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Jim Casey is the managing editor at Nash Country Daily. Formerly the managing editor at Nash Country Weekly and FIGHT! magazines, Jim is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.A., 2001) and University of Memphis (M.A., 2004). When he’s not attending Dwight Yoakam or Robert Earl Keen concerts, Jim can be found sipping George Dickel on the Elk River while he works on his first book of Southern fiction.

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The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Americana Music Association announced the winners of the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards on Dec. 15. Winners included The Highwomen (Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year), the late John Prine (Artist of the Year), Black Pumas (Emerging Act of the Year) and Brittany Haas (Instrumentalist of the…MORE

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt has been indicted by a Davidson County (Tennessee) grand jury to face charges of DUI and an open container violation. Sam was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container in Nashville on Nov. 21, 2019. The indictment means there is probable cause to charge Sam with a crime(s). Court…MORE

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Garth Brooks stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show on Dec. 14 to chat with the titular host and perform a few songs, including his new single, “Shallow.” The new single, which Garth duets with wife Trisha Yearwood, is featured on his new album, Fun. However, Kelly Clarkson filled in for Trisha—since she was not in…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…MORE

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane scored his third No. 1 single as “Big, Big Plans” topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Chris, Jacob Durrett and Ernest Keith Smith, the tune marks Chris’ first No. 1 single as a songwriter. Chris wrote and recorded the tune as part of his surprise…MORE

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT will honor the late Charley Pride with a new TV special, CMT Remembers Charley Pride, on Dec. 16. The new special will featured three decades of interviews and commentary from Charley, concert footage, many of his greatest hits and appearances by Darius Rucker, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, wife Rozene and…MORE

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

More than 25 artists came together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2017, to honor Merle Haggard on the one-year anniversary of his death. Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard featured performances from Alabama, Ben Haggard, Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Chris Janson, Connie Smith, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr.,…MORE

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Everyone loves Dolly Parton! Everyone, including Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor. Melissa broke out her Dolly impression during SNL‘s “Weekend Update” segment on Dec. 12. Dressed as Dolly, Melissa treated viewers to a few of her favorite holiday songs, including “Holly Jolly Christmas,” a mashup of “Jingle Bells” and “Jolene,” and “9 to…MORE

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church shared a new song, “Doing Life With Me.” Penned by Eric, Casey Beathard and Jeffrey Steele, “Doing Life With Me” finds Eric tipping his hat in thanks to those who have helped him along his musical journey. Eric expresses gratitude to his family, band and road crew by crooning the chorus: “I don’t…MORE

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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Morgan Wallen to Celebrate “Dangerous” Album Release With Free Live-Streamed Show at the Ryman

Morgan Wallen to Celebrate “Dangerous” Album Release With Free Live-Streamed Show at the Ryman

Morgan Wallen will release his sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, on Jan. 8.

To celebrate the release, Morgan will perform a free, live-streamed show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 12. The full-band show will be streamed via Morgan’s Facebook and YouTube at 8 p.m. CT. Morgan will perform a number of tracks from his upcoming 30-song double album.

Morgan’s 2018 debut album, If I Know Me, spawned three No. 1 singles: “Up Down,” “Whiskey Glasses” and “Chasin’ You.” Morgan scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 single with “More Than My Hometown,” which is featured on Dangerous.

Dangerous: The Double Album Track List
Disc 1
1. “Sand In My Boots” (Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne)
2. “Wasted On You” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith, Josh Thompson, Ryan Vojtesak)
3. “Somebody’s Problem” (Morgan Wallen, Rodney Clawson, Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith)
4. “More Surprised Than Me” (Ben Burgess, Lee Thomas Miller, Niko Moon)
5. “865” (John Byron, Blake Pendergrass)
6. “Warning” (Ashley Gorley, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
7. “Neon Eyes” (Morgan Wallen, Ben Burgess, Mark Holman)
8. “Outlaw” feat. Ben Burgess (Ben Burgess, Patrick Davis, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds)
9. “Whiskey’d My Way” (Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller, Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson)
10. “Wonderin’ Bout The Wind” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith)
11. “Your Bartender” (Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson)
12. “Only Thing That’s Gone” feat. Chris Stapleton (Morgan Wallen, Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill, Josh Thompson)
13. “Cover Me Up” (Jason Isbell) •
14. “7 Summers” (Morgan Wallen, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
15. “More Than My Hometown” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)

Disc 2
1. “Still Goin Down” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Ryan Vojtesak)
2. “Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt” (Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill, Josh Thompson)
3. “Dangerous” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith)
4. “Beer Don’t” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell)
5. “Blame It On Me” (Ashley Gorley, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
6. “Somethin’ Country” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Daniel Ross, Ernest Keith Smith)
7. “This Bar” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Jackson Morgan, Jake Scott, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
8. “Country A$$ Shit” (Morgan Wallen, Chase McGill, Jordan Schmidt)
9. “Whatcha Think Of Country Now” (Dallas Davidson, Devin Dawson, Kyle Fishman, Mark Holman, Justin Wilson)
10. “Me On Whiskey” (Rodney Clawson, Mark Holman, Ernest Keith Smith)
11. “Need A Boat” (Morgan Wallen, Matt Dragstrem, Hillary Lindsey)
12. “Silverado For Sale” (Dallas Davidon, Marv Green, Ben Hayslip)
13. “Heartless” (Wallen Album Mix) (Morgan Wallen, Henry Agincourt Allen, Ryan Hurd, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
14. “Livin’ The Dream” (Morgan Wallen, Ben Burgess, Jacob Durrett, Michael Hardy)
15. “Quittin’ Time” (Eric Church, Luke Laird, Josh Thompson)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Charley Pride’s “American Masters” PBS Documentary Is Streaming for Free for a Limited Time

Charley Pride’s “American Masters” PBS Documentary Is Streaming for Free for a Limited Time

American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me is streaming for free through Dec. 26 via PBS and the PBS Video app. The film, which is narrated by Tanya Tucker, originally aired on PBS in 2019. It chronicles Charley’s improbable journey to country stardom, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton…Continue Reading

Watch Chris Young Honor Charley Pride by Singing “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” on the Opry

Watch Chris Young Honor Charley Pride by Singing “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” on the Opry

The Grand Ole Opry tallied its 4,954th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Dec. 12 with a showcase featuring Scotty McCreery, Brett Young, Dennis Quaid and Chris Young. Earlier in the day on Dec. 12, news broke that Charley Pride, 86, died in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19. Chris Young decided to honor Charley…Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen will help ring in 2021 as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 31. Jimmie will be joined by artists Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and headliner Jennifer Lopez. Ryan Seacrest will host the five-plus-hour event from New York City, while Lucy Hale and Billy…Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) for the 20th week, which is the longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart. “I Hope” surpassed Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” which reigned for 19 weeks atop the chart. The longest…Continue Reading

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…Continue Reading

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Beautiful Performance of New Holiday Song, “Let There Be Peace,” on “Today”

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Beautiful Performance of New Holiday Song, “Let There Be Peace,” on “Today”

Carrie Underwood stopped by the Today show earlier this month to spread some Christmas cheer. Carrie performed “Let There Be Peace” from her new holiday album, My Gift. Penned by Carrie, Brett James and David Garcia, “Let There Be Peace” includes background vocals from The McCrary Sisters and Brett James. My Gift debuted at No.…Continue Reading

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT will honor the late Charley Pride with a new TV special, CMT Remembers Charley Pride, on Dec. 16. The new special will featured three decades of interviews and commentary from Charley, concert footage, many of his greatest hits and appearances by Darius Rucker, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, wife Rozene and…Continue Reading

CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2021 Features Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, Hardy & Matt Stell.

CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2021 Features Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, Hardy & Matt Stell.

Up-and-comers know they’re on the right track when they are invited to play the New Faces of Country Music show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Only a handful of rising stars get the honor of performing at the annual event. The 2021 New Faces Class will feature Ashley McBryde, Tenille Arts, Travis Denning, Hardy…Continue Reading

Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson will release a new Frank Sinatra tribute album, That’s Life, on Feb. 26. The 11-song offering features Willie crooning songs from Sinatra’s catalog, including “That’s Life,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “I Won’t Dance” (a…Continue Reading

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

More than 25 artists came together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2017, to honor Merle Haggard on the one-year anniversary of his death. Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard featured performances from Alabama, Ben Haggard, Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Chris Janson, Connie Smith, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr.,…Continue Reading

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Everyone loves Dolly Parton! Everyone, including Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor. Melissa broke out her Dolly impression during SNL‘s “Weekend Update” segment on Dec. 12. Dressed as Dolly, Melissa treated viewers to a few of her favorite holiday songs, including “Holly Jolly Christmas,” a mashup of “Jingle Bells” and “Jolene,” and “9 to…Continue Reading

Lee Greenwood All-Star Concert to Feature Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle & More

Lee Greenwood All-Star Concert to Feature Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle & More

Lee Greenwood will celebrate 40 years of making music with an all-star concert on Oct. 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Performers slated to take the stage include Riley Green, Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Home Free, Sam Moore,…Continue Reading

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church shared a new song, “Doing Life With Me.” Penned by Eric, Casey Beathard and Jeffrey Steele, “Doing Life With Me” finds Eric tipping his hat in thanks to those who have helped him along his musical journey. Eric expresses gratitude to his family, band and road crew by crooning the chorus: “I don’t…Continue Reading

Country Music Association Releases Statement About Covid-19 Protocols at the CMA Awards After Death of Charley Pride

Country Music Association Releases Statement About Covid-19 Protocols at the CMA Awards After Death of Charley Pride

Following the death of Charley Pride on Dec. 12 in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19, the Country Music Association released a statement regarding its Covid-19 protocols at the CMA Awards on Nov. 11. Charley was presented with the 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Nashville at the 54th CMA Awards on Nov.…Continue Reading

Country Stars Remember Charley Pride, Including Dolly, Reba, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs & More

Country Stars Remember Charley Pride, Including Dolly, Reba, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs & More

A number of country artists are paying tribute to Charley Pride, 86, who passed away on Dec. 12 in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19. Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean and more shared their messages of love and remembrance via social media and statements. Dolly Parton via Twitter: “I’m so heartbroken…Continue Reading

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Morgan Wallen to Celebrate “Dangerous” Album Release With Free Live-Streamed Show at the Ryman

Morgan Wallen to Celebrate “Dangerous” Album Release With Free Live-Streamed Show at the Ryman

Morgan Wallen will release his sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, on Jan. 8.

To celebrate the release, Morgan will perform a free, live-streamed show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 12. The full-band show will be streamed via Morgan’s Facebook and YouTube at 8 p.m. CT. Morgan will perform a number of tracks from his upcoming 30-song double album.

Morgan’s 2018 debut album, If I Know Me, spawned three No. 1 singles: “Up Down,” “Whiskey Glasses” and “Chasin’ You.” Morgan scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 single with “More Than My Hometown,” which is featured on Dangerous.

Dangerous: The Double Album Track List
Disc 1
1. “Sand In My Boots” (Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne)
2. “Wasted On You” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith, Josh Thompson, Ryan Vojtesak)
3. “Somebody’s Problem” (Morgan Wallen, Rodney Clawson, Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith)
4. “More Surprised Than Me” (Ben Burgess, Lee Thomas Miller, Niko Moon)
5. “865” (John Byron, Blake Pendergrass)
6. “Warning” (Ashley Gorley, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
7. “Neon Eyes” (Morgan Wallen, Ben Burgess, Mark Holman)
8. “Outlaw” feat. Ben Burgess (Ben Burgess, Patrick Davis, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds)
9. “Whiskey’d My Way” (Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller, Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson)
10. “Wonderin’ Bout The Wind” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith)
11. “Your Bartender” (Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson)
12. “Only Thing That’s Gone” feat. Chris Stapleton (Morgan Wallen, Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill, Josh Thompson)
13. “Cover Me Up” (Jason Isbell) •
14. “7 Summers” (Morgan Wallen, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
15. “More Than My Hometown” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)

Disc 2
1. “Still Goin Down” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Ryan Vojtesak)
2. “Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt” (Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill, Josh Thompson)
3. “Dangerous” (Morgan Wallen, Ernest Keith Smith)
4. “Beer Don’t” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell)
5. “Blame It On Me” (Ashley Gorley, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
6. “Somethin’ Country” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Daniel Ross, Ernest Keith Smith)
7. “This Bar” (Morgan Wallen, Michael Hardy, Jackson Morgan, Jake Scott, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
8. “Country A$$ Shit” (Morgan Wallen, Chase McGill, Jordan Schmidt)
9. “Whatcha Think Of Country Now” (Dallas Davidson, Devin Dawson, Kyle Fishman, Mark Holman, Justin Wilson)
10. “Me On Whiskey” (Rodney Clawson, Mark Holman, Ernest Keith Smith)
11. “Need A Boat” (Morgan Wallen, Matt Dragstrem, Hillary Lindsey)
12. “Silverado For Sale” (Dallas Davidon, Marv Green, Ben Hayslip)
13. “Heartless” (Wallen Album Mix) (Morgan Wallen, Henry Agincourt Allen, Ryan Hurd, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
14. “Livin’ The Dream” (Morgan Wallen, Ben Burgess, Jacob Durrett, Michael Hardy)
15. “Quittin’ Time” (Eric Church, Luke Laird, Josh Thompson)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Charley Pride’s “American Masters” PBS Documentary Is Streaming for Free for a Limited Time

Charley Pride’s “American Masters” PBS Documentary Is Streaming for Free for a Limited Time

American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me is streaming for free through Dec. 26 via PBS and the PBS Video app. The film, which is narrated by Tanya Tucker, originally aired on PBS in 2019. It chronicles Charley’s improbable journey to country stardom, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton…Continue Reading

Watch Chris Young Honor Charley Pride by Singing “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” on the Opry

Watch Chris Young Honor Charley Pride by Singing “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” on the Opry

The Grand Ole Opry tallied its 4,954th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Dec. 12 with a showcase featuring Scotty McCreery, Brett Young, Dennis Quaid and Chris Young. Earlier in the day on Dec. 12, news broke that Charley Pride, 86, died in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19. Chris Young decided to honor Charley…Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen will help ring in 2021 as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 31. Jimmie will be joined by artists Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and headliner Jennifer Lopez. Ryan Seacrest will host the five-plus-hour event from New York City, while Lucy Hale and Billy…Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) for the 20th week, which is the longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart. “I Hope” surpassed Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” which reigned for 19 weeks atop the chart. The longest…Continue Reading

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…Continue Reading

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Beautiful Performance of New Holiday Song, “Let There Be Peace,” on “Today”

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Beautiful Performance of New Holiday Song, “Let There Be Peace,” on “Today”

Carrie Underwood stopped by the Today show earlier this month to spread some Christmas cheer. Carrie performed “Let There Be Peace” from her new holiday album, My Gift. Penned by Carrie, Brett James and David Garcia, “Let There Be Peace” includes background vocals from The McCrary Sisters and Brett James. My Gift debuted at No.…Continue Reading

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT will honor the late Charley Pride with a new TV special, CMT Remembers Charley Pride, on Dec. 16. The new special will featured three decades of interviews and commentary from Charley, concert footage, many of his greatest hits and appearances by Darius Rucker, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, wife Rozene and…Continue Reading

CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2021 Features Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, Hardy & Matt Stell.

CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2021 Features Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, Hardy & Matt Stell.

Up-and-comers know they’re on the right track when they are invited to play the New Faces of Country Music show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Only a handful of rising stars get the honor of performing at the annual event. The 2021 New Faces Class will feature Ashley McBryde, Tenille Arts, Travis Denning, Hardy…Continue Reading

Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson will release a new Frank Sinatra tribute album, That’s Life, on Feb. 26. The 11-song offering features Willie crooning songs from Sinatra’s catalog, including “That’s Life,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “I Won’t Dance” (a…Continue Reading

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

More than 25 artists came together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2017, to honor Merle Haggard on the one-year anniversary of his death. Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard featured performances from Alabama, Ben Haggard, Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Chris Janson, Connie Smith, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr.,…Continue Reading

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Watch Melissa Villaseñor’s Hilarious Impression of Dolly Parton on “Saturday Night Live”

Everyone loves Dolly Parton! Everyone, including Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor. Melissa broke out her Dolly impression during SNL‘s “Weekend Update” segment on Dec. 12. Dressed as Dolly, Melissa treated viewers to a few of her favorite holiday songs, including “Holly Jolly Christmas,” a mashup of “Jingle Bells” and “Jolene,” and “9 to…Continue Reading

Lee Greenwood All-Star Concert to Feature Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle & More

Lee Greenwood All-Star Concert to Feature Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle & More

Lee Greenwood will celebrate 40 years of making music with an all-star concert on Oct. 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Performers slated to take the stage include Riley Green, Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Home Free, Sam Moore,…Continue Reading

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church Says Thanks With New Song, “Doing Life With Me” [Listen]

Eric Church shared a new song, “Doing Life With Me.” Penned by Eric, Casey Beathard and Jeffrey Steele, “Doing Life With Me” finds Eric tipping his hat in thanks to those who have helped him along his musical journey. Eric expresses gratitude to his family, band and road crew by crooning the chorus: “I don’t…Continue Reading

Country Music Association Releases Statement About Covid-19 Protocols at the CMA Awards After Death of Charley Pride

Country Music Association Releases Statement About Covid-19 Protocols at the CMA Awards After Death of Charley Pride

Following the death of Charley Pride on Dec. 12 in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19, the Country Music Association released a statement regarding its Covid-19 protocols at the CMA Awards on Nov. 11. Charley was presented with the 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Nashville at the 54th CMA Awards on Nov.…Continue Reading

Country Stars Remember Charley Pride, Including Dolly, Reba, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs & More

Country Stars Remember Charley Pride, Including Dolly, Reba, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs & More

A number of country artists are paying tribute to Charley Pride, 86, who passed away on Dec. 12 in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19. Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean and more shared their messages of love and remembrance via social media and statements. Dolly Parton via Twitter: “I’m so heartbroken…Continue Reading