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Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Holly Williams to Perform at ACM Honors

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Chris Isaak, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Holly Williams have been announces as performers at this years ACM Honors.  They join previously announced participants that include performers Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart and presenters Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. The evening will be hosted by Jake Owen.

The 9th Annual ACM HONORS  is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets priced at $42.00 are available at, Ticketmaster outlets, Ryman Auditorium box office and by phone 800-745-3000.

This years honorees include Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinsky and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners include Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit

CMA Songwriters Series Partners with CMT Canada for Special TV Event


CMA partnered with CMT Canada to film a special CMA Songwriters Series presentation that will air as a one-hour broadcast on the channel this fall, as well as a syndicated radio special.

The taping took place Wednesday night in Toronto at The Great Hall, a historic venue located in the thriving music and arts district of Toronto’s Queen Street West. This is the first time CMA and CMT Canada have partnered to present a television event.

Artists and songwriters Kristian Bush, Deric Ruttan, Ron Sexsmith, and Josh Turner performed during the celebration of songs and scribes, which was filmed in front of an exclusive invite-only audience of industry movers and Country Music super fans.

The CMA Songwriters Series has been presenting the very best of Country Music’s songwriters, whose hits are known worldwide, since 2005. CMA Songwriters Series shows are intimate presentations where songwriters can exhibit their craft and share many of the stories behind the songs they have penned.

The expansion of the CMA Songwriters Series to Canada marks a growing interest in the CMA Songwriters Series internationally as the series builds on previous shows in Dublin, London, and Paris as CMA seeks to recognize and recruit Country Music fans globally.

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Actors Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thorton to Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton are each scheduled to make their Grand Ole Opry debuts Tues., August 18. Duvall, courtesy of Alcon Sleeping Giant Music, will serve as a guest announcer during the show and perform the song “Cheyenne”, with music producer Michael Hodges, from the original motion picture soundtrack Wild Horses. Roots-rock band The Boxmasters featuring Thornton and also consisting of Teddy Andreadis and J.D. Andrew will perform a set including tunes from the 2015 release Somewhere Down The Road. Among others scheduled to appear that evening are Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, David Nail, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Thomas Rhett.

“As we celebrate the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th anniversary, we appreciate when talented personalities from all walks of life recognize the impact of the Opry and want to join us in Nashville,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “We’re looking forward to some good music from our new friends and to sharing a fun night with them and our audience.”

Past Opry performers have included Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek, who played the Opry while preparing for her role as Opry legend Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, and Kevin Costner, who has played the Opry three times with his band Modern West. Other guest performers and guest announcers have included Kevin Bacon, Jack Black, Lester Holt, Robin Roberts, and Bob Schieffer, to name a few.

Duvall has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (awarded for his performance in Tender Mercies), seven Golden Globes (winning four), and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award. In 2005 he received the National Medal of Arts. His films and television series are some of the most popular of all time including The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, To Kill a Mockingbird, THX 1138, Colors, Joe Kidd, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, MASH, Network, The Apostle, True Grit, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Falling Down, Tender Mercies, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Natural, Lonesome Dove, and Get Low.

The Boxmasters formed in 2007 and released its self-titled debut record to critical acclaim.  The band has enjoyed success on the Americana radio and albums charts, and its Opry stop is part of a summer tour.

Among other artists confirmed for Opry appearances in August are Alison Krauss, Crystal Gayle, Connie Smith, Josh Turner, and Chris Young.

Josh Turner “God Bless America” at MLB All-Star Game- Video

Josh Turner performed a moving rendition of “God Bless America” at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark on Tuesday for the MLB All-Star game.

For me, I’m a proud American,” a very bearded Turner said at the event,” Turner told the MLB). “I’m a patriot, and I come from a military heritage. I didn’t have to serve, myself, but I’m pretty proud of the heritage that I come from. So for me, in my mind, coming out to sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ or ‘God Bless America’ or something like that is kind of my way of serving and honoring those men and women who are fighting every day to keep us free and allowing us to play this great game of baseball, too.”

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