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Sturgill Simpson Fears Backlash After Criticizing ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

Earlier today, Sturgill Simpson criticized the Academy of Country Music for coming up with an award based on the late musical legend Merle Haggard, which was later on given to Miranda Lambert. After sharing the post, Simpson admitted that he is aware ...

Chris Stapleton and Kelsea Ballerini's CMA Nominations Show Changing Country Music Scene

The CMA Awards are an extravagant event showcasing the talent of today's top country stars and awarding the up-and-coming musicians soon to dominate one of the country's most popular genres of music. The fact that artists like Chris Stapleton and ...

Merle Haggard Blasts Bro-Country Music Saying "I Don't Find No Substance"

Merle Haggard is a legend and grandfather to country music, but he doesn't much care for where the genre has gone these days as he blasts so-called bro-country saying "I don't find no substance," referring to songs written about "screwing on a pickup ...

Music Times Talks to Peter Wolf about New Solo Work, the J. Geils Band and More

Peter Wolf made a name for himself as the vocalist of the J. Geils Band but he'll be releasing a new solo album in 2016. We caught up with him prior to his more famous band's tour stop at New York's Beacon Theatre, He talked about his music, his art ...

Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and More Playing Waylon Tribute

Austin, TX will host a star-studded tribute to Waylon Jennings on July 6 as Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves and more will come together for "OUTLAW: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings."

Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard All Release Bob Dylan Covers

An interesting trend in country music this week as Bob Dylan covers from Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have all come to our ears.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Teaming for Fourth LP, 'Django & Jimmie,' Named for Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have done plenty of work together in the past and now the pair of iconic country performers will team up for a fourth studio album, titled Django & Jimmie, named after guitarist Django Reinhardt and country idol Jimmie ...

Bob Dylan Calls Out Merle Haggard, Who Promptly Responds on Twitter

As reported earlier today, Feb. 8, Bob Dylan received the MusicCares Person of the Year Award Saturday night, Feb. 7, an honor that included musical tributes from Bruce Springsteen, Jack White and several others. But instead of focusing on the ...

Vince Gill Announces 'Vince Gill & Friends Tour' for March [FULL SCHEDULE]

Country singer Vince Gill has announced a brief string of tour dates for mid-March, which he has dubbed the Vince Gill & Friends Tour, as he will be joined on the these dates by Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and his daughter Jenny Gill. According to ...

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert to Headline Big Barrel Country Music Festival [FULL LINEUP]

The good people at Red Frog Events, who put on the Firefly Festival every year, are getting a little country in 2015. The company announced the Big Barrel Country Music Festival today, Dec. 18, which will be held at Firefly's site, Dover ...

Luke Bryan Misses 'CMT Artists of the Year' Ceremony After Family Death, Lady Antebellum Pays Tribute with 'Drink a Beer' [WATCH]

Luke Bryan suffered a tough loss last week after his brother-in-law passed away at the age of 46. Ben Lee Cheshire was married to Bryan's cousin Kelly, who died in 2007. The country community gathered Tuesday night (Dec. 2) for the CMT Artists of the ...

Celebrating 50 Years of Willie Nelson at the Grand Ole Opry: When Did Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and More Debut?

We found a list of the best country music performers of all time (from About.com...but no more specialized music site dared make such a list) and found when everyone in the Top 10 made their respective debuts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...

Willie Nelson To Host "Inside Arlyn" - a New TV Show Featuring Merle Haggard, Gary Clark, Jr. And Others

The upcoming new Willie Nelson TV series sounds more like an excuse to hang out with old friends more than anything else.

Lucky Number 13 for Merle Haggard Fans

Do you think of the number 13 as being a lucky number? If you're a Merle Haggard fan, you're getting ready to. Fans of The Hag have 13 chances to see him perform live before the end of the year.

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