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Colt Ford Named NRA Country’s Featured Artist For July
Colt Ford

Colt Ford has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for July. The announcement comes during an exciting week, on the heels of the release of his highly anticipated new album, Thanks for Listening. As part of the promotion, fans can preview Colt’s new songs “Farm Life” (featuring Justin Moore) and “Cut Em All” Read more…

Krystal Keith Prepares For Grand Ole Opry Debut
Krystal Keith

Krystal Keith makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on Wednesday, July 9. And country music’s most venerable stage isn’t the only place she’s being noticed following the acclaimed release of Whiskey & Lace, the debut album co-produced by her father, Toby Keith.

Krystal co-hosted and performed on the air at Sirius XM last week (June 24), Read more…

Craig Morgan Back For A 5th Season
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Photo By Kristin Barlowe

Craig Morgan is excited to announce the return of his hit television show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” to Outdoor Channel. The fifth season will premiere on Sunday, July 6th at 11 pm EST/8 pm PST.

True to the show’s name, Morgan throws open the doors on his life – both on Read more…

Dolly Parton Receives ’100 million’ Platinum Award
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Dolly Parton, receives, yet, another accolade for RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide. While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans. During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Read more…

Rosanne Cash Testifies House Judiciary Committee
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Rosanne Cash testified before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, June 25 in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Americana Music Association.

The hearings, titled “Music Licensing Under Title 17 Part Two,” is Congress’s chance to hear from those directly impacted by their decisions.

“I am honored to have been asked by the Americana Music Association to represent Read more…

Ryman Auditorium To Undergo $14 million Expansion
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The Ryman Auditorium announced it will undergo a $14 million expansion that will add a cafe, new event facility, multi-media tour, as well as renovations for the box office, restrooms, concessions, lobby and merchandising areas. The actual music hall will not be affected.

The expansion, which will happen on the 4th Ave. N. side of the Read more…

25 Years Ago Today: Alan Jackson Signs First Record Deal
Alan Jackson

On June 26, 1989 – 25 years ago today – a then-unknown singer-songwriter from the small town of Newnan, GA put pen to paper and signed his first major recording contract. His name was Alan Jackson…and that “dream come true” moment set the stage for a career that Jackson – and those in the room Read more…

Big Machine Artists Featured At Brickyard 400
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With a stellar line-up of Country music artists, Big Machine will bring a unique experience to the “Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com” weekend for the fourth consecutive year. THE BAND PERRY, JUSTIN MOORE and BRANTLEY GILBERT will headline concerts throughout the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday Read more…

Willie Nelson Debuts At Number One On Billboard
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Band of Brothers, the new Willie Nelson studio album, is entering the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart at #5, marking Willie’s highest debut and highest position on America’s popular albums chart since Always On My Mind peaked there for four weeks at #2 in 1982.

Willie’s latest is also debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Read more…

Dierks Bentley Records Theme Song For New History Channel series
Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley recently recorded “Ride On,” the featured song for the new History Channel series, Biker Battleground: Phoenix. The show will premiere July 1st at 10pm ET on The History Channel.

The series’ description is:
Phoenix, Arizona—where the country’s top motorcycle builders compete day and night. It’s a dog-eat-dog world, where buyers are willing to pay upwards Read more…