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Jimmie Allen Stops Fight During Dusty Armadillo Concert

As an up and coming country singer, Jimmie Allen is always keeping his eye on the charts, but he also keeps an eye on his audience. At his concert last Friday, Jan. 11 at Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, the singer spotted a fight and then had security escort those...Read More »


Aaron Watson Releases New Single “Kiss That Girl Goodbye”

Independent artist Aaron Watson continues to be “one of country music’s biggest DIY success stories” (Forbes) with his latest single, “Kiss That Girl Goodbye,” the self-penned lead single from his upcoming studio album. The infectious up-tempo song is the...Read More »


Steve Ripley of The Tractors Dies at 69

Steve Ripley, the leader of the 90’s country band The Tractors, died after a battle with cancer on Thursday, January 3 at his home in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was 69 years old.

Ripley is best known for his time with The Tractors but had many other credits on his...Read More »


Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams on CMT Crossroads

Jason Aldean most recently performed on CMT Crossroads with Bob Seger, but ten years ago he joined Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams for a special invitation-only taping of the show in Nashville.

The two musical heavyweights took turns covering songs from each others catalog. One of the many highlights from...Read More »


Kelly Clarkson Honors Reba with "Fancy" at Kennedy Center Honors

Kelly Clarkson was definitely one of the highlights of the performances at the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors which aired Wednesday (Dec. 26) on CBS. Clarkson sang “Fancy” as a tribute to one of the night’s honoree’s, Reba McEntire and simply crushed it.

The Kennedy Center released a small clip...Read More »


Michael Ray and Carly Pearce Celebrate Engagement

Congratulations to Michael Ray and Carly Pearce who announced their engagement on Saturday (Dec. 22) through their social media posts. The couple, who first revealed they were dating back in July, were vacationing in Tulum, Mexico when Ray got down on one knee and proposed to Pearce.

Ray, 30, announced...Read More »


Alabama Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

Country Music’s Supergroup, Alabama revealed that they will be hitting the road in 2019 to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band. They have already announced 30 cities that they will visit in 2019, and while a Northeast Ohio date is not on the schedule, more shows will be...Read More »


Willie Nelson's Tribute Concert adds more Artists

When it was first announced, the Willie Nelson all star tribute concert and roster of acts was one you didn’t want to miss. Now, with more and more stars confirming their appearances it is becoming a concert of a lifetime.

Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah...Read More »


George Strait Debuts New Songs from Upcoming Album

George Strait gave his fans at his Las Vegas shows last weekend (Dec. 7 & 8) a sneak peak of a couple of new tracks that will be included on his new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine.

The “King of Country” performed “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” which he co-wrote...Read More »


Toby Keith Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Debut Single

Toby Keith’s 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” helped start a career that has seen the Oklahoma native win multiple CMA Awards and ACM Awards, earn 20 #1 singles and sell more than 40 million albums worldwide.

His milestone 25th anniversary was celebrated on Wednesday (Dec. 5) at BMI in...Read More »


Roy Clark, Legendary Country Guitarist and ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dies at 85

Roy Clark, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy, ACM and CMA award winner and co-host of the “Hee Haw” television series, died on Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Clark is best known for his role on the TV show, “Hee...Read More »


CMA Awards 2018: The Winners List

Keith Urban took home his second Entertainer of the Year award last night (Nov. 14) at the CMA Awards, 13 years since his first win in the show’s most coveted category. Urban’s win more than a decade since his first is rare, only Garth Brooks and George Strait have achieved...Read More »


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