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.
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.
#ACMCountry #InThisTogether #HillbillyLive
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.
Unfortunately, because of CDC rules, Joe will not be able to have a traditional funeral service. So, a parade it was!
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.”
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
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.
Kenny Rogers is definitely going to be missed. We love you, Kenny.
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.
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.
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!
Check out our Hillbilly Live playlist on Spotify for Miranda Lambert music and more!
Keith Urban moved to Nashville about 28 years ago and he finally gets a chance to host the ACM Awards! He’s one of the nicest people in the industry and he’s known for taking time to have a real conversation with fans…including us.
“As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM’s in April,” said Urban in a press release. “I’ll tell you — this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life… and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful — and ready to roll!”
Keith Urban will be the host of the upcoming 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5th on CBS and yes we’ll be watching!
Luke Bryan announced his latest collaboration with Twolanebrewing! He’s a TV Host, a COUNTRY rockstar, a bar owner , he owns at least one kangaroo that we know off and now he’s in the beer business! Luke Bryan may be a saint. He also throws one hell of a Super Bowl party!
We are so glad Neal McCoy and his crew are okay. Neal McCoy live streamed his tour bus going up in flames and encouraged concerned fans to make a donation to his preferred charity instead of himself. Neal is truly one of the nicest guys you can ever meet. We had the privilege of hanging out with him in Las Vegas for New Years a few years ago and we couldn’t stop laughing. He knows how to own a stage and his music is pretty damn good too! Be sure to check out his Facebook page for the pledge of allegiance every morning! He never misses a morning of doing our pledge!