Tagged: Grand Ole Opry

Loretta Lynn playing guitar as she celebrates 50 years since Coal Miner's Daughter song was released. Photo by David McClister.

Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words set to premiere February 27 on PBS

It is hard to imagine that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, a feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Like so many other songs written by Lynn, the lyrics told the story of her life and...

Crystal Gayle Returns With First New Album In 16 Years

Kentucky music legend, Crystal Gayle, is delighted to announce the release of her first new album in nearly 16 years, You Don’t Know Me.  Available everywhere September 6, with a pre-sale beginning August 9, the new album is being released by Southpaw Musical Productions, and distributed by BFD in partnership with...

Loretta Lynn All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert Lineup

Loretta Lynn to be honored with birthday concert celebration

Kentucky country music icon, Loretta Lynn, will celebrate her birthday this April with a once-in-a-lifetime music event.  On the heels of one of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn’t It Be Great (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment), the 2019 GRAMMY nominee celebrates this year’s birthday being honored by her friends. Alan Jackson, Brandy...

Karl Shannon set to retire after 4 decades in radio

For over 45 years, Karl Shannon has been one of the most recognizable voices on the radio airwaves.  With his legendary career, he could write multiple books on what he has seen and heard behind the microphone. It all began when Karl Shannon left college after one year and took...

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...

Loretta Lynn postpones album and cancels tour

Kentucky music legend, Loretta Lynn, has posted an update on her Facebook page today in regards to her health, new music, and future music plans.  Her album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, was to be released on August 18th, but has been moved back.  The album was produced by John Carter Cash...

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...

Crystal Gayle to be highlighted on The Big Interview

Loretta Lynn with Crystal Gayle It seems as though 2017 is the year of Crystal Gayle.  With her recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry, as well as being featured on several tributes, she has been gaining attention in a positive way.  Fans can watch her on AXS TV on...

Crystal Gayle becomes newest member of the Grand Ole Opry

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...