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Country Stars Remember Joe Diffie, Including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw & More

Country Stars Remember Joe Diffie, Including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw & More

A number of country artists shared their sentiments regarding Joe Diffie, who passed away from complications of COVID-19 on March 29. Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and many more shared their love on social media and via statements. Carrie Underwood “Absolutely no…MORE

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: “His Situation Is Critical”

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: “His Situation Is Critical”

Singer/songwriter John Prine, 73, has been hospitalized after suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. John’s family released a statement via Instagram on March 29: “After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday. He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical. This is hard news for us…MORE

Joe Diffie Dies at 61 After Complications From COVID-19

Joe Diffie Dies at 61 After Complications From COVID-19

Two days after confirming he tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Diffie, 61, died on March 29, according to a statement from his PR company:  “Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family requests their privacy at this time.” Joe topped the charts with “Pickup…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Headline Live Concert Event on CBS on April 1

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Headline Live Concert Event on CBS on April 1

After Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood broke the Internet on March 23 during their at-home concert on Inside Studio G via Facebook Live, the tandem has decided to take their talents to CBS on April 1 for a prime-time TV special, Garth & Trisha Live. During the special, Garth and Trisha will perform live from…MORE

Grand Ole Opry Member Jan Howard Dies at 91

Grand Ole Opry Member Jan Howard Dies at 91

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jan Howard, 91, “passed away peacefully” on March 28 in Gallatin, Tenn., according to a statement from the Opry. Jan scored a number of Top 20 hits in the 1960s, including “Evil on Your Mind,” “Bad Seed,” “Count Your Blessings, Woman” and “My Son,” which served as an ode to…MORE

Joe Diffie Releases Statement After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Joe Diffie Releases Statement After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Joe Diffie, 61, has confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19. The “John Deere Green” singer released a statement on March 27: “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to…MORE

Craig Morgan Announces New Album, “God, Family, Country”

Craig Morgan Announces New Album, “God, Family, Country”

Craig Morgan will drop a new album, God, Family, Country, on May 22. The 10-song offering features five new songs, as well as five newly remastered tunes from Craig’s past catalog, including “Almost Home” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” New songs include his recent iTunes No. 1 hit, “The Father, My Son and…MORE

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels announced the lineup for his all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, which will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 15. Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest stars for a number of worthwhile causes. This year’s lineup includes Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris…MORE

Kane Brown Teams With John Legend in New Ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry” [Listen]

Kane Brown Teams With John Legend in New Ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry” [Listen]

After recording tunes with Marshmello, Becky G, Khalid and more, Kane Brown added to his cross-genre collaborations by teaming with John Legend for the new ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry.” “Last Time I Say Sorry” was co-written by Kane, Legend, Matt McGinn and Andrew Goldstein, who also produced the track. Kane and Legend initially connected…MORE

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