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    NBC "The Voice" winners Girl Named Tom marked their Grand Ole Opry debut. “The Voice” winners Girl Named Tom, the trio made up of siblings Josh, Bekah, and Caleb Liechty, have officially made their Grand Ole Opry debut. “The Opry stage is one that every musician dreams of playing,” they wrote on Instagram ahead of their performance. “We’re honored to make our debut tonight.” A post from the Opry itself shows the sibling trio receiving a standing ovation after their performance, a moment they called “surreal” on their Instagram Stories. Girl Named Tom won season 20 of “The Voice” after working with coach Kelly Clarkson for the entire season. Since then, the group has been on tour and working on new music.‘Girl Named Tom’ Marked Another Milestone in July 2022 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Grand Ole Opry (@opry) In an Instagram post on July 19, 2022, Girl Named Tom celebrated and showed off the number of streams that their song “Helplessly Hoping” had amassed at that time, which, at that time, was...
    LORETTA Lynn shared a heartbreaking post about coming "into the light" just two days after she died at the age of 90. The country music icon, known for songs like Coal Miner's Daughter, passed away on Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, her family confirmed in a statement. 2Country music icon L,Loretta Lynn died on Tuesday at the age of 90Credit: AP 2Lynn crafted a persona of a defiantly tough womanCredit: Redferns On Sunday, she shared a quote from the bible on Facebook in what would be her last social media message. She wrote: "Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. "But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God." The singer regularly shared updates of her life on Facebook, including pictures from her ranch and throwback pictures and performances from her celebrated career. Read More Entertainment news THE REAL KIM?...
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Known among country fans and fellow artists as the “singer’s singer,” Gene Watson is celebrating 60 years in the music business – and shows no signs of slowing down. Watson has more than 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, six Number 1 country singles, and five Number 1 gospel hits. I asked the Opry legend why, at age 78, he felt the need to make another record. He told me, “I think I need to do a little more every time I go into the studio. I’m not through. People ask me all the time if I ever think about retiring and really, I don’t that much. Maybe if I’m not able to satisfy myself vocally, I will. If I can sing to my satisfaction and my fans’ satisfaction, I’m going to keep looking for that needle in a haystack.” He continued, “Every time I leave the stage, some people may say ‘I didn’t care for him.’ But they will never say that I didn’t give it all I had. Every time I sing “Love in...
    Getty Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton. Saturday, September 10 turned out to be a landmark event for “The Voice” coach, Gwen Stefani. She got to sing live on stage at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.  Although she performed virtually from Oklahoma during quarantine in 2020, this was her first time being live on the Opry stage, reports People. “I’m so nervous, I’m so excited,” she told the crowd, which can be seen in the Instagram video below.  “This is one of those things that you don’t dream about if you’re me,” the former No Doubt frontwoman continued, “and then all of a sudden I’m here with Blake Shelton.”Shelton Introduced Stefani by Singing Their Duet View this post on Instagram A post shared by Country Now (@countrynow) Stefani’s husband and “Voice” co-star, Blake Shelton, as a Grand Ole Opry member, is a veteran on the historic country music stage. However, on Saturday, he introduced two newbies. First, he presented winner of Season 18 of “The Voice,” Todd Tilghman. As can be seen in the video,...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy winner Barbara Mandrell retired from music more than two decades ago, but the Grand Ole Opry still feels like home to her. Mandrell, 73, made a rare public appearance on Saturday night at the Opry to celebrate her 50th anniversary of being an Opry member. “Here we are at home again,” Mandrell told The Associated Press in an interview backstage at the Opry House before the long-running radio and TV program. “50 years. Not everybody gets that blessing.” Born in Texas and raised in California, Mandrell was just 23 when she became a member in July of 1972. But she was already a seasoned entertainer by the time she came to Nashville, after her teenage years were spent playing steel guitar and appearing regularly on the California-based country TV show “Town Hall Party.” Over her decades-long career, the actor, multi-instrumentalist and singer turned millions of fans onto country music in the ‘70s and ’80s, not only through her popular TV show “Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters,”...
    NBC Jake Hoot “The Voice” winner Jake Hoot is expecting his first child with his wife, Brittney Hoyt. Hoot was the winner of “The Voice” during season 17. During the time, he was a member of Kelly Clarkson’s Team after receiving just a one-chair turn during his blind audition. Hoot was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on February 4, 2020. The couple revealed that they’re expecting a baby on Instagram. The announcement came in the form of a video, where Hoot’s daughter from a previous relationship, Macy, and his wife held up signs announcing the news. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Hoot sang along with the announcement.Fans Are Excited About the Announcement View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jake Hoot (@jake.hoot.music) The signs held up by Hoot’s daughter read, “Life was sweet, YOU made it sweeter. Life was complete, YOU made it complete+, We didn’t know just how much we needed you.” The final sign, which was held up by Hoot’s...
    Getty Kameron Marlowe Kameron Marlowe was a contestant on season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice,” and the country music star has since made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Marlowe was invited by star Brad Paisley, and he has since taken the stage with his single, “Giving You Up.” He spoke about the debut with the Grand Ole Opry in a video posted to YouTube. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians In the video, Marlowe said that Paisley’s invitation was “a real special moment” for him since it took place in front of his family and fans from his hometown.Marlowe Listened to & Watched the Opry Growing Up Play Kameron Marlowe | My Opry DebutSinger-songwriter and North Carolina native, Kameron Marlowe was invited to make his Grand Ole Opry debut by Opry Member, Brad Paisley on tour in font of his hometown crowd. Now, Marlowe takes to the historic stage for the very first time singing his single "Giving You Up." The song that brought...
    Country singer Stonewall Jackson has died at the age of 89. The performer was best known for being a longtime member of the historic and long-running show, The Grand Ole Opry. According to People, executives from the Grand Ole Opry confirmed that the singer passed away on Saturday after a 'long battle' with vascular dementia. Departed: Country singer Stonewall Jackson has died at the age of 89; he is seen in 2007 Funeral arrangements for the performer are currently being made.  Jackson is survived by his son, Stonewall Jackson Jr, whom he shared with his late wife Juanita, who died in 2019. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! teases MAJOR country... Country singer Jimmie Allen slams 'lazy doctors' who sent... Share this article Share The singer was born November of 1932 in Tabor City, North Carolina. He later moved to Nashville in the hopes of starting a musical career, and notably visited the offices of publishing company Acuff-Rose in the hopes of gaining an audition. In the past: The...
    Country artist Stonewall Jackson, known for his time on the Grand Ole Opry stage for more than five decades, died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with vascular dementia at age 89.  The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson's death in a news release. Jackson, a guitarist, performed on the Opry beginning on Nov. 3 1956 and was still appearing on the show in 2010. As a result, Fox17 in Nashville notes that the"Waterloo" is the longest current Opry member. Saturday night's performance of the Opry was dedicated in his honor. His real name was Stonewall, after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. "Waterloo" was a hit on the country and pop charts in 1959. His other hits, mostly in the 1960s, included "Don’t Be Angry," "B.J. the D.J," "Why I’m Walkin’," "A Wound Time Can’t Erase" and "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water." AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' STAR JAY JAY PHILLIPS DEAD AT 30 Country artist Stonewall Jackson died at age 89. (GAB Archive/Redferns) In 1971, he recorded his version of Lobo’s "Me and You and...
    Nothing can cease one in all nation music’s largest nights! Us Weekly has every little thing you’ll want to know in regards to the upcoming 55th annual Academy of Nation Music Awards. Whereas the ACMs have been initially set to air in April from Las Vegas, producers have been compelled to postpone the present and rearrange issues amid the COVID-19 disaster. When?The ACMs might be broadcast reside on CBS Wednesday, September 16, at eight p.m. ET. The present can even be out there to stream on CBS All Entry. Who’s Internet hosting?Keith City, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the 12 months and 15-time ACM award winner, is internet hosting the festivities. “What my internet hosting duties are gonna be, I’m nonetheless engaged on proper now,” the singer informed Style of Nation earlier this month, referring to how the coronavirus pandemic will have an effect on the present. “We’re nonetheless piecing this all collectively. I like the truth that we’re going to do it in Nashville; I like that it’s going forward. Right here we’re in September — ACMs in...
    Two of country music's biggest stars came together to perform at the genre's most famous venue. On Saturday, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley -- who often co-host the Country Music Association Awards together -- took to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to perform some of their biggest hits. CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS ALBUM, 'MY GIFT': 'THIS WAS SUCH A FITTING TIME' The duo was able to maintain a safe distance from one another during their performance as coronavirus continues to sweep the nation. Country stars Carrie Underwood (left) and Brad Paisley performed together -- socially distanced -- at the Grand Ole Opry. (Getty Images) Their performance kicked off with a rendition of Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel." Other songs performed include "Whiskey Lullaby," "Ghost On the Stereo" and a cover of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s song “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.” BRAD PAISLEY THANKS FANS FOR 'HOPEFULLY ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME' DRIVE-THRU CONCERT AMID CORONAVIRUS SPIKE “As long as the Opry keeps going, I have hope for country music and Nashville,” said Paisley during the performance, per ET Canada....
    Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be reuniting next month for a historic appearance at one of country music’s most hollowed venues. The singers, who for the last 11 years have teamed up to host the CMA Awards, will come together again on September 5 for a one-night performance at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. As the Tennessean reported, the event will allow the famed concert hall to continue an unbroken streak of weekend performances dating back close to 100 years. “The Paisley-Underwood reunion marks the 4,941st consecutive Saturday broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry, dating back to 1925 in downtown Nashville,” the report noted, adding that to the COVID-19 crisis forced the Opry to go to audience-free live performances that left the streak in jeopardy. The performance for Underwood and Paisley had originally been set to take place before a live audience, but the organization released a statement saying that in order to comply with health and safety standards for the Nashville metro area, it would need to be a broadcast-only set. The organization offered refunds to...
    Margo Price is making her voice heard in the dispute over the musical moniker "Lady A." The name has made headlines following the announcement that the country band Lady Antebellum would now be called Lady A due to the previous name's reference to a pre-abolition South. However, a Black blues singer named Anita White had been using the name for her own music and pushed back against the name change. COUNTRY BAND LADY A, PREVIOUSLY LADY ANTEBELLUM, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BLUES SINGER WITH THE SAME NAME The band recently filed a lawsuit over trademarking the name. Margo Price voiced support for Anita 'Lady A' White during her recent 'Grand Ole Opry' performance. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tibet House) During Saturday's televised performance on "The Grand Ole Opry," Price, 37, urged the legendary vendor to take a stand in the matter. The singer performed the country classic "Skip a Rope" by Henson Cargill, which addresses racism, abuse and more. “I would just like to commend the Opry for coming out and saying ‘Black lives matter.’ I think it’s...
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