Drift Away? The Dirt Drifters have canceled all upcoming shows and appearances. "We hate to disappoint you guys, especially after all the support you have given us over the past few years," a post on their website reads. "But due to some private, personal issues we will not be going out on the road and will be canceling all upcoming shows and appearances ... We cannot thank you enough for your support and for standing by us."
» One More Day, One More Mile: Diamond Rio's Team Rio raised more than $90,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Middle Tennessee at the 2012 St. Jude's Country Music Marathon And Half Marathon. Jimmy Olander completed his first full marathon and Gene Johnson finished his first half marathon. Essential Broadcast Media Pres./CEO Ebie McFarland and FIT owner Bryan Berndt participated in Team Rio's inaugural spinning component, which was held at the second mile-marker. Pledge a donation directly here.
» Next On The Ocho: Premiere, Jake Owen and Super 8 have partnered to host the "Country Prize You Can't Buy Sweepstakes." Running through May 13, the contest offers the chance to win a VIP Owen concert experience and a trip to the Brothers Of The Sun show in Atlanta (6/3). Follow the Super 8 sweepstakes link on the websites for After MidNite With Blair Garner, The Big D And Bubba Show and The Crook And Chase Countdown to enter.
» Wedding Belle: Congrats to WAR's Jordan Pettit and stylist Kelly Henderson on their engagment. Send Pettit a note here.
» Life Note: Our deepest condolences are extended to industry vet Susan Collier and family following the passing of her son Bradley A. Collier yesterday (5/2). According to WSMV-TV, Bradley, 35, was riding his 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle in Nashville and collided with a landscaping truck. A decorated Marine, Bradley was interviewed by the Tennessean last November for an article on post-injury military healthcare.
» Country Aircheck Today Top 5: Here are the top 5 songs for May 2:
MIRANDA LAMBERT/Over You (RCA) 3007 points
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow) 2802 points
RASCAL FLATTS/Banjo (Big Machine) 2581 points
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG) 2447 points
CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Good Girl (Capitol) 2327 points » Country Aircheck Today Top Point Gainers: Here are the top point gainers for April 29-May 2, compared with the same days last week:
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol) +1077 points
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA) +908 points
GLORIANA/(Kissed You) Good Night (Emblem/WAR) +790 points
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol) +669 points
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal) +635 points
Bear Family Records Celebrates Release of Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records: The Collected WorksBear Family Records Celebrates Release of Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records: The Collected Works
FAN FAVORITE MARTY BROWN RELEASES SINGLE "MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE" AND RETURNS TO GRAND OLE OPRY STAGE THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (06/02/2016)
DAN + SHAY RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘FROM THE GROUND UP’ (06/02/2016)
LEE ANN WOMACK GOES TO THE WEST COAST SECOND WAVE OF GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, TOUR KICKS OFF IN LA FEBRUARY 17 (06/02/2016)
GRAMMY-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST KRISTIAN BUSH SIGNS PUBLISHING, PRODUCTION AND LABEL DEAL WITH BBR MUSIC GROUP (06/02/2016)
The UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year's Americana Music Association UK conference. (06/02/2016)
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (05/02/2016)
DON WILLIAMS UNDERGOES UNEXPECTED HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY Williams Postpones 2016 Tour Pending Recovery (03/02/2016)
THE MAVERICKS TO PERFORM DURING GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY® (03/02/2016)
BERNIE TOWNSEND HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN THE CATEGORY OF "ADULT CONTEMPORARY BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR" AT THE 'NEW MUSIC WEEKLY' US RADIO AWARDS FOR HIS HIT SONG "JUST WON'T TOUCH ME NOW" (03/02/2016)