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Garth Brooks, Reba sing for Loretta Lynn

Some of country music’s biggest stars gathered to salute Loretta Lynn at the fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night. The occasion was the to-be-televised Grammy Salute to Country Music, and the honoree hit the stage just once. Loretta and Garth Brooks joined voices about halfway through the tribute on “After the Fire Is Gone,” a […]

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Jim Rooney To Receive Lifetime Achievement For Producer/Engineer

8TH ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NASHVILLE, AUG. 6, 2009 — The Americana Music Association proudly announces that Jim Rooney will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Producer/Engineer award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In a career spanning more than 50 years, […]

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Ryman Auditorium

J. Estopinal Just blocks from novelty shops that sell sequined tube tops and Elvis key chains, up from the corner where wishful thinkers strum cheap guitars, past the bedazzled, fringed, and spurred crowds, stands the mother church of country music. The neo-gothic, red brick Ryman Auditorium, with its rows of windows and slanted roof, is […]

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Kevin Costner Debuts on Grand Ole Opry

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner debuted on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, Nov. 8. Costner performed with the band, Modern West, as the Opry returned to the Ryman Auditorium for its winter run beginning this weekend. Other performers on the show include Josh Turner and Randy Travis. Costner is in Nashville to promote his first country […]

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