Milsap, Cochran, Wiseman Bound For Country Hall Of Fame
The Country Music Association is making room for Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran and Mac Wiseman in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Wiseman says the honor is special -- and one he thought was going to pass him by.
The bluegrass great was named as the honoree in the "Veteran Era Artist" category. Six-time Grammy winner Milsap, known for crossover hits such as "Smoky Mountain Rain" and "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," is the Hall of Fame's newest "Modern Era Artist" inductee. Cochran, who wrote hits for Patsy Cline,
Ronnie Milsap Reflects On Hall Of Fame Induction
Ronnie Milsap says he's not sure what tipped the decision in his favor to induct him into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But the singer believes his success as a crossover artist, which began with 1977's "It Was Almost Like A Song," likely played a role.
Milsap is joining the Country Music Hall of Fame as a "Modern Era Artist." His fellow inductees include bluegrass great Mac Wiseman, who's being added in the "Veteran Era Artist" category, while Hank Cochran earned a posthumous induction in the "Songwriter" category. Hunter Hayes took part in Tuesday's inductees announcement, introducing Milsap at the event. And Ronnie says he's very impressed with the young star, and calls Hunter "a very special person." The inductees announcement took place in
Swon Brothers Awed By The Grand Ole Opry
The Swon Brothers' Zach and Colton Swon say their Grand Ole Opry debut is something they'll never forget. The country duo marked the milestone earlier this month, and Zach admits it was a special and emotional experience.
Zach adds that it was impossible to not feel reverence for the past. He explains that there's a "history that comes off that stage" that he felt the moment he stepped on it, which was "just incredible." And the Swon Brothers opened their set by honoring a country legend. They sang the late George Jones' classic "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" before launching into their own single, "Later On."
Nelson, Krauss Adjust Tour Schedule Over "Urgent Health Concern"
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss won't be starting their collaborative tour next week as originally planned. They've each posted messages on their websites, explaining that "an unforeseen and urgent health concern" forced them to change their plans. They don't offer any specifics regarding the medical issue or who is directly involved, but indicate that it has to do with a member of Alison Krauss and Union Station. The first six dates of the trek, which was to begin in
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Toby Keith's Syracuse Restaurant In Tax Trouble
The tax man doesn't have much love right now for one of Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. Syracuse.com says the country star's eatery in
Dierks Bentley's Wife Runs In
Dierks Bentley is among those who were on hand for Monday's Boston Marathon. But the country star wasn't simply a spectator. He led the cheering section for his wife, Cassidy, who took part in the race. Bentley shared some of his day via Twitter. His posts included a message from Cassidy asking him to say she's "thinking of last year and everything people have endured" and that she's "running for love." She also ran at a respectable pace. Cassidy finished the 26-point-two-mile route in three-hours, 33-minutes, and 38-seconds, averaging just over an eight-minute mile.
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Tim McGraw To Be Featured On "Oprah's Master Class"
Tim McGraw is opening up to Oprah Winfrey. According to OWN, the country star "sits down for an emotional conversation" in an upcoming episode of "Oprah's Master Class." He discusses both his career and his family life with wife Faith Hill and their three daughters, as well as his upbringing in a small town in
Blake Shelton Weighs In On "The Voice" Gwen Stefani Rumors
Blake Shelton is voicing his approval of bringing Gwen Stefani onto NBC's "The Voice." But the country star is giving no indication as to whether the No Doubt frontwoman is about to join the show's lineup of coaches. He'll only tell E! News "if there is a person in this world named Gwen Stefani," he thinks "she would probably be a great addition to this show." Blake's buddy and fellow coach, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, as well as "The Voice" host Carson Daly agree with
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Today In Country Music History
Today in 1956, Elvis Presley played
Today in 1991, Alan Jackson released the hit single "Don't Rock the Jukebox."
Today in 1993, Tracy Lawrence hit number one with "Alibis."
Today in 1994, Lari White married her husband, Chuck Cannon.
Today in 1996,
Today in 1997, Brooks & Dunn were named Entertainers of the Year while
Today in 1998, Pam Tillis appeared on both "Promised Land" and "Diagnosis Murder," playing the same character -- a con artist named Kate Matthews.
Today in 1999,
Today in 2002, new releases included Kenny Chesney's album "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems."
Today in 2003, Johnny Cash's album "American IV: The Man Comes Around" was certified Gold. It was his first solo studio album ever recognized in that manner.
Today in 2004, the "Grand Ole Opry American Road Show 2004" -- featuring Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, the Del McCoury Band, and Rebecca Lynn Howard -- began in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Today in 2005, Wynonna Judd and Julie Roberts took part in the Divas Nashvegas benefit for the
Today in 2006, Joe Don Rooney, guitarist for Rascal Flatts, wed "Playboy" Playmate Tiffany Fallon on the beach in
Today in 2007, Martina McBride's song "Anyway" anchored a trailer for the movie "A Life Interrupted" on the Lifetime Channel. The film was inspired by the true story of housewife Debbie Smith, who helped pass the most effective anti-rape legislation in
Today in 2007, Trace Adkins performed the national anthem at Wrigley Field prior to the Chicago Cubs/Milwaukee Brewers game. He also came out during the seventh inning stretch to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" from the broadcast booth.
Today in 2008, Lady Antebellum's self-titled album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Today in 2008, Rodney Atkins attended two parties in
Today in 2008, Trace Adkins attended the screening of "
Today in 2008, Trisha Yearwood's cookbook "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours" hit the number three slot on the "New York Times" bestseller list.
Today in 2008, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites took home honors for Top Bluegrass Album at The Dove awards in
Today in 2010, Brooks & Dunn launched their final road trip, "The Last Rodeo Tour," with a show in
Today in 2013, Tate Stevens' self-titled debut album arrived in stores.
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