Dion Pride Celebrates His Father, Charley Pride’s 88th Birthday at the Grand Ole Opry

The iconic country music artist, Charley Pride was born on this day in 1934. As today would have been the singer’s 88th Birthday, his son, Dion Pride performed at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday night in honor of his father. 

A Texas native, Dion Pride was one of five featured artists on the Opry Country Classics show, which showcases country artists recognizing those who came before them in country music history and performing a few covers of songs from other country artists. Continue reading

Grand Ole Opry Keeps Country Music History Alive with Opry Country Classics

The Grand Ole Opry is one of the biggest moving parts when it comes to how the country music genre has evolved through the years. Most importantly, the Grand Ole Opry continues to keep the country music history alive with their show, Opry Country Classics!

This special show honors the classic country music which made the genre what it is today and recognizes the country artists who made those songs so memorable. Usually, Larry Gatlin from Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers hosts the Opry Country Classics show but Bill Cody took over the hosting duties for this particular show. Continue reading

10 George Strait Songs For Your Valentine’s Day Playlist

It’s February 2nd which means a certain holiday happening this month is just around the corner! You know what that means, it’s time to put together your country music playlist for Valentine’s Day! 

A country music playlist is not complete without the king of country, George Strait on it, so that’s why The CMBeat is going to list ten George Strait songs below which would make a great addition to your Valentine’s Day Playlist! Continue reading

Randy Travis Celebrates 35 Years As A Grand Ole Opry Member

On the night of December 11th, the legendary country music artist, Randy Travis celebrated a big milestone in his music career with celebrating thirty-five years as a official member of the Grand Ole Opry!

The singer songwriter made a special appearance at the Grand Ole Opry that night to celebrate this achievement with fellow country music artists performing the same night including Jon Pardi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce and a longtime collaborator of the artist, Don Schlitz Continue reading

Midland Shares How George Strait Has Influenced Their Music

In the month of July, the fans of George Strait who have a Sirius XM subscription were in for a special treat, as the music service temporarily created a streaming channel where you could listen to George Strait 24/7 for a limited time!

The Sirius XM channel called Prime Country which is channel 58, was transformed into the George Strait station entitled, Ace In The Hole Radio, playing all your favorite songs from the legendary country artist and sharing stories behind the songs!  Continue reading