Flash: ON   June 29, 2016 
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Brad Paisley: On a Mission for West Virginia
West Virginia is the state that built Brad Paisley. He was born and raised in Glen Dale and had his first shot at the big time when he was asked to play the WWVA Jamboree on the state’s first radio station in Wheeling. So it’s no surprise that the recent devastating floods there are on... Read more »

2016 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Wraps With Rascal Flatts Live at the Opry
The seventh annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp wrapped with a big standing ovation live at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (June 28). Closing a hit-filled set with Rascal Flatts, 30 campers were welcomed onstage to perform “Happy Together,” an original song they wrote with Eric Paslay and hit-maker Ross Copperman last Thursday... Read more »

Life Lessons from Still The King
Still The King‘s Vernon Brown isn’t exactly known for making the right decisions. In fact, his lapses in judgement took him from the top of the country charts to the bottom bunk in prison. However, his newfound knowledge that he has a 15-year-old daughter (Charlotte) seems to be causing him to change for the better.... Read more »

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s First Guitarist, Dead at 84
Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s original guitar player and early manger, died Tuesday (June 28) at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. His playing on Presley’s early recordings influenced a generation of guitarists, including Keith Richards, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Mark Knopfler. Winfield Scott Moore III was born near Gadsden,... Read more »

Ralph Stanley Laid to Rest Beside His Brother, Carter
After visualizing and singing about it for decades, bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley finally joined his older brother Carter in the tiny graveyard at the pencil point of a high hill on Smith Ridge, Virginia. Stanley, who died Thursday (June 23) at the age of 89, was memorialized at an outdoor funeral service Tuesday on the... Read more »

Dive Deep Into Eric Church’s “Record Year”
The musically curious will learn more than lonely diving deep into Eric Church’s latest hit “Record Year.” The song’s lead character tunes out the heartache and pain of a breakup with a record collection stacked with some of the music’s most iconic names, albums and songs. It’s time to go down the rabbit hole. Here’s... Read more »

Sean McConnell Remembers the Good Times In “Holy Days”
What wouldn’t any of us give to go back to that magical moment of our youth? You know the one I’m talking about. Maybe it was the first taste of love, of life, or of loss — this is the kind of moment that takes center stage in Sean McConnell’s “Holy Days.” Tension and angst... Read more »

Jon Pardi Scores First No. 1 Album With California Sunrise
It’s great weather this week for Jon Pardi, who sees his California Sunrise debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart. This is Pardi’s first chart-topping collection and was propelled into the penthouse on first-week sales of 23,708 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s count. Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” clocks in as country radio’s most-played... Read more »

Blake Shelton Heads Home For “She’s Got a Way With Words”
Usually, people don’t want to spend any more time in a dentist’s office than they have to. But this time, when Blake Shelton‘s taking you inside, it just feels right. Mostly because it doesn’t really look like a dentist’s office anymore. “This is a building I actually own here in Tishomingo, Oklahoma,” Shelton told People... Read more »

Carrie Underwood Minds Her Own Business
When Glamour had the chance to ask Carrie Underwood some questions on a red carpet recently, they played it very smart. They asked her what kinds of questions she hated being asked. And here’s how she answered. “I hate when people ask me about what’s going on in other people’s lives,” Underwood said. “Like, if... Read more »

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