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Taylor Swift honored by NSAI

“The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has revealed that Taylor Swift and Ashley Gorley will receive Decade achievements at the fifth annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank. Swift will be recognized as the Songwriter-Artist

Kenny Chesney Setting Records

From Kenny Chesney: “You live these songs,” Chesney marveled. “You come to these stadiums and see the faces, share the moments and it becomes your life, my life. It’s why I like to say No Shoes Nation

Olivia Newton-John dies at age 73

Singer, songwriter, actress and activist Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning at age 73. Her family wrote in a statement shared on social media: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this

Sam Outlaw new album

Traditional country singer Sam Outlaw will release a new CD later this year. “For The Rest Of Our Lives,” by Outlaw, will be released on Friday, August 13.  Outlaw and Steven Fiore (Ryan Cabrera, Natasha Bedingfield) wrote the song, which Cheyenne Medders produced, engineered, and recorded in the DepartureRoom in Nashville.  Drums are provided by Aaron Haynes of The Texas Gentlemen and Quaker City Nighthawks. “Once we started recording this one, all the other songs had to rise to the occasion,” Outlaw explained. It’s a love

Ashley Monroe shares blood cancer diagnosis

Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe revealed that she is battling Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer disorder, and that she is beginning treatment through chemotherapy. Monroe shared via Instagram on Tuesday, saying her positive mindset about her prognosis, and