Latest Mel Tillis News

Dance hall favorites to help ring in 2015
According to the band's website, Jeff Woolsey grew up on the North side of Houston listening to Ray Price, Johnny Bush, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Faron young and others. The Magnolia-based six-member band drives all over the state to perform at honky …

Mel Tillis being released from hospital after heart surgery
Country music legend Mel Tillis is being released from the hospital after having heart surgery last weekend. His daughter, Pam Tillis, released the following statement: "Dad is doing great and is happy to be leaving the hospital in time to catch today …
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Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens, 94, in 'critical care' with undisclosed
Little Jimmy Dickens of Grand Ole Opry fame has been hospitalized since Christmas Day with an undisclosed illness. Jessie Schmidt, a publicist for the Opry, said in a news release on Sunday that Dickens was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital on …
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The senator to watch in 2015
Mel Gibson is 59 … Kimberley Locke ("American Idol") is 37 … Eli Manning is 34 … actor Alex D. Linz is 26. THE SHOWS, from @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin: –NBC's “Meet the Press”: Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN …
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Latest Keith Whitley News

Curb Records' Mo Pitney Set To Launch "Country"-Wide
Inspired by artists Johnny Cash, Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, Buck Owens and bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Mo carries a deep reverence for the history of country music. Pitney, often referred to as an old soul, is a humble twenty-two year old …
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LSU to send 1650 students off in fall graduations
… Audrey Kate Tankersley, Crowley, Texas; Lauren Michelle Trostorff, New Orleans; Joanna Elizabeth Wall, Loranger; Shane Daniel Walsh, St. Francisville; Kayla Michelle Webb, Mandeville; Devin M. Whipp, New Iberia; Whitley Brooke Williams, Tyler …
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COATS FOR KIDS – Mt. Gilead Fire Department accepting coats, gloves, hats and scarves until Dec. 31. Drop off at Mt. Gilead Town Hall Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wed. 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Call Johnny Greene 910-572-7447 or Chief Keith Byrd …
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Latest Emmylou Harris News

Album review: Aldous Harding's songs evoke a quaint and quirky feel of another
There's an excursion into the country territory of Emmylou Harris or Alison Krauss with the lovely, lilting Merriweather which, like many of the tracks, features outstanding harmonies by talented guitarist Simon Gregory. All in all this release by …
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Emmylou Harris Talks Influence of Joan Baez, Reveals New Album Details
One listen to Emmylou Harris' obscure 1969 solo debut album, Gliding Bird, and you'll hear the obvious influence of folk singer Joan Baez on the future Country Music Hall of Fame member. It's fitting then that Harris was on hand to perform a tribute to …

Country icon Don Williams coming to Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
His classics include “I Believe in You,” “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “'Til the Rivers All Run Dry,” “It Must Be Love,” “Tulsa Time” and, with Emmylou Harris, “If I Needed You.” In 2010, the Gentle Giant, as he is known, was inducted into the Country Music …
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Latest Keith Whitley News

LSU to send 1650 students off in fall graduations
… Audrey Kate Tankersley, Crowley, Texas; Lauren Michelle Trostorff, New Orleans; Joanna Elizabeth Wall, Loranger; Shane Daniel Walsh, St. Francisville; Kayla Michelle Webb, Mandeville; Devin M. Whipp, New Iberia; Whitley Brooke Williams, Tyler …
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Spokane area students place in DECA competition
Business services: First, Taylor Heck, CV; second, Jameon Dumo, CV; third, Justin Whitley, CV; fourth, Elena Wolf, CV; fifth, Hannah Lanz, Mt. Spokane; sixth, Shelby Frank, CV; seventh, Tyson Keys, CV; eighth, Lindsey Pearson, Mt. Spokane …
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Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects
Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to have the book …
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Latest Eddy Arnold News

St. Paul's parishoners 'home' in time for the holidays
Paris, a 25-year member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church at 340 W. Arnold Road in Sandwich, was among the parishioners celebrating Mass inside the church last month for the first time since it was destroyed by a fire on May 20, 2013. “I love the …
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#DunkCity Makes A Statement With 84-75 Win Over UMass To Move To 8-1
Montverde Academy/Marquette) finished with 16 points, while Julian DeBose (Washington, D.C./St. John College HS/Rice) and Marc-Eddy Norelia (Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS/Tulane) each added 15 as the Eagles continued their best-ever Division-I start to a …
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Notable deaths last week
A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died. Montgomery died Thursday in Lee's Summit, Missouri, after a struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 77. He initially teamed up with Holly …
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12 glorious things you can order to your door with new alcohol delivery app
Texas craft beer, including select offerings from Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Revolver Brewing Co. and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. ($ 8.96-$ 11.96 … Four types of Deep Eddy Vodka, to appease the grapefruit, cranberry, sweet tea and regular vodka lovers. ($ 21). 8.
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Latest Ricky Skaggs News

Merry Christmas Bluegrass Bands- My Gifts to You
"New Cut Road" and "Heartbroke" have been recorded, and Ricky Skaggs took the Clark-Shawn Camp song "Sis Draper" to the top a decade back. I believe "Black Diamond Strings" (not the Larry Cordle song of the same title) made the rounds, and "Dublin …
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2015 Preliminary Lineup Unveiled
The intitial 2015 lineup for one of the most prestigious festivals in the world, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, has been announced this morning. Sam Bush, a trio of Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs, Yonder Mountain String Band and Greensky …
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Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White to Release First Studio Album
On August 4, country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White (of country music's The Whites) celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Over the course of more than three decades of marriage, Skaggs and White have savored every moment …
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Latest Tennessee Ernie Ford News

Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford receives state recognition
… one-level house. “This is a wonderful way to honor the legacy of Tennessee Ernie Ford,” said Brenda Otis, chairwoman for the Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford, during a morning ceremony outside the iconic entertainer's early home at 1223 Anderson St.

Review: Tennessee Ernie Ford's 'On the Air'
During his 50-year career, Tennessee Ernie Ford was a fascinating study in contrasts. On “Sixteen Tons,” his biggest hit and a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart in 1955, Ford's booming baritone sounded like the voice of God.
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Latest Billy Joe Shaver News

Billy Joe Shaver to perform in Loomis
A songwriting outlaw till the end, settling down isn't in the cards for Billy Joe Shaver, who turns 75 this year. “I will bop till I drop, I guarantee you,” said the country musician, set to perform at the Back 40 Amphitheatre Saturday in support of …
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Billy Joe Shaver still makin' outlaw music
With country maverick Billy Joe Shaver – turning 75 and playing in Berkeley this week — it's difficult to discern real life from mythology. He quit school in eighth grade, picked cotton, worked rodeos, and after losing two fingers in a lumber mill …
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Latest Jason Aldean News

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith Headlining Delaware
Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith are headlining the first-ever Delaware Junction Country Music and Camping Festival next summer. The three-day event runs August 14 through 16, 2015 in Harrington, DE at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.
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Jason Aldean, Martina McBride Join WhyHunger's Hungerthon
Jason Aldean and Martina McBride are joining in the effort to eradicate hunger this holiday season. The country stars have donated one-of-a-kind packages to WhyHunger's 29th annual Hungerthon auction. WhyHunger is a grassroots support organization …
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NHL mumps outbreak: Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby latest to be

NHL mumps outbreak: Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby latest to be
Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for By Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for … The Devils having been playing without two players who have the mumps, center Travis Zajac and defenseman Adam Larsson. Tanner Glass of the Rangers also was …

Randy Travis Announces Release Date for 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am'
Randy Travis is gearing up to release a new 13-track album, 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am,' this August. This album from the seven-time Grammy winner follows Vol. 1, which was released last year. Similar to the first, the 'The Man I Am' sequel will …
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