classic country

Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis ‘Already Cracking Jokes’ After Heart Surgery

Country legend Mel Tillis has undergone heart surgery. Luckily, the surgery appears to have been a success, and the 81-year-old artist is already “recovering very nicely.”

03/11/2014

Vince Gill (L) and Paul Franklin perform with the Time Jumpers

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Tell Stories About ‘Bakersfield’

“This record came from such a beautiful place of reverence and respect,” Gill told Radio.com about “Bakersfield,” which was just issued in a deluxe version. “The fact that Merle [Haggard] wrote the liner notes and got to hear it, that to me was reason enough for making it.”

03/10/2014

Merle Haggard

The Merle Haggard Album ‘Okie from Muskogee’ Is Getting a 45th Anniversary Reissue

In honor of its 45th anniversary, Haggard’s live “Okie from Muskogee” album is getting reissued later this month. And as a bonus, a second disc will feature his 1970 album “The Fightin’ Side of Me.”

03/05/2014

Ray Price

Ray Price Returns Home to Texas for Hospice Care

“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace.”

12/13/2013

Sheryl Crow talks classic country albums

Radio.com Essentials: Sheryl Crow Talks Influential Country Artists

Sheryl Crow sat down with Radio.com to discuss albums by country legends such as Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, who have all been important to her as an artist.

09/11/2013

Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson Brings ‘Outlaw’ Originals, Classic Covers To A Packed Joe’s Bar In Chicago

In today’s country landscape, Jamey Johnson stands out as an anomaly. He’s had hit radio singles, has a strong fan base, and can regularly sell out clubs–as he did Friday night at Joe’s Bar in Chicago. But […]

02/10/2013

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RIP ‘Chevy Van’ Singer And Country Hitmaker Sammy Johns

Sammy Johns, who among other achievements wrote and recorded “Chevy Van”–one of the most iconic songs of the 1970s–has died. He was 66. You may not know Sammy by name, but likely you’ve heard the song “Chevy […]

01/09/2013

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Jerrod Niemann Embraces New Technology On ‘Free The Music’

“One thing about Nashville is we always respect our forefathers and sisters who built country music before us. It’s exciting to take old technology [and] transform it into a new sound in our own way.”

10/31/2012

George Jones

George Jones To Say Farewell In One Last ‘Grand Tour’ In 2013

George Jones is considered one of the greatest living country music legends of all time. In 2013, however, he will retire from the road after one last “Grand Tour.”

08/16/2012

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Ode To Bobbie Gentry

The Mississippi-born singer and songwriter gave us two of the most iconic songs of the late 1960s. She turns 68 years old today.

07/27/2012

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