JANUARY 2018 NEWS

650 AM WSM to broadcast Mel Tillis' memorial service live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

Legendary country radio station 650 AM WSM will broadcast the public memorial service for the late Mel Tillis live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium this Wednesday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. The broadcast will also be available for listening on the web via WSMonline.com, as well as the station's mobile app.

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A Tribute to Lari White

Grammy-winning country singer Lari White passed away last tuesday after a brief battle with cancer. She was 52. This is a tribute to her. Lots of good music and nice memories.

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American Roots Grammy Winners: Reba McEntire, Rhonda Vincent and The Infamous Stringdusters

OK. Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stole the show, and most of the main pop awards. Chris Stapleton won three of the four mainstream "Country" Awards, but Reba McEntire,  Rhonda Vincent and The Infamous Stringdusters won two of the most interesting American Roots categories at 2018 Grammy Awards: Best Roots Gospel Album (Reba) and Best Bluegrass Album (Rhonda & Infamous Stringdusters)

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KFC'S first female Colonel is... Reba!

Watch a legendary chicken salesman pretend to be a country music legend to sell new BBQ chicken that will eventually become the stuff of legend.

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Country legends Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley announce “Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour”

Country legends Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley will be joining forces to co-headline the “Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour” beginning January 26. The two friends are reuniting for a series of live concert dates throughout 2018. 

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The Oak Ridge Boys Set To Release '17th Avenue Revival' March 16

Country Music Hall of Fame members, Grand Ole Opry members, and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys announce the release of their Lightning Rod Records forthcoming project 17th Avenue Revival, produced by critically-acclaimed producer Dave Cobb on March 16. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ celebrated The Boys Are Back album released in 2009.

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Loretta Lynn is recovering from a fractured hip after a fall while at home.

Less than a year after a stroke forced her to cancel a number of tour dates and postpone an album release, country music legend Loretta Lynn has suffered another health setback.

 

According to a Monday morning Instagram post by her sister, country singer Crystal Gayle, Lynn fell and broke her hip last week. Gayle asked that "everyone send love and prayers" to Lynn.

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Singer Mickey Gilley recovering from SUV rollover

Country singer Mickey Gilley is recovering from a fractured ankle and shoulder suffered when an SUV he was riding in wrecked in East Texas.

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