Rolling Stone Country announced Mo Pitney’s inclusion in the Opry’s 9.0, Vol II EP: Discoveries From the Circle. The EP is available on March 8th and includes his live performances from the Opry in the last year with “Clean Up On Aisle Five” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”. Mo will also be doing an in-store signing at the Opry Shop on March 25th.
February 24, 2016 – Music industry veteran Jim Ed Norman was honored with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award for his impact on country music during an event held tonight at the Grand Ole Opry House. The honor was a well-kept surprise for Norman, who was recognized both as the leader of successful record companies and work ‘behind the board’ so to speak, producing some of the most important music of the 20th century. The evening benefitted the Opry Trust Fund, which for 50 years has supported members of the country music community in need.
BAND MAKES NATIONAL TV DEBUT ON “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS”
“…a wide-open power surge of crunchy blues and Americana, with plenty of the country music she sang as one-half of the Judds…when Wy tears loose on the bluesier numbers that affords her the chance to show she can still take it to 11.”
--Stephen L. Betts, ROLLINGSTONE.COM, January 8, 2016
TV PERFORMANCES SET FOR “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS” AND “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY SESSIONS”
BARNES & NOBLE ALBUM SIGNING IN NYC ON RELEASE DAY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
February 4th, 2016 - “Wynonna & The Big Noise lays bare the joy that is Judd's most potent gift as a vocalist … Wynonna's in the big field now. But she was always there anyway, with her magnificently versatile alto and penchant for both belting and swooning. With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she's home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”
Up-and-coming country singer Ruthie Collins debuted the first episode of her new YouTube series, Pinterest Pass or Fail, on Thursday (Jan. 21).
One of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Ruthie says her show aims simply to try out a do-it-yourself Pinterest project and see if it works. Each one should “be easy to attempt and come at little cost,” and the first project on her list is a “Flower Crown.”