2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards Recap

The fifth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards recently took place for the second year in a row at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas on June 6th. 

This award show is a great event as it focuses a spotlight on all those from Arkansas including upcoming country music artists, musicians and individuals in the country music industry. It was hosted by country music historian, Charles Haymes and Miss Arkansas 2014, Ashton Gill. Continue reading

Jeannie Seely, Lee Ann Womack & More To Perform at 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards

The 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards are quickly approaching as the award show will take place at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas on June 6th! A variety of performers have been announced which will be included in this year’s show!

One of the performers announced is country music artist and Grand Ole Opry Member, Jeannie Seely! It will be a special night for her as she is also a nominee in the Song Of The Year category for writing a song entitled, “Yours” which was recorded by Diane Berry and Joe Wade Smith. The duo will be performing during the show too! 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

Voting Open For The Arkansas Country Music Awards 2022

It’s March 1st and all the nominees for the Arkansas Country Music Awards 2022 have been announced, which means voting is now OPEN!

There’s a lot of wonderful people nominated for the awards and everyone is definitely excited for the upcoming award show! The fifth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards will be happening at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University Of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas on June 6th.  Continue reading

Rhonda Vincent Talks New Album, Midnight Jamboree & More

The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent has had a busy summer this year as she has started touring again, officially becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry and she just released a new album entitled, Music Is What I See

Recently, The CMBeat got to interview Rhonda Vincent about all the latest things she’s been doing before hosting the final Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree at the Texas Troubadour Theater, before the Midnight Jamboree moved back to its original location in Downtown Nashville on Broadway at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop. Continue reading

Artists Come Out For Salute The Troops Opry Show

A few artists of all genres recently came out for a special Grand Ole Opry show entitled, Salute The Troops to support those serving our country featured on the Saturday Night Opry on Saturday, May 29th of Memorial Day Weekend!

This special event was the first sold out show at full capacity the Grand Ole Opry has had since 2020 and included several different artists including Jeannie Seely, Riders In The Sky, Matthew West, Rhonda Vincent, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs! Continue reading

Artist in Retrospect: Bobbie Gentry

I have always enjoyed learning more about the musical artists I like, even those that have fallen out of the public eye. This past summer, I stumbled across an article published by the Washington Post about the popular 1960’s country artist named Bobbie Gentry, and how she hasn’t been seen or heard from since the late 80’s. I was immediately interested in finding out all I could about this mysterious artist.

Bobbie Gentry, born Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27, 1944, was most known for her song, Ode To Billie Joe. Like most fans, this was the only song I knew by her, and, to be honest, I knew it best from hearing other artists cover it live, like Jeannie Seely at the Grand Ole Opry. Most of Gentry’s songs were based on her hometown in Mississippi. Continue reading