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Watch Ricky Skaggs Play “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on Bill Monroe’s Mandolin at His Hall of Fame Induction

Watch Ricky Skaggs Play “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on Bill Monroe’s Mandolin at His Hall of Fame Induction

The Country Music Hall of Fame formally inducted three new members on Oct. 21: Ricky Skaggs (modern era), Dottie West (veteran era, decreased) and Johnny Gimble (musician, deceased). A number of Hall of Fame members and other country artists were in attendance for the celebration, including Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Emmylou…MORE

Lauren Alaina’s Step-Dad Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Lauren Alaina’s Step-Dad Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Lauren Alaina’s step-dad, Sam Ramker, passed away on Oct. 21, after battling Stage IV cancer since March. Lauren shared the news via Instagram, stating: “My stepdad, Sam, went to heaven at one o’clock this morning. He was the purest example of how to love and live life fully. His last few hours were some of…MORE

Lauren Alaina Cancels More Shows Due to “Family Medical Emergency”

Lauren Alaina Cancels More Shows Due to “Family Medical Emergency”

Due to a “family medical emergency,” Lauren Alaina will not perform on Oct. 19 in Sugar Land, Texas, or Oct. 20 in New Braunfels, Texas, as part of Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch’s Reason to Drink Another Tour. Lauren’s step-dad, Sam Ramker, has been battling Stage IV cancer since March. Lauren and her teamed shared…MORE

Who’s New: Nora Collins

Who’s New: Nora Collins

Born: Brookfield, Wis. Lives: Nashville Age: 24 Single: “Plain Jane” EP: Strings (Nov. 2) Twitter: @Nora_Collins Instagram: @Nora_Collins Facebook: @NoraCollinsOfficial How did you get started playing music? I have always loved to sing. It all started in the church choir. The director saw something in me and suggested to my parents that we look into…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood, Runaway June, and Maddie & Tae Perform Power Medley

Watch Carrie Underwood, Runaway June, and Maddie & Tae Perform Power Medley

Carrie Underwood will launch her Cry Pretty Tour 360 in May 2019, but she got the party started early at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards on Oct. 17 as she teamed with future tourmates Runaway June and Maddie & Tae to perform a medley of iconic songs, including: Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your…MORE

61 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From CMT’s “Artists of the Year” Celebration

61 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From CMT’s “Artists of the Year” Celebration

Before the stars hit the stage at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the CMT Artists of the Year celebration, they strutted their stuff on the red carpet, including Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Sheryl Crow and many more. Check out our photo gallery, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com. photos by…MORE

Morgan Wallen Announces 26-Date Headlining Tour

Morgan Wallen Announces 26-Date Headlining Tour

Morgan Wallen will kick off 2019 by embarking on his headlining If I Know Me Tour, which takes its moniker from the title of his debut album. The 26-date tour starts on Jan. 5 in Milwaukee and makes additional stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more through March. Michael Hardy will…MORE

Oak Ridge Boys Announce 29th Annual Christmas Tour

Oak Ridge Boys Announce 29th Annual Christmas Tour

The Oak Ridge Boys will once again celebrate the holiday season with their Shine the Light On Christmas Tour. ORB’s 29th annual holiday tour, which will take the group to 32 cities in 18 states, kicks off on Nov. 14 in Branson, Mo., and makes additional stops in Boise, Topeka, Nashville and more. “The Shine…MORE

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