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Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

On Oct. 14 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2019: Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn. The star-studded dinner and induction ceremony featured performances from a cache of country luminaries who performed songs from the inductees’ catalogs, including Garth Brooks…MORE

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

With John on lead guitar and T.J. providing lead vocals, the guys from Brothers Osborne have been entertaining crowds with their neo-traditional country stylings since dropping their debut album, Pawn Shop, in 2016. The three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners recently commemorated their sold-out, three-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in February 2019…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins, 57, and actress Victoria Pratt, 48, got married in New Orleans on Oct. 12  . . . with a very special wedding officiant conducting the service: Blake Shelton. Trace’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the trio during the ceremony, saying: “Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria! They tied the knot…MORE

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member on Oct. 12 with two sold-out shows honoring the country icon. Special guest performers included Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and more. Dolly took the stage during both shows (7 p.m. and…MORE

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

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