Jon Pardi Reveals First Time Hosting Technique— “You Gotta Try Everything”

Jon Pardi ACM Honors host

There’s a first time for everything. Jon Pardi got had a first time happen when he hosted an award show Wednesday night (Aug. 22), sharing co-hosting duties with Lauren Alaina at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Honors. The ceremony recognizes ACM Award winners in the off-camera categories, which included Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Darius … Read more

Morgan Evans Surprises Kelsea Ballerini With Valentine’s Day Flowers During Ryman Show

While Kelsea Ballerini was tearing the roof off of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during her Unapologetically tour on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), her husband Morgan Evans was feeling a little bit romantic. The “Kiss Somebody” singer was a surprise to audience members when Kelsea introduced her new husband to come out and perform together for the … Read more

Jason Isbell’s Cover Of Tom Petty’s “Refugee” Kicks Off His Ryman Residency

Night 1 of Jason Isbell’s residency at the Ryman Auditorium is in the books and it was everything we could have hoped for. The six night series promises to bring Isbell wide ranging music tastes to the stage including last night’s high energy cover of Tom Petty’s “Refugee.” Isbell has covered a wide variety of … Read more

Maren Morris Took The Ryman To Church Singing “Down To The River” With Little Big Town

Miranda Lambert is not the only guest Little Big Town invited onstage at the Ryman. Maren Morris joined the group onstage for an inspiring a capella cover of “Down To The River To Pray”, an old South Gospel classic. The resulting five-part harmony filled the air with an angelic gospel sound that fit perfectly with … Read more

You Have to Hear Little Big Town Sing Backup Vocals for Ronnie Dunn During “Believe”

In the last few years, the phrase, “took me to church” or “let’s go to church” has been a familiar phrase at concerts. It has nothing to do with an actual church building or faith, but that of a moment so pure and so right it feels like a holy experience. It’s a little sacrilegious, … Read more

[Watch] Brandi Carlile Covered “Jolene” at the Ryman Auditorium

If you aren’t familiar with Brandi Carlile’s soulful, acoustic melodies, you’re really missing out. Carlile is responsible for bringing the soul-stopping tune “The Story” into the world, but a recent performance at the Ryman Auditorium proved she can do it all– even cover country music’s own at the Mother Church of Country Music. Carlile’s cover … Read more

Little Big Town Singing “Tennessee Whiskey” with Chris Stapleton is as Sweet as Strawberry Wine

As Little Big Town rocked the country music charts with a No. 1 single, “Better Man,” released their much-anticipated The Breaker album, they also took the Ryman Auditorium stage for the first time as a part of their year-long residency. Little Big Town at the Mother Church kicked off with a little help from Nashville’s … Read more

Little Big Town Announces First Ever Ryman Residency

From the stage of Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium, Little Big Town, along with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Ryman Auditorium General Manager Sally Williams, announced their upcoming— Little Big Town at the Mother Church– residency. Speaking for the group, Jimi Westbrook assured fans they would be up for the challenge, “As musicians, there is no … Read more

Blake Shelton Performing “Boys ‘Round Here” with Craig Wiseman is One of the Best Things You’ll Ever See

It’s not every day that Blake Shelton gets to sit down and play an acoustic set for fans. And he definitely doesn’t get to do it at the Ryman Auditorium very often, so when his longtime friend and legendary songwriter Craig Wiseman asked him to headline the 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit show, … Read more

Chris Lane Wows Ryman Auditorium Crowd With Epic Boy Band Mashup

In 1998 *NSYNC took the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. There doesn’t seem to be any footage of this show available, but one can bet it was quite the evening for the audience and the super poppy, dance heavy group of guys lead by Justin Timberlake. Since that night in 1998 no other major boy … Read more

Blake Shelton Says He Just Wants to Feel Like Taylor Swift

As Blake Shelton settled into his headlining role at the 12th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit he asked the audience at the historic Ryman Auditorium for just one thing– to make him feel like Taylor Swift. “I want to have one of them Taylor Swift type moments, okay? And she’s not here,” Blake told … Read more

Luke Bryan Sings “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” with His Three Favorite Songwriters at the Ryman Auditorium

The Peach Pickers are arguably the most successful songwriting trio in Nashville (today). Made up of Georgia natives Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, they have a combined 60 No. 1 hits to their credit (many of those together), more album cuts than one could count and a number of songwriter of the year … Read more