Wednesday 31 January 2024


Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Evander Holyfield, Jason Aldean,
Jamey Johnson, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Lorrie Morgan, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Pam Tillis, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, and Vince Gill to Celebrate Band’s Storied Career 

Nashville, Tenn. (January 17, 2024) — CMT today announced “CMT GIANTS: ALABAMA,” a star-studded salute celebrating the extraordinary career and music of one of the most successful and iconic country groups of all time. Filming at Belmont University’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville, it will air as a 2-hour special later this year.

Music’s biggest names, including Blake Shelton ft. Steve Wariner, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Riley Green, and Sam Hunt will come together to perform some of the band’s most legendary hits for a once-in-a-lifetime tribute event.

Additionally, Evander Holyfield, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and more will appear both in-person and virtually to share personal stories reflecting on ALABAMA’s forever impact on music, blended alongside rare photos, performance footage and interviews from the vault – plus an all-new sit down with ALABAMA themselves reflecting on their storied career.

PRODUCTION CREDITS: “CMT GIANTS: ALABAMA” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight’s Tom Forrest. Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Suzanne Bender and Donna Duncan are Talent Producers.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Visit, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube, TikTok and use hashtag #CMTGiants. 


Over 50 years ago, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It took them six long years of tip jars and word-of-mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of. Then, seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA, country music’s first band, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The group is known for hit songs including “Mountain Music,” “Roll On,” “Dixieland Delight” and “If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band).” From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields, to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and charted 43 No.1 hits, becoming the most successful band in the history of country music. In November 2022, ALABAMA co-founder Jeff Cook passed following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. With his prior encouragement and wishes, ALABAMA continues touring on a limited basis, keeping the iconic music they created alive for the current and future generation of fans.

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Reba McEntire Slated To Sing National Anthem at SUPERBOWL LVIII


2024 Marks 50 Years Since Reba Was Discovered Singing National Anthem

Nashville, TN – January 18, 2024 – Reba McEntire is slated to perform the national anthem for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, which was announced on CBS Mornings. The Super Bowl will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 11 and will air on CBS.
The performance will mark a full circle moment for Reba, who was discovered 50 years ago at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma when she sang the national anthem, launching her iconic career.
"I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time," Reba said. "2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary."
Along with Reba, pre-game talent for the Super Bowl includes Post Malone and Andra Day with Usher performing at half time.

Reba recently wrapped her role as coach on Season 24 of NBC’s The Voice and is set to return for Season 25. Her New York Times best-selling book Not That Fancy is available now.  


About Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that includes music, television, film, theater, retail and hospitality. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has more than 50 award wins under her belt, earning honors from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, GRAMMY® Awards and GMA Dove Awards.

Reba was also a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and more than 58 million albums sold worldwide. Reba earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists.

Reba’s Top 10 success spans five straight decades, landing her in the singular group with only George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton who have the same achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has multiple movie credits to her name, a critically-acclaimed lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, and starred in the 6-season television sitcom Reba.

Reba has also proven to be a savvy entrepreneur, with longstanding brand partnerships including her Dillard’s clothing line and western footwear collection REBA by Justin™. She has even added restauranteur to the list with Reba’s Place, a restaurant, bar, retail and entertainment venue in Atoka, Oklahoma. Reba is serving as a coach on Seasons 24 and 25 of NBC’s The Voice. Her new book Not That Fancy landed on the New York Times bestseller list. For more information, visit

Pamela Hopkins Delivers Powerful Message With New Single “Walk of Honor”

Pamela Hopkins Delivers Powerful Message With New Single “Walk of Honor” 

“Walk Of Honor,” released on January 5th, 2024, promotes organ donation awareness as well as having a cautionary message about drunk driving.  

LITTLE ROCK, AR - January 5, 2024 - Million-Streaming country music artist Pamela Hopkins released her highly anticipated single, "Walk of Honor," on January 5th, 2024. This emotional ballad is Hopkins' most personal and challenging song to date, tackling the important topics of organ donation and drunk driving.

Inspired by a viral TikTok video, Hopkins was moved to write "Walk of Honor" after learning about the "honor walk" for organ donors. The song tells the heartbreaking story of a mother saying goodbye to her daughter, who has passed away and is being honored with a final walk to donate her organs. The twist in the story comes when it is revealed that the young man who caused her death through drunk driving is also saved by her daughter's organ donation. 

"This song is a story about a mother having to let her daughter go because she cannot be saved, but her organs save the lives of many," says Hopkins. "I hope that my song touches others and if they haven't checked that box on their driver's license making them an organ donor, I hope they think about becoming one after listening to this song and hearing the message."

Co-written with Arkansas Independent Artist/singer/songwriter Anna Brinker and Lonnie Abbott, "Walk of Honor" is a powerful and emotional track that showcases Hopkins' incredible vocals and storytelling abilities. Fans can expect to be moved to tears by this poignant and timely song.

Hopkins has been making waves in the country music scene, with her previous releases earning her multiple accolades, including a Josie Music Awards win and an Independent Music Network Awards win. She is also a three-time nominee for the 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards. Hopkins is known for her electrifying live performances and has entertained audiences all over the world, including performing for US troops in Alaska, Australia, Guam, Japan, and more.

 "Walk of Honor" was available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, on January 5th, 2024.

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Little Rock, Arkansas native, Pamela Hopkins, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She is a Dueling Piano Player by trade and also leads her own band.

Pamela started her music career back in the 90's and took time away from the music scene to pursue other careers and to raise her children.  She started part time as a dueling piano player in 2013, and eventually went full-time in the summer of 2014.  Around 2018, she decided to find her own sound and began to write and record her own music in Arkansas.

Pamela released an EP in 2018 and released it in CD form in 2019.
Pamela decided to search for a new studio close to her flavor of music in the spring of 2020.  She became one of Off the Row Recording Studio's "Break Out Artists" and recorded 4 singles that were released throughout 2020.  She had decided to continue writing and recorded 7 more songs which were all released in 2021 and 2022 . 

She released a full album titled, “GIVING A DAMN (Don't Go with My Outfit), in December of 2021.  Her biggest hit thus far is the album titled song, ”Giving a Damn (Don't Go with My Outfit), yielding over 560,000 Spotify Streams.   In 2023, Pamela started working with Nashville’s own, Kenny Royster, who produced her 2 newest songs, “I Love You Most,” and “Raised Some Hell.”  Pamela continues to co-write with several Nashville writers, including number 1 hit writer, Billy Lee (The One by Gary Allen), Scott Barrier (former band member for Gretchen Wilson) and Dave Lenahan (former radio personality and current podcast personality).

Pamela added two new song-writing friends to her repertoire; Arkansas' own Anna Brinker and Lonnie Abbott.

In 2021, Pamela released 4 new songs throughout the year.  She co-wrote each song with various Nashville writers and was excited to release her first co-written duet featuring Matt Dame (singer for The SteelDrivers), on February 5, 2021 titled "Little Things" (Which WON the 2021 "Country Song of the Year" for a Duo/Group with the Josie Music Awards--the largest independent music awards show).   She ended 2021 with another duet she co-wrote with Dave Lenahan and Melissa Leigh, "One More Last Kiss."  Pamela found the perfect male voice to accompany hers by enlisting Jason Lee Campbell to collaborate with her on the recording.

In 2022, Pamela was an Official Nominee for 3 Arkansas Country Music awards; Country Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year.  In 2023, Pamela was an official nominee for several other awards, including Country Song of the Year for “I Love You Most,”  Americana Song of the Year for “Squirrel Train,” Female Vocalist of the Year, and  Artist of the Year with the Josie Awards.
She won “Female Musician of the Year,” for the Red Carpet Award Show based out of Holland for 2023.