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
THE MAVERICKS LAUNCH MONO MUNDO RECORDINGS, PLAN FOR A BUSY YEAR AHEAD, WITH TWO ALBUM RELEASES
Bluegrass Music Patriarch Ralph Stanley Dies At 89 (24/06/2016)
BRANDY CLARK’S BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN DEBUTS TOP TEN COUNTRY ALBUMS AND STAKES A SPOT IN ROLLING STONE'S 45 BEST ALBUMS OF 2016 (24/06/2016)
Our condolences to the family and friends of singer/songwriter/musician/producer Freddy Powers, who died Tuesday (6/21) from complications of Parkinson's disease. (24/06/2016)
RICKY SKAGGS REACTS TO PASSING OF DR. RALPH STANLEY (24/06/2016)
Nashville Shakeup: Two Series Regulars Exit Ahead of Move to Cmt (23/06/2016)
Feeling Lucky: Show Dog's Toby Keith raised $1.175 million at the 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic June 3-4 (22/06/2016)
Lineup Released for New London-Based Music Festival, Nashville Meets London Festival scheduled for Aug. 13-14 In Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London (21/06/2016)
MADDIE & TAE – UK tour dates announced! Debut album Start Here (Dot Records) out now New UK single “Fly” (21/06/2016)
Maddie and Tae announce UK Tour this October (20/06/2016)