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Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

Reba McEntire joined Sarah Trahern, the Chief Executive Officer of the CMA, this morning to share the Country Music Hall of Fame’s 2021 inductees – Eddie Bayers, Pete Drake, Ray Charles, and The Judds. This year’s inductees represent three categories – Modern Era Artist, Veterans Era Artist, and Recording or Touring Musician. Drummer Eddie Bayers and late steel…MORE

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” With Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere Nationwide on Sept. 5

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” With Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere Nationwide on Sept. 5

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men.…MORE

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men. The…MORE

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, best known for his work with George Jones and Tammy Wynette, died Tuesday (Aug. 4) at age 78 following a brief illness. Billy was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, elected in 2010. The native of Alabama produced Tammy Wynette’s signature hit “Stand by Your Man” and also had…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.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson