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John McEuen To Release Spoken Word Album ‘The Newsman –  A Man Of Record’ On April 12

Country, bluegrass, and Americana legend John McEuen will release his latest album, The Newsman - A Man Of Record, on April 12 through Compass Records. In a groundbreaking project for McEuen, the album consists of ten spoken word tracks and one instrumental, each creating a theatrical masterpiece that no listener will forget, featuring John's distinctive musical style throughout. Starting with the title track, recounting the real-life tale of a newspaper vendor who profoundly impacted the young musician in Los Angeles, and concluding with "Jules' Theme," inspired by Jules Verne sharing the story of his recently departed young wife in a French cemetery to a friend, the album leaves no stone unturned. Premiered by Bluegrass Today, the first track available, “Fly Trouble,” is a talking blues number originally from Luke the Drifter, better known as Hank Williams.

Country For A Cause Returns to 3rd & Lindsley On Wednesday, June 5 With Star-Studded Lineup

Moe Bandy, John Berry, Chad Brock, T. Graham Brown Chapel Hart, Lacy J. Dalton, Mike Farris, Crystal Gayle, Terri Gibbs, Lee Greenwood, The Kody Norris Show, John McEuen, Makenzie Phipps, Stephanie Gayle, Sister Sadie, Leona Williams, and more will join hosts, T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang, along with Devon O’Day for the 10th Annual Country For A Cause at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 PM benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The show is presented by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms. Tickets are on sale now and are $50 for general admission, with VIP tables selling out in under one minute.

The Kody Norris Show’s New Video For Current Single “Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy” To Premiere On The Heartland Network Thursday, March 21st At 2 PM ET/PT

Multi-SPBGMA Award-winning bluegrass group The Kody Norris Show is excited to announce their new music video for their current single, “Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy,” which they recently performed on their return to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. The music video for "Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy" kicks off in typical Kody Norris fashion, painting a picture of a man whose mission in life is to find that special someone. Although in his mind, he is the perfect catch, at the end of the day, very few “see” him in the same light. Written by Jim Silvers, the video will premiere on The Heartland Network today at 2 PM ET/PT. It will also be premiered digitally by The Hollywood Times.

Global Coin and Lee Greenwood Join Forces: A Harmonious Partnership

Introducing the limited edition 40th Anniversary "God Bless The USA" Lee Greenwood coin, a timeless tribute to patriotism and American pride. Crafted with precision and passion, this exquisite coin commemorates four decades of Lee Greenwood's iconic anthem, "God Bless The USA," a song that has resonated deeply with generations of Americans.

CHARLEY PRIDE’S “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN'” INDUCTED INTO 2024 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME®

The Recording Academy® revealed the 2024 inducted recordings to the distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® on its 50th anniversary. This year’s additions include four albums and six singles that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old. The inducted recordings will be honored at the GRAMMY Museum’s inaugural GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Gala and concert presented by City National Bank on May 21, 2024, at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles.

The 2024 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inducted recordings range from Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. Others include recordings by De La Soul, Buena Vista Social Club, Donna Summer, Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, Doobie Brothers, and William Bell.

MUSIC STARS SHARE FOND MEMORIES OF TOBY KEITH, WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5TH AT AGE 62

Country music singer Toby Keith has died at age 62. “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage,” according to a statement on his website. The “Shock’n Y’all” and “Red Solo Cup” singer had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and started treatments in fall 2021. He had surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the course of his cancer battle.

Artimus Pyle, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member And Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Releases New Album ‘Anthems – Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ Today!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member and former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle is excited to release the Artimus Pyle Band’s long-awaited album ‘Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd.’ With a total of thirteen tracks, this record features artists including Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice, Billy Ray Cyrus, Warren Hayes, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, Lindsay Ell, and Dolly Parton! Released by Get Joe Records and distributed by BFD/Orchard, the Artimus Pyle Band has recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut and has been featured in Forbes, Cowboys & Indians, Larry London’s Border Crossings on Voice of America, RFD-TV, Huckabee, The Tennessean, and a premiere of Artimus Pyle and Dolly Parton’s collaboration on “Free Bird” with Garden & Gun. This new version of "Free Bird" also includes a new guitar recording from late Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington.

Great Performances Honors Country Music Legend George Jones with All-Star Tribute Concert Featuring Brad Paisley, Wynonna, Jelly Roll, and More February 23 on PBS

Honoring one of the most influential, storied, and beloved country music icons in history, Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum is an all-star celebration. Jones’ hits including “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” “The Race Is On,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and many more are performed by Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley, Jelly Roll, Dierks Bentley, Sam Moore, Wynonna, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Nichols and other country stars accompanied by a band of Nashville’s top players. Recorded April 25, 2023, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the tribute marked the 10th anniversary of Jones’ passing. Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum premieres Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org, and the PBS App.

John McEuen To Release Spoken Word Album ‘The Newsman –  A Man Of Record’ On April 12

Country, bluegrass, and Americana legend John McEuen will release his latest album, The Newsman - A Man Of Record, on April 12 through Compass Records. In a groundbreaking project for McEuen, the album consists of ten spoken word tracks and one instrumental, each creating a theatrical masterpiece that no listener will forget, featuring John's distinctive musical style throughout. Starting with the title track, recounting the real-life tale of a newspaper vendor who profoundly impacted the young musician in Los Angeles, and concluding with "Jules' Theme," inspired by Jules Verne sharing the story of his recently departed young wife in a French cemetery to a friend, the album leaves no stone unturned. Premiered by Bluegrass Today, the first track available, “Fly Trouble,” is a talking blues number originally from Luke the Drifter, better known as Hank Williams.

Country For A Cause Returns to 3rd & Lindsley On Wednesday, June 5 With Star-Studded Lineup

Moe Bandy, John Berry, Chad Brock, T. Graham Brown Chapel Hart, Lacy J. Dalton, Mike Farris, Crystal Gayle, Terri Gibbs, Lee Greenwood, The Kody Norris Show, John McEuen, Makenzie Phipps, Stephanie Gayle, Sister Sadie, Leona Williams, and more will join hosts, T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang, along with Devon O’Day for the 10th Annual Country For A Cause at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 PM benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The show is presented by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms. Tickets are on sale now and are $50 for general admission, with VIP tables selling out in under one minute.

The Kody Norris Show’s New Video For Current Single “Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy” To Premiere On The Heartland Network Thursday, March 21st At 2 PM ET/PT

Multi-SPBGMA Award-winning bluegrass group The Kody Norris Show is excited to announce their new music video for their current single, “Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy,” which they recently performed on their return to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. The music video for "Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy" kicks off in typical Kody Norris fashion, painting a picture of a man whose mission in life is to find that special someone. Although in his mind, he is the perfect catch, at the end of the day, very few “see” him in the same light. Written by Jim Silvers, the video will premiere on The Heartland Network today at 2 PM ET/PT. It will also be premiered digitally by The Hollywood Times.

Global Coin and Lee Greenwood Join Forces: A Harmonious Partnership

Introducing the limited edition 40th Anniversary "God Bless The USA" Lee Greenwood coin, a timeless tribute to patriotism and American pride. Crafted with precision and passion, this exquisite coin commemorates four decades of Lee Greenwood's iconic anthem, "God Bless The USA," a song that has resonated deeply with generations of Americans.

CHARLEY PRIDE’S “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN'” INDUCTED INTO 2024 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME®

The Recording Academy® revealed the 2024 inducted recordings to the distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® on its 50th anniversary. This year’s additions include four albums and six singles that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old. The inducted recordings will be honored at the GRAMMY Museum’s inaugural GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Gala and concert presented by City National Bank on May 21, 2024, at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles.

The 2024 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inducted recordings range from Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. Others include recordings by De La Soul, Buena Vista Social Club, Donna Summer, Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, Doobie Brothers, and William Bell.

MUSIC STARS SHARE FOND MEMORIES OF TOBY KEITH, WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5TH AT AGE 62

Country music singer Toby Keith has died at age 62. “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage,” according to a statement on his website. The “Shock’n Y’all” and “Red Solo Cup” singer had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and started treatments in fall 2021. He had surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the course of his cancer battle.

Artimus Pyle, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member And Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Releases New Album ‘Anthems – Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ Today!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member and former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle is excited to release the Artimus Pyle Band’s long-awaited album ‘Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd.’ With a total of thirteen tracks, this record features artists including Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice, Billy Ray Cyrus, Warren Hayes, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, Lindsay Ell, and Dolly Parton! Released by Get Joe Records and distributed by BFD/Orchard, the Artimus Pyle Band has recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut and has been featured in Forbes, Cowboys & Indians, Larry London’s Border Crossings on Voice of America, RFD-TV, Huckabee, The Tennessean, and a premiere of Artimus Pyle and Dolly Parton’s collaboration on “Free Bird” with Garden & Gun. This new version of "Free Bird" also includes a new guitar recording from late Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington.

Great Performances Honors Country Music Legend George Jones with All-Star Tribute Concert Featuring Brad Paisley, Wynonna, Jelly Roll, and More February 23 on PBS

Honoring one of the most influential, storied, and beloved country music icons in history, Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum is an all-star celebration. Jones’ hits including “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” “The Race Is On,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and many more are performed by Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley, Jelly Roll, Dierks Bentley, Sam Moore, Wynonna, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Nichols and other country stars accompanied by a band of Nashville’s top players. Recorded April 25, 2023, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the tribute marked the 10th anniversary of Jones’ passing. Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum premieres Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org, and the PBS App.