50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose

Known mostly to country music fans as one-third of the all girl outlaw troupe Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe heads solo this time around with her new project, Like A Rose. Produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank (LeAnn Rimes, Vince’s Guitar Slinger), Like A Rose laces stirring traditional country with vivid storytelling and Ashley’s unforgettable [...] Read More

WSM Celebrates 87 Years of Broadcasting

Iconic Nashville-based radio station 650 AM WSM will celebrate 87 years of broadcasting with a celebration lasting more than a month. The station first went on air October 5, 1925. Events planned include special on-air content, live shows and giveaways. The celebration will culminate with a community open house at the station’s famous Blaw-Knox tower [...] Read More

WSM Celebrates 87 Years of Broadcasting

Iconic Nashville-based radio station 650 AM WSM will celebrate 87 years of broadcasting with a celebration lasting more than a month. The station first went on air October 5, 1925. Events planned include special on-air content, live shows and giveaways. The celebration will culminate with a community open house at the station’s famous Blaw-Knox tower [...] Read More

WSM to Throw Radio Birthday Party for George Jones

George Jones Photo Courtesy of Bandit Records. George Jones turns 80 today and country music’s most widely recognized radio station, Nashville’s 650 AM WSM, is throwing an all-day radio birthday party to celebrate. The station will play a George jones classic every hour from 12 midnight through 7PM as well as [...] Read More