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THE YEAR IN COUNTRY 2022: DEATHS

Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn passed away in her sleep on October 4th at her home in Hurricane Mills, TN at the age of 90.

THE YEAR IN COUNTRY 2022: BIRTHS

Kane Brown and his wife, Katelyn, managed to keep a very big secret -- they were expecting a baby girl, who made her entrance into the world on December 30th in Nashville but they didn’t share the news until December 31st.

Kenny Chesney's 'Da Ruba Girl' Tops iTunes Chart In Just Hours

Kenny Chesney released the fan-favorite song “Da Ruba Girl” on Friday to honor the passing of the rescue dog it was written about years ago named Ruby, and by noon that day it had hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart. Proceeds from the song benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis, which was established in 1998 to help and heal the most unwanted dogs.

Garth Brooks Sells Out Las Vegas Residency In Just One Day

ClassicCountryMusic.com On November 14, Garth Brooks announced his new Las Vegas residency, Garth Brooks/Plus ONE. The residency will be held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. It includes 27 shows, starting in May 2023 and going through December 2023. Fans…

Kenny Chesney Announces Nostalgic "I Go Back" Tour for 2023

TasteOfCountry.com Kenny Chesney spent much of 2022 playing sold out stadiums on his massive Here and Now Tour. Next year, he'll be going a different direction: Backwards. The "Summertime" hitmaker has announced a nostalgic tour, the I Go Back Tour, for…

Jo Dee Messina Makes Surprise Appearance At The CMA Awards

ClassicCountryMusic.com Cole Swindell had quite the surprise in store for those who tuned in to the 2022 CMA Awards last Wednesday night (November 9). Swindell started off performing his #1 single, “She Had Me at Heads Carolina.” The track references…

Alabama’s Randy Owen on Jeff Cook’s Death

TasteOfCountry.com Alabama's Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry each released statements about the death of group co-founder Jeff Cook. Both remember him as a brilliant musician and a brother in music. "I'm hurt in a way I can't describe," Owen writes.…

Toby Keith Plays First Performance Since His Cancer Diagnosis

ClassicCountryMusic.com Toby Keith made a surprise appearance at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday (November 4), and reportedly sang to patrons for nearly an hour. The performance marks the first time Keith has done so publicly since he…

Dolly is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Chattanooga, TN  Dolly is now in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!! They held the 37th annual ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME induction ceremony in Los Angeles of Friday, November 5th.  Dolly got to perform and she…

Breaking: Jerry Lee Lewis Dead at 87

TasteOfCountry.com Jerry Lee Lewis, the Country Music Hall of Fame's newest inductee, has died at age 87. The iconic rock 'n' roller and country star died on Friday morning (Oct. 28) at his home…

New Documentary On Tanya Tucker Featuring Brandi Carlile

Trailblazing country music legend Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman in country music was supposed to behave. Decades after Tanya slipped from the spotlight, rising Americana music star Brandi Carlile took it upon herself to write an…

Dolly Parton Receives 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

TasteOfCountry.com Dolly Parton made a trip to New York to officially accept her 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy trophy, which celebrates her decades of charitable efforts, especially her Dolly Parton Foundation and its creation of the Imagination Library. As she…