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2021 Volunteer Jam Adds Country Music Icon Travis Tritt to All-Star Line-Up

2021 Volunteer Jam Adds Country Music Icon Travis Tritt to All-Star Line-Up

This year’s annual Volunteer Jam concert has become an all-star tribute to Charlie Daniels after his passing last year. Volunteer Jam – A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels was scheduled to happen in Nashville earlier this year, but due to quarantine and COVID related situations it was moved to August 18th. That move has now…MORE

Ricky Skaggs Proves That It’s Never Too Late to Finish What You Started

Ricky Skaggs Proves That It’s Never Too Late to Finish What You Started

Earlier this year Ricky Skaggs revealed that he had a major medical scare in 2020. The country & bluegrass music legend shared that last June, he underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery. Now, it turns out that Ricky is sharing some positive news that also happened in 2020. On June 1st of last year, he finished…MORE

2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels Set For August

2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels Set For August

This year’s annual Volunteer Jam concert has become an all-star tribute to Charlie Daniels after his passing last summer. Volunteer Jam – A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels was scheduled to happen in Nashville later this month, but due to current situations it has been moved to this summer. David Corlew of David Corlew and…MORE

Kenny Chesney & Ricky Skaggs React to the Passing of Bluegrass Great Tony Rice at Age 69

Kenny Chesney & Ricky Skaggs React to the Passing of Bluegrass Great Tony Rice at Age 69

IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member, Tony Rice passed away yesterday, December 25, at age 69. Today, he is remembered by fellow Bluegrass and Country music legend Ricky Skaggs and Country superstar Kenny Chesney. Ricky Skaggs released the following statement: “Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice…MORE

Carly Pearce, Jeannie Seely & More to Perform on the Opry on Dec. 5

Carly Pearce, Jeannie Seely & More to Perform on the Opry on Dec. 5

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,953rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Dec. 5 with a showcase featuring Carly Pearce, Sister Sadie, Del McCoury, Darin & Brooke Aldridge and Jeannie Seely. A one-hour portion of the show will air live on Circle Television at 8 p.m. CT. The show will also stream live on…MORE

Ricky Skaggs, Brothers Osborne & Wendy Moten to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 19

Ricky Skaggs, Brothers Osborne & Wendy Moten to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 19

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,942nd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Sept. 19 with a showcase featuring Opry member Ricky Skaggs, Brothers Osborne and Wendy Moten. The one-hour show, which is being dubbed Opry at Bonnaroo, will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT. The show will also stream live on…MORE

Photo Gallery: Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019 in Star-Studded Ceremony With Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown & More

Photo Gallery: Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019 in Star-Studded Ceremony With Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown & More

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum inducted more than a dozen members during a star-studded ceremony on Oct. 22 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Musicians Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Alabama (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen): Lifetime Achievement Award Steve Wariner Don Everly Felix Cavaliere The Surfaris (Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley and Brooks & Dunn were formally inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded medallion ceremony on Oct. 20 at the CMA Theater. A number of current Hall of Fame members were on hand for the celebration, including Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs,…MORE

Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Raybon & More Earn International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations

Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Raybon & More Earn International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations

Nominees for the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today (July 24) at a press conference in Nashville. Notable names earning nominations—with country music ties—include Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Raybon and more. Winners will be announced at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Sept. 26 at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in…MORE

PBS to Air “Country Music: Live at the Ryman” Concert With Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill & More [Set List]

PBS to Air “Country Music: Live at the Ryman” Concert With Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill & More [Set List]

After an eight-year exploration, Ken Burns’ 16-hour Country Music documentary will premiere on PBS on Sept. 15. In celebration of the new film, PBS will air its all-star concert, Country Music: Live at the Ryman, on Sept. 8. Recorded at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in March, the concert will feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash,…MORE

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

The Country Music Association announced another round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards: Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida…MORE

Watch Ricky Skaggs Play “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on Bill Monroe’s Mandolin at His Hall of Fame Induction

Watch Ricky Skaggs Play “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on Bill Monroe’s Mandolin at His Hall of Fame Induction

The Country Music Hall of Fame formally inducted three new members on Oct. 21: Ricky Skaggs (modern era), Dottie West (veteran era, decreased) and Johnny Gimble (musician, deceased). A number of Hall of Fame members and other country artists were in attendance for the celebration, including Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Emmylou…MORE

Ricky Skaggs Inducted Into Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Ricky Skaggs Inducted Into Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Ricky Skaggs was inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 27. Ricky was inducted with Paul Williams, Tom T. Hall and the late Dixie Hall at the 29th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh, N.C. Marty Stuart had the honor of officially inducting Ricky into the esteemed organization. “He’s a…MORE

Charlie Daniels Tribute to Air on Aug. 19 Featuring Performances by Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Chris Janson, Skynyrd & More

Charlie Daniels Tribute to Air on Aug. 19 Featuring Performances by Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Chris Janson, Skynyrd & More

Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels will air on AXS TV on Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest stars. This year’s Jam, which was recorded on March 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, featured performances by Charlie Daniels, Chris…MORE

Chris Stapleton, Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs & More Added to ACM Honors Ceremony

Chris Stapleton, Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs & More Added to ACM Honors Ceremony

The Academy of Country Music announced the additions of performer Chris Stapleton and presenters Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs and Bobby Bones at the 12th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will take place on August 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony will recognize the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards.…MORE

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs