Dolly Parton was honored at last night's Grammy MusiCares Person of The Year event in Los Angeles. The tribute featured performances by Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Pink, Willie Nelson, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle, Linda Perry and Shawn Mendes and raised over $6 million for MusiCares.
Keith Urban is one of this year's five CMA Entertainer of the Year nominees and he's up for four other awards at the November 8th show. Keith and a few of his colleagues recently spoke to Nashville's The Tennessean newspaper about those honors, as well as his career and country fans.
Vince Gill is speaking out about his collaboration with Maren Morris on "Dear Hate," which she released in the wake of this month's deadly Las Vegas shooting. She actually penned the tune with songwriters Tom Douglas and David Hodges following the 2015 Charleston, SC church shooting, and asked Vince to lend his talents shortly thereafter.
A few days ago, Maren Morris had the opportunity to perform the song "Dear Hate" live in front of an audience for the first time. She spoke beautiful words before singing, and it got emotional. Not a dry eye in the house...