McBride & The Ride Are Reuniting Y’all

Dreams do come true!

According to All Access COUNTRY trio MCBRIDE & THE RIDE announced on RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES WSM-A/NASHVILLE’s “Coffee, Country & CODY” show TODAY (3/3) that they are reuniting, with new U.S tour dates being added and talks of new music. McBride & The Ride, included RAY HERNDON, TERRY McBRIDE and BILLY THOMAS. They scored four Top 5 hits and two other Top 20 singles while signed to MCA NASHVILLE in the early to mid ’90s. Hits include “Sacred Ground” (damn good song) and “Love On The Loose, Heart On The Run.”

“In the ‘90s, McBRIDE & THE RIDE had an incredible vibe … that vibe is even stronger and better 20-plus years later,” said HERNDON. “Singing these songs again with TERRY and BILLY is almost Zen-like! To say we are excited to ‘Ride’ again would be an understatement!”

“Even though it’s been almost 20 years since we last toured and performed together as McBRIDE & THE RIDE, the chemistry we once shared is still there, and the three-part harmony we were known for in the ’90s is just as strong as it ever was,” said McBRIDE. “A lot of bands don’t get a second chance to come back, especially with all of the original members, so we’re going to make the most of it each time we take the stage. We can’t wait to hit the road and share our music with our fans again.”

Added THOMAS, “It’s always been easy making music with RAY and TERRY. Times have changed, but our fans haven’t! I still run into folks who caught our live show back in the ‘90s and rave about their experience! I’m excited to ride again!”

Here are the current McBRIDE & THE RIDE tour dates:

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9th- ROYSE CITY, TX – SOUTHERN JUNCTION
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH- GRANGER, TX – COTTON COUNTRY CLUB
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 11th- BOERNE, TX – THE ROUNDUP
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th- PLANO, TX – LOVE & WAR in TEXAS

February 27th Should Be Alan Jackson Day

A good old boy from small town Georgia who worked on cars with his dad made the best decision of his life. Alan Jackson made the move to Nashville to chase his dream of being a country music star. Thank God he did too.

31 years ago today, Alan Jackson released, “Here In The Real World” , and a country legend was born. February 27, from here on out should be know as Alan Jackson Day. It’s not to much to ask for. Country fans ain’t afraid to protest for this neither…after a six pack of course.

Alan Jackson has 36 number one songs and there’s no doubt that he helped make the Class of 1989 look great. The album’s success helped to revitalize traditional country music and placed Jackson among the Class of 1989, which included Jackson, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Travis Tritt to name a few. 

Alan Jackson – “Here In The Real World” (Farm Aid April 7, 1990)


Cancel Culture Ain’t Working On Morgan Wallen

It appears the cancel culture ain’t working on Morgan Wallen after the uproar the TMZ video caused. Country fans are continuing to listen to his music in droves. His ‘Dangerous’ album sales have increased in the thousands percent (that’s a lot by the way) range. ‘Dangerous’ has spent 6 weeks at the top of multiple albums charts.

Morgan is by far one of the nicest people you could ever meet and have a beer with. We’ve had plenty with him. He treats people like they want to be treated and fans aren’t letting him down. The numbers are proving that even with the country music industry helping the mob of the cancel culture trying to ruin him for being a human being himself.

We all make mistakes and some of us have to apologize a little more than others. He’s apologized. Multiple times now. No one is perfect and casting stones at people when the majority of people live in glass houses makes everyone casting judgment look a little hypocritical.

Country music is full people from different walks of life and we’re all family with a few issues…but we’re family. Country music needs Morgan Wallen and the numbers are proving that. Country fans are telling the country music industry that they don’t really give a shit about Morgan Wallen being a human being.

The 56th ACM Awards Head Back To Nashville


LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2021) – The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, and CBS announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will head back to Nashville, TN. The 56th ACM Awards® will broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service.

“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 56th ACM Awards®, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

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Aaron Watson Has New Music Coming!

This was posted on Aaron Watson’s Facebook page and we need at least 7 of these!

“SIGNED, sealed and delivered to you on Feb. 5! Pre-order your #AmericanSoul bundle before they sell out. Vinyl copies can be added to any bundle for just $15!”

Aaron Watson is true country music and doesn’t really care who likes it or not. He’s family man and real cowboy. His fans have loved for being honest about his life and never selling out to his country Texas roots.

Aaron isn’t just what some call Texas Country…he’s just real country music. “American Soul” from Aaron Watson will be February 5th and as true country music fans…we can’t wait!

Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” Is Here

In a music scene where singles rule the world. Morgan Wallen said here’s a double album with 30 songs. 30 songs worth listening to and 30 songs that scream today’s country music Wallen style.

Morgan Wallen has definitely created his own country sound, brand and a fan base that’s not afraid to shot gun a cold beer on a Friday night. Morgan Wallen is not ashamed of his country side, he proves with his music and how he lives. He’s really the man to thank for mullets making a fashionable comeback. Let’s be real.

Where ever you stream country music. Listen to Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” and preferably with a your favorite beer. It’s worth every bit of your time and it’s definitely some good “Country A$$ Shit!”

K.T. OSLIN DEAD AT 78

Singer and songwriter K.T. Oslin has died. The Grammy-, ACM- and CMA-winning hitmaker was best known for songs including “80s Ladies” and “Do Ya” but had many Top 10 hits during the late 1980s and early ’90s.

Music Row was first to report Oslin’s death at the age of 78, citing a years-long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a more recent battle with COVID-19 as possible contributors to her passing. The industry trade magazine says Oslin had been living in an assisted-living facility since 2016 and died Monday morning (Dec. 21). Her official cause of death has not yet been shared.

Oslin found country radio success remarkably late in life, as she was 45 years old when a trio of Top 10 country airplay hits pushed her into the mainstream spotlight. “I’ll Always Come Back” followed “80s Ladies” and “Do Ya” as hit songs, and others such as “Money,” “Hold Me” and “Hey Bobby” followed in 1988 and 1989.

Both the ACM and CMA Awards named Oslin the Top Female Vocalist in 1988, and she won a pair of Grammy Awards for “Hold Me” in 1989, which followed a Grammy win for “80s Ladies” the year prior. “Come Next Monday,” Oslin’s final No. 1 hit, earned two Grammy nominations in 1990.

After her commercial career peaked in the early ’90s, Oslin turned to acting and found roles on various television specials and movies, and — as Music Row points out — was a favorite on late-night talk shows. She intentionally slowed down around this time and had at least one major health scare in the 20 years before revealing her Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2015.

Every time I hear ‘80s Ladies’ I can’t help but think about my mom, my aunt Peggy and aunt Debbie. This song brings back a life I miss…because I really miss having them all together in the same room talking shit like they always did. #RIPKT ❤️

Charley Pride Dead at 86 From COVID-19 Complications

Charley Pride has died. According to a press release from his publicist, the country legend died on Saturday (Dec. 12) in Dallas, Texas, of complications from COVID-19. He was 86 years old.

Born in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Pride grew up poor as the son of a sharecropper on a cotton farm and became country music’s first Black superstar, as well as the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

According to the biography at his official website, Pride’s father instilled his love of country music by listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio. Pride got his first guitar at the age of 14 and taught himself to play, but his earliest success actually came playing baseball. Pride signed with the Boise Yankees, the Class C farm team of the New York Yankees, in 1953, and he played for a variety of teams off and on over the next decade, including a stint playing in the military, before abandoning his dream of playing in the major leagues.

Thank God Charley Pride chose country music. The CMA Awards, thank you for having Charley play…one more time.

RIP Charley Pride. You’re going to be missed. By a lot of us.

Damn it! #RIPHalKetchum

From Hal Ketchum’s Facebook page:

With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia.

May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace.

Andrea

I remember talking with Hal in McAllen Texas a few weeks before my mom passed away at a show of his. He said no matter what. She’ll always be with me.

I definitely know where love lives. #RIPHal