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Elaina Smith Wins Gracie Award for “Women Want to Hear Women” Podcast

Elaina Smith Wins Gracie Award for “Women Want to Hear Women” Podcast

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation announced the winners for the 44th annual Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming in media created by women. Honorees for 2019 include Sandra Oh, Leah Remini, Connie Britton, Rachel Maddow, Robin Roberts and more . . . as well as our very own Elaina Smith, who is being…MORE

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West & Johnny Gimble Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West & Johnny Gimble Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Association announced its 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees on March 27: Modern Era: Ricky Skaggs Veteran Era: Dottie West Musician: Johnny Gimble Ricky Skaggs As far as a pioneer, Ricky Skaggs is one of the great innovators and trailblazers of modern country. Ricky led the fight to bring country music…MORE

Social Media Roundup: UMG Nashville’s Biggest Jokesters, Brett Eldredge’s Happy Dance, Shania Twain’s London Concert & More

Social Media Roundup: UMG Nashville’s Biggest Jokesters, Brett Eldredge’s Happy Dance, Shania Twain’s London Concert & More

If you don’t have time to comb through social media all day, here’s what you’ve been missing over the last 24 hours or so in the country music world: UMG Nashville shows its appreciation for jokesters. Morgan Evans wishes his fiancé Kelsea Ballerini a happy birthday. Shania Twain shares some clips from her London concert. Drew Baldridge…MORE

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CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

In the wake of the tornadoes that ripped though Tennessee on March 3—killing at least 22 people and damaging hundreds of structures—many folks are wondering how to help. Money To donate money, visit the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which was created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support those affected by the…