Billboard is at it again! Stacking up the best of country music and telling us who they think is the greatest! Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Randy Travis, Charlie Rich, Carrie Underwood and Waylon Jennings round up the Top 10. Check out Billboard’s ‘Greatest of All-Time Country Albums’ chart. The full chart can be viewed on Billboard’s website here.
CMA Fest 2016 kicked off yesterday with a bang! Riverfront Park was packed to capacity first thing in the morning yesterday with Jake Owen kicking the party off right! With a full 1 hour set Jake did not disappoint fans. Through out the day we heard high energy performances from Chris Janson, Drake White, The Swon Brothers, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris.
Once everyone packed into Nissan Stadium the shows really heated up! Last nights performances included; The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band who shared a very special moment when he brought out Randy Travis, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum with special guest Cam and Jason Aldean. Check out all of our photos from Day 1 of CMA Fest HERE.
Check out our Day 1 CMA Fest Wrap up video below! And make sure to check back in tomorrow for our Day 2 Recap.
The latest episode of The Pickup is now showing on The Heartland Network, as well as on the websites of such stations affiliated with the Nash Icon, HankFM and DukeFM brands. As always, show producer Adam Wurtzel has put together a winning lineup of news items and your favorite Country stars, including:
The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts three new members – Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, and legendary producer / record executive Fred Foster.
How Justin Moore used his birthday to urge his fans to help out a great cause.
Which of Tim McGraw’s hits is about to be released in book form? Find out.
How recycled beer bottles led to the manufacturing of a candle for ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Jason Aldean.
And, The Pickup also features a conversation with the iconic Cyndi Lauper regarding her new Country album, Detour, and the pairing of two Country Music Hall of Fame members – Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson for a once-in-a-lifetime duet performance.
Following the announcement that Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis are the newest inductees of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame, the three honorees, plus Travis’ wife, Mary Davis-Travis, and Kyle Lehning (who produced four decades of Travis’ albums) participated in a question and answer panel during the 13th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon. The panel took place in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater this afternoon and was moderated by CMA Board member Kix Brooks.