Bob Kinsley, Clarence Spalding, and Jason Aldean at the Opry.

Clarence Spalding Receives Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award

One of Nashville’s most highly regarded artist managers, Clarence Spalding, was honored for his impact on country music with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award during an event held this week at the Grand Ole Opry House. The award was created in 2014 to recognize the most deserving individuals across the spectrum of record label/industry, creative/production and radio/media. The evening … Read More ›

Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe honored with bronze statues

Bill Monroe Statue at the Ryman Auditorium Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman, which is recognized as the Soul of Nashville, was founded as … Read More ›

Crystal Gayle becomes newest member of the Grand Ole Opry

Loretta Lynn with Crystal Gayle, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by Chris Hollo. Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday evening at the Ryman Auditorium by her sister and Opry legend, Loretta Lynn. Gayle made her Opry debut 50 years ago on the Ryman stage, singing the country classic Ribbon of … Read More ›

Crystal Gayle invited to join Grand Ole Opry

Carrie Underwood asks Crystal Gayle to become member of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by Chris Hollo for The Grand Ole Opry Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was surprised during her Grand Ole Opry performance last evening by Opry member Carrie Underwood with an invitation to become an official Opry member. Gayle will be formally inducted into the Opry on Jan. 21, 2017 by her … Read More ›

Oak Ridge Boy member Richard Sterban discusses faith and friendships in music

This Saturday night, the Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage in front of a sold out audience at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. It is an annual event for the group, alongside their trip to the Kentucky State Fair in August. This year marks the 41st time that the Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the Kentucky State Fair. … Read More ›