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John Prine dies from complications of Coronavirus

John Prine, the raspy-voiced country-folk singer-songwriter, whose poignant and witty songs inspired a slew of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 73.

His publicist broke the news to the media, “Yes, we can confirm on behalf...Read More »


CMA Fest canceled for 2020

The Country Music Association announced that the CMA Fest will not take place in 2020. The yearly event was canceled due to concerns about the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual festival had been set for June 4-7, 2020 in Nashville.

“Today… is a first...Read More »


Joe Diffie dies from complications of Coronavirus

Joe Diffie announced in a statement on Friday that he had the coronavirus (COVID-19). Two days later the popular country singer of the 90’s and early 2000’s is dead from complications of the virus. He was 61.

Diffie, an Oklahoma native moved to Nashville in 1986 where he found...Read More »


Keith Urban ready for second Live 'Urban Underground'

Keith Urban said that he had so much fun with his live stream performance last Monday, that he is doing it again. He shared the news via his social media and announced that the next edition of Urban Underground would stream live on Monday, March 23, at...Read More »


Garth Brooks to perform Facebook Live concert

Garth Brooks will help fans cope with being stuck in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic by live streaming an acoustic set next week.

The country star is one of a number of musicians taking to social media to live stream concerts for their fans as more and more...Read More »


Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers dead at 81

Kenny Rogers, the Country Music Hall of Famer who’s career spanned seven decades and included sales of more than 100 million records, died on Friday at his home in Sandy Springs, GA. He was 81.

Mr. Rogers had been in hospice care and died of natural causes, said his...Read More »


ACM postpones 55th Annual Awards Show

The Academy of Country Music has postponed the 55th ACM Awards, which were scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The decision is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which was labeled a pandemic on March...Read More »


Neal McCoy's tour bus "Old Glory" catches fire

Neal McCoy and his crew were faced with a scary situation on Saturday morning as their tour bus caught on fire in Louisiana.

According to a pair of Facebook Live videos, posted by McCoy, his bus “Old Glory” caught fire around 6:30am in Mansfield, Louisiana, while...Read More »


Luke Combs makes Saturday Night Live debut

Luke Combs made his Saturday Night Live debut over the weekend (2.1.20) performing two musical numbers. The show was hosted by the Houston Texan’s J.J. Watt on what was the pre-Super Bowl special.