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Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, is climbing the charts with his debut single, “Rednecker,” which is currently No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Before his success as a singer, Hardy earned a rep as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, having co-penned recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line)…MORE

Country Stars React to the Death of Songwriter Andrew Dorff

Country Stars React to the Death of Songwriter Andrew Dorff

Condolences are pouring in via social media on the death of country music songwriter Andrew Dorff, who was responsible for penning such hits as Kenny Chesney’s “Save It for a Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light.” Andrew’s father, Steve Dorff, posted a thank you for the “outpouring of love and prayer”…MORE

ACM Awards Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year nominees announced

ACM Awards Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year nominees announced

The Academy of Country Music Awards list of nominees were completed Thursday with the announcement of song and songwriter or the year nominations. There were definitely some deserving stars and writers named. Song of the Year nominees nominations were done differently this year, picked by a panel of professional songwriters and then voted onto the final…MORE

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Dwight Yoakam Announces 9-Date Las Vegas Residency

Dwight Yoakam Announces 9-Date Las Vegas Residency

Dwight Yoakam will bring his distinctive croon and swiveling hips to the Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas for nine dates this winter. The nine-date residency, billed as An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & the Bakersfield Beat, is scheduled to take place on Dec. 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 14, as well as March…

Michael Ray to Headline “CMT on Tour” With Jimmie Allen & Walker County

Michael Ray to Headline “CMT on Tour” With Jimmie Allen & Walker County

Michael Ray will headline the 19th annual CMT on Tour. The tour will kick off on Oct. 17 in Greensboro, N.C., making additional stops in Birmingham, Fort Wayne, New York and more. Jimmie Allen and Walker County will provide support. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. CT. “I’m so honored to…

Grand Ole Opry to Feature New Dolly Parton Exhibit

Grand Ole Opry to Feature New Dolly Parton Exhibit

Dolly Parton is celebrating her golden anniversary—that’s 50 years—as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2019. In honor of the anniversary, the Opry is hosting a new exhibit, Dolly: My Opry Memories, which features 24 wardrobe pieces Dolly has worn on the Opry stage over the last 50 years. Garments featured in the…

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