Damn…Rascal Flatts Have Cancelled Their Farewell Tour

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According to their Facebook:

Flattheads, after a lot of difficult conversations that we never thought we would be having, we have decided that in the interest of the safety of everyone involved we will not be moving forward with our Farewell Tour.

Refund information is available at livenation.com/refund. 2020 is still an important year for us as a band and a milestone we want to celebrate with our fans, so please stay tuned for some fun surprises coming your way soon! We love you and can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with us! Thank you for understanding.
Stay safe, Rascal Flatts.

THE ACM AWARDS ARE MOVING TO NASHVILLE! #hopefully

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Can this year be over? Please! Changes suck, but we would love to see this year’s ACM Awards happen. Anywhere.

The Academy of Country Music® and Dick Clark Productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s 55-year history. With a move no one saw coming, the 55th ACM AWARDS® will be the first awards show to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues. The Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The announcement was made this morning (4/27/20) during Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s daily press conference.

The show will still hosted by the reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban! The 55th annual ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (LIVE 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

“While we were disappointed to postpone our April show in Las Vegas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards in the home of Country Music for the first time in the Academy’s history,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “First and foremost, we want to ensure the safety of our artists and industry, and to ease the burdens of traveling large teams; therefore, we decided to bring the ACM Awards to them this September in Nashville. Now, more than ever, is the time to bring our community together to honor the best in our genre, and there is no more special place to do that than three of the most revered venues in Country Music – The Grand Ole Opry House, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. A huge thank you to these historic venues and to the state of Tennessee and city of Nashville for all of the support in making this a reality!”

For more on this news visit the ACM Awards website.

Let’s hope this show happens! For the love of country music!

Here’s Some ‘Amazing Grace’ By Ashley McBryde!

Easter this year is something no one planned for. Churches are packed on Easter , but not this year. This year is different…for all of us.

This is definitely needed for a Easter Sunday and all of us could use some grace. Some ‘Amazing Grace’ by Ashley McBryde from the mother church of country music is okay with us.

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God bless y’all!

ACM Our Country Made Us Proud To Be Country!

This year is not going the way people imagined it. Not even close. Everything has been postponed or canceled. The ACM Awards were suppose to happen last night, but have been rescheduled for September 16th. Country music still showed up last night in a beautiful way.

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Eric Church’s “Never Break Heart” was the song we needed to hear. He said, ““After some thought and a lot of prayer, here’s what I know. I have hope and you should have hope because since the beginning of time people have gathered… and we will gather again.” To every country artist who performed…thank you. 

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#ACMCountry #InThisTogether #HillbillyLive

Joe Diffie’s Neighborhood Held A Parade In His Honor!

Here’s a night to remember!

The country music community is a one big family and we’re all heartbroken over the loss of everyone’s pickup man, Joe Diffie.

Joe’s neighborhood in Nolensville, Tennessee, celebrated the life and memory of Joe.

Joe Diffie’s friends and neighbors honored him with a parade filled with trucks, police cruisers, and tractors (in John Deere Green of course). All of them were blasting their favorite Joe Diffie song.

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Unfortunately, because of CDC rules, Joe will not be able to have a traditional funeral service. So, a parade it was!

#RIPJOE #RIPPICKUPMAN

UPDATE: Joe Diffie Tested Positive For Coronavirus #RIPJOE

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Damn Joe!

Veteran country artist Joe Diffie tested positive for COVID-19 (China Virus) this past Friday and then unfortunately (this news sucks) passed away Sunday morning (3/29/20) at the age of only 61.

Joe, who was actually the first country artist to announce publicly that he had been diagnosed, said, “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment…We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”

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The Grammy and CMA Award winner, who recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, is best known for his Hot Country No. 1 songs as “Home,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup Man” and “Bigger Than The Beatles,” as well as a number of other top 40 country hits in the ‘90s.

For more…please visit joediffie.com! #RIPJOE #RIPPICKUPMAN

BREAKING: Kenny Rogers Passed Away At…81 #RIPKenny

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Damn.

Life is crazy quick and country music lost a good one. The Rogers family is sad to announce…that…Kenny Rogers passed away Saturday night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

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Kenny Rogers is definitely going to be missed. We love you, Kenny.

 

BREAKING: The 2020 ACM AWARDS Are Now Being Postponed #damncorona

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This sucks!

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards which was coming up April 5th in Las Vegas has now been affected by the coronavirus!

The 2020 ACM Awards will now be in September (god lord willing). Let’s pray that the rescheduled date happens without any issues. We country music fans want get back to drinking in public with our friends and without the fear of catching the coronavirus. Wash your hands and stay healthy y’all!

For more…visit acmcountry.com.

BREAKING: Houston Rodeo Cancelled Due To Coronavirus #damn

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Now this hurts!

Houston Rodeo has officially canceled the rest of this year’s event because of the coronavirus. It was scheduled to run through March 22.

Other country acts that were scheduled to perform included Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan and many more.

For more info visit Rodeo Houston.

Miranda Lambert Made Her Denver Show…AMAZING!!

Got a chance to see Miranda Lambert in Denver Colorado at the Pepsi Center with LANCO and Casey Donahew. Miranda is still a bad ass y’all! It was a make good show due to her having to cancel when she was sick. Miranda is all better now and she sounded AMAZING!

The show was packed even on a Monday night. Talked with her for a few minutes backstage while she insisted we have a jack and coke (we did). Miranda had to cancel a few shows earlier this year because of bronchitis. She said she hated to cancel any of her shows…but when you lose your voice completely…it’s the smart thing to do. She took a little bit of time off to get back to 100%. We also agreed that washing your hands and make good shows on a Monday night is good for everyone! Seriously…wash your hands people!

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Check out our Hillbilly Live  playlist on Spotify for Miranda Lambert music and more!