Grand Ole Opry Member Mel McDaniel Dies

GAC extends condolences to the loved ones of Grand Ole Opry member Mel McDaniel. Mel, 68, passed away earlier tonight after battling cancer. A native of Checotah, Okla., Mel became an Opry member in 1986. He’s best known for his hits “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” (1981), “Big Ole Brew” (1982), the No. 1 “Louisiana [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban: Get Stuffed With Country On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is officially a holiday, but that won’t stop many of country music’s top stars from working while the rest of us eat. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and James Otto are a few of the artists who have Turkey Day activities planned. Some of those appearances — including Taylor’s first-ever network special — were already shot. But others, such as Gloriana’s appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, indeed occur in real time. Here’s a roundup of country-related Thanksgiving stuff: Read More