Industry Pics: William Michael Morgan, Alabama, Caitlyn Smith

William Michael Morgan Sings For Indiana Pacers Game

William Michael Morgan

William Michael Morgan. Photo: Courtesy Indiana Pacers

William Michael Morgan performed the National Anthem at the Indiana Pacers game Saturday (Nov. 5) on the way to a tour stop at Indianapolis’s 8 Seconds Saloon. The 23-year-old Vicksburg, Mississippi, native will tour through the end of the year before kicking off 2017 with Lee Brice and Justin Moore on the American Made Tour.

 

Country Music Hall of Fame Honors Alabama

(l-r): Conway Entertainment’s Tony Conway; Alabama’s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, and Teddy Gentry; Conway Entertainment’s Brandon Mauldin, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Michael Gray and Abi Tapia. Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Pictured (L-R): Conway Entertainment’s Tony Conway; Alabama’s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, and Teddy Gentry; Conway Entertainment’s Brandon Mauldin, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Michael Gray and Abi Tapia. Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Alabama’s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, and Teddy Gentry shared some stories from their legendary career with Country Music Hall of Fame Museum Editor Michael Gray last weekend during a special program at the Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater.  

The event included stories from the band’s career and a brief performance by the trio, whose Alabama:Song of the South exhibition runs through June of 2017.

 

Caitlyn Smith Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

L to R: Paul Moak, Caitlyn Smith, Connie Smith and Rollie Gaalswyk Photo Credit: Chris Hollo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry

Pictured (L-R): Paul Moak, Caitlyn Smith, Connie Smith and Rollie Gaalswyk Photo: Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry

Caitlyn Smith made her Grand Ole Opry debut to a full house at the Ryman Auditorium last Saturday (Nov. 5).  It was a bucket list moment for the singer, who had dreamed of playing the stage since she first began her musical career as a young teen. Smith was recently inducted into the 2016 class of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and her songwriting credits include Hot AC No. 1 “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (Meghan Trainor and John Legend) and the Platinum song, “Wasting All These Tears” (Cassadee Pope).

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