TALENTED TRIO IS TOUGH TO TOP

Cindy Watts, The Tennessean “You’re not going to go to heaven if you’re not an Alabama fan,” said David Nail before the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards. “I think now, having lived here for 13 years and realizing how hard it is to get one No. 1 hit, when you start thinking about 40-plus, guys…

VINCE WELCOMES DARIUS RUCKER TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY

GAC extends congratulations to Darius Rucker, who became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry on October 16, 2012 on a very special live episode of our series, Noteworthy at the Opry! Watch the induction and presentation of the Opry award by Vince Gill and a special surprise guest here: Presenting Darius with the…

‘A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS’ ALBUM SERIES CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE RELEASE OF TWO ALBUMS TODAY

The ‘A Very Special Christmas’ holiday music series, benefitting Special Olympics, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this holiday season with the release of two new albums of holiday music advancing the Special Olympics movement and bringing joy and peace to athletes and their families around the world. A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, BRINGING JOY…

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: THE TIME JUMPERS

The Time Jumpers new video premieres FRIDAY on CMT Pure, CMT.com and CMT Mobile The 11-member Western swing band, The Time Jumpers, are one Nashville’s best kept secrets who perform every Monday night at 3rd & Lindsley. Their new video “On the Outskirts of Town,” which was directed by Marcel, will premiere exclusively this Friday,…

VINCE GILL, COSTELLO, MORE UP FOR SONGWRITERS

APNewsBreak: Costello, more up for SongwritersAPNewsBreak: Costello, more up for Songwriters NEW YORK (AP) – Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” ”Rock…

GUITAR SLINGER VINCE GILL HAS “STRING FEVER” FOR TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

Vince Gill, twenty time Grammy Award winner, has   officially agreed to headline and host “String Fever,” a concert benefiting the Tennessee State Museum Foundation. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and is an inductee into the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and, most recently,…

VINCE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2012 ACM HONORS

Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force last night for the Academy of Country Music’s 6th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The sold-out event, hosted by Dierks Bentley for…

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY FOR “STRING FEVER”

12-12-12 Concert benefits the Tennessee State Museum Foundation Vince Gill, twenty time Grammy Award winner, has officially agreed to headline and host “String Fever,” a concert benefitting the Tennessee State Museum Foundation. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and is an inductee into the Grand Ole…

KENNY CHESNEY, VINCE GILL, ALAN JACKSON & MORE HONORED BY ACM

By Wendy Spicher – GAC NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 24: Country music artist Kenny Chesney receives the Crystal Milestone Award at the 6th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 24, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force last night for the Academy…