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.
The Bellamy Brothers’ reality show that chronicles their “unusual lives, blending music stardom, vigorous road tours and cattle ranching” (Tampa Bay Times) launches on the Circle Network, airing Saturdays at 11:30 am EST. Fans can go to CircleAllAccess.com to find local listings in their city. Season one guests of Bellamy Brothers' Honky Tonk Ranch include country icons Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley, Joe Diffie and more!
Country Music Icon Tanya Tucker Announces Headlining Stops for 2020 “CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour”
Today, CMT-awarded and GRAMMY®-nominated music icon and original female outlaw Tanya Tucker, whose critically acclaimed album While I’m Livin’ landed at No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2019, revealed the 2020 tour dates for the "CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour." Kicking off on February 5, the CMT tour will make stops in such major cities as Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York, Ontario, Vancouver and more. Fans can sign up for early access to presale tickets on TanyaTucker.com. Tickets for the majority of the dates go on-sale beginning this Friday, December 13 at 10:00 am CT at CMT.com and TanyaTucker.com.
Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar Premieres on Circle Network January 9 and Features Charles Esten
Chart-topping singer-songwriter Phil Vassar invites television viewers across America inside his wine cellar during his Songs from the Cellar. The weekly series, produced by NashPhil Cellars and The Nice Kids, premieres on the Circle Network this Thursday at 9 pm EST with guest Charles Esten. Episodes will repeat the following Sundays at 4 and 7 pm EST.
“Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Makes Former President Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2019 Playlist
Former President Barack Obama ranked Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix)," a song also included on his Summer Playlist, as one of his favorite songs of the year. "I stand here with the most humble heart that Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' featuring BRC is still on Former President Barack Obama’s official playlist of 2019. What a way to cap off the year," said Billy Ray Cyrus.
Ernie Haase + Signature Sound will perform on nationally-televised morning program "Fox & Friends" December 24, airing 6:00 - 9:00 a.m. ET. They're scheduled to perform twice during the No. 1 morning show, during the latter half of the 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. hours. The GRAMMY®-nominated quartet is wrapping up a hugely successful Christmas tour and album launch for their new critically-acclaimed album, A Jazzy Little Christmas, which the Los Angeles Times lauded as one of the "Best Christmas Albums of 2019," writing "this male quartet’s old-school entry evokes memories of the Rat Pack and Tony Bennett, the latter no coincidence since his erstwhile musical director, pianist Billy Stritch, also co-produced this session. It’s roughly half classics and half originals, most directly and effortlessly presented."