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Is TikTok Reviving the Honky Tonk Culture?

It’s no doubt that TikTok is having a HUGE impact on artist discovery and what drives the country music charts, but it would appear that the impact of the app is doing a whole lot more to drive country music culture on the dance floor. Of course, for an app that thrives on celebrating music and dancing, this shouldn’t surprise anyone, and I for one, am here for it!

Is TikTok Reviving the Honky Tonk Culture?

The vertical video dancing trends are jumping off the screen and right onto dance hall floors as honky tonks all across the nation see an increased interest in boot-scootin in real life.


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John Micheal Montgomery Injured in Tour Bus Rollover

Country legend John Michael Montgomery is optimistic after suffering injuries in a rollover accident on the road from Tennessee to North Carolina.

Country singer John Michael Montgomery injured in tour bus crash

“Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well,” the singer said in a statement. Montgomery said he was on his way to a concert in North Carolina at the time of the crash.


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Randy Travis’ More Life Documentary Wins 6 Telly Awards

Country Music Hall of Fame icon Randy Travis was recently presented six Telly Awards won by his critically-acclaimed documentary, “More Life,” released early this year. “More Life” is directed and produced by Shaun Silva. Warner Music Nashville’s Shane Tarleton and Mike Dupree serve as executive producers along with Tacklebox Films.

Randy Travis' More Life Documentary Wins 6 Telly Awards
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Photo ID (L to R): WMN’s Justin Luffman and Shane Tarleton, Randy Travis, Mary Travis, Tony Conway, Zach Farnum and WMN’s Mike Dupree


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Stars from Amazon Music’s For Love & Country Celebrate Film During CMA Fest



Screenings and panels for the Amazon Music documentary film For Love & Country were held on June 10 during CMA Fest. An in-depth discussion of the film on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X featured Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter and Frankie Staton and was moderated by award-winning journalist Dyana Williams. Hundreds of fans gathered in the Music City…



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Toby Keith Reveals Stomach Cancer Diagnosis



Country star TOBY KEITH revealed TODAY (6/12) that he is battling stomach cancer. In a brief social media post, KEITH wrote, “Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax.” He continued, “I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the…



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Colt Ford’s Biggest Little Fan!



This past weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Colt Ford spotted a young fan from the stage and pulled her up for a little dance party, and fans caught it all on camera. This is how you show your littlest fans the biggest love! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Colt Ford (@coltfordmusic) When you check out the comments on his instagram you’ll get a great dose of the most wholesome…



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Fellow Country Stars Remember Mickey Gilley



One week after the passing of NAOMI JUDD (NET NEWS 5/2), the Country music industry was rocked by the loss of another prominent figure when singer and actor MICKEY GILLEY died in BRANSON, MO on SATURDAY, MAY 7th at the age of 86 (NET NEWS 5/7). No cause of death was shared. GILLEY had just finished performing 10 shows in APRIL, but had posted a message to fans on social media on MAY 1st…



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ACM Lifting Lives To Accept Submissions For Grant Cycle Beginning May 16th



ACM LIFTING LIVES, the philanthropic arm of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, is welcoming submissions for its 2022-2023 grant cycle beginning MONDAY, MAY 16th and running through THURSDAY, JUNE 16th. The month-long application window continues ACM LIFTING LIVES’ history of supporting mental health organizations, as well as individuals struggling with those issues.   Eligible beneficiaries for the…



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Musical Matriarch, Naomi Judd, Has Died



Just days before The Judds induction to the Country Music Hall Of Fame, Naomi Judd (76), has died. Grammy-award winning artist Naomi Judd of The Judds has died at 76. Judd’s daughters announced her death in a statement on Saturday to the Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the…



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The Country Music Community Rallies Around Celebrated Songwriter



The country music community is showing overwhelming support for Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Famer Hugh Prestwood – who has written for big names like Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, and The Judds – after he started a GoFundMe, revealing that he and his wife may soon become homeless. Hugh wrote: “A few decades ago I was a somewhat accomplished Nashville songwriter, and my wife Judy was a…



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