Country Music News

Dolly Parton to Be Honored as the 2019 “MusiCares Person of the Year”

September 5, 2018 Dolly Parton can add another honor to her Hall of Fame career: 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. Following in the footsteps of past honorees like Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty and more, Dolly will be presented with the award at the 29th annual benefit gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center ...

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Dustin Lynch Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than six years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 2, 2012, Dustin Lynch was invited to join the esteemed organization during last night’s (Aug. 21) Opry showcase. Dustin received the surprise invite from Trace Adkins, who was celebrating his 15th anniversary as an Opry member. “Being a member of the Grand Ole ...

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Ray Stevens, Jeannie Seely, Brenda Lee & Ben Folds Inducted Into Music City Walk of Fame

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 The Music City Walk of Fame inducted four new members—Ben Folds, Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely and Ray Stevens—during a ceremony on Aug. 21. The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to the world through song and made a significant contribution to the music industry with ...

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Loretta Lynn Announces Sept. 28 Release Date of New Album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great”

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than 15 months after suffering a stroke in May 2017, Loretta Lynn has announced plans to release her new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, on Sept. 28. The album was originally slated to drop in August 2017, but Loretta’s recovery rightfully took priority. “This new record means so much to me, but this last year I ...

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Willie Nelson’s 2018 Farm Aid Concert to Air on AXS TV on Sept. 22 With Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves & More

August 16, 2018 The 2018 Farm Aid benefit concert will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn. In addition to performances from founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and board member Dave Matthews, the lineup includes Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & ...

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