled by museum staff, features new entries [...] Read More

Tennessee Two Member Marshall Grant Dead at 83

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Marshall Grant, the last surviving member of Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two. The Associated Press reports Mr. Grant, 83, passed away Sunday, August 7 in Jonesboro, Arkansas after an aneurysm and stroke. He fell ill after rehearsing for a concert to raise funds for [...] Read More

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill on Guy Clark Tribute Album

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle and Vince Gill are just some of the artists lending their voice on a two-volume Guy Clark tribute album. This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark will be released November 1 in celebration of Guy’s 70th birthday. Guy was born in [...] Read More