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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…

October 18
  • 1997 Deana Carter ends up at #1 on the Billboard chart with "How Do I Get There"


  • 1984 Mickey Gilley is honored with a star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


  • 1983 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton receive a gold single for "Islands In The Stream"


  • 1980 Don Williams' "I Believe In You" takes up the #1 position on the Billboard country chart


  • 1968 Glen Campbell wins two honors, Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.


  • 1952 Hank Williams marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in Minden, Louisiana. On the way back to Shreveport, their car runs out of gas


October 19
  • 1958 Brenda Lee records "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville


  • 1963 Buck Owens attains the #1 spot on the Billboard country chart with "Love's Gonna Live Here"