Bits And Pieces: Jamey Johnson, Mickey Gilley & More!


Jamey Johnson became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (May 14th), where he was welcomed by Opry member and Jamey’s mentor Bill Anderson after the two collaborated on their ACM and CMA Award-winning co-write “Give It Away.”  Jamey said, “I’ve been talking about this moment since I was a kid. I prayed for it every day and hoped it would come.” 

Mickey Gilley's Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, May 27th at 1 p.m. CT at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre in Branson, Mo. Seating will be reserved for those close to the Gilley family and limited seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. A live streaming of “The Celebration of Life” will also be available and more details will be posted on the Mickey Gilley Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at or the Animal Shelter of your choice.

Kassi Ashton has released the video for her debut single, “Dates In Pickup Trucks.” She said, “I love when a video adds to the context or changes the perspective of a song. Why just show a date in a pickup truck when we could create so much more for the viewer to lose themselves in?”