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Aaron Watson’s “Outta Style” Crosses Top 30 Milestone

Aaron Watson is truly living the American dream….a  singing cowboy who rides a “horse named hustle,” as an independent artist, Aaron continues to undeniably impact the country music scene, building an incredible 18-year career. This week Watson hits a new milestone as his latest single “Outta Style,” lauded as “the most stylish song of his career” by Rolling […]

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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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Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Six songs into Neil Young’s seemingly sedate solo set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night, the 64-year-old rocker stunned fans who weren’t expecting to leave with ringing ears. Putting down his acoustic guitar, he strapped on his signature electric Les Paul Old Black and began thrashing away on “Down by the River” like a one-man […]

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Paisley receives personal call from Obama

Brad Paisley was a special guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night to reflect on the recent catastrophic flooding in Nashville.  During his interview, Paisley acknowledged that he had received a call from President Barack Obama earlier in the day.  The president was “checking on his friends at the Grand Ole Opry,” and expressing his […]

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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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