June 16th: On This Day

On this day in 1981, The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira” was Certified Gold by the RIAA. The song is off of the band’s album Fancy Free. The title of the song was inspired not by the name of a woman, but by the name of a street in East Nashville, Tennessee.

“Elvira” quickly climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it their biggest pop hit.

“Elvira” has since been Certified Platinum.


Josh Turner Celebrates Big Opry Milestone

Josh Turner celebrated a career milestone over the weekend, taking the iconic stage at the Grand Ole Opry for the 150th time. Turner’s landmark Opry appearance was made even more special by the fact that two country legends were sitting side-stage for the occasion. In addition to The Oak Ridge Boys welcoming Josh to the stage, country icons Charley Pride and Randy Travis were also watching the special moment unfold from the wings.

Presenters Announced For CMA Awards

The list of presenters during the 50th Annual CMA Awards will feature some of the biggest country stars from past and present as well as huge celebrities from both the sports and acting worlds. From the country realm, presenters will include Country Music Hall of Famers Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell and The Oak Ridge Boys, as well as Lee Greenwood, Olivia Newton-John, Cam and Cole Swindell. Presenters from the sports world will include “Final Five” Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Aly Raisman, NFL great Peyton Manning, as well as ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder. Presenters from the acting side will include Matthew McConaughey, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Lily Tomlin, Josh Dallas, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Hayley Orrantia.


·       Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tomorrow (11/2) at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.


Randy Travis To Appear At “Stars Behind The Stars” Benefit

The iconic Billy Bob’s honky tonk in Fort Worth, Texas, will host an all-star concert next week to benefit families of the five Dallas law enforcement officers who were shot and killed in an attack on July 7. According to WFAA-TV, the “Stars Behind the Stars” concert will be held on Wednesday, July 27 and will include performances from Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys and The Bellamy Brothers. 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis is also expected to make a special appearance during the show.


  • All proceeds will go toward the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation, which “provides immediate financial assistance to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.”



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