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Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…MORE

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

During his set on the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was surprised by Vince Gill with an invitation to join the esteemed club. “He’s one of the greatest country singers that’s walked the earth,” said Vince during Gene’s introduction. After Gene performed “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” and “Nothing Sure Looked…MORE

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to…MORE

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause…MORE

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg…MORE

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of…MORE

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s…MORE

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