Singer/songwriter Ed Bruce passed away Friday, January 8th at age 81. As a songwriter, artists such as Crystal Gayle (Restless), Charlie Louvin (See The Big Man Cry), Tommy Roe (Save Your Kisses), Tanya Tucker (Texas When I Die, The Man That Turned My Mama On), and Willie Nelson (Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys) are just a few who have recorded his songs. As an artist, Bruce’s hits include “The Last Cowboy Song”, “Love’s Found You And Me”, “Ever, Never Lovin’ You”, “After All”, “My First Taste Of Texas” and more.
We hope that this curated playlist will bring some cheer to the end of your year, so give it a listen! Download some of your favorites and share them with family and friends.
To the delight of country music fans around the world, T.G. Sheppard will reissue nine of his legendary albums next year through his newly signed deal with Time Life. For the first time ever, these classic albums will be available on all digital platforms and include several of his #1 hits and many all-time fan favorites. With a career spanning nearly five decades and a total of 21 #1 hits, T.G. Sheppard shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his new partnership with Time Life, Sheppard recently released the popular new Christmas single, “Christmas In Mexico,” with Kelly Lang.
Lee Greenwood To Celebrate 40 Years Of Hits With An All-Star Celebration On October 12, 2021 At The Von Braun Center In Huntsville, Alabama
Award-winning recording artist Lee Greenwood is being rightfully honored for his significant contribution to the music industry with an all-star salute celebration which will encompass his 40 years of hits. This exclusive event features special guest appearances from a few of Greenwood’s friends including well-known artists Riley Green, Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Randy Owen (of Alabama), Home Free, Sam Moore, Tracy Byrd, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Mark Wills, The Frontmen of Country and more to be announced. The celebration is yet another marker in the illustrious career of Lee Greenwood, commemorating years of success in the music and entertainment industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama
Tune In Alert: Crystal Gayle To Be Featured ‘House Guest DJ’ This Weekend On SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse Channel 59
Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle will serve as this week’s featured ‘House Guest DJ’ on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse. Gayle’s classic legacy remains a staple in modern country music. Tune in Friday, August 14 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT, with rebroadcasts on Saturday at 9am, Sunday at 12am and Tuesday at 10pm ET on SiriusXM Channel 59 and streaming free* at siriusxm.us/WillieNelsonSXM.
Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry member and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning, Monday, July 6th at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was 83.
Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle joins an all-star line-up of Irish and Irish American artists including Nathan Carter, Celtic Thunder, Chloë Agnew (Celtic Woman), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan), The High Kings, John Carter Cash and Larry Gatlin on a new version of the song called “May The Road Rise – A New Dawn.
Grammy Award winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member John Prine passed away at age 73 due to Covid-19. Some of his most legendary hits include, “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “Paradise.” Prine used these masterpieces to highlight moments that the average mind grazed over with empathetic words and light-hearted lines. Writing for big industry names such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Don Williams, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and Bette Midler, all while being a singer, author, actor and record label owner, leaves Prine with one of the most renowned legacies in music history. Prine was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.
Fellow Artists and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Grand Ole Opry Great Jan Howard and Country Music’s “Pickup Man,” Joe Diffie
Nineties country-music hitmaker Joe Diffie died Sunday, March 29th due to complications related to COVID-19. The feel-good tunes that Diffie created continue to bless fans around the world. In all, Diffie charted 18 Top 10 singles, with the majority reaching the top five, including 1993 radio essentials “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and iconic song, “John Deere Green.” Diffie’s popular hits also include “Home,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.”
Chart-topping country leading lady and 49 year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jan Howard, died peacefully on Saturday, March 28th at age 91 in Gallatin, Tennessee. In 1960 Howard relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville, where she began appearing on the Opry. Howard would sing demos of songs including “I Fall to Pieces,” a monumental success for Patsy Cline. Howard would also team with Opry star Bill Anderson on a number of duets, including her sole number one, “For Loving You.” After a recording career with Capitol Records, she was signed to Decca’s label, landing a top five single with “Evil on Your Mind.”
Friends and fellow artists mourn the tragic losses and recall fond memories that they’ve shared and will forever cherish with Jan Howard and Joe Diffie.
Remembering Kenny Rogers Hosted By T. Graham Brown Special Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58, Premieres Friday, March 27th At 9/8c
Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown will host ‘Remembering Kenny Rogers’ special to premiere Friday, March 27th at 9/8c on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58. This heartwarming two-hour show will feature live cuts from Kenny Rogers’ ‘Live By Request’ album and more. As part of the tribute, some of Kenny’s closest friends share their most precious memories and remember Kenny Rogers through the years. T. Graham Brown hosts LIVE WIRE each month on the channel, showcasing live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown’s closest friends and heroes while sharing fun stories about life on the road.