Amy Grant says bicycle accident gave her an opportunity to reflect on her life: 'That's a gift for anybody'
Just four months ago, Amy Grant was hospitalized after suffering a bike accident in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn. While a lot has happened as Grant has recovered, it's actually been an extremely slow time for her. She was forced to cancel some performance dates in the fall, and she only resumed touring in the past week. “The timing of this … it’s really given me the opportunity to look at the majority of my life,” Grant said. Later this month, he's scheduled to perform alongside her at their annual holiday residency at Music City's Ryman Auditorium.wftv.com
R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg get nods for Songwriters Hall
Eligible voting members have until Dec. 28 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from the songwriter category and three from the performing-songwriter category. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman,” faces off against the “Losing My Religion” R.E.M. The Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor those creating the popular music. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. Some already in the hall include Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Neil Diamond and Phil Collins.wftv.com
Music star Vince Gill donates instruments to Tennessee students
WAVERLY, Tenn. — Band students in Waverly, TN were surprised with a donation of instruments worth $100,000, as reported by The Tennessean. >> Read more trending newsCountry star Vince Gill worked with KHS America, a musical instrument distributor, to get the donation to The Waverly Central High School and Junior High School band programs. In August, Waverly was hit with devastating and deadly flooding. These instruments are meant to replace the ones destroyed by water. Gill talked to the students, according to WSMV, telling them about losing his own guitar in 2010 in a Nashville flood.wftv.com
Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: 'It's always special'
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton's first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner. An updated version of “Jolene" won Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix a trophy.
Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Rissi Palmer open up about the state of country music
"I think most people perceive that country music is extremely conservative, and I'm not sure that's true. Gill is one of the most distinguished country artists with 21 Grammy awards, the most of any male country artist. He said he was nervous and hesitant to speak out initially, but it is something that country artists should do more. "He's out there alone on this, I mean as a major artist in country music," Mason said. "Is country music ready for this conversation?"cbsnews.com
Country stars weigh in on the state of country music
Country stars weigh in on the state of country music “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason talks to country artists Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Rissi Palmer about whether the genre and the country industry is going through a reckoning from top to bottom. Plus, only on "CBS This Morning," Vince Gill plays a brand new, unreleased song he recently wrote about the ongoing fight against racism in America.cbsnews.com
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is six-time Grammy winner with well known crossover pop hits like Baby, Baby, Every Heartbeat and That's What Love is For."
The Eagles announce full-album 'Hotel California' tour
Don Henley of The Eagles performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (CNN) - The Eagles are embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020 where they'll play the entire track list of "Hotel California" from beginning to end. The tour will kick off in Atlanta in February 2020, and then the iconic rock group will hit New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If hearing the whole album live wasn't already good enough, the group will also be featuring an additional set of the band's greatest hits. "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," their other album released in the same year, holds the top spot as the #1 best-selling album of all-time.