Grand Ole Opry show benefits victims of deadly flooding – The Grand Ole Opry is helping the victims of the deadly flooding. Artists Lauren Alaina, Rodney Crowell, Laine Hardy and Michael Ray took to the Opry stage to raise money for the victims. The Opry is partnering with the Community Foundation. In total, 20 people were killed in the catastrophic Humphreys County flooding. To donate click HERE. – Read more at wsmv.com
Scotty McCreery Dreams of Becoming a Grand Ole Opry Member – “Country music, it’s something I’ve loved since I was a kid,” McCreery tells Everything Nash. “The Grand Ole Opry is a huge part of country music history, and why we have country music today, with WSM Radio getting it out there. So it’s a goal of mine. I [have] to get back out there and play some more. It’s been a little bit since we’ve been out there, but it’s always a special night on the Grand Ole Opry,” Becoming a Grand Ole Opry member might be McCreery’s biggest goal, but there are plenty of other things he wants to achieve as well. – Read more at Everything Nash
Lee DeWyze Opens the Book of Folk-Driven ‘Ghost Stories’ – For DeWyze, music is a collection of snapshots of his lifetime, and Ghost Stories pieces them all together. “It’s organic sounding, and there’s a little bit more Americana singer-songwriter vibe,” says DeWyze. “When I’m writing songs, whatever I’m going through, seeing or experiencing in that period of time, they’re like little photo albums.” “This album is very emotionally vulnerable,” says DeWyze. “It’s very direct. We always want to move somebody, and reach them in some way, and it almost feels like the songs are written for them. This whole album is very story-driven, a narrative to this larger picture, and I love that people can pick and choose which part of the story is theirs.” – Read more at American Songwriter
How Jimmie Allen Went From Country Star to Executive Music Producer of Netflix’s New Unscripted Football Series (Exclusive) – I’ve always wanted to have an executive role behind the camera. When this opportunity came my way and I learned more about the show’s premise, my creative wheels were already turning with the possibilities. The conversation evolved from using one of my songs as the theme song to the larger role of executive music producer and everything really clicked into place.