- The Country Music Association announced Bobby Bare, "Cowboy" Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. Rogers will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, while Bare will be inducted in the "Veterans Era Artist" category. Clement will be inducted in the "Non-Performer" category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the "Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980," and "Songwriter" categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 118 to 121 members. "The highest musical honor achievable for a Country Music artist or industry leader is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and these are all outstanding and highly deserving individuals," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Induction ceremonies for Bare, Clement, and Rogers will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the new CMA Theater later this year.
Left - Bobby Bare | Center - "Cowboy" Jack Clement | Right - Kenny Rogers
- Jägermeister has announced Aaron Lewis as the headliner for their annual country tour. Lewis will be joined by fellow artist Rick Monroe. The series kicks off May 1st and includes a stop in Missouri at The Pageant in St. Louis.
- Lee Brice is getting ready to tie the knot, so what better place for a bachelor party than Vegas? Brice and a bunch of friends, including Jerrod Niemann were already in Vegas for the ACMs, so they planned to get wild and crazy. Buuut, things don’t always work out as planned. Niemann explains, “We had a good time, but I thought we were gonna tear up the Strip, you know. But I think we all — maybe we jumped the gun and pre-partied a little too much, and then we never left the building. Unlike Elvis.”