Crystal Gayle Was Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry By Her Big Sister Loretta Lynn

Fifty years ago, Crystal Gayle made her Grand Ole Opry debut on the Ryman Auditorium stage, singing “Ribbon of Darkness” at the age of 16. Saturday, January 21, 2017, her elder sister Loretta Lynn inducted her into a rare group of musicians. The sisters now both shared the distinction of being members of the Grand … Read more

Remember That Time Tammy Wynette and Lyle Lovett Performed “Stand By Your Man” on Leno?

The year was 1993. It was the year that Hillary Clinton went TV and told the world she wasn’t standing by her man, like Tammy Wynette, and Lyle Lovett eloped with Julia Roberts. It was also the first time that Tammy Wynette performed her controversial hit, “Stand By Your Man,” with the man who recorded … Read more

Alison Krauss Introduces Album of Classic Songs By Putting Her Spin on the Brenda Lee Hit “Losing You”

“Windy City” is a milestone album for Alison Krauss. It marks her first project without her band Union Station (since “Raising Sand”) as well as her first album with her new record label, Capitol. The album includes 10 strategically chosen classic hits reimagined by Alison and famed-producer Buddy Cannon. “Usually it’s just all songs first. … Read more

Reese Witherspoon’s Life Motto is “What Would Dolly Do?”

Reese Witherspoon epitomizes southern class. As a strong female, though, she’s got her own role models as well. She looks to one of the most successful and beloved women in the world when she’s in need. That, of course, would be Dolly Parton. Now you can keep a reminder for yourself, thanks to Reese’s Draper … Read more

Marty Stuart Invited Dailey & Vincent to Become Members of the Grand Ole Opry

Dailey & Vincent are going to become members of the Grand Ole Opry! The Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were surprised with the honor by Marty Stuart after a performance on the Opry on Dec. 30, 2016. “Country music needs you,” Stuart told the pair. “Country music loves you. And the Grand Ole Opry welcomes … Read more

Travis Tritt, Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Many More to Pay Tribute to Randy Travis With a One-of-a-Kind Concert Event

Travis Tritt, Alabama and Kenny Rogers will be among the artists paying tribute to the Randy Travis in February. Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, the Bellamy Brothers, Kane Brown, James Dupre and Ricky Traywick are … Read more

Subliminal Messages in Country Music That Could Be Detrimental to Your Health

Diet, a nasty four-letter word, has haunted me for most of my life. However, when I was a little girl, I was skinny. In fact, I was so skinny that my daddy loved to say that a good March windstorm would blow me away. Nowadays, when Carrie Underwood sings, “there’s not enough wind in Oklahoma,” it … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Reba McEntire and Patsy Cline Reach the Top Spot

August 7th was an iconic day in the careers of two of the leading ladies of country music. In 2004, Reba’s single, “Somebody,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Music Charts. Reba has done movies and TV shows, but her heart lies where she started– country music. She is definitely one of the most … Read more

Willie Nelson: Our Favorite Late Night Performances

A few nights ago, Willie Nelson performed “Band of Brothers” from his new album on the “Late Show” with David Letterman. Of course, he was wonderful. His performance brought back memories of some of our favorite late night moments with Willie. Willie Nelson // “Band of Brothers” // David Letterman Willie Nelson Interview // Craig … Read more

Five Country Singers Who Served in the Armed Forces

In the country music world, it is common to have respect for the armed forces. Some musicians take it a step further and actually serve before or even during their career in country. These are just five of the many country music stars who have served the U.S. at some point. 1. George Strait From … Read more

Willie Nelson Tour Dates for 2014

One of the most recognized names in country music, Willie Nelson, is teaming up with Alison Krauss and will be touring the 37 cities during 2014. In a career that has encompassed performing, songwriting, acting and activism, there are so many highlights to consider when looking at the American icon’s career. There isn’t a music … Read more