Four-time GRAMMY® winner and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, has infused more than four decades of pickin' and guitar slingin' into his very own Gretsch® appropriately titled, G6120T Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman, and now the esteemed Vintage Guitar Magazine is commending the music legend's career and new guitar with Wariner on the March cover. Photographer David Abbott captured the image of Steve with his Gretsch® Nashville® Gentleman during a recent shoot at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
Country music legend Gene Watson was surprised on stage at the Ryman Auditorium during the Grand Ole Opry tonight by Opry member Vince Gill with an invitation to become an official Opry member. Watson, whose hits including “Fourteen Carat Mind” and “Farewell Party” have become country standards, made his Opry debut 55 years ago at age 21 on the Ryman stage.
Multi platinum-selling singer/songwriter Phil Vassar is releasing his long-awaited 10th studio album, Stripped Down. The album's effortless production puts the songs front and center. It features songs written over the past 20 years but never-before recorded and new music, including “This is Where The End Starts”, co- written with daughter, Haley Vassar. American Songwriter premiered the single this week. Vassar's take on "Postmarked Birmingham," a hit he wrote for Blackhawk, is also included on the project. Click HERE to download. Numerous hit songwriters collaborated with Vassar on the album including Ross Copperman, John Rich, Don Sampson, and Charlie Black to name a few.
For more than two hours, country icon and original female outlaw, Tanya Tucker, thrilled a SOLD OUT crowd at the historic Ryman Auditorium with nonstop hits, her unmistakable wit and an 'only in Nashville' slate of guest appearances by Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Ann Womack, Dennis Quaid, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Rodriguez, Walker County, Erin Enderlin and Hailey Whitters.
Since Frank Sinatra swigged Jack Daniel’s on stage, whiskey and music have been tied to the guitar string. Now, the world’s leading American whiskey critic brings the two together in a podcast—The Fred Minnick Show, which debuts January 17 across iHeart, Apple Podcast, Spotify,, Google Play and other podcast platforms.