On April 16, Billy Gilman will release the charity single “The Choice.” The song features 18 other artists including Reba and Alan Jackson. 100% of the proceeds from the digital download of “The Choice” will go to Soles4Souls, an organization that provides shoes to those in need.
On April 11, Pam Tillis, Jake Owen, and others will perform at Words for Warriors, an event which will benefit Keep Warriors Outdoors, an organization that funds hunting expeditions for wounded servicemen and women.
Students at a Massachusetts elementary school were set to sing an altered version of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” at an assembly. Greenwood and some parents disagreed with the choice to change the lyrics to “We Love the USA.” The kids won’t be performing either version of the song now due to “logistics.”
Justin Moore explains his tweets about Ashton Kutcher’s appearance at the ACM Awards in this Q&A posted by FoxNews.com.
Larry Stephenson’s What Really Matters is due out on Compass Records May 29.
Wynonna Judd will be a guest judge on the next episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Monday.
Here’s some recent footage of the Gibson Brothers covering The Blue Sky Boys.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.