Thursday, April 2, 2020

Kenny Cares: Kenny Rogers Benefit


Multi-Network Week-long Celebration of the Life and Music of Kenny Rogers
Begins Sunday, April 5

“ACM Presents: Our Country” on CBS Honors Kenny Rogers on Sunday, April 5 @ 8 p.m. ET

AXS TV Salutes Rogers with a Pair of Classic Concerts Including the Emmy®-Winning 1989 Special ‘Kenny, Dolly And Willie: Something Inside So Strong’ & the 1985 Special ‘Kenny And Dolly: Real Love’ on Monday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET

“CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares” featuring
Dolly Parton, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jennifer Nettles,
Lady Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Michael McDonald, Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser, Vince Gill and more to air Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. ET

A&E’s “Biography: Kenny Rogers” follows Rogers’ journey to country singer, actor, and pop-culture icon featuring Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson and more on Monday, April 13 @ 9 p.m. ET

All Efforts Supporting ‘Kenny Cares Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund
Text KENNYCARES to 41444 or visit to donate

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

2020 CMA FEST Canceled

After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Artists Remember Joe Diffie

"What a sad weekend for our country music and Grand Ole Opry families with the passing of Jan Howard and now Joe Diffie. Joe was a great singer...his record of "Ships That Don't Come In" is one of my all-time favorite performances. I always knew when I introduced him at the Opry that the fans were about to be well entertained. Joe will certainly be missed."
–Bill Anderson

Country Stars Mourn Joe Diffie

Photo Credit: Crystal K. Martel
Nashville, Tenn. (March 29, 2020) — The country music community is mourning the loss of Grand Ole Opry member Joe Diffie. The '90s country hitmaker passed away today, March 29, from complications of COVID-19.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Grand Ole Opry Keeps Playing

Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart Keep the Music Playing For Fans Tuning In Around The World For the 4,916th Consecutive Saturday Night Broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry  
Live From Nashville, Tennessee
Grand Ole Opry continued on for its 4,916th Saturday night broadcast with no audience amid COVID-19 concerns.  Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart playing for a minimal crew in the Opry House and for fans around the globe. Click HERE to download.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (March 21, 2020) – Grand Ole Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart kept the circle unbroken and the music playing for fans around the world tuning in tonight to the 4,916th consecutive Saturday night broadcast of the Opry. In addition to being heard on the radio, the show was also live on Circle, and on Gray TV stations and other TV affiliates in addition to being live streamed via Circle’s Facebook and YouTube. TV and radio personality Bobby Bones hosted the Circle telecast of tonight’s show, while Opry announcer Bill Cody manned the on-stage announcer podium.  

Kenny Rogers Passes Away

March 21, 2020 - The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81.  Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

ACM Awards Postponed

Encino, CA (March 15, 2020) – The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, April 5th from Las Vegas is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on CBS in September, at a date, time and venue to be determined. The health and safety of our artists, fans, industry, staff and partners is our number one priority.

“The ACM Awards® is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community. This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

Refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for the ACM Awards and ACM Party for a Cause® events, including ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off and ACM Beach Bash. Please monitor our ACM website and social accounts for information on how to claim your refund.