Post Tagged with: "Country Music"

Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Entertainment, Local News February 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

By Kayla D. Putman From Hard Rock to Honky Tonk; rising star Shaun Abbott, of Knoxville, brought a country flair to the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge on Friday. Shaun’s musical palette is wide reaching and his set consisted of covers from country legends, rock iconsRead More

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Entertainment, State News November 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree Graceland will officially begin the holiday season when three-time Grammy award-winning country artist Trisha Yearwood “flips the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony on Friday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. CST and performs a song for guests gathered for this specialRead More

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1962: The United States halted atmospheric testing and urged a world-wide ban; Texan Billy Sol Estes was found guilty of real estate swindling; U.S. announced that all missile bases in Cuba had been dismantled; and two brothers from Section, Alabama had their 12th chartedRead More

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Entertainment, Southern Style November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks It’s been nearly 13 years since country legend T.G. Sheppard released his last commercial album, and now he is back and better than ever with Legendary Friends & Country Duets. The star-studded project features collaborations with icons like George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, JerryRead More

Birthplace of country music announces “16 Tons” musician contest

Birthplace of country music announces “16 Tons” musician contest

Entertainment, State News November 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree BRISTOL, TN/VA – The Birthplace of Country Music is calling on musicians to enter their version of the Tennessee Ernie Ford hit “16 Tons” in a music contest now through Dec. 4. The tune “16 Tons,” written by Merle Travis, is a part of American music history.Read More

Southern style: a fiddler, singer and banjo stylist

Southern style: a fiddler, singer and banjo stylist

Entertainment, Southern Style September 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks As part of the country music family, I have been blessed to do shows with these country friends. They are all adding to the fall colors with their latest musical sounds and shows. Fiddle legend Charlie Daniels brings his career—spanning over 50 years—full circle with Live AtRead More

Opry legend Jeannie Seely goes home

Opry legend Jeannie Seely goes home

Entertainment, State News September 18, 2015 at 3:10 am 0 comments

By Julie Reliford The last time that country music legend Jeannie Seely visited the Crawford County Fair was on August 28, 1992 when she received several special honors in recognition of her 25th anniversary as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. When she returned to Crawford County lastRead More

Hank Williams: The lost notebook

Hank Williams: The lost notebook

Entertainment, News September 18, 2015 at 2:47 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—”The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams” project began with the idea of finding a well-known artist, one who felt Hank’s inspiration and influence, to record an album’s worth of the unheard songs. After veteran music industry manager/A&R executive Mary Martin approached Bob Dylan, a natural first choice forRead More

“50 Years of EXILE: The Story of a Band in Transition”

“50 Years of EXILE: The Story of a Band in Transition”

Entertainment September 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

By Kirt Webster The story of one of the most successful bands in country music history has been documented with the recent release of the book “50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition.” Written by Randy Westbrook, an Eastern Kentucky University musicologist, the book details theRead More

Country legend Don Williams returns to Pigeon Forge in October

Country legend Don Williams returns to Pigeon Forge in October

Entertainment, Local News September 13, 2015 at 2:46 am 0 comments

By Kirt Webster Internationally loved country music icon, Don Williams, is set to bring his hits to fans old and new when he kicks off his 2015 Tour in September. Williams will be in Pigeon Forge at the Country Tonite Theater on October 16 and 17. “Mercy, the fans haveRead More