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Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Three generations of Black country artists—Charley Pride, Darius Rucker and Jimmie Allen—have come together to record a new song, “Why Things Happen.” Penned by Jimmie, Cary Barlowe, Brandon Day and Tate Howell, “Why Things Happen” is featured on Jimmie’s new collaborative EP, Bettie James, which dropped on July 10. Jimmie revealed that he co-penned the…MORE

Charlie Daniels’ Funeral to Be Live Streamed on July 10 [Links Provided]

Charlie Daniels’ Funeral to Be Live Streamed on July 10 [Links Provided]

Charlie Daniels’ funeral service at World Outreach Church (1921 State Highway 99, Murfreesboro, Tenn.) on July 10 will be live streamed at 11 a.m. CT. Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform during the service. The service will be live streamed via World Outreach Church’s Facebook page and website, as well as…MORE

Academy of Country Music Reveals 2021 Date for 56th ACM Awards

Academy of Country Music Reveals 2021 Date for 56th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music revealed the 56th ACM Awards will take place on April 18, 2021. The show will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Additional details, including the host(s) or location, were not announced. Since 2006, the show has aired from Las Vegas, excluding 2015 (Houston) and 2020 (Nashville). The 55th…MORE

Vince Gill & Reba McEntire to Perform on the Opry on July 18

Vince Gill & Reba McEntire to Perform on the Opry on July 18

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,933rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 18 with a showcase featuring a pair of Opry members from Oklahoma: Reba McEntire and Vince Gill. The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT, as well as stream live on Circle’s YouTube. “The Grand Ole…MORE

“Darius Rucker & Friends” Concert to Benefit St. Jude Going Virtual on July 30

“Darius Rucker & Friends” Concert to Benefit St. Jude Going Virtual on July 30

Darius Rucker isn’t letting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic stop him from raising money for an organization near and dear to his heart: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Wagon Wheel” singer is turning his 11th Darius & Friends benefit concert into a virtual affair. This year’s show, which features Darius, Clint Black and Tracy Lawrence, will take…MORE

Ray Wylie Hubbard Returns With Gritty New Album, “Co-Starring,” Featuring Motley Mix of Guest Artists

Ray Wylie Hubbard Returns With Gritty New Album, “Co-Starring,” Featuring Motley Mix of Guest Artists

Roadhouse poet and renegade guitarist Ray Wylie Hubbard, 73, will release a new album, Co-Starring, on July 10. The 10-song project features contributions from a number of “‘co-stars,” including Ronnie Dunn, Ashley McBryde, Pam Tillis, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson, Don Was, Larkin Poe, Peter Rowan, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cadillac Three and more. Ray Wylie…MORE

Country Trio Lady A Files Lawsuit Against Blues Singer Anita “Lady A” White

Country Trio Lady A Files Lawsuit Against Blues Singer Anita “Lady A” White

Country music trio Lady A—formerly known as Lady Antebellum—has filed a lawsuit against blues singer Anita White, who has been performing under the name Lady A for a number of years. According to the lawsuit filed in a Nashville court, Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are seeking a ruling that their…MORE



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