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Josh Turner closes out 2016 Appalachian Fair on a high note

Filed: August 28th


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Josh Turner closes out 2016 Appalachian Fair on a high note

While the 90th annual Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., is now nothing more than a memory, for the capacity crowd attending Josh Turner’s show last night, it is undoubtedly a memory that will be with them for a very long time.  While the rides, fun-to-eat fair food, livestock exhibits, petting zoo, midway attractions and amusements […]

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MercyMe know how to brighten a stage and lighten your heart

Filed: August 27th


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MercyMe know how to brighten a stage and lighten your heart

I have seen Christian artists on stage before.  Jeremy Camp was the first one I saw that  turned his Christian concert into a major light show. Matthew West followed that same path last year, lighting up our Appalachian Fair stage while bringing us great music, and sharing God’s word.  Last night, MercyMe started their show, […]

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East Tennessee was ready for Granger Smith at the Appalachian Fair

Filed: August 26th


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East Tennessee was ready for Granger Smith at the Appalachian Fair

Granger Smith was on The Main a stage at tonight’s Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. Every one of us who listens to country music is familiar with Granger. But if you’ve never been to his show, you are missing a lot. He hits the stage with the energy of Luke Bryan, has smile that will […]

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Night 3 of the Appalachian Fair brings us our second look at Brothers Osborne

Filed: August 25th


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Night 3 of the Appalachian Fair brings us our second look at Brothers Osborne

Back on Sept. 14, 2015, we had our first look at a Brothers Osborne show. That was at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va.  We shared an article with all of you about that show, and if you missed it, or would like to read it again, you can do that by clicking here. […]

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Travis Tritt brought country music to the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn.

Filed: August 24th


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Travis Tritt brought country music to the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn.

Anyone who thinks country music isn’t what it used to be needs to go to a Travis Tritt concert.  That man has kept country music country!  His show was nothing short of fantastic.  From the first song to the last, it was Travis doing what Travis does.  And, he was so obviously enjoying it! While […]

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Smith & Wesley back up research, adds


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Chris Young and Cassadee Pope celebrate chart-topping track “Think of You”


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Dan + Shay’s "From The Ground Up" Goes No. 1, Duo Announces Headlining Tour


We will be seeing Dan + Shay on stage at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., tonight! We could not be more excited.  And today, we received a press release letting us know that the duo is No. 1, with their hit “From the Ground Up”.  And, they are about to set out on a […]

Justin Moore Scores Third No. 1 Album Debut With Kinda Don’t Care


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Music industry veteran Hazel Smith honored at inaugural Music Row Storytelling event


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Old Dominion perseveres through torrential rain to play free show for fans


STORM SLAMS OLD DOMINION’S STAGE, BUT DOESN’T DAMPEN SHOWMANSHIP It was two years ago, at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., when fans got an unexpected ending to a very rainy, windy night.  That was the night Parmalee was chased from the stage after severe thunder storms with high winds hit the fairgrounds.  That was […]

Nashville Insider Set to Launch; Caroline Cutbirth Hobby to Host


Nashville Insider, the nationally syndicated weekly television series dedicated to reporting country music news and entertainment is set to launch the week of September 5, 2016. The announcement was made by Jeff Moseley, Executive Producer of Nashville Insider and President of CJM Productions. From the Executive Producers of “Inside Music Row,” Nashville Insider offers country […]

Charlie Daniels releases new album ‘Night Hawk’ August 26


2016 Inductee to The Country Music Hall of Fame shows no signs of slowing down amidst Induction, Museum Exhibit and 80th Birthday Celebrations Charlie Daniels has never fit into any certain label, purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own. The new album, Night Hawk, stays true to that tradition with Daniels […]

Craig Campbell Wraps Up First-Ever USO Tour at Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Singer/songwriter spends the week visiting, performing and bringing a time-honored Grand Ole Opry tradition to military families in celebration of USO’s 75th anniversary “I had a blast visiting and performing for our nation’s service members and their families, and can’t wait to get back out there and to do it again.” –Craig Campbell Continuing a […]

Spotify’s ‘New Traditions/Country Heroes’ Playlist To Launch With Five Tracks From Dolly Parton’s ‘Pure & Simple’ Album, Available August 19


Pictured (L-R): Kirt Webster, Publicist (Webster Public Relations), John Marks, Global Head of Country (Spotify), Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell, Manager (CTK Management). Country music fans rejoice! Spotify is unveiling its newest playlist, New Traditions/Country Heroes, dedicated to spotlighting the latest music from some of country’s most iconic artists including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, […]