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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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Curtis Grimes and David Adam Byrnes’ Christmas Tour Raises Over $5,000 for Toys For Tots



This Christmas season saw the first annual “Honky Tonk Christmas Tour” featuring Curtis Grimes (Texas “Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year” with 13 #1 hit singles), David Adam Byrnes (2021 Texas Country Music Awards “Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee” with 5 consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas), and a host of friends. The acoustic freestyle performances gathered fans around in an atmosphere that…



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Thompson Square, Wynonna Judd, Terri Clark And More Taking Part In Nashville-Based Pawlidays Fundraiser



Country artists WYNONNA JUDD, THOMPSON SQUARE, TERRI CLARK and more are taking part in PAWLIDAYS, a fundraising campaign sponsored by TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA  that benefits NASHVILLE’s non-profit veterinary clinic, PET COMMUNITY CENTER. Other celebrity participants include actor LESLIE JORDAN, Country artists JAY ALLEN, JAMIE O’NEAL and CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, SIRIUSXM’s STORME…



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Jimmie Allen, John Marks & Aaron Benward Launch JAB Entertainment



In an expansion of their respective business ventures, Jimmie Allen, Aaron Benward and John Marks have launched JAB Entertainment, a full-service management and production company. The trio serve as partners for the company, which is based in Nashville. Allen is a multi-platinum country artist and reigning CMA New Artist of the Year & ACM New Male Artist of the Year. He is currently nominated…



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Reba McEntire is Opening Her Own Restaurant in Atoka Oklahoma



The country singer is opening her own restaurant and live music venue in Atoka, OK in 2022 and it’s aptly named Reba’s Place. The 66-year-old broke the news over the weekend during a concert in Durant, OK and posted a video of the moment on her Instagram page. “Chief Gary Batton of the @choctawnationok joined me on stage tonight in Durant, OK to make a special announcement. I’m…



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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Launches ‘Love Music, Stop Cancer’ Campaign



ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL is launching its new “Love Music, Stop Cancer” t-shirt and social campaign, where the public can join over 100 of their favorite Country artists in becoming a “Partner in Hope for ST. JUDE,” a $20 monthly donor, to receive the campaign t-shirt. Continue reading St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Launches ‘Love Music, Stop Cancer’…



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Tik Tok Roadtrippin with Darryl Anderson



Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Canadian Country musician Darryl Anderson who is planning an epic roadtrip through the US this December to meet other Tik Tok musicians and their fans! His plans include a run south through the Dakotas, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Texas, and on up to Arkansas, hitting up house parties, backyard shows, dives and theaters in every town. You may recognize…



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CreatiVets And Big Machine Label Group Release Second Veterans Day EP



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The Academy Of Country Music Takes First Step In Relocating Offices From California To Nashville



THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) will be moving its ENCINO, CA-based headquarters to NASHVILLE next year (NET NEWS 11/2/20). The ACM has made the first step in the full transition to TENNESSEE by signing a lease with ADVENTUROUS JOURNEYS (AJ) CAPITAL PARTNERS to open its first NASHVILLE-based office after being headquartered in CALIFORNIA for more than five decades. The ACM NASHVILLE office…




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Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert And More To Be Included In Ken Burns And Marty Stuart’s ‘Honor Your Hometown’ Initiative



Documentary filmmaker KEN BURNS and Country music artist MARTY STUART have launched the “Honor Your Hometown” campaign that encourages Americans to celebrate their hometowns and shared experiences. The campaign will kick off with the release of over 150 celebratory videos from American entertainers and a variety of American institutions from all 50 states, sharing personal stories of…




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