The National Music Council (NMC) has announced the recipients of their 2015 American Eagle Awards, which honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the culture of American music.
Neal McCoy and Charley Pride go way back. After McCoy won a Dallas talent contest in 1981, he was introduced to the country legend and became his opening act for many years -- an experience for which McCoy says "there was no substitute."
Charley Pride has maintained his loyal fan base in a 50-year career by traveling all over the world, and he has no plans of slowing down any time soon. The 75-year-old has announced plans for an upcoming Canadian tour in May and June.
Mike Coppola, Getty Images Trace Adkins, Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Atkins and Tanya Tucker are among the first artists announced by AXS TV as part of the network's live coverage of the upcoming Stagecoach Country Music Festival, April 26-28, The Boot has learned exclusively.
Country music has been an integral part of the Grammy Awards since the first trophies were presented in 1959, although the first country Grammy was actually awarded to folk group the Kingston Trio for the murder ballad "Tom Dooley...
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