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Grand Ole Opry star Jean Shepard, a fierce practitioner and defender of traditional country music, died Sunday (Sept. 25) in Nashville at the age of 82. The Country Music Hall of Fame member had been in ill health for the past several months. Born Ollie Imogene Shepard in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, on Nov. 21, 1933,... Read more »
Author: Edward Morris
Posted: September 25, 2016, 3:27 pm
When it comes to the needs of live music fans, the Pilgrimage Music Festival thought of everything. A whole lane of road was blocked off for pedestrians to walk the mile-long stretch from downtown Franklin to the second annual event at the Park at Harlinsdale. Live college football was available at the festival’s Beer Hall... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: September 25, 2016, 12:49 pm
Carrie Underwood’s first harmonica solo on the bluesy “Choctaw County Affair” in front of a packed Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Thursday (Sept. 22) made one fan in Section 108 go wild. That’s when Underwood — wearing a sheer flowing skirt and a severe-looking black bodice that resembled armor — ripped into a fiery harp... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: September 23, 2016, 10:30 pm
The temperature may still be in the 90s in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in the Christmas spirit a little early this year, thanks to Rascal Flatts. The group just announced their first-ever Christmas album, The Greatest Gift of All, to be released Oct. 21. CMT got a sneak peek of the... Read more »
Author: Claire Heinichen
Posted: September 23, 2016, 10:10 pm
The Zac Brown Band and Eric Church racked up more platinum album awards from the Recording Industry Association of America during the month of August, according to a report released this week by the RIAA. The ZBB’s The Foundation, released in 2008, has now been declared quintuple platinum for sales, downloads and streams equaling 5... Read more »
Author: Calvin Gilbert
Posted: September 23, 2016, 10:09 pm

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