Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away

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Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman passed away Saturday night in Nashville after a brief illness.  A public service will be held Wednesday, June 25 at the Ryman Auditorium at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a private visitation and memorial service for close friends and family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund.  Jimmy C. joined the Opry in 1956 and was 86 years old.  He last performed there on Friday, June 6, 2014 with his band, Cajun Country. 

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Ashlee Hewitt – 10 Random Questions

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Ashlee is beautiful, talented and determined which many of us witnessed from her appearance on Nashville Star season six.  In March, 2012 she married Jesse Keith Whitley, son of the late legendary Keith Whitley. Together they have been performing all over music city and they have a fan base all of their own. Ashlee is not just an amazing singer but also a magnitude of talent when it comes to songwriting as well. She's as sweet as pie, but when that guitar hits her hand you catch a glimpse of her wild side. Ashlee Hewitt is an artist that the world should get to know.

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Ashley Monroe releases music video for “Weed Instead of Roses”

Today, singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe released her new single and
music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” The song is from her critically
acclaimed album Like A Rose, co-produced by 20-time GRAMMY award-winner
Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, and is available NOW at iTunes for $0.69 through
the end of the month.

CMT will host the world
premiere of the music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” Monroe is one of CMT’s
Women of Country and her video debuts today across all CMT platforms.
Click here to view. 

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Old Crow Medicine Show Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

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Popular modern-day string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry members Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart. Among the award-winning group's first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated to the Opry stage for its official Opry debut on Jan. 13, 2001, quickly became a fan favorite during dozens of Opry performances since, and was invited by Stuart to join the Opry on Aug. 16 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Just before show time, the band reprised its Opry Plaza performances from more than a dozen years ago, walking outside the Opry House and playing tunes including "Brave Boys" and "Hesitation Blues" for surprised fans waiting outside for the evening's Opry show. 

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Larry Gatlin Lands Radio Show on Legendary Nashville Station

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Press release: 
Nashville’s iconic 650 AM WSM radio station announced today that
GRAMMY winner and Grand Ole Opry member LARRY GATLIN will
host "Larry Wayne Gatlin Radio – Only in America" on the station
beginning in January of
2014.
 
The
show will air each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT on both 650 AM and
 streaming online starting January 7, 2014. Shows will be archived
on the station website.
 
“Larry
is a legend and one of the funniest, most intuitive guys I’ve ever had the
privilege to know.” said 650 AM WSM General Manager, Tom English. “When
he expressed his desire to commit to a weekly show on ‘The Legend’ I knew we had
to find a way to make it happen.” 

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