Susie McEntire’s has been a life steeped in the grace of God. Not the stand at the pulpit in a strip-mall church and tell an inspiring story kind of grace, but the honest, hit your knees and cry kind of grace. Born the youngest of four in five years to Clark and Jacqueline McEntire, Susie’s life began on a ranch in rural Oklahoma and from her earliest years, her days revolved around two things: working
Brenda Lee will return as host for the 39th annual Sunday Mornin’ Church at the Grand Ole Opry this Sunday, June 9, 2019. Sunday Mornin' Country promises to be the best ticket in town, blending top Country artists and your favorite Gospel music together for a time of celebration and inspiration along with great entertainment for the whole family. Again this year, the show will be hosted by the legendary, Country Music and Rock -n-
There is a unique serenity that hangs like a mist over the Shenandoah Valley in Central Virginia; a palpable peace that looms over the rolling hills. Not only is the valley home to stunning landscapes and a feeling of ‘the simpler life’, but a rich musical tradition balanced perfectly between Appalachian Folk tunes and old school Southern Gospel. It is there where Country Music Hall of Famer, Jimmy Fortune, began his musical journey. Well known
The name Kent Wells might spark a few different thoughts, depending on one’s age and which parts of the music industry one is experienced with. From working alongside some of country music’s greatest legends to starting three of his own companies, Wells has worn many, many hats during his tenure in the business. We had the opportunity to visit Wells at his Franklin, Tennessee recording studio to catch up on all things Dolly Parton, playing
Sit down for a chat with Terry McBride and you’ll feel more like you’re sitting down with an old friend than a celebrated songwriter. There are many sides to Terry McBride; bass player, singer, songwriter, guitarist, husband, family man. My favorite happens to be the storyteller; if you’re willing to spend some time listening, he’s willing to spend some time telling you about his adventures, laughing and joking to make you feel like you were
There is a set of principles, founded many generations ago when it wasn’t fences that kept the land separate but honesty and hard work instead, that have been passed down from man to man, mother to child. These principles made up what is our country’s great, wonderful West; full of cowboys, cattle, long days, and a lot of love for one’s fellow man and the land we are blessed to inhabit. “The cowboy lifestyle is
Cowboy hat will blow off in the wind Women rule the world, not the man And things change but then You turn around and they change again Bobby Bare is an unlikely legend in country music. A member of both The Grand Ole’ Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, one would never guess that many of his original songs charted on the Billboard Top 100 Pop charts before they’d cross over into the country charts. “The record
The year was 1967, smack dab in the middle of Country music’s Golden Age, when a certain miss Jeannie Seely stepped onto the Grand Ole Opry stage as a newly inducted artist. Fifty-one years later, Seely still takes her place inside the circle nearly every weekend as host, champion, and beloved family member. The Opry has been a major landmark in Seely’s long and storied career alongside her impeccable songwriting skills and unique, rich voice.