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The Grand Ole Opry is turning 86!

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The Grand Ole Opry is turning 86 and what better way to celebrate an 86th birthday then with a star studded line up. Starting on October 4th, the Opry is honoring Randy Travis for his 25 years in country music and as an Opry member. Josh Turner, Connie Smith and Carrie Underwood and more will make appearances.

REVIEW: Ronnie Dunn – Cost Of Livin’

Ronnie Dunn.

It’s hard to break-in an acoustic-based single on radio, no matter the format. It’s difficult, and usually rare, to have a big hit in an acoustic song but it’s not impossible: Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”, and Sugarland’s “Stay” have done it in recent years. Ronnie Dunn, part of the legendary Brooks & Dunn, decided to try his hand at the risk of releasing “Cost Of Livin’.” Like the previous hits mentioned above, the song is about a story that everyone can relate to right now. Ronnie knew not to focus the song on vocal performance, but to tell the touching story of the well-written lyrics.  For people wondering how well Ronnie and Kix would do solo now that Brooks & Dunn has separated – this song should put them at ease. It’s reminiscent of old school Brooks & Dunn.

Music Stars Join Taylor Swift On Stage

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This past weekend Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour rolled through Nashville, Tennessee, and the two-night stop at Bridgestone Arena turned into a party of Swift’s music friends.

On Friday night, Swift was joined on stage by country music legend, Ronnie Dunn, to sing his hit song, “Bleed Red.” Swift also brought out Hayley Williams of Paramore to help her perform the band’s “That’s What You Get.”

Last night, the duets continued. Swift brought to the stage superstars, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, as well as upcoming singer-songwriter, Andy Grammer. Chesney joined Swift for his single, “Big Star,” and Grammer accompanied her for his song, “Keep Your Head Up,” while McGraw took the stage with Swift during the encore to sing his track, “Just To See You Smile.”

Swift’s next show is Tuesday, September 20, in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Check out a couple of the star-studded duets from this weekend below:

We Have The Winners For The 2011 CCMA Awards

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It was a hot night in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada last night as they were the ones to host the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. The award show aired live from Copps Coliseum on CBC Television. The event marked the end of Canadian Country Music Week in the city, which took place between September 9th and September 12th. The CCMA week included street performances, autograph signings and activities for Canadian country music fans.

Johnny Reid was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including “Fan’s Choice Award,” “CMT Video Of The Year,” and “Male Artist Of The Year.” Dean Brody won the second most and took home two for “Single Of The Year” for “Trail In Life,” and “Album Of The Year.” Terri Clark took home “Female Artist Of The Year,” and the trio Hey Romeo took home “Group Or Duo Of The Year.” Chad Bromlee, last year’s “New Artist Showcase” winner, took home the “Rising Star” award last night. For a full list of winners click the “read more” button.

The night was highlighted with performances from Ronnie Dunn, Doc Walker, Luke Bryan, Michelle Wright, Deric Ruttan, Ron James, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough.

Next year’s CCMAs will be hosted in Saskatoon, Sasketchewan on September 9th live from the Credit Union Centre. The 2012 Canadian Country Music Week will take place from September 6th through to the 9th.

How Sony Music’s Restructuring Effects Country Music

Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley.

Country music fans have been a little worried and confused this week over the announcement of Sony Music’s restructuring of its labels. While no major acts have been dropped, a lot of shuffling has gone on. We have the new artist lists by label here for you to help ease that confusion while the official websites get caught up and switch over. With the removal of Columbia Nashville, Miranda Lambert and the Pistol Annies were one of the acts switched to a different branch of Sony Music Nashville.

For a full list of how it effected country, click the “read more” button.

CMT Festival Was The Place To Party This Weekend

Rascal Flatts.

Oro Station, Ontario, Canada was the place to be this weekend for any country music fan. The first annual CMT Music Festival went off without a hitch, with thousands upon thousands of hardcore rednecks and country fans jam-packed into the fields to hear the best of what country music had to offer. The three-day festival featured superstar acts like Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, Colt Ford, and even Ronnie Dunn. With early estimates of nearly 10,000 fans a night at Burl’s Creek Family Park; there’s no way this festival doesn’t return again next year.

The music festival kicked off with a performance by Hank, who unfortunately were forced to play before gates were open to the public. The die hard hillbillies packed at the entrances to try to race for their spots did hear them, and the second the gates were open there was a rush of people running to get their spots by the main stage.

Ronnie Dunn's Getting His Own TV Special

Ronnie Dunn.

Ronnie Dunn is the latest artist added to GAC’s Superstar Sessions. Suzanne Alexander will host “Superstar Sessions: Ronnie Dunn” on Friday, August 26th at 10 pm EST on GAC. The special will feature the making of five music videos including “Bleed Red,” “Cost Of Living,” “Love Owes Me One,” “How Far To Waco,” and, “Can’t Help Myself.”

Ronnie is part of the superstar line-up at this weekend’s CMT Music Festival in Oro Station, Ontario. He plays on the main stage on Saturday afternoon. We’ll be there and will keeping everyone informed on all the country music live happenings in Canada.

Ronnie Dunn’s Getting His Own TV Special

Ronnie Dunn.

Ronnie Dunn is the latest artist added to GAC’s Superstar Sessions. Suzanne Alexander will host “Superstar Sessions: Ronnie Dunn” on Friday, August 26th at 10 pm EST on GAC. The special will feature the making of five music videos including “Bleed Red,” “Cost Of Living,” “Love Owes Me One,” “How Far To Waco,” and, “Can’t Help Myself.”

Ronnie is part of the superstar line-up at this weekend’s CMT Music Festival in Oro Station, Ontario. He plays on the main stage on Saturday afternoon. We’ll be there and will keeping everyone informed on all the country music live happenings in Canada.

Ronnie Dunn Performing at NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show

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This year’s annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will feature Ronnie Dunn as the entertainment for the evening. The night’s festivities will take place on September 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

“We are thrilled to present such an acclaimed country music star as this year’s entertainment for the MARCONIS,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “Ronnie Dunn’s outstanding talent has earned him tremendous success, and we thank Dial Global for helping us get Ronnie for the Marconi’s.

The 2011 Radio Show is produced by the NAB and RAB. For more information, please visit their website at radioshowweb.com.

Ronnie Dunn Performing at NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show

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This year’s annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will feature Ronnie Dunn as the entertainment for the evening. The night’s festivities will take place on September 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

“We are thrilled to present such an acclaimed country music star as this year’s entertainment for the MARCONIS,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “Ronnie Dunn’s outstanding talent has earned him tremendous success, and we thank Dial Global for helping us get Ronnie for the Marconi’s.

The 2011 Radio Show is produced by the NAB and RAB. For more information, please visit their website at radioshowweb.com.