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  • ABC cancels country music drama 'Nashville' after 4 seasons

    05/13/2016 6:15:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 12 MAY 2016 | WCVB.COM
    NASHVILLE ABC said it's canceling the country music drama series "Nashville" after four seasons. The network's decision Thursday drew an immediate lament from the city of Nashville's mayor, Megan Barry.
  • Woman says she was booted from Garth Brooks concert for using men's bathroom

    05/11/2016 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Fox ^ | May 11, 2016
    A North Dakota woman said Monday she was kicked out of a Garth Brooks concert before the show started for using the mens bathroom. Samantha Bergh told Valley News Live that her husband took her to go see the country music superstar as a Mothers Day gift. The concert in Fargo was attended by thousands of fans wanting to see Brooks. Right before Garth Brooks was to start we went to the bathroom. The womens line was a good 100 people long, Bergh told Valley News Live. It was insanely long and there was no wait for the mens so...
  • Jeb Bushs clock, Tim McGraws guitar: Among the $7,000 in gifts to Gov. Larry Hogan

    05/04/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has received more than $7,000 worth of gifts since he took office in January 2015, mostly modest trinkets and items from well-wishers after the governor made his cancer diagnosis public. The gifts range from a $1 Livestrong bracelet to a $500 membership at Baltimores posh members-only Center Club, according to a filing with the State Ethics Commission. Hogan even reported two rosaries blessed at the Vatican, given to him and his wife by Pope Francis in Washington. The disclosure also shows the outpouring of support for the governor after he announced in June that he...
  • Merle Haggard Dead at 79

    04/06/2016 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 111 replies
    Taste of Country ^ | 4/6/16 | Sterling Whitaker
    Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday. Haggard canceled tour dates in December of 2015 after he checked into a hospital and learned he had double pneumonia.
  • Charlie Daniels To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    03/29/2016 12:22:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( -- The Country Music Association (CMA) announced today that the legendary Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, along with fellow inductees Fred Foster and Randy Travis. Charlie Daniels, who started his professional music career in 1954, is being inducted into the Veteran's Era category, according to the CMA. The event will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater in Nashville, Tenn. During the Medallion Ceremony, "friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song," said the CMA. Also, "bronze...
  • Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked HER OWN FACE Then Swore Random Guy Beat Her Up At Toby Keith Concert

    03/12/2016 9:28:36 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 64 replies
    A gay Central Michigan University professor has pleaded guilty for falsely claiming that a random guy at a Toby Keith concert called her a cross-dressing fag, punched her in the face and spat on her. Advertisement The professor, Mari Poindexter, had alleged that the man approached her at the Aug. 19 concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., reports The Morning Sun, a local newspaper. Advertisement The man began hurling a rich tapestry of obscene slurs at Poindexter, she told police. Advertisement Later that night, the professor said, the same man ambushed her in the...
  • This is too darn SAD: Joey Feek asleep for days

    03/01/2016 12:00:44 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 01, 2016
    Damn Screen is getting all BLURRY! Husband Rory says wife said last goodbyes, body shutting down
  • Sonny James, country hitmaker of ‘Young Love,’ dies at 87

    02/23/2016 10:05:54 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | Kristin M. Hall
    Sonny James, a country hall of fame singer who recorded smooth romantic ballads such as "Young Love" and turned pop songs into country hits, died Feb. 22 in Nashville. He was 87. Family friend Gary Robble, who was the lead singer of Mr. James' backing band, announced the death but did not cite a cause. Mr. James, who also was a songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, was promoted as the "Southern Gentleman" because of his gentle demeanor. Raised in Alabama, he started his music career with his family's band and, before he reached high school age, he already had performed on...
  • Popular Videos - Sonny James

    02/13/2016 8:37:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1953–1983 | Sonny James
    Popular Videos - Sonny James #SonnyJames 200 videos
  • Popular Videos - Floyd Tillman

    01/20/2016 10:11:42 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Floyd Tillman
    Popular Videos - Floyd Tillman #FloydTillman 200 videos
  • BOOM: Country Music Icon Makes Huge Announcement That Leaves Donald Trump Smiling

    01/14/2016 1:18:52 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump just received a welcome endorsement from a country music legend. According to The Daily Caller, Loretta Lynn recently announced her support for the front-running GOP candidate in an interview with Reuters. In fact, the 83-year-old star, who still tours and plays shows, said that she informed her fans after every concert that she was a supporter of Trump and was really looking at nobody else. "When you get up there and try to say you want to see Hillary Clinton win, that wouldn't go over so big," Lynn said, alluding to the generally...
  • The Best Of Buck Owens - 1964 - Full Album Vinyl [HD]

    01/12/2016 4:53:33 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1964 | Buck Owens
    The Best Of Buck Owens Capitol 1964 00:00 - Love's Gonna Live Here 01:58 - Foolin' Around 04:36 - Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) 07:02 - I Can't Stop (My Lovin' You) 09:45 - Kickin' Our Hearts Around 12:17 - Under The Influence Of Love 14:40 - Act Naturally 16:57 - Under Your Spell Again 19:38 - Above And Beyond 22:06 - Second Fidle 24:10 - Nobody's Fool But Yours 26:38 - High As The Mountains
  • GEORGE JONES - Greates Hits Full Album | Best songs of George Jones

    01/11/2016 5:04:28 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | George Jones
    GEORGE JONES - Greates Hits Full Album | Best songs of George Jones 1. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones 2. Walk Through This World With Me - George Jones 3. A Good Year For The Roses - George Jones 4. The Race Is On - George Jones 5. Take Me - George Jones 6. Things Have Gone To Pieces - George Jones 7. Developing My Pictures - George Jones 8. Tender Years - George Jones 9. From Here To The Door - George Jones 10. You Gottta Be My Baby - George Jones 11. Run Boy -...
  • Country musician Loretta Lynn to Trump: Call me

    01/11/2016 5:14:47 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 9, 2016 | By Emily Flitter
    The highest-profile celebrity to weigh in on Donald Trump this week may not be the actor Samuel L. Jackson after all. Country singer Loretta Lynn, a legend in Nashville whose life story was told in the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, is also talking about the Republican presidential front runner – and she loves him. “Trump has sold me – what more can I say?” Lynn told me over the phone just before the start of Trump’s rally Thursday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Lynn’s friend, Phyllis Jones, 71, had driven to Rock Hill from nearby Charlotte, North Carolina and had...
  • Charlie Daniels

    01/09/2016 12:00:11 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels by mrjcjtv 30 videos
  • Body of country singer Craig Strickland found after days of searching

    01/04/2016 12:37:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    foxnews ^ | Jan. 4, 2016
    <p>The body of country singer Craig Strickland was found on Monday, authorities confirmed to FOX411.</p> <p>Strickland was the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem. He disappeared during severe storms on Dec. 27 while on a duck hunting trip with friend Chase Morland.</p>
  • Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing, Friend Who Posted Ominous Tweet Before Trip Is Found Dead

    12/29/2015 5:20:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    people ^ | 12-28-2015 | Naja Rayne
    Country singer Craig Strickland is missing just days after a friend posted an ominous tweet that foreshadowed their disappearance. "In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," Chase Morland, who was on the road with Strickland, tweeted late Saturday. SNIP On Monday, Backroad Anthem, the band that Strickland sings in, revealed that Morland had been found dead. "Everyone please say special prayers for the family of Chase Morland," they wrote on Facebook. "They were very close friends and it is such a heartbreaking loss. Randy Strickland...
  • Kenny Rogers on Donald Trump: 'I love what he says, I have to admit'

    12/21/2015 9:09:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    theguardian ^ | December 21, 2015 | Michele McManmon
    On the cusp of retirement, the country legend talks about his plans for a theme park, his prediction for the next Hank Williams and why he admires Trump (snip) How do you feel about Donald Trump? I really like him. I think his problem is that he says what everyone wants to hear, but he doesn't say it well. I love what he says, I have to admit. He can be president and not owe anybody anything; he's one of the few people has the money to do it, and has the guts to do it. You're biting off a...
  • Merle Haggard: Best Songs Of Merle Haggard - Greatest Hits Full Album Of Merle Haggard

    11/30/2015 1:13:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard: Best Songs Of Merle Haggard - Greatest Hits Full Album Of Merle Haggard 1. Mama tired 2. Pancho and Lefty 3. Okie from Muskogee 4. Sing me back home 5. Workin' man blues 6. Are the good times really over 7. Silver wings 8. The fightin' side of me 9. I think I'll just stay here and drink 10. The bottle let me down 11. I'm a lonesome fugitive 12. Swinging doors 13. Branded man 14. Hungry eyes 15. Big city 16. Going where the lonely go 17. Daddy frank 18. It's my lazy day 19. My favorite...
  • Police: Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Pickup Into Lake

    09/29/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear. The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. Lt. Harold Page told the Ellsworth American the dog "knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled down the parking lot into the lake." The Ellsworth Police Department said in a Facebook post the dog was rescued from the submerged pickup...
  • Willie Robertson, Colt Ford Release Song On God, Guns, And Hunting

    08/24/2015 12:24:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Duck Dynastys Willie Robertson has teamed up with country singer Colt Ford to release a country rap song about God, guns, and hunting called Cut em all. Those familiar with Duck Dynasty know cut em is the call to pull the trigger once the ducks are close enough to shoot.
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Taylor Swift, Privileged Daughter Of Wealthy Plutocrats: The 'Real Story' About Her 1% Upbringing

    05/23/2015 11:50:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 114 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 06:00 PM | SCOTT TIMBERG
    Over the last few years, Taylor Swift has become one of the two or three biggest pop stars in the world. She has accumulated no fewer than four homes (including a $3.5 million place in Beverly Hills and a $20 million Tribeca penthouse) and drawn enormous press and media attention. Shes still on the cover of lots of magazines and well probably see her there far into the future. On its release last year, her 1989 record became the biggest selling album in more than a decade, at a time in which record sales have been way down. She became,...
  • Glen Campbell Doesnt Realize Hes Never Going Home Again

    05/01/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/1 | Andrea Peyser
    With his aw shucks, maam charm and velvety voice, Glen Campbell was a legendary country and pop-music singer, guitarist and Hollywood hot guy. But now, friends and relatives tell me, he languishes in a mediocre facility outside Nashville, Tenn., for patients afflicted with Alzheimers disease. He can spend only minimal time with his oldest children, say sources, who claim he is frequently alone except for the company of caregivers and TV crews recording his mental decline. He wants to go home, they say, and doesnt understand that the facility is his residence, probably for the rest of his life.
  • Country Music Awards

    04/19/2015 8:16:21 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 30 replies
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  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraws Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Anti-Gun Tim Mcgraws Shot Gun Tour Tramples the 1st & 2nd Amendments

    04/17/2015 10:09:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 4/16/15 | Ammo Land
    As reported On July 16 2015, country singer Tim McGraw along with Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Newtown father Mark Bearden joined the group pledging to dedicate the rest of his life to pursuing gun control. McGraw says he supports the Sandy Hook Promise, Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence and as AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has...
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 33 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • Tim McGraw to hold benefit concert against gun violence in CT

    04/14/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 4/14/2014 | unknown
    Country star Tim McGraw will be headlining a benefit concert against gun violence in Hartford in July. McGraw's tour mates, Billy Currington and Chase Bryant will also perform.
  • The mighty Oak Ridge Boys and the missing spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame

    03/16/2015 3:57:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Nancy Dunham
    We have to join the chorus, led by Billboard magazine, calling for the Oak Ridge Boys induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Go to their concert this week and youll understand why. Sure, their 40-plus years of No. 1 hits including Elvira, American Made and Bobbie Sue consistently full concerts and tireless work for the American Legion and other charities more than qualify them for this prestigious induction. Yet its the reverence with which Merle Haggard, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Lee Brice and other major performers hold them which is more than returned by the...
  • Glen Campbells Im Not Gonna Miss You Wins 2015 Grammy Award for Best Country Song

    02/08/2015 3:49:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    the boot ^ | 2-8-15 | Scott Shettler
    Forty-eight years after he won his first Grammy Award, country music legend Glen Campbell won another honor, claiming Best Country Song at the 2015 Grammys (with co-writer Julian Raymond) for Im Not Gonna Miss You, the theme song from Glen Campbell Ill Be Me, the documentary that followed Campbell on his farewell tour as he battled Alzheimers disease. While the 78-year-old Campbell was not in attendance, his wife Kim took to the podium to speak on behalf of her husband. Im so proud of him tonight, she told the crowd. Its been an amazing journey. Hes been so courageous...
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Opry Member, Dies at 94

    01/02/2015 5:13:30 PM PST · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 2, 2015 | AP
    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration. He sang "Out Behind The Barn" and delivered his trademark comedy. He had turned 94 a day earlier. "The Grand Ole Opry did not have...
  • Get over yourself': Garth Brooks wont appear on TV because of Ferguson

    11/26/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 92 replies
    Country star Garth Brooks was scheduled to appear on several shows this week, including Thanksgiving edition of The Tonight Show. But his conscience wont let him do it anymore. Because of Ferguson? More from The Hollywood Reporter: We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation. To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me, Brooks wrote in a statement posted on his Facebook page. I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow. Love one another, g Brooks...
  • Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on Tonight Show after Ferguson decision

    11/26/2014 1:34:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 145 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 11/2/6/14 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on Tonight Show after Ferguson decision The singer wrote on his Facebook page that he landed in New York on the night the grand jurys decision was announced 'to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation.' Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBCs Tonight show because he said it seemed distasteful given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on...
  • Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

    11/20/2014 3:02:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2014 | By Todd Leopold
    Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man." Herndon, 52, came out publicly as gay in an interview with People magazine. He says he's known he was gay since he was a child and started coming out to family members in his 20s. But the "What Mattered Most" singer, who had a number of hits in the 1990s, kept the news close to the vest. It wasn't until he attended a Tony Robbins seminar in 2009 that he decided to become more public, he told the magazine. "I realized I had an...
  • Roy Clark Spins tales at Spotlight

    11/19/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | November 17, 2014 | James D. Watts Jr. World Scene Writer
    Its been some time since Roy Clark could bound out onto a stage like a puppy just turned loose, brandishing an electric guitar and a joyous smile, ready to captivate a crowd with his personality and talent. Friday night, it took him a number of slow and careful steps, and the assistance of a cane and a couple of colleagues, to make his way to a chair on the small stage of Tulsas Spotlight Theater. Once he settled himself, Clark said, I have to be careful I dont..., and he gave audience a comically knowing look, ...make an entrance. Which...
  • Garth Brooks - Performs "Mom"

    The country star performed his latest hit Mom on Good Morning America Friday, leaving the team and the audience gasping for air and moving them to tears. Dedicate this song to our Moms
  • Country Music Stars Joke About Obama's Reaction to Election Loss

    11/06/2014 10:32:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Barack Obama's reaction to Tuesday's big election loss for the Democrats was mocked at the Country Music Awards by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. If their act looks somewhat familiar, they were the same duo who mocked ObamaCare last year at the same show. They also took some potshots at Taylor Swift for seeming to have abandoned country music which they worked into the routine:
  • Glen Campbell: "I'll Be Me" Film Review

    10/25/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | Frank Scheck
    James Keach's documentary chronicles the singer's final tour even as he was fighting the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's disease Legendary singer Glen Campbell's valiant struggle with Alzheimer's disease is heartbreakingly chronicled in James Keach's documentary which serves to not only put a very human face on this horrific condition but also as a triumphant valedictory of Campbell's poignant farewell tour. As one commentator in Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me points out, the singer's legacy will include not only his formidable musical achievements but also his bravery in soldiering on and bringing attention to the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's. The film...
  • Glen Campbell releases powerful final song and video

    10/14/2014 12:23:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Ed Payne, CNN
    CNN) -- Even if you've never been a fan of Glen Campbell, this one's certain to tug at your heartstrings. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, is out with the video for the final song he'll ever record -- "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." It was recorded in 2013 with producer Julian Raymond. "I'm still here but yet I'm gone/ I don't play guitar or sing my songs," the tune begins as it details his struggles with the disease.
  • It has become the truckers anthem. C.W. McCall talks life after Convoy

    10/05/2014 10:09:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Sirius XM Blog ^ | 10/3/14 | Maricielo Gomez
    In 1973, the Citizens Band radio (aka the CB radio, aka a collection of short-distance radio communications) grew so popular that it attracted millions of people throughout the entire decade not at all unlike the way social media attracts users today. This weekend, 70s on 7 pays tribute to the fad by welcoming American country singer C.W. McCall, who is best known for his 75 chart topper, Convoy, a hit song Rolling Stone recently included in its 100 Greatest Country Songs Of All Time list. On writing Convoy, McCall reminisced: When we wrote the song, we went out and...
  • Country Legend George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

    09/18/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 18, 2014 | Stephen L. Betts
    George Hamilton IV, whose gentle demeanor and soothing folk-country vocal style earned him worldwide acclaim, died Wednesday (September 17th) at a Nashville hospital, following a heart attack which he suffered on Saturday. He was 77. A 50-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, Hamilton was known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," having toured successfully throughout Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and Australia... In 1963, he scored his greatest success with "Abilene." ...
  • Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston (ill = 'snockered')

    07/27/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 7/27/14 | Scott Malone - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number...
  • Tim McGraw Smacked a Female Fan at Concert

    07/19/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | UPI
    ATLANTA, July 18 (UPI)--Tim McGraw "swatted" a fan at his July 13 concert in Atlanta. A video of the incident surfaced this week that appears to capture the 47-year-old singer smacking a woman in the face. The footage shows McGraw as he performs his song "Truck Yeah" amid a sea of fans and touches hands with people in the audience. He gives the fan in question a smack after she attempts to get his attention and grabs onto his jeans when she is rebuffed.
  • Need help ID'ing a country song

    06/30/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 38 replies
    My former co-worker just called me for help in naming a country music song. I don't listen to today's country music that much, so I couldn't help her, but I'm sure one of my FReeper FRiends can. She said the song had something in the lyrics about grandma having dementia or Alzheimer's and having to refer back to 1942(ish) for something she can remember. Or something like that. Does anyone know what song that might be and who the artist is? TIA. :)
  • Nashville Nobody Makes it Big in Sweden

    05/31/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 May 2014
    Former homeless man Doug Seegers is set to embark on a tour of Sweden after a chance discovery by a Swedish television crew turned the singer into an overnight sensation in the country. Seegers, 62, featured on the popular SVT show 'Jills Veranda' earlier this year. The street performer, who has admitted to living rough in the past, was catapulted to stardom after performing his song 'Going down to the river' on the programme. It then rocketed to number one on the Swedish iTunes chart. Swedish fans have since uploaded their own version of Seegers' hit song to YouTube, while...
  • Whats Wrong with Country Music Today?

    05/20/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I’ve complained about the state of modern mainstream country music for a long time now. And clearly, I’m not alone. Singer-songwriter Collin Raye, one of the top country artists throughout the ’90s, recently took to Fox News to air his grievances at the state of country music today. As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, I’d like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry:Enough already.I’d like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when...
  • Whats Wrong with Country Music Today?

    05/20/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    Nothing makes a diehard eeyore like me happier than a depressing poll, but even I’ve got to call BS on this one. C’mon, Politico.That 71 percent includes 90 percent of Latinos, 78 percent of Democrats, and 64 percent of Republicans — and frankly, I’m surprised the totals for each aren’t higher. Except to the small minority of the population that follows immigration news closely, the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” is almost totally meaningless. News junkies recognize it as a term of art to describe a compromise on border security and legalization; to everyone else, which is pretty much everyone,...
  • Is country music dead?

    05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 345 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Collin Raye
    As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, Id like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry: Enough already. Id like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when I contend that the Bro Country phenomenon must cease. It has had its run for better or worse and its time for Nashville to get back to producing, and more importantly promoting, good singers singing real songs. Its time for country music to find its identity...
  • Glen Campbell Moved Into A Care Facility

    04/17/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 103 replies
    billboard ^ | 4-17-14 | Lars Brandle
    Glen Campbell has been moved into a care facility three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, reports. "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the title. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week." The singer, whose "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped the charts in 1975, had been suffering from short-term memory loss in recent years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in early 2011. The 78-year-old Grammy winner and his wife Kim initially shared the news of his illness back in 2011 because hed hoped...