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Natalie Stovall To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Natalie StovallNatalie Stovall and the Drive are set to make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday, May 6th. The dream come true for the band has the rare distinction of making a debut both as a solo artist and a band as Natalie graced the stage for the first time in the Spring of 1995 at the age of 12. The band’s front woman, Columbia, Tennessee native Natalie Stovall, has another tie to the Opry name as she spent much of her childhood honing her talent performing as part of the Opryland Kid’s Club at the Opryland theme park. To be part of the band’s momentous appearance on the historic stage, please visit OPRY.COM or call 800-SEE-OPRY for tickets and information.

“Singing on the Opry for the first time is a surreal experience, and getting to do it twice in one lifetime is unbelievable,” says Stovall. “We can’t wait to get out on that stage!”

Natalie Stovall and The Drive has been named “Artist to Watch in 2014” by: Billboard, Taste Of Country, Roughstock, Music Times, and more. The band’s debut album, produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Worley on HitShop Records, is expected this fall.

Eric Church To Release Vinyl Version Of ’The Outsiders’

Eric Church will release a double gatefold vinyl version of his album The Outsiders on Saturday, April 19th, in recognition of National Record Store Day. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. The Outsiders originally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart when Read more…

Taylor Swift Surprises Fan At Bridal Shower

Yet another reason to love Taylor Swift.

Will Hoge Goes Off The Record
Pictured L-R: Madison Lee (GRAMMY U), Will Hoge, Ken Tucker (Beats Music)

Pictured L-R: Madison Lee (GRAMMY U), Will Hoge, Ken Tucker (Beats Music)

Will Hoge joined GRAMMY U and industry veteran Ken Tucker for a special event, “GRAMMY U: Off the Record with Will Hoge” on Tuesday night (4/15) at Belmont University in Nashville. The singer-songwriter gave an acoustic performance of his hit songs “Strong,” “Still Read more…

Hall of Fame Unveils 210,000-square-Foot Expansion
Country Music Hall Of fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated a major milestone yesterday afternoon as it unveiled its 210,000-square-foot expansion, more than doubling the size of its iconic home in downtown Nashville.

The grand opening ceremony, made possible with support from Ford Motor Company and the Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers, took place in the museum’s Event Read more…

Dan + Shay Start Off With A Bang

Breakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their album, Where It All Began, making them the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No. 1 with their first album on the Country Albums Chart and the highest charting Read more…

George Jones Fans Invited To Come To Memorial

Nancy Jones is planning a celebration and everyone is invited!!! On Saturday, April 26th, at Woodlawn Cemetery, friends and fans of the late George Jones are welcome to celebrate his legacy as Nancy will plant two dogwood trees at the “He Stopped Loving Her Today” monument.

“This day is going to be bittersweet,” says Nancy Jones. Read more…

Willie Nelson To Receive 5th Degree Black Belt

In the “Who Knew” catagory Willie Nelson will receive his 5th Degree Black Belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system. At a ceremony on Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm, Grand Master Sam Um will be promoting Nelson at his studio, Master Martial Arts, located at 3425 Bee Read more…

Dolly Parton To Celebrate New Release & Record Store Day With Blue Vinyl

Dolly Parton celebrates Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album Blue Smoke – “Blue Smoke” and “Home.”

Blue Smoke will be released by Sony Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. It is available for pre-order Read more…

Take a "First Look" At Tim McGraw's Artist Den Performance

Take a “First Look” at Tim McGraw’s episode of “Live from the Artists Den“, which was filmed at The Corinthian, a historic former bank in Houston, TX. The episode premieres on public television in Summer/Fall 2014.

McGraw released his new single “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” (featuring Faith Hill) today.

“The moment I heard this song I Read more…