The Pickup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 17, 2017) – Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the "The Pickup" features a look at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the several new exhibits for the year of 2017. Exhibits that are open now include Charlie Daniels’ Million Mile Reflections and Alabama’s Song of the South. Exhibits that will open later this year will feature Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Loretta Lynn.

The award-winning duo Dailey & Vincent have been invited to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were extended the offer by Opry member Marty Stuart following their performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on December 30.

It has been announced that Crystal Gayle will be inducted to the Grand Ole Opry by her sister and Opry member Loretta Lynn. More on that in the next episode of “The Pickup.”

Singer and songwriter Kristian Bush has written original music for a new play called “Troubadour.” The play is set in Nashville in in 1951 follows a country music legend and his son. “Troubadour” runs from January 18 until February 12 at Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre.

Jeannie Seely recently celebrated the release of her new album “Written in Song” in Nashville. Seely told “The Pickup” that the album was something her friends kept telling her to do. The album is available now.

Blake Shelton is bringing a new meaning to his 2001 hit “Ol Red” in the form of entertainment venues. One will be in his hometown of Tishomingo, Olka and the other will be in Nashville. The 26,000-square-foot Nashville venue will open 2018.

LOCASH has released their newest chart-climbing single “Ring On Every Finger” with its lyric video featuring real-life proposals. The song is becoming known as a love song with a twist. For a twist you don’t want to miss, head to to enter for a chance to meet LOCASH in Las Vegas.

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Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today's stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications' 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.'s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman's Las Vegas Television Network.