Randy Travis was given the Cracker Barrel Country Legend Award

Credit: Tori Leggett for Cracker Barrel   Cale Dodds, Morgan Evans, Tegan Marie, Michael Ray, and Cole Swindell brought things to an exciting end as they closed out night three at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.   Saturday night was made even more memorable by the presentation of the inaugural Cracker Barrel [...]

Sara Evans to receive the 2018 Service to America Leadership Award

Sara Evans will receive the 2018 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF). Evans will receive the award at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 12 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service. It is considered [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Naomi Judd received the Vision of Hope Award from her daughter

The Judds reunited on stage for a special moment during NAMI Tennessee’s Vision of Hope Gala when Wynonna presented her mother, Naomi, with the Vision of Hope Award. The honor recognized Naomi's ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the stigma of mental illness. “When my spotlight went out after The Judds success, I fell into a very deep [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

George Strait was named ‘Texan of the Year’ at the Texas Legislative Conference

Iconic entertainer George Strait has been named “Texan of the Year” by the Texas Legislative Conference. At the 52nd annual statewide forum taking place at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 23, Strait joined an array of prominent honorees including former U.S. Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and innovators. Strait was recognized for his many contributions to the state of Texas throughout [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

CMA Posthumously Presents Merle Haggard With The 2016 Joe Talbot Award

CMA posthumously awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard with the 2016 Joe Talbot Award, presenting the award to Haggard’s widow, Theresa Haggard. The Joe Talbot Award recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the preservation and advancement of Country Music’s values and traditions. The award was presented to Haggard last week at a reception [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kenny Rogers performed at the gala opening of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Pictured L to R: Ambassador Nicholas Taubman; Kenny Rogers; John Gray, National Museum of American History Director. (Image Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History) Country Music lcon Kenny Rogers set the tone during The Nation We Build Together gala opening at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Performing in front of [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville, Kenny Rogers|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reba receives prestigious honor at the Music Biz conference

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association) The 2017 Music Biz conference held in Nashville honored award-winning Country superstar Reba McEntire with the prestigious Chairman's Award for the Sustained Creative Achievement. Others who were given awards included Paula Abdul, Adele and more. The Chairman’s Award recognizes superior and continuing artistic achievement within [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville, Reba|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Country Hitmaker Billy Dean to be Inducted into Florida Artists Hall of Fame

Country music hitmaker, Billy Dean, will be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 23.  Dean, a Florida native, will enter this year's class along with former Eagles member Don Felder, comedy songwriter and performer Jim Stafford, and poet-anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins. "I have a deep and eternal love for my home state of Florida and all her beauty and majesty," says Dean.  "I'm [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Honors Darius Rucker With the Randy Owens Angels Among Us Award

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® honored GRAMMY Award-winning country music artist Darius Rucker at the 28th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® Seminar on Saturday, Jan. 14 at The Peabody Memphis. Rucker received the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award, which recognizes individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through their [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments