You could say Chris Stapleton was a really big winner April 15. It was his 40th birthday, he won the Academy of Country Music award for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, and his wife, Morgan, gave birth to twin boys. I don't know how he will be able to top this date in personal history.
Here's the list of winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers ... read more
Sawyer Brown may sing about "Six Days on the Road," but for this country band it's been more like 37 years — and counting — on the road.
"I live my life in pencil," said Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, keyboardist for the band. With touring, recording and other commitments, nothing is set in stone when it comes to scheduling.
Sawyer Brown is scheduled for one show at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. (We're writing that in ink!) ... read more
The Country Music Association announced on March 27 the 2018 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame — Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs and Dottie West. Gimble will be inducted in the Recording and/or Touring Musician category; Skaggs will be in the Modern Era Artist; and West will be inducted in the Veterans Era Artist category. That will bring the Country Music Hall of Fame membership to 136. The CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961. You can read more about these artists at www.cmaworld.com.
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My dad had a funny story he used to tell. One night he went to the fights and a hockey game broke out.
I had similar experience last night. I went to see Clint Black at the Weinberg Center and a Willie Nelson concert broke out.
Willie wasn’t there, but Clint does a mean impersonation of the “Red-headed Stranger.” It made me wonder if Willie does a Clint Black impersonation.
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Performing as herself only, Nashville recording artist Hailey Whitters opened for Clint. The native ... read more
Who: Clint Black in Concert
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22
Where: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick
Tickets: $41.75 (includes service fee) and up
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Clint Black had a hit song about killing time, but this country music legend is doing anything but killing time.
One of the genre's lasting stars from the Class of '89 (which also includes Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks), he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide ... read more
Bernard "Lefty" Kreh, of Cockeysville, died today.
You may ask, "Who is Lefty Kreh?"
Well, the Frederick native is perhaps the most famous fly fisherman in the world. He was the author of more than 30 books on fly fishing, including an autobiography published about 10 years ago, "My Life Was This Big: And Other Fish Tales."
He is credited with introducing America, and the world, to fly fishing. He traveled the world with a fly rod teaching the art of fly fishing to others. ... read more
(NOTE: This article will appear in the March 8 edition of 72Hours, in print and online.)
KANSAS has established itself as one of America's iconic classic rock bands. This legendary group has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is best known for their million-selling gold singles "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind." The band's career spans more than 40 years.
"Forty-five, actually," said Richard Williams, guitarist and one of two original band members still with the band. ... read more
Mel Tillis passed away early Nov. 19 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. According to his publicity manager, Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure. Tillis was 85.
The following is from a press release from Absolute Publicity:
The Country Music Hall of Famer leaves behind six children (Pam Tillis, Connie Tillis, Cindy Shorey, Sonny Tillis, Carrie April Tillis, and Hannah Puryear), ... read more
Randy Houser started off the month of October with his first European tour playing shows in London. The month ends with a one-night only show in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Such is the life of a country artist.
"It was fantastic!" Houser said in a recent phone interview of his London tour. "It's wonderful to be able to expand your horizons a bit. Country music is growing and expanding there."
It was a busy couple of days across the pond but Houser and his wife, Tatiana, were able to hit some ... read more