When it comes to curating a sound of traditional country music, Jamey Johnson has made a name for himself in the music community. It has been over 17 years that he landed in Nashville after living his life running the music circuit throughout Alabama and Georgia. The journey has taken him on major stages, but also smaller intimate settings that
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
The Patsy Cline Museum opens to the public Friday, April 7, adding another attraction to the “must-see” list for Nashville tourists and locals paying homage to the personal and professional life of the icon. “In her short nine years as a recording artist from ‘55 to ‘63, she forever changed the voice of country music, the role of female
Minnie Pearl Bronze Statue when it was in Centerville, TN. Photo by SeeMidTN.com One of the great mysteries in country music is the placement of the bronze statue in honor of Minnie Pearl. Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, who was best known around the world as the comedian Minnie Pearl, was born in Centerville, Tennessee. It is a small town of
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
Chris Stapleton ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, presented acclaimed country singer, songwriter and performer Chris Stapleton with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The awards celebration, which honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2015, took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville
Marty Stuart – via Marty’s Facebook Page Grand Ole Opry star and multiple Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart has amassed one of the largest private collections of memorabilia documenting country-music history. The Library of Congress announced in mid-May that the world’s largest library has acquired hundreds of hours of historic country-music footage, recordings and other audio-visual materials from Stuart’s vast
George Jones Gravesite – photo by Jessica Bray When you think of Nashville, you think of the sights and sounds of tourist attractions. However, what lies beneath the city are those country music legends that are no longer with us today. There are several cemeteries throughout Nashville that welcome fans and even have information available to help locate famous graves.