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Alan Jackson to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at 2022 CMA Awards

Singer-songwriter Alan Jackson will be celebrated during the upcoming CMA Awards, when he receives the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Nov. 9 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson are set to take to the CMA Awards stage for […]

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen Among 2022 CMA Awards Performers

The first round of performers for the upcoming 56th annual CMA Awards was announced Tuesday morning, and it includes a mix of veteran hitmakers and rising artists. This year’s performer lineup includes Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band. This year’s […]

Jody Miller, Country Hitmaker Behind ‘Queen of the House,’ Dies at 80

Grammy winner Jody Miller, known for her 1965 hit “Queen of the House,” died on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Blanchard, Oklahoma, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Miller was 80. The Oklahoma native signed to Capitol Records as a folk artist in 1962 and released her debut album, Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe, in […]

Faith Hill Never Wanted to Act Again After ‘Stepford Wives’: “It Wasn’t the Best Experience”

Faith Hill recently starred alongside her husband and fellow entertainer Tim McGraw in the Yellowstone prequel 1883, but the “Breathe” singer says she never expected to return to doing film and television following her role in the 2004 movie The Stepford Wives. In director Frank Oz’s adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1972 novel of the same name, Hill portrayed “Stepford” wife Sarah Sunderson […]

Dolly Parton Says She’ll “Accept Gracefully” if She’s Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton gracefully turned down her nomination for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, but the Rock Hall opted to leave her on the ballot. So what happens if she does get inducted? The 10-time Grammy winner addressed that very question in an interview with NPR on Friday. “Well, I’ll […]

Dolly Parton Says She “Must Respectfully Bow Out” of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

Dolly Parton is bowing out of her nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Even though I’m extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” Parton said on social media on Monday (March 14). “I […]

Jerry Crutchfield, Nashville Songwriter, Producer and Publishing Exec, Dies at 87

Jerry Crutchfield, a Nashville songwriter, producer, publishing executive and music industry veteran, died Jan. 11, his family announced. He was 87. In addition to an illustrious career as a songwriter and producer, Crutchfield launched MCA Music Publishing’s Nashville office and served as its president for 25 years. He also served for four years as executive […]