A growing list of 2016 CMT Music Awards performers have been announced. The show is being billed as "Country Music's Loudest Night," and its all-star lineup includes some of the biggest names in country music.
The 2014 CMA Fest went out with a bang on Sunday (June 9), the last day of the four-day music festival. It was highlighted by performances from several fan-favorite artists who lit up the stage at LP Field in Nashville.
Ronnie Gant is another man who quietly helped shape the careers of many famous country stars while receiving little public attention. The Oak Ridge Boys and Garth Brooks are two acts that owe him a tip of the hat this week. Gant died on Saturday (Jan. 4) in Nashville.
The Oak Ridge Boys serenaded an ailing George H.W. Bush over the phone, reaching the former president at a Houston Hospital where he was being treated for bronchitis and a fever. While on break for the holidays, the group got a request from former first lady Barbara Bush, who asked they sing for her husband.
The Oak Ridge Boys is one of those groups who have had big hits on both country and pop charts. Today, we kick off our "Country Classic Double" at 11:30 a.m. with their biggest hit, "Elvira", which was the number one country song on this day in 1981. We'll follow that up with "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses by Kathy Mattea, the number one song on this day in 1988.