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Vince Gill

Vince Gill Celebrates 20 Years with The Grand Ole Opry

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, Vince Gill will celebrate a 20-year milestone as a member of The Grand Ole Opry with a star-packed show featuring Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, John Anderson, The Time Jumpers, his wife Amy Grant, and his daughter, Jenny Gill. One of country music’s most loved singers, Vince Gill is a fan […]

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Grand Ole Opry inducts Blake Shelton as newest member

Reprise Records recording artist Blake Shelton became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry tonight, inducted by Opry member Trace Adkins before a sold-out Opry House audience including family, friends, and fans. Backstage before his induction, Shelton said, “tonight for me is the Nashville dream. Tonight is the pinnacle. This is what I wanted […]

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Nashville Floods Claim Grand Ole Opry House

The devastating floods in Nashville have inundated the Grand Ole Opry House, the most famous country-music venue in the world, and damaged cherished equipment of country artists across Music City. Songwriter Aimee Mayo posted a photo to Twitter on Wednesday, sent to her by country star Kellie Pickler, showing the flooded main hall of the […]

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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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Darius Rucker

On the heels of his new album, Darius Rucker is getting set to tour with Brad Paisley. Rucker’s album, Learn to Live, hit number one on country charts, only a step behind his first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” CMG spoke with him about the sudden country fame. Country Music Goodness: […]

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Country Music for President!

Grand Ole Opry is holding a poll for “Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?” “Make your voice heard through Election Day, as we pose the question, ‘Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?’ Cast your vote daily, and check out the Opry’s ties to the real […]

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