MAY 2019 NEWS

Lee Greenwood Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Signature Hit Song "God Bless The USA"

Two time CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year, and GRAMMY-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood celebrates the 35th anniversary this week of the release of his signature hit song, the patriotic "God Bless The USA." 

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Travis Tritt Kicks Off “The Voice” Season 16 Season Finale with Contestent Andrew Sevener

Travis Tritt Kicks Off “The Voice” Season 16 Season Finale performs “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” with contestant Andrew Sevene. 

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'Don Williams: Music & Memories Of The Gentle Giant' Touring Production Set To Premiere With Nashville Symphony At Schermerhorn Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Spanning more than 45 years, the music of Don Williams continues to connect adoring fans around the world, and soon they’ll have a chance to experience those iconic hits in a whole new way. Starting October 31, Don Williams: Music & Memories of The Gentle Giant takes residency at Nashville’s famed Schermerhorn Symphony Center for three nights of reflection of the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s music, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony.

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Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles.

Nashville has gone too far if playing fiddles is newsworthy... Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, “California Sunrise,” shot him to the top of the country album chart, is releasing “Heartache Medication” on June 3, a classic honky-tonk-style song that’s the first single from an album of the same name to be released Sept. 27.

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Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus sideswiped in crash that killed 2

Country superstar Travis Tritt is lucky to be alive following an accident involving his tour bus and two other vehicles in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday. The "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" singer took to Twitter to share details about the incident with fans, revealing that two people were killed, and his bus was turned over, The Blast reported.

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Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" Turns 40

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is celebrating big this month as his hit song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" reaches its 40th year of being one of the the most impactful fiddle-centric song to ever be released. 

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Trace Adkins stars in The Outsider

Country Music Legend Trace Adkins stars in this gritty tale of revenge in a small Western boomtown. 

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Larry Gatlin Featured on Country Music Hall of Fame 'Voices in the Hall' Podcast

GRAMMY Award-winning and platinum-selling country music legend Larry Gatlin is featured on the latest episode of Voices in the Hall, a new podcast produced by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Randy Travis Releases Candid Memoir, Forever And Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life

Fresh from celebrating his 60th birthday at the Grand Ole Opry with friends, family and a sold out crowd, Randy Travis is releasing his long-awaited memoir, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life. 

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Leon Rausch, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys singer, dies

Leon Rausch, the beloved Voice of the Texas Playboys for over 60 years, passed away this morning in Fort Worth , Texas. A great loss for Western Swing music 

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Paul Bogart’s New Single “Mothers & Sons” For Mother’s Day

Family man and country and western artist Paul Bogart released a new song dedicated to mothers everywhere. Written by Bogart with Cassidy Lynn and Dan Wilson, “Mothers & Sons” perfectly represents the ups and downs of motherhood and the relationships mothers have with their sons. Produced by acclaimed producer and artist, Trent Willmon, the slow-paced melody and picturesque lyrics pull at listeners’ heartstrings for Mother's Day. 

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George Strait releases new great video and adds Kansas City and Wichita Shows in 2020

George Strait further cemented his iconic status within the history of country music with a record-making 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with his latest, Honky Tonk Time Machine. With 51,000 equivalent album units, the album also lands at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and marks the largest week of 2019 for any country album.

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Iconic Country Group Alabama Announces Second Leg of "50th Anniversary Tour"

 Seven-time multi-platinum selling country group Alabama has added almost 30 new concert dates to their historic "50th Anniversary Tour." The band revealed 28 additional arena and amphitheater shows as they continue their cross-country trek celebrating five decades of music. 

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'Sammy Kershaw Drive' Unveiled in Country Singer's Hometown of Kaplan, Louisiana

Multi-platinum selling country music artist Sammy Kershaw was recognized by his hometown of Kaplan, Louisiana earlier this week when the town mayor proclaimed May 6, 2019, as "Sammy Kershaw Day."

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Opry Hosts Special Birthday Tribute For Randy Travis.

Randy Travis made a special appearance on the Opry stage Saturday night (May 4) to celebrate his 60th birthday. In honor of the big day, Travis fans Charles Esten, Josh Turner, and Charlie Worsham all performed on the Opry singing some of their favorite Travis songs, along with fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Don Schlitz, who wrote or co-wrote a number of Travis’ biggest hits.

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Waylon Jenning´s son will produce the new Tanya Tucker´s album 'While I’m Livin’'

Fantasy Records is proud to announce the signing of country music outlaw Tanya Tucker who is set to release her brand-new album in late summer 2019. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, While I’m Livin’ will mark Tucker’s first release of all new material since 2002’s Tanya.

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Over 50 Artists Join Forces To Honor Michael W. Smith At Bridgestone Arena

Last night Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena became home to a once-in-a-lifetime, star-studded tribute event honoring Michael W. Smith and celebrating his 35 year career and his 35 #1 hits.

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Aaron Tippin Swims with Mermaids to Raise Money for Veterans

There are hundreds of occasions country singer Aaron Tippin has given back to United States military veterans over the years. From visiting wounded vets to performing throngs of benefit concerts and performing overseas, Tippin is known as one of the most patriotic singers in country music. Now the "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" singer can add another checkmark to his long list of veterans support: swimming with mermaids!

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