Shenandoah Returns To The Opry After 17 Years

6_w350_h308_s1This weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, country music group Shenandoah will return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. After a 17 year absence, lead singer Marty Raybon has returned to front the group who will perform on the Opry stage this Friday night, May 6 and Saturday night, May 7.

“With great excitement after almost 25 years, we will once again have the honor of playing the Grand Ole Opry,” says Raybon. “It truly is like no other feeling, standing on that stage where so many country music greats have stood.”

Shenandoah’s Mike McGuire adds, “I can still remember what a thrill it was for a bunch of young kids when we had the opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Knowing that our parents all grew up in the generation of AM radio and listening to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM, we knew how special it would be for them as well. It was one of my fondest memories and one of our biggest highlights of our career seeing the smiles on the faces and the tears in the eyes of our parents and how special it was to them to see their sons play at the ‘mother church of country music.'”

The group’s return to the Opry stage is the latest highlight of what has been a very busy year for the boys from Alabama. The band recently performed at the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) All-Star Jam in Las Vegas and also just released their first-ever Gospel album, Good News Travels Fast.

Sturgill Simpson Hits Number One
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Sturgill Simpson’s new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country, Folk and Rock charts this week. Mr. Simpson’s album was also the largest selling record of new releases across all genres according to Billboard.

For the second week in a row, following The Lumineers’ Cleopatra, an Americana Read more…

Bonnaroo at 15: The Masterminds Behind the Festival
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CMA Music Fest Announces Four Days Of Free Concerts
Chase Rice performs at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on Friday, June 12 during the 2015 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

Chase Rice performs at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on Friday, June 12 during the 2015 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

Country Music fans attending the 2016 CMA Music Festival will be ready to party on the Cumberland with the announcement of performers for the Riverfront Stage. From legendary acts to Country’s newest rising stars, Read more…

Featured Bonnaroo Artist: The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers

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The Wood Brothers are making another appearance at Bonnaroo. The brothers pursued separate music careers for 15 years before Oliver sat in with Medeski Martin, and the Wood brothers realized they should be playing together.

Initially signed to Blue Note they released “Ways Not to Lose” in 2006, “Loaded” in 2008, and Read more…

2016 ACM Winners List

Photo by the amazing Curtis Hilbun

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean – WINNER
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert – WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
*Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

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Jeff White: Side Man Makes A Good Front Man
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The term, “highly anticipated” is tossed around often in music press, but it can’t begin to describe the excitement among true music insiders surrounding the release of Right Beside You, the new album from Jeff White.

Music journalist, Jon Weisberger, has called Jeff White “one of Nashville’s under-sung heroes for more than two decades.” White has Read more…

2016 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
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The Country Music Association announced today that Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

Daniels will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Foster will be inducted in the Read more…

Featured Bonnaroo Artist: Bully
Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Nashville band’s own Bully, has released their full length debut recording “Feels Like” and has been touring almost non-stop since their appearance opening Bonnaroo at the Miller Lite Tent in 2014. They blew us away then and have only gotten better. In addition to being a rocking guitarist and Read more…

Dan + Shay Celebrate First Number One
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ASCAP and BMI hosted a #1 party on Wed., March 16th to celebrate Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville recording artists Dan + Shay’s first chart-topping hit, “Nothin’ Like You,” with co-writers Chris DeStefano and ACM Songwriter of the Year nominee Ashley Gorley. DeStefano, who also produced the track, earned his 13th #1 with the single, while Read more…

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