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Mary Sarah & Friends – Bridges

It should go without saying that Dolly Parton doesn’t collaborate with just anybody. The same could be said of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Vince Gill. So, going by that set of rules, Texas newcomer Mary Sarah must very well be the real deal, right? That answer is positively and unequivocally – yes. On this, the singer’s very first project, Mary…
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The Oak Ridge Boys – Boys’ Night Out

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of an Oak Ridge Boys show. However, the legendary quartet has never released an album documenting that experience – until now. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the line-up of Golden, Allen, Sterban, and Bonsall that we all know and love, the group has chosen fourteen of their biggest hits to give the live treatment to. As is the case with live albums, you tend to know what…
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Martina McBride – Everlasting

Martina McBride knows the power of a great song about as well as anyone. Her 2005 set Timeless gave newer Country Music fans a history lesson in the greats, and oh, yeah, she’s had a pretty spectacular run of her own since releasing “The Time Has Come” in 1992. For her latest set -and first on Vinyl, her own imprint – she tips her hat to many of the great Pop songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s that inspired her. Whether it be…
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The Charlie Daniels Band: Off The Grid

Back in 1969, Charlie Daniels was one of the session musicians on Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline disc. His guitar playing impressed the legendary singer-songwriter so much that he ended up working on two more Dylan projects. Though the styles of Daniels and Dylan might not be compared by many, both men…
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Why Is The Grand Ole Opry “The Terminator”?

Once again the Grand Ole Opry management is making what they call changes. They have terminated employment of keyboard player Tim Atwood who has 38 years of service with the Opry, and fiddle player Hoot Hester who also has been with the Opry for many years. As you can see by the article below, no reason was given, no personal meeting, just a phone call. It is sad to think that The Grand Ole Opry cares so little for their employees, and fires and hires at will…
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Lucy Hale Shares Milestone Performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Hang w/

Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale will perform this Friday, February 21, at Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry House, but fans won’t need to travel to Nashville to catch the show live. The born and raised Memphis girl will share …
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Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II – Side By Side

Hank Williams, Jr. might sing about family traditions in Country Music, but make no mistake about it – the world of Bluegrass is full of historic lore when it comes to families, as well. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Stanley family tree. Of course, the Stanley name became known due to the groundbreaking recordings by Carter and Ralph Stanley. But since the former’s passing in 1966, his younger sibling has more than done…
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Bill Anderson – Life!

Bill Anderson is definitely one of Country Music’s most enduring success stories. Beginning in the late 1950s with Ray Price’s “City Lights,” Anderson has long been a part of our culture as a songwriter, singer, radio personality, and even a game show host (Who, after all, didn’t want to be a contestant on Fandango back in the 1980s?). And, that success story continues today – with two wins over the past decade for Song of the Year (“Whiskey Lullaby” and “Give It Away”). So, the artist continues…
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Danielle Bradbery Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut From Historic Ryman Auditorium Stage

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery made her Grand Ole Opry debut Tuesday night (11/12) from the hallowed institution’s most famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium. “The Heart of Dixie” darling showcased her vocal prowess on the lead single as well as “Daughter Of …
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A Night To Remember: The Roys’ Opry Debut Was A Dream Come True

Award-winning Bluegrass siblings THE ROYS marked another milestone in their career with their Grand Ole Opry debut last Friday night on the stage of Nashville’s world-famous Ryman Auditorium. Introduced by Grammy-winning Opry legend Jeannie Seely and backed by the renowned …
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Randy Travis – Influence, Volume One: The Man I Am

Everyone in the Country Music industry has been saying their prayers for the legendary Randy Travis as of late, due to his recent illness and hospitalization. As he continues to recover, Warner Brothers has released the project that he had completed not too long before his illness – a salute to some of the songs that shaped his love of music. It’s no coincidence that there is a quite a bit of Merle Haggard represented on this…
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Alan Jackson – The Bluegrass Album

Alan Jackson has made no secret about his love of Bluegrass Music over the years. In the 1990s, his version of “Seven Bridges Road” was a highlight of his live show – done in classic Bluegrass style. Finally, after all these years, Jackson has decided to release an album in that laid back style. As you might expect, the Georgia native had no trouble attracting some of the genre’s finest musicians to back him…
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Isaacs Warmly Received At Grand Ole Opry

As the first family of Southern Gospel/Bluegrass, the Isaacs are entering territory others have dreamed of going. Performing fairly often at the Opry, the Isaacs once again received a very warm welcome when they sang on Saturday, August 31st. The …
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Neal McCoy: Pride – A Tribute To Charley Pride

Neal McCoy got his start in the music business thanks to Charley Pride. The popular entertainer opened for the Hall of Famer for several years before striking out on his own with hits such as “Wink,” “No Doubt About It,” and “They’re Playing Our Song.” For his latest musical effort, McCoy decided to pay tribute to the man who has always been there in his career – both to encourage when things were going slow, and to…
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Keith Urban – Fuse

One can surmise by looking at the credits of Keith Urban’s new disc that there might be a few changes in store. There are not one, but several new producers listed for the talented artist, including Jay Joyce, Butch Walker, Mike Elizondo, and Stargate. That makes for some interesting new sounds on this disc, but relax – Urban is so solid at his craft that any new wrinkles are so subtle that you don’t realize anything might…
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Craig Morgan – The Journey: Livin’ Hits

Since he first broke onto the scene back in 2000 with the top-40 “Something To Write Home About,” Craig Morgan has carved out quite a career singing about real life – and the ups and downs that happen in lives like yours and mine. In doing so, he’s provided the Country format with some of the best moments of the past thirteen years. His latest disc – his second for Black River – reflects back on many of those hits that…
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Steve Wariner – It Ain’t All Bad

Turnabout, as they say, is fair play. Steve Wariner grew up enamored with such guitarists as Jerry Reed and the man he has often cited as his mentor, Chet Atkins. Well, flash forward a few years, and today’s generation of singers – guitarists all claim such acts as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner as their influences. Though Wariner was one of the biggest hitmakers on Country Radio in the 1980s and 1990s, he has…
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Old Crow Medicine Show Invited To Become Members Of The Grand Ole Opry

Acclaimed old time string band Old Crow Medicine Show were taken by surprise last Friday night at The Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, OH when they were invited to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. They will formally …
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Marshall Chapman Makes Opry Debut August 9

Marshall Chapman recently received one of the most coveted prizes in all of music — an invitation to sing on the Grand Ole Opry. This Friday, the tall, lanky veteran singer-songwriter will perform a couple of songs from her new …
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Clint Black – When I Said I Do

Clint Black has been absent from the record world for a few years, though the singer plans to return to stores in 2014 with his first all-new project in well over five years. In the meantime, the singer decided that he wanted to give fans a sneak peek at some of the new music he has been working on, so the partnered up with the outstanding marketing team at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for this exclusive project. Fans who have missed…
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