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Tootsie's Orchid Lounge To Celebrate Its 54th Birthday
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Music City’s legendary honky-tonk Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 54th Birthday in downtown Nashville on November 12 with a Broadway street-party hosted by America’s Morning Show host Blair Garner from NASH-FM. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will host entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day. The Wednesday event will Read more…

Luke Bryan To Appear On ABC’s Nashville
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Luke Bryan is set to appear on ABC’s Nashville next Wednesday (October 1st), and he plays himself. During his recent appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, he filmed a scene for the popular series, along with the show’s star Connie Britton (who plays Rayna James). While he doesn’t usually watch television, he has caught an Read more…

Lucinda Williams Closes Another Spectacular Americana Music Festival
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Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams closed the 15th annual Americana festival for the 2nd year in a row last Sunday at the almost complete City Winery sounding better than ever. The show was taped to air on SiriusXM Outlaw Country and included guests Elizabeth Cook and Amos Lee. Williams’ band was anchored by spectacular drummer Read more…

Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 89 Years
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The Grand Ole Opry is set to celebrate its 89th birthday on Oct. 10 & 11 with four weekend Opry shows in which country favorites will share the stage with the Opry’s birthday cake, plus a concert by Opry member Craig Morgan, backstage tours, free music on the Opry Plaza, and more.

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R.I.P. George Hamilton IV
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Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV “The International Ambassador of Country Music” passed away late this afternoon at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. with his family by his side. George IV suffered a serious heart attack last Saturday, September 13 and had been in critical condition. Funeral arrangements are not confirmed at Read more…

Jason Isbell Wins Big At The 2014 Americana Awards
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Jason Isbell was the big winner at the 13th annual Americana Music Honors & Awards, taking top artist, album and song awards. Angaleena Presley and Kacey Musgrave presented the lifetime achievement songwriter award to Loretta Lynn. Robert Plant watched the show from the back of the balcony for the first half of the show until Read more…

Americana Week Begins!
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I can’t think of a better place to kick off Americana Music Week 2014 than a record store. Yes they still have those. Grimey’s New & Preloved Music hosted the packed kick-off party and the amazing sounds of Steelism started the night. Steelism is pedal steel player Spencer Cullum Jr. and guitarist Jeremy Fetzer. Their Read more…

Joe Nichols And Writers Celebrate Number One
Pictured (l-r, front row): Producer Tony Brown, co-writer Ashley Gorley, Joe Nichols, co-writer Bryan Simpson, producer Mickey Jack Cones, (back row) BBR Music Group EVP Jon Loba and CEO Benny Brown, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing's Ryan Beuschel, Combustion Music's Chris Farren, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan and EVP of Membership John Titta, Sea Gayle Music's Mike Owens, Red Bow Records VP of Promotion Renee Leymon, BMI's Perry Howard and Triple 8 Management's George Couri. Photo by Ed Rode.

Pictured (l-r, front row): Producer Tony Brown, co-writer Ashley Gorley, Joe Nichols, co-writer Bryan Simpson, producer Mickey Jack Cones, (back row) BBR Music Group EVP Jon Loba and CEO Benny Brown, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing’s Ryan Beuschel, Combustion Music’s Chris Farren, ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan and EVP of Membership John Titta, Sea Gayle Music’s Mike Owens, Read more…

Darius Rucker To Release First Christmas Album
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Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, on October 27th. The twelve track album will include holiday classics as well as two Rucker originals, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas.” Also, special guest Sheryl Crow joins Darius on the holiday standard “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Darius worked Read more…

Justin Moore Just Wanted One Hit Song
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Justin Moore has a career that many young country singers would love to have, with several #1 songs and hit albums to his credit, plus being able to successfully headline his own tours, and Justin says when he was 18 years old, he couldn’t have ever imagined all of it. “The 18-year-old me would probably Read more…