Grand Ole Opry

Remembering the Rose Garden Marines

Jul 03, 2024 at 12:48 pm by Bethany Bowman

The country music legend, Lynn Anderson became the U.S. Marines's unofficial ambassador 50 years ago when they used her award-winning song, ‘I Beg Your Pardon (I Never.... Read More

Music Spotlight: The Great Divide

Jul 01, 2024 at 03:56 pm by Bethany Bowman

There is something called Red Dirt Country that evolved 25+ years ago in rural Oklahoma. Many red dirt acts started playing in local bars surrounding Oklahoma State Universi.... Read More

Music Spotlight: MaRynn Taylor

May 31, 2024 at 04:30 am by Bethany Bowman

When I met MaRynn Taylor at CMT’s Next Women of Country 2023, I knew I would love her music because I immediately loved her personality. And while I covered her at CRS.... Read More

American Idol’s Taylor Hicks to Perform ‘Night Moves’ at the Franklin Theatre

Jan 12, 2024 at 11:52 am by Bethany Bowman

Excited to be back on the road in 2024, Taylor Hicks will be performing his hits and Bob Seger classics on January 19 at the Franklin Theatre. As I learned last year in my.... Read More

Spotlight on Kyle Petty

Jun 22, 2023 at 05:09 pm by Bethany Bowman

Kyle Petty is a former NASCAR driver turned racing analyst who has become one of the most popular personalities in all of sports. As a member of one of NASCAR’s pioneer.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Tigirlily Gold

May 04, 2023 at 04:47 pm by Bethany Bowman

I first met the sister duo, Tigirlily Gold, back in 2022, when they were part of a fundraiser for one of my favorite charities, Music Will. I knew then that I wanted to featur.... Read More

Music Spotlight Artist Julia Cole Hosts Circle Network’s ‘Ultimate Fan Fest’

Apr 11, 2023 at 10:42 am by Bethany Bowman

In January 2022, I featured the effervescent Julia Cole in my Music Spotlight column. On July 16, 2022, the songstress made her Opry debut. Julia Cole has now teamed up.... Read More
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Music Spotlight/Opry Debut: Clare Cunningham

Mar 19, 2023 at 01:06 pm by Bethany Bowman 5

When my friend and Music Spotlight artist, Lynn Marie (Rodick) sent me a message that Clare Cunningham would soon be making her Opry debut, I immediately was drawn to this Iri.... Read More