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
CMHOF & Opry Member Jean Shepard Passes:
JACKIE STORRAR LOSES BRAVE BATTLE TO CANCER Obituary by Stuart Cameron (23/09/2016)
Our condolences to the family and friends of songwriter John D. Loudermilk, who died yesterday (9/21) at age 82. (23/09/2016)
New York Times Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Country Music Artist Jimmy Wayne Named 2016 National “Angel in Adoption” By The Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute (22/09/2016)
JASON ISBELL, CHRIS STAPLETON BIG WINNERS AT AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 15TH ANNUAL HONORS & AWARDS (22/09/2016)
Mercury's Canaan Smith will join UK country duo The Shires on their upcoming 19-date tour of Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, beginning Nov. 15 in Belfast. (21/09/2016)
CMA'S HISTORY-MAKING "FOREVER COUNTRY" GOES GLOBAL (21/09/2016)
Congratulations to Jason Aldean and the Broken Bow team on the No. 1 debut of They Don't Know on the all-genre Top 200 and country albums charts. (20/09/2016)
DIERKS BENTLEY TOPS THE CHARTS WITH “DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS” (FEAT. ELLE KING) AND CLAIMS 15TH CAREER NO. ONE HIT "Stand Out Track" Resonates With Fans And Earns GOLD Certification By The RIAA (20/09/2016)
CHRIS LANE GOES GOLD WITH “FIX” Rascal Flatts Surprises Breakout Newcomer With RIAA Plaque Onstage In Indianapolis (20/09/2016)