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Photo Gallery: Seven Past CMA Entertainer of the Year Winners Set to Perform at CMA Awards—Reba, George, Alan, Brooks & Dunn, Vince, Charley, Alabama

Photo Gallery: Seven Past CMA Entertainer of the Year Winners Set to Perform at CMA Awards—Reba, George, Alan, Brooks & Dunn, Vince, Charley, Alabama

Your entertainment dollar will stretch a little farther during the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards on Nov. 2 as seven former CMA Entertainer of Year winners will take the stage to perform: Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba McEntire, and George Strait. This distinguished group of performers is among…MORE

Watch New “Forever Country” Music Video With George Strait, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood & More

Watch New “Forever Country” Music Video With George Strait, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood & More

By now you’ve probably heard that 30 of country music’s biggest stars—both past and present—have come together to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” for the CMA Awards’ 50-year anniversary. The star-studded mashup features a fresh take on three of country’s most classic songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home,” Willie Nelson’s “On the…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #1–10

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #1–10

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Sept. 2, we’re featuring #1–10. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE

Alabama Rolls On Into New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Alabama Rolls On Into New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame

How about ya, Alabama, roll on. The most successful band in country music history, Alabama, is gearing up for the opening of their Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit later this month. The new exhibit, Alabama: Song of the South, will highlight the group’s rise to stardom and feature stage wear, instruments, awards, mementos, photographs…MORE

Alabama: Southern Drawl Tour

Alabama: Southern Drawl Tour

Alabama’s 2016 Southern Drawl Tour Dates: June 26 / Ft. Payne, Ala. July 8 / Deadwood, S.D. / Deadwood Mountain Grand July 9 / Hinckley, Minn. / Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater July 15 / Enoch, AB, Canada / River Cree Resort and Casino July 16 / Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada / Craven Country Jamboree July 22…MORE

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, best known for his work with George Jones and Tammy Wynette, died Tuesday (Aug. 4) at age 78 following a brief illness. Billy was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, elected in 2010. The native of Alabama produced Tammy Wynette’s signature hit “Stand by Your Man” and also had…MORE

Rick Hall, the “Father of the Muscle Shoals Sound,” Releases a Fascinating Memoir, “The Man From Muscle Shoals”

Originally published in the May 18, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine. How sweet the sounds! From Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally” to Mac Davis’ “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” and beyond, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., has produced some of the best-loved and everlasting hits in modern recorded music. The guiding force behind…MORE

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Count On Chuck

Count On Chuck

Our buddy Chuck Wicks is filling in for a vacationing Kix Brooks on American Country Countdown this weekend. Guests include Jason Aldean, Michael Ray and Florida Georgia Line.