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Darius Rucker Raises $715K For St. Jude At 2024 Ryman Benefit

Darius Rucker‘s annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert on Monday night (June 3) at the Ryman Auditorium raised an all-time high of $715,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Darius Rucker Raises $715K For St. Jude At 2024 Ryman Benefit
Darius Rucker performs at the 15th annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert. Photo: Keith Griner


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“The Black Experience In Country Music” Boxset Out May 31

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in collaboration with Warner Music Nashville is releasing an expanded version of the box set From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music.

The Black Experience In Country Music Boxset Out May 31


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Clay Walker And The Clay Walker Foundation Raise $2.6m For Multiple Sclerosis Research

Last Thursday, country hitmaker Clay Walker and The Clay Walker Foundation held their annual Band Against MS Gala at the Ballroom at Bayou Place in Houston where they raised an incredible $220,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research.

Clay Walker And The Clay Walker Foundation Raise $2.6m


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Colt Ford Suffers Heart Attack

On Thursday, April 4th, country music icon Colt Ford suffered a heart attack after a show in Gilbert, Arizona at Dierks Bently’s Whiskey Row. He is currently under care in the Intensive Care Unit at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Ford is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter hailing from Athens, Georgia. Along with several #1 hits, he originally recorded Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” which has garnered over 927 million worldwide streams.

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Mac McAnally Honors Jimmy Buffett At The Tennessee State Capitol

Earlier this week, acclaimed singer/songwriter, musician and producer Mac McAnally and fellow members of The Coral Reefer Band were joined by State Representatives at the Tennessee State Capitol to honor the life and legacy of Jimmy Buffett.

Mac McAnally Honors Jimmy Buffett At The Tennessee State Capitol
Left to right: Eric Darken, Mick Utley, Michael Utley, Doyle Grisham, Jim Mayer, Speaker Cameron Sexton, Rep Caleb Hemmer, Scotty Emerick, Mac McAnally, Rep Bo Mitchell, Peter Mayer
Photo credit: Dawn Majors


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Blake Shelton raises nearly $800K at Country Music Hall of Fame benefit in Oklahoma

Oklahoma-native country superstar and former “The Voice” co-host Blake Shelton took his passionate support for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with him back to his Red Dirt roots.

Blake Shelton - Boys 'Round Here ft. Pistol Annies & Friends (Official Music Video)

The result?


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Nominees Announced for Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 12th Annual CMAOntario Awards,presented by Slaight Music, taking place on Sunday, June 2 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

Nominees Announced for Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

For the first time ever, the CMAOntario Awards will include six nominees in each category (except Fans’ Choice) instead of five to celebrate more country music talent from Canada’s second largest province.


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Erv Woolsey, legendary country music executive and manager, dead at 80

Erv Woolsey, a country music executive, talent manager, and Nashville entertainment entrepreneur, has died at the age of 80.

Among many acts he worked with and notable successes attributed to his name, the four-plus decades of friendship and guidance he offered to Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait are most prominent.


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Elle King Embarrasses the Opry

Singer Elle King took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry for a Dolly Parton tribute on Friday, admitting to the crowd she was hammered before botching the words to a Parton song. The expletive-laden performance, which occurred on Parton’s birthday, was criticized by audience members and prompted an apology from the venue. 

Elle King Drunk at the Opry


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Shania Twain and Ryan Aviation Group Join Forces To Illuminate Change In Children’s Lives

This holiday season, Ryan Aviation Group is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Shania Kids Can Foundation, embarking on a Match Dollar Campaign aimed at making a meaningful impact on the lives of children facing crises and financial difficulties.

Shania Twain and Ryan Aviation Group Join Forces To Illuminate Change In Children's Lives


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