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
SINGER SONGWRITER FRANKIE BALLARD 2017 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
KELSEA BALLERINI AND THOMAS RHETT TO HOST “CMA FEST 2017” SPECIAL AIRING THIS SUMMER ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK (20/04/2017)
Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook of Alabama revealed his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease today (4/11). (12/04/2017)
The Country Network Selected As Double Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards (12/04/2017)
PATSY CLINE’S DAUGHTER JULIE FUDGE TO GREET FANS AT PATSY CLINE MUSEUM OPENING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (06/04/2017)
CHRIS STAPLETON’S FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 OUT MAY 5 AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR (06/04/2017)
Country Hall Adds Three: (05/04/2017)
CMA ANNOUNCES 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS (04/04/2017)
RODNEY CROWELL, BUDDY MILLER, JAKE OWEN, AARON LEWIS, TANYA TUCKER & CHRIS JANSON JOIN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING MERLE HAGGARD SING ME BACK HOME: THE MUSIC OF MERLE HAGGARD AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTO (04/04/2017)
The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards winners and nominees, honoring the best in country music from the past year. (03/04/2017)