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Country Music Memories: 'Troubadour' Certified Platinum

The Boot News - 6 hours 43 min ago
On June 3, 2009, Strait's 'Troubadour' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies. Continue reading…
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Mickey Guyton Hung Up On Jana Kramer's 'Whine Down' Podcast

Taste of Country News - 6 hours 52 min ago
Jana Kramer's husband Michael Caussin was insensitive, ignorant or worse. Continue reading…
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Everything You Need to Know About “CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special”

Nash Daily News - 6 hours 56 min ago

From artists and honorees to TV stations and times, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special.

  • Date: June 3
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT
  • Location: Virtual
  • Television Stations: CMT, Paramount Network, Pop TV, TV Land
  • Performers and Participants: Blake Shelton, Gary Sinise, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Olivia Munn, Reba McEntire, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Zac Brown, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Kristen Bell, Lauren Daigle, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Brothers Osborne, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett
  • Honorees: COVID-19 heroes in the following categories: Healthcare, Education, Business, Community Leaders, Food Industry, Infrastructure, First Responders, US Military, and more
  • Highlights: The two-hour special will feature one-of-a-kind tributes and performances as the stars perform from their own homes. The show will highlight stories of unsung heroes who have done exceptional things for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Extra: The 2020 CMT Music Awards—originally slated for June 3—will take place on October 14. The fan-voted CMT Awards hand out trophies in a number of categories, including Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year and more.

photos: Miranda Lambert by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com: Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Blake Shelton Is 'Blown Away' Working With Gwen Stefani

The Boot News - 6 hours 59 min ago
"She's not willing to take anything less than greatness." Continue reading…
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Guitar Icon Jimmy Capps Dead at 81

Nash Daily News - 8 hours 53 min ago

Nashville guitar icon Jimmy Capps has died at the age of 81.

Jimmy was a member of the Musicians Hall of Fame (2014) and a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry’s house band. Jimmy was a sought-after session musician who performed on hundreds of songs, including The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira,” Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Ronnie Milsap’s “Smokey Mountain Rain,” Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” and many more.

“The news this morning about the passing of our dear friend Jimmy Capps has been devastating,” said Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys. “In a time of darkness, Jimmy was always a light. Like everyone else in Nashville, Jimmy was a part of our music and our career and our lives! This will take a while to process . . . the Oak Ridge Boys will sure miss ‘The Man in Back.’”

Jimmy first played the Opry as a teenager with the Louvin Brothers in December 1958 before going on to work with the Opry band. The band room at the Grand Ole Opry House was officially named the Jimmy Capps Music Room in December 2018.

Jimmy was recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as a “Nashville Cat” in 2012. He released his autobiography, The Man in Back, in 2018.

photo courtesy Grand Ole Opry; photo by Chris Hollo

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Matthew Ramsey’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:03

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey via Instagram

“Some thoughts from @mtramsey – Just a few short months ago, I watched as beauty arose from tragedy. The nashville community came together to lift up their neighbors that took a direct hit from a powerful unexpected storm. Where there was pain, kindness bloomed. I’m no meteorologist, but I think a tornado is created by cold, dry air and warm, humid air colliding. We are now in the midst of a much more powerful and destructive storm. As I watch it sweep across America, taking innocent lives and destroying neighborhoods, I am reminded that I am no expert in this type of storm either. The turbulent hand of racism has not touched me. Therefore, like many of the people I talk to, I’m left feeling helpless, scared, guilty and ashamed. There is no basement we can crawl into to protect ourselves from this storm. We can only listen to it and learn from it as it tears a path through our lives. I have faith that kindness can bloom again. I’ve seen it happen. I know we as people can find love and compassion for our neighbors who have been hurt. In these painful times, please focus your hearts on healing, compassion, communication, humanity, humility and love. Hate has had its day. It’s on us to work together now to clean it up.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Kip Moore’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:39

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Kip Moore via Instagram

“To the black community…I’m Srry that you’ve screamed for so long about feeling oppressed and it’s fallin on deaf ears. You matter. I hear you, i see you, and I have nothing but love for you. To the police officers all over… Im Srry that those of you doing the job the right way, always get lumped into the same category with the few doing it the wrong way. I’m thankful for you guys and know most of you have your heart in the right place. We should celebrate your bright days more. To God, I’m Srry that we’ve been here this long and continue to be terrible to each other. I’m sure your vision for us looked drastically different. I Hope we can work towards changing that now…Not soon, but now. #onelove”

photo by NCD

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Mickey Guyton’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:13

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Mickey Guyton via Instagram

“To every country artist not speaking up, now is your chance. We see you and need you to use your platform to be a part of the change.”

photo by O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

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Midland’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:01

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Midland via Instagram

“The black community does not receive equal rights or protection in this country. Systemic inequality cannot be ignored and racism cannot be tolerated. We must do better in actively contributing to make our society a safer and more inclusive place to raise our families. In the meantime, Midland will be abstaining from any promotion or dialogue that distracts from the current issue our country needs to face head on. In an effort to clear communication channels we cede our small corner of the internet to the community leaders and individuals more suited than us to help educate and create change. As allies, we will contribute NOW, as patriots, We demand justice for George Floyd and all the other individuals who have suffered under an unjust system. -Midland”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey Urges Fans to Unite Against Racism

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:30
“I have faith that kindness can bloom again." Continue reading…
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Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey Urges Fans to Unite Against Racism

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:30
“I have faith that kindness can bloom again." Continue reading…
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Lady Antebellum’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:10

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Lady Antebellum via Instagram

“We can’t speak to how it feels to be the target of racism in America, but we can see the pain, the suffering and the toll it continues to take. Our hope is that we all take the time to listen, educate ourselves, have difficult conversations and make changes through our own actions. As parents, it breaks our hearts knowing our children are living in a world where this level of hate exists, but we will raise them to lead with love, respect, compassion and a serving heart. We pray for peace and the wisdom to do just that.”

photos by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Dan + Shay’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:56

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Dan + Shay via Instagram

“So, we have been intentionally quiet on social media, to reset the palate, and prepare for the release of new music. This is something we have always done, and it allows us to properly deliver our best, most focused efforts to our fans, who have given us a platform to do what we love. This time around, we missed the live stream opportunities of quarantine, and other unique virtual events that were motivated by such a trying time in world history. We felt it was important, for the safety of our families and others, to take social distancing seriously, so we did, and still do. Our hearts go out to those affected directly and indirectly by Covid-19.

“It has been quite difficult to remove ourselves from social media for the last few months, and we intended to stay inactive for a little bit longer, as we put the finishing touches on what we think is our best work yet, but this past week’s events in Minneapolis changed that. When the news story began to break, so did our hearts. In fact, they shattered. For the family of George Floyd, and for the black community as a whole. This is not the first time this has happened, but by God, please let it be the last. It is truly devastating to think that someone could carry so much hate. We, as humans, must come together to make a change. Racism and discrimination because of someone’s skin color is simply wrong. Politics and all other bullsh** aside, we all have a giant responsibility to eliminate this issue, which has plagued our country for far too long. We understand that our social media net may not be as wide as others, but we post this in hopes that we inspire someone, to speak up too. And at the end of the day, we can type novels, share stories, and promote activism on the internet, but this starts in the home. We must educate our children, and instill values of love and equality. We are all born innocent, and racism is something that is learned. Let’s work together, now, to make a change, Please use your voice.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Country Guitar Playing Legend Jimmy Capps Has Died

Saving Country Music - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:02
When you played on such iconic country music recordings as "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones, George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning," and "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers, you know your legacy in country music is secured.
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Kelsea Ballerini’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:22

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Kelsea Ballerini via Instagram

“Love is equality, respect, and acceptance. It isn’t violent and it certainly isn’t racist. I’m learning, listening, and understanding that being a true ally to the black community means doing more than I have. Encouraging everyone reading this to do the same. Sending the world a hug. #blackouttuesday”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Kacey Musgraves 'Will Not Be a Bystander' in Fight Against Racism

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:20
"I will do whatever I can [to] help break the DISGUSTING, damaging cycle [of] racism and systemic privilege causes." Continue reading…
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Kacey Musgraves 'Will Not Be a Bystander' in Fight Against Racism

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:20
"I will do whatever I can [to] help break the DISGUSTING, damaging cycle [of] racism and systemic privilege causes." Continue reading…
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Lindsay Ell Reflects on Nashville Protests: 'A Beautiful Moment'

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:20
"It was the perfect embodiment of 'being the change you wish to see in the world.'" Continue reading…
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