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The Johnny Cash Music Festival Adds The Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill and Jimmy Fortune.

Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Joanne Cash Yates  will join show host Tommy Cash for the third annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, according  concert producer Bill Carter. The 2013 event is set for August 17 and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR. As in year’s past, proceeds from this year’s event will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas, as well as support a scholarship fund established in the international superstar’s name. Already, four young people...

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Possum Classics By His Friends

Just out from RED RIVER ENTERTAINMENT   “GOD’s Country: GEORGE JONES And Friends” .   The 10-cut album is a tribute to JONES and features voices like GARTH BROOKS, JOE DIFFIE, VINCE GILL, TRACY LAWRENCE, PAM TILLIS, TANYA TUCKER and more.    “Nobody in the world sings like GEORGE JONES and nobody can sing like him,” said GILL, who collaborates on “She Thinks I Still Care.”  LAWRENCE, who contributed “The One I Loved Back Then (CORVETTE Song)” to the project, also shared, “Without GEORGE JONES we wouldn’t have anything we have today.” This project was originally released on a limited...

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Real Country History…

August 22
  • 1957 - Holly Dunn born in San Antonio, TX Holly, who's biggest hit was "Daddy's Hands" retired from the music business in 2003


  • 1960 - Collin Raye born as Floyd Collin Wraye in DeQueen, Arkansas.


  • 1979 - Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville


  • 1987 - Restless Heart is #1 on the Billboard chart with "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)"


  • 1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced they were married, even though they didn't actually tie the knot until the following February.


  • 1980 - Waylon Jennings' "Music Man" album was certified Gold.


  • 1983 - Crystal Gayle and husband Bill Gatzimos, welcomed their first child, Catherine, into the world.


  • 1987 - Roy Clark became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.