Carrie Underwood and Others Charity Based Cameo Greetings

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Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Trace Adkins, Deana Carter, and Chrissy Metz are raising funds on Cameo for ACM Lifting Lives’ Covid relief.

“Cameo Goes Country” runs through June 30th and benefits ACM Lifting Lives’ Covid-19 Response Fund and music therapy programs. Since its inception in April 2020, the fund has distributed more than $3.5 million to help people working in country music who have been affected financially by the pandemic.

Read the full Rolling Stone article here.

BJ Thomas (1942-2021)

(August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021)

BJ (Billy Joe) Thomas passed away. He was an American singer widely known for his pop, country, and Christian hits of the 1960s and 1970s. He made popular recordings of “Hooked on a Feeling” (1968), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (1969), and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” (1975). He was 78.

Dierks Bentley Announces Tour

Dierks Bentley Worries about the future of live music, but he’s announcing
a tour anyway. (Headline courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine.)

“I just worry about this not being over because enough people didn’t get
vaccinated,” says Bentley, who will hit the road in August on a large-scale
amphitheater tour.

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New Travis Tritt Album “Set in Stone” Coming Friday

Release date: May 7, 2021

After more than ten years, Travis Tritt will be releasing “Set in Stone” this Friday through Big Noise Music Group.

“I had come to a decision about 12 years ago that I just wanted to really focus on the live performance,” Tritt tells Billboard. “I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have had enough hit songs to be able to very easily do a two-hour show or longer that is nothing but hits, so I really wanted to focus on that, and did for the last 10 or 12 years.”

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Charley Pride wins CMA 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

(Charley Pride in 1981. Public domain photo taken from Wikipedia.)

According to the Taste of Country website, Charley Pride has been named the Country Music Association’s 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The 86-year-old will officially receive the honor during the 2020 CMA Awards.

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