Miranda Lambert Is All Smiles as She Surprises Crowd in First Appearance Since Divorce from Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert surprised a crowd in Nashville on Wednesday when she made her first public appearance following the announcement of her divorce from Blake Shelton.

It's Team iHeart Over Team Opry in a Walk-off Winning Hit from Bret Michaels

If there was a Hall of Fame for the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, Vince Gill would be the first inductee.

Saturday morning’s game in Nashville was the 25th annual, and Gill’s 20th appearance, all on Team Opry. “It’s job security,” the Grand Ole Opry member joked. “I don’t want to get fired from the Opry. But I don’t want to run, I don’t want to catch, I don’t want to field and I don’t want to bat. I’ll pitch. With all these young kids, they have to let an old guy in and they might as well let him pitch.”

Hear Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' – And See the Cover of Her Upcoming Album

Her words cut deep.

PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen of the title track from Ashley Monroe’s second album, The Blade, which will be released July 24, as well as an exclusive look at the album’s cover art.

“ ‘The Blade’ is such a special song to me,” Monroe, 28, tells PEOPLE. “I have been on the receiving end of that pain. It actually makes me physically hurt when I sing it but in a good way.”

Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Lauren Alaina, Vince Gill and More Will Fight Cancer with Softball

On June 13, many of country music’s biggest stars will participate in the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game sponsored by PEOPLE Country as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

Keith Urban and Eric Church Steal the Show at the Ryman

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for this insiders-only country show.

For nearly two hours on Thursday, 16 country artists played an array of new releases, about-to-be-releases and a few surprises fresh out of the writing fires.

From the superstars to the up-and-comers, the performers – all represented by the Universal Music Group conglomerate – each had a moment to shine before the several hundred programmers, deejays and other assorted station staffers gathered for the annual Country Radio Seminar.

Nashville Says Goodbye to Little Jimmy Dickens

The country music community gathered in Nashville on Thursday to say goodbye to legendary performer Little Jimmy Dickens, and not surprisingly, the focus was on his size: His huge smile and big laugh. His great heart. His enormous sense of humor. His larger-than-life stage personality.

In fact if anything became abundantly clear during the two-hour funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House where Dickens had performed countless times, it was this: His height – all 4 feet 11 inches – was the only thing about Little Jimmy Dickens that was small.

Who Inspired Amy Grant's Love of Figure Skating? (Hint: It's Not Vince Gill)

While singing on an upcoming figure skating special, Amy Grant says that she had at least one thing in common with the professional skaters: The desire to not mess up!

“We’re all nervous that we might make a mistake,” says Grant, who sings in time with performances by champion ice skaters such as Ekaterina Gordeeva and Nancy Kerrigan and their families on the upcoming special, Musselman s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute.

Vince Gill Breaks Down in Tears While Accepting BMI Icon Award in Nashville

Thirteen years after getting a call from Vince Gill that changed her life, Ashley Monroe paid him back, starting off the musical tribute to the man named BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI Country Awards in Nashville Tuesday night.

“When I was 15 years old, Vince called me on the phone and asked if I wanted to get together to write with him,” Monroe told PEOPLE moments after bringing Gill and hundreds of others to their feet with her plaintive rendition of his mournful classic “Whenever You Come Around.”

Little Big Town Joins the Grand Ole Opry in an Emotional Show

Even two weeks after Reba McEntire strolled out onto the Opry House stage during a performance of Little Big Town’s smash “Pontoon” and invited the band to join the Grand Ole Opry cast, LBT’s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman were still pinching themselves.

Vince Gill Is a Grandfather!

Vince Gill is about to be singing some new songs – lullabies.

The country superstar is now a grandfather. His daughter Jenny and her husband, Josh Van Valkenburg, welcomed their first child, a boy named Wyatt Gill Van Valkenburg, on Monday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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