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Grand Ole Opry’s Hal Ketchum, Afflicted by Alzheimer’s, Stops Performing

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has retired from performing. An announcement to that effect was posted by his wife, Andrea, on Facebook Sunday (April 14).

“He has been battling this for some time now,” the announcement said, “but because of his love for his fans he continued performing as long as it was possible … Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends.”

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Keith Urban shows massive respect for our own Foy Vance

Go to London…hire a bike..everyone does! Even Keith Urban! Below Keith Urban shares the story of how he first discovered the man behind “Burden,” Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance.

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US Country Star Joe Nichols Announces first UK tour

Multi-platinum, 4x GRAMMY-nominated US country artist Joe Nichols is set to play his first UK shows this September, in a series of intimate acoustic dates which will bring the ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winning singer to London, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, following a headline appearance at Switzerland’s Country Night Gstaad Festival. Tickets for all UK shows are on sale tomorrow at 10am via AltTickets.com:

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LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival”

LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival” 

It seems songs about using your haters as your motivation, with kind of a how-do-you-like-me-now swagger, are making a comeback in country music

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Scotty McCreery and Co-writers Celebrate “This Is It” in Nashville

Scotty McCreery and Co-writers Celebrate “This Is It” in Nashville | CMT

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New Music Video from Thompson Square

GRAMMY-nominated Nashville-based duo Thompson Square have today shared the video for latest single ‘Masterpiece’, their debut UK single and the title track of their third album (co-produced with award-winning producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Dann Huff (Keith Urban) and Ilya Toshinskiy), released last year to an overwhelming response from fans and critics.

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Kelsea Ballerini to join ‘Grand Ole Opry’

She has wanted this since she was 12 years old.

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Nashville Will Become a Broadway Musical

Deacon, Scarlett, Gunnar, Juliette and Rayna are heading to the Big Stage.

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Brand new radio station ‘Country Hits’ coming to UK digital radio

Fresh off the heels of C2C global media giant Bauer Media who locally own Downtown Country, Downtown Radio and Cool FM have this morning announced that they will be launching a brand new country station on the national Digital Radio platform next month.

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Chris Janson interview with CMT

WHen I was in Nashville back in September I had the privilege of seeing Chris Janson live at the Grand Ole Opry. Never had I seen a guy with so much passion, charisma and a love for the fans as well as the music. He had humble beginnings, yet with his rise to stardom, he remains humble himself. As we learn below…

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