Music Spotlight: Levi Hummon

Nashville, TN Levi Hummon is a rarity when it comes to singers and songwriters. He was actually born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, “literally on ‘The Row’” as he explains. His father, Marcus Hummon, was and still is an accomplished songwriter and he wrote songs like the Grammy Award Winning “Bless the Open Road” (Rascal Flatts), “Ready to Run” and “Cowboy Take Me Away” (Dixie Chicks), “Born to Fly” (Sarah Evans) along with songs for many country music artists, including Top 40 singles for Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, and Alabama. His mother, Becca Stevens, runs a non-profit, Thistle Farms which helps women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction get a second chance at life.

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Music Spotlight: Candi Carpenter

Long before Dolly Parton tweeted her praises on October 9, 2019, Candi Carpenter was on my radar.  I had heard about her via Kalie Shorr and the Song Suffragettes and had been following her for over a year. I finally got the chance to meet up with her. Carpenter’s ‘Where I Came From” story is like none other.

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Michael Ray Celebrates 3rd Number One Hit ‘One That Got Away’

The “One That Got Away” is a song written by Jesse Frasure, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, and Trevor Rosen, and recorded by American country music singer Michael Ray.  Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen are part of the blazing hot country band, Old Dominion, and are among the top songwriters in Nashville and America. They, along with Jesse Frasure and Josh Osborne decided to “let this one go” and not put the song on their own album. Yet somehow, in the back of their heads, they knew they had written a likely hit.  It got tossed in the pile with all the other “later” songs.

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Grand Ole’ Opry ‘Salute the Troops’ Show Will Honor U.S. Military on May 21st

The Grand Ole’ Opry will Salute the Troops with a special show on May 21. Ninety-five-year-old veteran, Ernie Andrus, who is running across America, will lead a red carpet parade Into the Opry House.

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Trace Adkins Releases Exclusive Video in Conjunction with Shriners’ Hospitals

Trace Akins releases a new video for Shriners’ Hospitals and entertains fans throughout the holiday season at Gaylord Opryland’s dinner show: “A Trace Adkins Christmas featuring songs from The King’s Gift.”

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Roy Clark Dies at 85

Roy Clark, the legendary ‘superpicker’, Grammy, CMA and ACM award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed ‘Hee Haw’ television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Grand Ole Opry and Luke Combs Make Songwriters’ Dreams Come True

Luke Combs and friends

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Luke Combs teamed with the Grand Ole Opry to create a rare & matchless moment on the Opry stage last night. Combs, who debuted on the Opry stage in 2016, chose to honor the collaborating songwriters from his Platinum-selling debut album This One’s For You and deluxe album This One’s For…

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Eric Church Gets Emotional Over Tennessee Fans Gunned Down in the Las Vegas Massacre: ‘Those Empty Seats Are Theirs’

Eric Church Opry Eric Church headlined the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Friday, Sept. 29, for his last full show of 2017. His fans came from all over the country to see him one more time, and Eric instantly recognized the fans as his own. During an emotional appearance on…

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Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood Face Off Singing “Does He Love You” at the Grand Ole Opry

Reba Carrie Opry Reba McEntire celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry with a very special performance on the show September 22. Reba’s segment of the show was billed “Reba McEntire and friends,” and one of those friends ended up being her fellow Oklahoman,…

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Christian Hymn Singing Fills Grand Ole Opry

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Grand Ole Opry House was filled Monday evening with the sound of Christians singing hymns old and new. Hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty led a spirit-filled event related to a conference they are leading this week at Brentwood Baptist to promote congregational singing. The husband and…

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