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Lucky was born at a very young age in the "Land of Lincoln." Alton, Illinois, to be exact, is where old Lucky is from. Alton is famous for its celebrities of stage and screen. Remember Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world? How about TV star Clint Walker of "Cheyenne" and Butch Calvey the singer? Alton is also where one of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates took place, and where Bluff City Beer was made. It seems Lucky was just destined to be a famous person.
In his early years, Lucky appeared at the Madison Avenue Corral in Alton as a live DJ for WOKZ radio. He's been a trapeze artist, a motorcycle stunt rider, and even hosted his own carnival. He was a National Indian Chief for the Boy Scouts of America and managed a scout camp. Lucky spent some time in Minnesota where he still has many country fans.
Nowadays, old Lucky is based in Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Here he founded Lucky Cowboy Productions. You might catch him anywhere in Nashville, or somewhere in the rest of the USA promoting country music. He's even been on the Today Show! But you'll always find him wearing his famous forty gallon orange cowboy hat - you can't miss him wherever he goes.
Lucky's favorite song is "I Feel Lucky." His handprints are on the WE Fest "Walk of Fame," and there's even a ceramic bobblehead doll of Lucky. Yep, you can bet old Lucky will continue to be a star in his own right.
Watch out for Lucky as you might just get "Lucky!" Yeeeeeeeeehaw!!!
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NASHVILLE, TENN JULY 31, 2014 - THE DAY STARTS WITH THE WEATHER - WKRN TV 2
PARTLY SUNNY SKIES AND A BIT WARMER - SMALL RAIN CHANCE DEVELOPS THE NEXT FEW DAYS, BUT MAYBE NOT - THIRSTY PARTS OF THE MID STATE...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF I 40...WILL BE LUCKY TO HAVE ANY RAIN AT ALL - GET READY FOR THE WEEKEND THU. HIGH 84° LOW 64° - FRI. HIGH 88° LOW 65° - SAT. HIGH 87° LOW 65° The lawns are getting thirsty! Today looks pleasant by July standards with wake-up temperatures in the low 60s in Nashville and upper 50s in other spots. We'll be a little cloudier at times than yesterday, and a couple of degrees warmer this afternoon as readings reach the middle 80s. We can't rule out a few isolated showers tomorrow through the weekend as a weak upper level trough of low pressure crosses the Mid-South. Chances will be slim, however, between 10% and 20% each day, primarily during the afternoon warmth. Expect high temperatures to reach the upper 80s on those days despite being partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will get back above the seasonal average as we start next week. I expect lower 90s Monday through Thursday. The humidity will be noticeable, but not oppressive, so lows each night should drop back to the 60s. Let's get the weekend started!
GARTH ANNOUNCES THE SECOND CITY --- IT'S ATLANTA! LOS ANGELES- JULY 30, 2014 - The first southern stop on The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is Atlanta. It will be the first time Garth has played Atlanta in 18 years. The concert will be Friday, September 19th, 6:30 PM at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Tickets go on sale August 8 at 10am EDT. Tickets available ONLY at Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. TICKET PRICES: $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, $4.00 facility fee, and $6.00 service charge = $71.50
HOLLY WILLIAMS 'HOT NIGHTS AT THE HALL' AUGUST 1 Singer-Songwriter Holly Williams has released three studio albums and owns a popular women’s boutique in Nashville, Tennessee. Williams’ most recent album released in 2013, The Highway, ranked #1 on the Billboard heat-seekers chart and features Dierks Bentley, Jakob Dylan, Gwyneth Paltrow and others. Williams has been on tour with legendary acts like Loretta Lynn, John Prine and Sheryl Crow. Her hit singles include “Keep The Change,” “Mama,” and “Drinkin’.” Hot Nights at the Hall will feature Holly Williams Friday night August 1. GET TICKETS: contrymusichalloffame.org
ARTISTS SIGN ON FOR BILLY BLOCK BENEFIT NASHVILLE AUG. 6 NASHVILLE, TENN July 30, 2014 -‘A Love Fest For Billy Block,’ presented by Guess What’s Coming Productions, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. Promoter, producer and musician Block is battling Stage 4 Melanoma cancer. The benefit will provide financial assistance to help ongoing medical treatments.
Billy Block has helped hundreds of new artists make the scene in Nashville through his weekly showcases held at clubs in Music City.
Special guests during the evening will include Jeffrey Steele, Lari White, Jim Lauderdale, Emily West, Sarah Buxton, Bob DiPiero, Chuck Cannon, and Rocky Block. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with a silent auction to precede the performance. The show will begin at 6 p.m. General admission seating is $20, with limited VIP reserve seats available for $75. Tickets are on sale at 3rdandlindsley.com
OLD ACME FEED STORE BECOMES NEWEST HONKY TONK IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, TENN July 30, 2014 - After months of waiting, Acme Feed & Seed, a local farm supply building turned upscale honky tonk, is finally open for business. The project is Nashville restaurateur Tom Morales’ newest downtown venture and cost $7 million to complete.
The first floor opened last week and offers a fast-casual dining experience for lunch and dinner. It serves 28 beers on tap. The second floor, expected to open in early August, offers a different experience. It’s more of a cocktail-lounge area with vintage furniture and will offer patrons appetizers and wine.
The third floor, opening this week, is a private event and music space. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the fourth floor roof terrace which Morales says offers “the best view in Nashville” and overlooks the Cumberland River and LP Field.
The Acme farm supply business was a fixture in downtown Nashville for nearly 100 years until it closed in the early 1990’s. The brick building, located at 101 Broadway, has been vacant ever since.
Morales, owner of TomKats Catering, along with a group of high-profile investors including Steve Moore, former CEO of the Country Music Association, country music star Alan Jackson, Crocs Inc. founder George Boedecker Jr. and music industry publicist Nancy Russell announced plans for the new restaurant. .
GARTH BROOKS WILL PERFORM 10 SHOWS AT ALLSTATE ARENA CHICAGO Are they ready for Garth? I'd say so.
CHICAGO, ILL July 25, 2014 - Fans will have more than one chance to see Garth Brooks‘ World Tour (featuring Trisha Yearwood) at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Make it ten!
Garth Brooks has shattered his previous ticket sales for Chicago. Not bad for the first stop on his world tour. It will be the first time Garth has played Chicago in 17 years. On October 21-26 and December 18-19, 1997, Garth set a personal record in Chicago when he sold 141,717 paid admissions. Today, for the first city on his world tour he has already exceeded his personal record and continues to sell.
Additional shows have been added. Tickets went on sale this morning for shows on September 4, 5, 6 (two shows), 11, 12 (two shows),13 (two shows) and 14 at Allstate Arena. Tickets for all shows, including the previously announced Sept. 4 show, went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning (Friday, July 25). Making a total of ten shows!
GARTH: “As an entertainer, you get asked a lot ‘what are the best cities to play?’ Without hesitation, I rattle five or six of the best places to play and that list ALWAYS includes Chicago. It is the PERFECT city to launch the World Tour!” said Garth Brooks.
And where will the tour go after Chicago? Atlanta! Stay tuned.
There is a ticket limit of six. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000, or Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849. No sales will be available at the venue box office or at Ticketmaster outlets on July 25. Ticket prices are $65.50, which includes the $56.94 ticket price, a $2.56 tax and a $6.00 service charge.
BRAD PAISLEY WILL CELEBRATE NEW ALBUM WITH A VEGAS POOL PARTY NASHVILLE, TENN July 24, 2014 - Brad Paisley will celebrate the release of his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, with a pool party at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 27. “We’re going to have the best time,” Paisley told KFRG. “There’s something about that city.” The pool party continues with Paisley’s water-themed career. His latest single, “River Bank,” is climbing the charts while he crisscrossed the country on his two-year H20 Tour, beginning in 2010. He also had a hit with “Water.” Tickets for Paisley’s Pool Party will go on sale on Thursday, July 24 at 1PM ET. Paisley is currently headlining his Country Music Nation Tour. Moonshine In The Trunk hits stores August 26.
NASHVILLE, TENN July 21, 2014 - It seems like, for so many years, country artists would always have the same list of influences: Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and both Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr.
Then, as newer (and often younger) artists were signing record deals, they had a new set of influences. It was always a lot of 90s country. And it always included Garth Brooks.
Even for Keith Urban, Brooks was a big part of his world when he first came to Nashville. By 1992, when Urban moved to Music City USA, Brooks had already had nine No. 1 hits. And now that Urban will be touring around the same time as Brooks, he knows exactly what kind of competition he's up against.
"You won't find a country artist who thinks that's not the case," Urban told ABC News Radio about how Brooks is raising the stakes in terms of a live concert experience. "We all know that. It's Garth, you know? He hasn't toured in 13 years."
Urban added that he has some pretty high expectations of the Brooks comeback tour. "So, the anticipation and expectation -- all of that's phenomenal. He's a phenomenal live performer," Urban said. "People know that. It's gonna be a behemoth tour for sure." Urban also used these three little words to describe Brooks: "creative," "original" and "icon."
When Brooks' tour kicks off in Chicago in early September, Urban will be all the way out west doing his own Raise 'Em Up shows with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge in California.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM GARTH: 12:00 PM CST JULY 15, 2014 I am overjoyed with the announcement of Chicago and the opening of the World Tour…between Chicago and Dublin, it’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions. We are starting with the tour page, each city will have it’s own announcement. The music, the store, Garth 101, and more…it’s all coming. We will grow together. Here we go! Gratitude, respect, and love, g
NASHVILLE, TENN July 15, 2014 - Garth Brooks is set to kick off his world tour and the first stop is Chicago, IL! It will be the first time Garth has played Chicago in 17 years. The concert, which will also feature special guest Trisha Yearwood, will be Thursday, September 4th, 7:30 PM at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. His last show here was almost 17 years ago -- on Dec. 19, 1997.
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: 'COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK' AIRING AUGUST 5 NASHVILLE, TENN July 12, 2014 - Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and numerous other Country artists will be featured in CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, which is slated to air Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Television Network. The television special will be hosted for the second year by current CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.
This marks the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special. The television event first aired in 2004, and moved to ABC in 2005. The annual special will continue to air on ABC through 2021. Viewership for 2013's CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, grew by 46 percent over 2012, and by 33 percent in the adults 18-49 demographic. CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock is executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES "HOTTEST COUNTRY TRIO" TURN UP THE VOLUME Release second single cover of Johnny Cash's “Folsom Prison Blues” As country’s newest family trio, Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves (AMTW) is no-doubt offering up a rebel yell to the genre. Described by Billboard Magazine as “A rocking country act ready to turn up the volume,” and “poised to move up the ladder and the Billboard country charts,” their unique sound–a blend of old-fashioned Dixie roots, bluegrass picking, and Haggard-styled lyrics–has already commanded the attention of fellow artists, industry tastemakers, and fans alike. VISIT: www.tennesseewerewolves.com
ONE DIRECTION 'WHERE WE ARE TOUR 2014' TO PLAY NASHVILLE LP FIELD AUGUST 19 NASHVILLE, TENN July 23, 2014 — The European invasion is about to happen! One Direction will kick off the North American leg of their Where We Are tour on Aug. 1, 2014, the boy band announced. The 21-city tour is being promoted by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco. Tickets are on sale now. The boys will play LP Field Nashville on August 19.
THE SPRINGS "Stewart and Holly" NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST PLAY GALLATIN They'll perform at the 3rd Thursday on Main in Gallatin, TN August 21. What do you get when you pair Stewart Halcomb and Holly Helms together? Along with tight harmonies, sure-footed songwriting direction, high energy shows, authenticity, and undeniable chemistry, you ultimately get - The Springs. At just 22 and 24, the driven pair is carving out a place of longevity in Music City. Featuring both male and female vocals, The Springs come packed with an always growing fan base. The versatile multi-award winning duo delivers Country/Southern Rock, Rock, and traditional favorites, offering something for the whole family.
The Springs have shared the stage with some of country music’s top recording acts including Florida Georgia Line, Thompson Square, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Love and Theft, Mark Wills, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels and Easton Corbin. Visit: www.thespringsband.com
THE AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE TAKES NASHVILLE SEPT. 17-20 NASHVILLE, TENN July 23, 2014 - For four nights, September 17-20, the Americana Music Festival will feature approximately 165 live performances at over nine music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville. Wristband wearers may attend ALL evening showcases at ALL participating venues on ALL nights. This does NOT include admission to the Riverfront Park event on Saturday. You must purchase a ticket to attend that show.
AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS Americana Music Association announces the selection of Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jiménez and Taj Mahal as Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be presented at its 13th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, presented by Nissan, on Wednesday, September 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The show will be taped for air on PBS later this year in the Austin City Limits timeslot and titled ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014.
Americana Music Festival & Conference The 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan will take place September 17-21, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. kicked off by the 13th annual Americana Honors & Awards Show on September 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets for the Honors & Awards are only available with the purchase of a conference registration. To purchase your registration, click here. VISIT: americanamusic.org
KENNY CHESNEY'S NEW 'AMERICAN KIDS' VIDEO, DECLARES 'THE BIG REVIVAL' NASHVILLE, TENN July 6, 2014 - It's classic Kenny Chesney: there's sun, sand, water, pretty women… But "American Kids" is more like Kenny Chesney 2.0. The country superstar debuted the new video for his feel-good new single, which shows a more free-spirited side than ever before.
"We were teenage dreamin/Front seat leanin'/Baby, come give me a kiss/Put me on the cover of the Rolling Stone/Uptown, down home American kids," he sings in the chorus, while strumming his guitar in the Southern California desert, joined by a group of similarly carefree people and a colorful old bus that looks like it might have traveled to Woodstock back in the day.
"The spirit of this thing — the song, the bus, the idea of the kids riding around, having fun, playing music and just celebrating life — makes you want to get involved," Chesney tells ET. "Fun is where and how you make it. Out in the sun with a bunch of friends — and the people who work on my videos have been making them with me for more than a decade — even buckets of paint and a bus that needs to be covered can give you a reason to have fun."
"American Kids" is the first single from the singer's upcoming album, The Big Revival, due out September 23rd. Chesney has been hitting the grind particularly hard on this, his 16th studio album, as he's been in the studio working since October and even parked his tour bus this year to focus on making new music.
RICK MONROE'S "FIRES OUT" “It’s like a good gumbo -- you need to add a little kick of spice sometimes and not be afraid to try something new.” - Rick Monroe NASHVILLE, TENN July 6, 2014 - Rick Monroe is a tireless worker, strong songwriter and relentless performer. Monroe just keeps it rolling, releasing great music and touring. Rick’s headlined his own tours and has opened for the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Josh Thompson, Pat Green, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry and Aaron Lewis. In 2014, his new release, “It’s a Love Thing” features the emphasis tracks, Small Town, Fires Out and Great Minds Drink Alike. The EP will be released on June 3, 2014.
Rick takes us inside the music… Monroe says, "In the case of Small Town (5/20 release date on iTunes) Kenneth Duncan and I were stuck on the song we were writing and he just happen to play the first part of "Small Town" for an ear break… and that was it! We shifted gears immediately and boom. The one thing I've seen in all my travels is people are people, with the same basic wants and needs. We all love and we all struggle. I really feel we struck the perfect balance. With a basic chord progression & direct lyric I believe we’ve captured the large & small view of the world in simple song.”
Rick continues, “Fires Out (5/27 release date on iTunes) was inspired by trying to mix a different flavor into country. Recently there's a lot of country rap going on and I wanted to see if we could take from the groove/pop side of à la Maroon 5/Bruno Mars. I know it's pretty different, but I think it’s like a good gumbo you need to add a little kick of spice sometimes and not be afraid to try something new. www.rickmonroe.net.
ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES with The Redneck Riviera girls at CMA Fest.
PAUL MCCARTNEY POSTPONES NASHVILLE CONCERT UNTIL OCTOBER NASHVILLE, TENN June 10, 2014 - While still recovering from a virus, Paul McCartney has postponed several tour dates, including a summer stop in Nashville. McCartney was initially set to perform at the Bridgestone Arena June 25. That show is now scheduled October 16. Tickets to the original June date will be accepted at the re-scheduled show.
TOP COUNTRY SONGS OF SUMMER 2014 - SUN, SAND AND COLD BEER The first official day of summer is Saturday June 21 and to celebrate, we’ve compiled our picks for the top 14 Songs of Summer 2014. This year’s playlist includes quintessential summertime anthems like Little Big Town‘s “Day Drinking” and Jake Owen‘s “Beachin’” as well as the latest tunes from Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Craig Campbell, and more! The songs mix well with sun, sand, and a cold drink!
TOP SUMMER SONGS 2014: Little Big Town – “Day Drinking” Jake Owen – “Beachin’” Brett Eldredge – “Beat of the Music” Brad Paisley – “River Bank” Dustin Lynch – “Where It’s At” Brothers Osborne – “Rum” Lady Antebellum – “Bartender” Gloriana – “Best Night Ever” Frankie Ballard – “Sunshine & Whiskey” Sam Hunt – “Leave the Night On” Miranda Lambert/Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad” Craig Campbell – “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane” Danielle Bradbery- “Young in America”
♪♫ And we were trying different things, we were smoking funny things ♪♫
KID ROCK SUMMERTIME 'ALL SUMMER LONG'
♪♫♪♫ "I Got A Car" ♪♫♪♫
It's "Pontoon" weather in Tennessee.
BRAD PAISLEY TO THE 'RIVER BANK' WITH TWIGGY SQUIRREL
♪♫♪♫ Hey bartender pour ‘em hot tonight. ♪♫♪♫
♪♫♪♫ Don't want to wait 'til the sun's sinking, We could be feeling alright, I know you know what I'm thinking, Why don't we do a little day drinking, Why don't we do a little day drinking. ♪♫♪♫ _LITTLE BIG TOWN
LITTLE BIG TOWN VIDEO: "Day Drinking"
♪♫♪♫ I can’t imagine doin’ nothin but what I’m doin ♪♫♪♫
TAYOR SWIFT HAS PLENTY OF SECURITY IN NEW YORK CITY
Taylor Swift making her rounds around New York City July 22, 2014. And she had plenty of bodyguards to keep her safe and sound.
TAYLOR SWIFT OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY JULY 21, 2014
NEW YORK CITY July 22, 2014 - Taylor was seen leaving her $20 million apartment and then heading to the gym with her friend Karlie Kloss in New York City earlier Monday (July 21). Fetching a black fedora, which the singer paired with black shorts, black lace-up ankle boots and a skimpy white tank top. Taylor was also seen shopping at Reformation Store. Afterwards, she returned to her apartment.
Country music singer/songwriter Keith Urban Performs On ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 11, 2014 in New York City.
Scotty McCreery performs during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 11, 2014 in New York City.
Zac Brown performs at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 10, 2014 in Holmdel, New Jersey.
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♪♫♪♫ TOP COUNTRY SINGLES JULY 23, 2014 (Billboard)♪♫♪♫
These are the Top 10 Lucky Cowboy Country Singles now playing radio. The chart is updated weekly based on data from Billboard and country radio. These are top singles on the chart, not albums. 1 JOE NICHOLS - Yeah 2 CHRIS YOUNG - Who I Am With You 3 BILLY CURRINGTON - We Are Tonight 4 LEE BRICE - I Don't Dance 5 BRAD PAISLEY - River Bank 6 TIM MCGRAW F/FAITH HILL - Meanwhile Back At Mama's 7 DIERKS BENTLEY - Drunk On A Plane 8 LADY ANTEBELLUM - Bartender 9 KENNY CHESNEY - American Kids 10 JAKE OWEN - Beachin'
JULY COUNTRY STARS BIRTHDAYS JUL 29 JAMES OTTO JUL 29 MARTINA MCBRIDE JUL 30 NEAL MCCOY JUL 31 ZAC BROWN JUL 31 CHAD BROCK
AUGUST BIRTHDAY AUG. 05 TERRI CLARK AUG. 08 MARK WILLS AUG. 13 ANDY GRIGGS AUG. 19 LEE ANN WOMACK AUG. 19 CLAY WALKER AUG. 21 KENNY ROGERS AUG. 21 KACEY MUSGRAVES AUG. 22 COLLIN RAYE AUG. 23 JAIME FOX AUG. 25 BILLY RAY CYRUS AUG. 25 JO DEE MESSINA AUG. 28 SHAINA TWAIN AUG. 28 JAKE OWEN AUG. 28 SHERRIE AUSTIN AUG. 29 LEANN RIMES
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CARRIE UNDERWOOD KICKS OFF 'SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL' NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 - Every fall, millions of viewers huddle around their television sets, indulge in chicken wings and popcorn, and tune into Sunday Night Football. Carrie Underwood is one of them.
After performing a sassy rendition of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" to open last year's show, Underwood is back to kick off the 2014 season of NBC's Sunday Night Football and, she tells The Hollywood Reporter, it promises to be one giant party.
"This year, they were going for a roaming party-concert — lots of lights and they wanted it to feel really high-energy," she explained. And though the song will be the same, this latest version is a bit fresher. "I got to go back into the studio and make a few tweaks," says Underwood, who taped the opening performance on June 25 in Los Angeles. "I love football. I'm honored they asked me to kick it off. Hopefully when people hear the song, they'll just feel ready for the big game!"
In addition to prepping America for TV's most popular show, Underwood will be opening this year's Super Bowl. Gaudelli explains the Super Bowl XLIX kickoff video will feature "high-end digital graphics, the Lombardi trophy replicated larger than life and the traditional Super Bowl Roman numerals taking various shapes across the screen."
TOBY KEITH TALKS ABOUT GARTH'S RETURN NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 - So what does the Big Dog Daddy, Toby Keith, think of the return of fellow Oklahoman Garth Brooks? Toby says it remains to be seen if he'll have the kind of success he had in the '90s. "When he left, we had them all captured in a fishbowl and now there's internet. I don't think when he quit, the internet was even rockin'. I think as we get into this new generation that the biggest selling country artist of all time who markets himself really well knows what he's doing. It's going to be interesting to see, I don't know."
JAKE OWEN TO HOST ACM HONORS SEPT. 9 AT RYMAN
NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 -Jake Owen will host the upcoming ACM Honors. This is Owen’s first time hosting the event, and the fifth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.
Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Dillon, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Buck Owens (posthumously), Jack Clement (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, and Bob Beckham (posthumously) are the Special Awards honorees for the upcoming eighth annual ACM Honors, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium.
The ACM Honors is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.
Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. Merle Haggard was presented with the ACM Crystal Award for his 50 years in Country music during the 49th annual ACM Awards.
Tickets are priced at $40.00 and will go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. ET. ACM Professional and A-list members can purchase tickets through a special pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, July 30, available at the Ryman box office and at ticketmaster.com. Country fans can sign up for the ACM A-list free at acmcountry.com.
WOMAN TIM MCGRAW SMACKED DURING CONCERT HIRES PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER NASHVILLE, TENN July 30, 2014 - The woman Tim McGraw was caught on tape smacking in the head during one of his concerts, after he claimed she grabbed his leg and tried to rip his jeans while he was on stage, now wants an apology and possibly a whole lot more. According to TMZ, the woman in question, Jesslyn Taylor, has hired a lawyer because she is furious that Tim is trying to make her out to be the bad guy in the situation that occurred during his concert in Atlanta. She says she was not trying to grab him in any inappropriate way or trying to rip his jeans, and she was humiliated that Tim had her thrown out of his concert. Interestingly, while all Jesslyn is claiming to want at the moment is an apology for the slap to the head, the attorney she hired is a personal injury lawyer. Stay tuned.
GARTH & TRISHA'S MALIBU HOME ON THE MARKET FOR $7.5 M NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 - Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have put their Malibu, Calif. beach house on the market, according to zillow.com. The property, which they purchased in 2008 for $4.95 million, sits on more than half an acre, and features four bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Located at 28020 Sea Lane Drive, the home is within walking distance of Paradise Cove Beach. It features an outdoor fireplace, and a chef’s kitchen. The reported asking price for the home, which was built in the late 1950s, is $7.5 million.
TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM AT THE MTV VMAs AUGUST 24 NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 - Taylor Swift was just announced as a performer for 2014's MTV VMAs. Details on Swift's solo performance is being kept secret, but we hope to hear new music from the superstar for the August 24 show! She has been spending in NYC working on new music and taking plenty of gym sessions. We expect to hear new music when she performs at the MTV VMAs. Taylor is also headlining the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this September — so there's a guarantee of multiple surprises on the horizon!
ALLEGED RAPE AT BOSTON KEITH URBAN CONCERT BAD DAY FOR COUNTRY NASHVILLE, TENN July 31, 2014 - An alleged rape was reported happening on the lawn at a Keith Urban concert near Boston and according to the Boston Globe, there were onlookers. Onlookers. Bystanders. Witnesses. Essentially, people watching this violence happen to a 17-year-old girl. And even worse, they were seen taking photos and videos of the rape.
The newspaper is reporting that an 18-year-old man was allegedly "on top of the victim on the lawn at the Xfinity Center as bystanders took photos and videos of the alleged assault on their cellphones," according to police reports. What finally stopped the attack was another female concertgoer, who pushed the man off the victim. He has since been arrested. That same Saturday show (July 26) was the one reported on earlier, where ambulances from five different communities had to come and take 22 people to area hospitals and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody.
BIG & RICH 'GRAVITY' SET TO EXPLODE ONTO THE MUSIC SCENE SEPT. 23 NASHVILLE, TENN July 29, 2014 – Country superstars Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich, are celebrating 10 years of hit music making with their highly-anticipated new album, Gravity. It’s the multi-platinum selling duo’s fifth studio album and is set to launch on September 23, 2014. Big & Rich’s lead-off single for the project, “Look at You” has already proven a chart-climbing success. Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released by Warner Bros. in 2004, producing four straight hits, including the iconic "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)." Other accolades include being first-rate songwriters, producers and musicians with a roster of collaborations and hits produced or penned for various artists including Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Merle Haggard, Bon Jovi, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Keith Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr., John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Tim McGraw, Ky-Mani Marley and Cowboy Troy.
Gravity Track Listing: 1. Look At You 2. Lovin' Lately (feat. Tim McGraw) 3. Gravity 4. Brand New Buzz 5. Rollin' Along 6. Run Away With You 7. Lose A Little Sleep 8. Don't Wake Me Up 9. That Kind of Town 10. Thank God For Pain 11. I Came To Git Down
In addition to the latest recording project, the larger-than-life duo has formed its own label, Big & Rich Records, a partnership with Kobalt Label Services. Big Kenny describes the business venture and forthcoming CD as a platform for gaining creative control of their trailblazing musical legacy. "This is an exciting and intense time in the history of Big and Rich. We continue to embrace all the change that happens in our business of entertainment. As artists, we are now at the place where we can finally gain complete creative control. That's huge. It allows us to be true to ourselves and be the trailblazers we've always risked being. We want to be important to Country music. It's important to Big and Rich. It is our musical legacy. Our new album title is perfect. Big and Rich can now really feel the Gravity. We are counting our blessings," he says.
John Rich adds, "We couldn't be happier with how the fans and radio are responding to our new music! To take on the challenge of being your own label and slugging it out with the majors is a gambler's move, but BK and I are happy to just let it all ride.”
Big & Rich are generating rave reviews for the summer leg of their 2014 concert tour with shows spanning across the U.S. and Canada. Cities among upcoming stops for the tour include Orlando, Grand Rapids, Spokane, Hampton, Panama City and more. For the latest updates or information on a concert near you, visit: www.bigandrich.com.
TOP COUNTRY CA$H KING$ FOR 2014 NASHVILLE, TENN July 29, 2014 - Forbes released its Country Cash Kings list, calculating 13 top artists’ concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other business ventures from June 2013-14.
01) Toby Keith, $65 million 02) Taylor Swift, $64 million 03) Kenny Chesney, $44 million 04) Jason Aldean, $37 million 05) Luke Bryan, $34 million 06) Zac Brown Band, $29 million 07) Keith Urban, $28 million 08) Rascal Flatts, $27 million 09) George Strait, $26 million 10) Florida Georgia Line, $24 million 11) Tim McGraw, $23.5 million 12) Blake Shelton, $23 million 13) Brad Paisley, $23 million
LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES SIXTH ANNUAL FARM TOUR NASHVILLE, TENN July 29, 2014 -For the sixth consecutive year country superstar Luke Bryan will launch a series of fall concerts this October known as the Farm Tour. This year’s Farm Tour adds stops in Knoxville, Tennessee and Gainesville, Florida and is scheduled to begin on October 1 in Knoxville, Tennessee and will continue through October 11 in Macon, Georgia.
Last year Luke performed for over 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns breaking the previous year’s record. A portion of the proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.
Farm Tour 2014 October 01 – Knoxville, Tennessee – Maple Lane Farms October 02 – Auburn, Alabama – Ingram Farms October 03 – Tallahassee, Florida – Cross Creek Place October 04 – Gainesville, Florida – Whitehurst Cattle Farm October 08 – Statesboro, Georgia – Perry Field October 09 – Athens, Georgia – Meldon Farm October 10 -Columbia, South Carolina – Culler Farms October 11 – Macon, Georgia Midway at Central City Park (dates & cities subject to change)
The Farm Tour ticket presale will begin for Luke Bryan’s Fan Club, the Nut House, on July 29 at 10AM local time for Knoxville, Gainesville, Auburn and Statesboro. The public on sale for those shows begin at 10AM on August 1. The Nut House ticket presale for Macon, Columbia, Athens and Tallahassee will launch on August 5 at 10AM local time with the public on sale beginning at 10AM local time on August 8. For additional Farm Tour 2014 information, including where to get tickets, stay tuned to lukebryan.com/farmtour.
JASON ALDEAN ROCKS CINCINNATI STADIUM WITH HIS “BURNIN’ IT DOWN” TOUR
NASHVILLE, TENN July 23, 2014 - Jason Aldean brought his Burn It Down tour to the sold-out Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Saturday night (July 19). He is the first Country artist to play the ball park and its second ever concert (Paul McCartney was the first). The event also included openers Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. And in between sets, DJ DU spun tunes to keep the party atmosphere bumping.
Florida-Georgia Line performs on Jason Aldean's 'Burnin' It Down' Tour at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Sat. night July 19.
Miranda Lambert performs on Jason Aldean's 'Burnin' It Down' Tour at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Sat. night July 19.
GARTH BROOKS SHATTERS HIS PREVIOUS RECORD FOR TICKET SALES IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL JULY 26, 2014 - One show was planned but more were added. Garth Brooks has shattered his previous ticket sales for Chicago. Not bad for the first stop on his world tour. It will be the first time Garth has played Chicago in 17 years. On October 21-26 and December 18-19, 1997, Garth set a personal record in Chicago when he sold 141,717 paid admissions. Today, for the first city on his world tour he has already exceeded his personal record and continues to sell.
The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will begin September 4 at 7:30pm. Subsequent dates in Chicago are September 5 at 6:00pm, September 6 at 6:00pm and 10:30pm, September 11 at 7:30pm, September 12 at 6:00pm and 10:30pm, September 13 at 6:00pm and 10:30pm and September 14 at 7:30pm at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES A STROLL IN CENTRAL PARK - GREETS FANS - WHO'S THE DUDE FRIEND?
NEW YORK CITY July 25, 2014 - Proving that she’s a model celebrity, Taylor Swift managed the ultimate trifecta in superstardom while out and about in New York on Thursday. She sported the perfect ensemble, debuted a darker hairdo and posed for selfies with fans.
Swift, wearing a crop top and pleated skirt by Alice + Olivia, decided to spend time in Central Park with a male friend. As she was walking past the boathouse, a group of excited fans spotted Swift and asked for pictures with her.
Swift, the consummate professional, smiled and snapped the photos with her adoring public — even waiting for one fan to disembark from a boat. And if that wasn’t enough, Taylor was also spotted dropping a $20 in a street musician’s hat.
TAYLOR SWIFT HITS SILVER SCREEN IN 'THE GIVER'
NASHVILLE, TENN July 24, 2014 - Taylor Swift will make her third appearance on the silver screen when the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s science-fiction novel, The Giver hits theaters next month, August 15.
Swift portrays “Rosemary,” the daughter of the Giver, who documents the memories of the utopian society. To save you from a spoiler, we’ll just say she eventually inherits his gift. Also sharing the screen with Swift are superstars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes.
TAYLOR SWIFT, MORE CONFIRM iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Will Also Play Las Vegas NASHVILLE, TENN July 24, 2014 - Taylor Swift, the Zac Brown Band and Eric Church are among the first artists confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival to be held Sept. 19-20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Kacey Musgraves has also been confirmed for the daytime iHeartRadio Music Festival Village stage.
The festival offers artists of all genres, from including alternative rock, EDM, pop and rap. This year's lineup will also feature Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki.
"We want to continue to deliver the goods for artists and help their development, and to see more great music to keep the radio industry healthy," Tom Poleman, president of Clear Channel's national programming platforms, told Billboard. "It's great to have the diversity of genres this year, too. We have Motley Crue, which is obviously very different from Train, Eric Church, or Ariana Grande, but that's what makes it so special. The festival was announced on all 840 Clear Channel radio stations, their respective websites and the iHeartRadio app. Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday (July 26) at 1 p.m. EST via Ticketmaster.com.
THIS IS MADDIE......THIS IS TAE NASHVILLE, TENN July 24, 2014 - The sassy new tune "Girl in a Country Song" was one of the most-added songs on country radio this week. And the singers, Maddie & Tae, have more than 18,000 followers on Twitter. Yet I feel like I don't know them at all. Because, well, I don't know them at all. So when we talked on the phone the other day about their debut single, I asked Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye to identify themselves before they answered my questions.
And this is what our conversation sounded like:
"This is Maddie, and there's definitely always bad with the good," Marlow told me about the mixed reaction to the song about the downsides of being the tan-legged Juliet in a bikini top sitting on some guy's tailgate. "But we try to focus on the good. And we're getting way more good. There are more fans than people we've upset."
"This is Tae, and we're on a radio tour right now, so the reaction we're seeing has been extremely positive. That's been very gratifying," Dye said when they called me from Houston while they were still going from station to station to introduce themselves.
"This is Maddie, and you know, if the boys had to live up to the same expectations that we have to, they could not hang," she joked about the double standard behind some country songs.
"This is Tae, and we think a lot of women feel the same way that we do. It makes them feel good knowing that we're singing about something they can relate to. And if that makes them happy, that's all that matters," she said.
"This is Maddie, and you know country music is all about stories," she said, "and we're just telling ours a little differently."
"This is Tae, and honestly," she said, "it was just the right message at the right time."
"This is Maddie, and we're told a lot that we're old souls. So we're just old souls in 18 and 19-year-old bodies," she said. "We're just throwing a new perspective out."
HEY! QUIT TRYING TO PULL MY PANTS OFF. TIM MCGRAW ADDRESSES ATLANTA SLAPPING INCIDENT
NASHVILLE, TENN July 23, 2014 - Last week, Tim McGraw made headlines after video footage of a fan grabbing his pant leg and him subsequently slapping back in response hit the web.
His publicist was quick to respond saying, “€œAt the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd. He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show.” Adding, “€œHe didn’t know who had grabbed him and was simply trying to keep his jeans from being torn.”
“Sometimes things can lose context and perspective. I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on,” McGraw tells ET Canada. I think it was an unfortunate situation, I think all the way around.”
“But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on,” he says. “It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there, you are vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react. There’s nothing to be said about it.” Lucky Cowboy Sez: "Truck Yeah! I had the same thing happen at a festival I was appearing at. A cowgirl came up behind me and grabbed my, well you know what. I was like well the nerve of her." Ya gotta keep your hands to yerself girls! Although it was nice.
LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL COUNTRY MUSIC FEST - THE 'RT. 91 HARVEST FEST' LAS VEGAS, NV July 18, 2014 - MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard. The inaugural festival from Oct. 3-5 will include country superstars Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert performing at the Lot across from Luxor.
The lineup also includes Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC’s “Nashville,” Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver.
Three-day passes start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. PT. For more info, go to RT91Harvest.com. Route 91 Harvest attendees can take advantage of special room rates at all MGM Resorts properties.
“Las Vegas and country music are synonymous with over-the-top events, and we know that Route 91 Harvest will deliver the latest, greatest experience for fans from all over the world,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation president of country touring, in a news release. Follow Route 91 Harvest updates at www.Rt91Harvest.com - Facebook at Facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter @Route91Harvest and Instagram at route91harvest.
TRACY LAWRENCE TO HEADLINE CLARKSVILLE RIVERFEST SEPT. 6 CLARKSVILLE, TENN July 15, 2014 — Riverfest is excited to announce that multi-platinum CMA and ACM award-winning recording artist Tracy Lawrence will be the featured headliner at the 2014 festival. He will take the main stage as the headlining event on Saturday, Sept. 6, according to a city news release. The concert is free and open to the public. The City of Clarksville's 27th annual Riverfest is a two-day music and arts festival that takes place Sept. 5 and 6 alongside the Cumberland River at McGregor Park.
ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WSIX 2014 GUITAR-B-QUE NASHVILLE, TENN July 15, 2014 - Nashville’s The Big 98/WSIX will host its 2014 Guitar-B-Que benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Losers Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Billy Currington is this year’s headliner, along with Tyler Farr, Eric Paslay, The Cadillac Three, Brothers Osborne, and Lindsay Ell. For more details, visit wsix.com.
THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM TO UNDERGO $14 MILLION EXPANISON AND RENOVATIONS
NASHVILLE, TENN June 27, 2014 - The Ryman Auditorium is set to undergo a $14 million expansion that will add a cafe, multi-media tour, new event facility, as well as renovations for the box office, restrooms, concessions, lobby and merchandising areas, it was revealed during a press conference this morning. The actual music venue will not be affected. The expansion, which will happen on the 4th Ave. N. side of the building, will add a brick and glass structure that extends from the building to 4th Ave. The company hopes to launch renovations later this summer, with a July 2015 completion date.
The Ryman Auditorium was built in 1892, and was originally a Union Gospel Tabernacle church. The building was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974, when the Opry moved to its current home at the Grand Ole Opry House. After the Opry moved to its new home, the Ryman was nearly torn down, and remained vacant and in disrepair for 20 years. In 1994, the Ryman was restored to a national showplace for various styles of music. It is regarded as the “Mother Church of Country Music.”
DARRYL WORLEY PLANS ANNUAL TENNESSEE RIVER RUN IN SAVANNAH, TN
NASHVILLE, TENN June 27, 2014 - Darryl Worley has announced plans for his annual Tennessee River Run. It will take place Sat., August 9 in downtown Savannah, Tenn. In its 13th year, the event has raised over $1.4 million to help organizations including schools, libraries, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Boys & Girls clubs.
The event will start at 12:00 p.m. with children’s games and activities. Live music begins at 12:30 including The Ben Parker Project, Crossroads, Cruzer, Parker Forbes/Everson, Surviving Allison, Bryan Moffitt Band and Dead Horse. Worley’s performance will close out the evening. More info here: darrylworleyfoundation.org
LORETTA LYNN TO PLAY RYMAN AUDITORIUM FOR TWO SHOW OCTOBER 10-11 NASHVILLE, TENN June 25, 2014 - Loretta Lynn will return to Nashville in October for a two-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium. The country music legend will headline two shows at the famed venue on October 10 and 11. Tickets are $45, $55 and $75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Fri., June 27 at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000. At 82, Lynn is still a frequent sight on stage — on tours and at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom as part of a class of honorees that included former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL WILL HAVE A NEW HIGH-TECH GUITAR SCOREBOARD
NASHVILLE, TENN June 24, 2014 - Greer Stadium's most iconic feature will live on in the new home of the Nashville Sounds, but in a high-tech, upgraded version. The 4,200-square foot, guitar-shaped scoreboard at First Tennessee Park will have a high-definition screen and be "one of the largest in minor league baseball," according to the Sounds. Nashville Sounds will have a new guitar-shaped, high-definition scoreboard at First Tennessee Park, the team and Mayor Karl Dean announced.
The stadium in Sulphur Dell is scheduled to open for the start of the 2015 season. Friday's announcement that its scoreboard would resemble the one which has loomed over Greer Stadium since 1993 made a lot of Sounds fans happy. The Sounds had previously said the old scoreboard — which was the brainchild of original team owner Larry Schmittou and cost $400,000 to build — would not be moving to the new park. Though outdated and difficult to maintain, it is uniquely Music City. The cost of the new model has yet to be determined — the Sounds are awaiting final bids from vendors who want to build it.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS TO AIR IN DECEMBER ON FOX NASHVILLE, TENN June 20, 2014 - Yeah, we need another award show right? The American Country Countdown Awards will debut live from Nashville on Monday, Dec. 15, on Fox. The show is a joint venture from Fox, Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions. The show will also pay tribute to the first-ever “NASH Icon” award winner. American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks celebrates its 41st year as America’s longest-running country music countdown show on radio. American Country Countdown launched in 1973.
2ND ANNUAL MUSIC CITY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL TRISHA YEARWOOD APPEARING SEPTEMBER 2O-21 NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE, TENN May 15, 2014 - The second annual Music City Food + Wine Festival is where national top chefs, winemakers, and spirits experts meet with local talent to give you a taste of Nashville’s vibrant culinary scene. Just like its inaugural year, your schedule includes an exclusive weekend filled with bites and beverages to sample and savor, over 30 demos and panels with incredible talent, and enough southern character that will make Music City feel like home for your taste buds.
The Grand Taste will showcase the cream of the crop of Nashville’s local restaurant scene, spirit connoisseurs, and more. Nosh with over 25 top local restaurants, and then chase it down with over 40 distinguished wine, beer and spirits exhibitors. From classic neighborhood dishes to rising crossovers, The Grand Taste is an all-day feast all in its own.
September 20-21 over 30 tasting sessions, cooking demonstrations, book signings and panel discussions are planned from national and local culinary experts, including Trisha Yearwood, for September afternoons at Public Square Park. A Harvest Night evening dinner will again bring signature dishes to the Walk of Fame Park. Music will pair with the evening’s dishes, curated by Kings of Leon.
Ticket options include Single Day Passes ($150 per person), Harvest Night Pass ($225 per person) or All-In Pass ($500 per person). A full cooking demo schedule will be released in June. Panelists and moderators will be announced in July. The Grand Taste schedule will be available in August. A lineup of musical guests will be revealed in summer. VISIT: www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com
MARTINA MCBRIDE NOVEMBER 1 AT RYMAN Martina McBride will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on Sat., Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale Fri., May 9 at 10:00 A.M. via Ticketmaster outlets. McBride recently released Everlasting, where she reimagined treasured classics by artists such as Etta James, Sam Cooke and The Supremes, with the help of legendary producer Don Was.
2014 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED: RONNIE MILSAP - MAC WISEMAN - HANK COCHRAN NASHVILLE, TENN April 22, 2014 - The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday morning.
Ronnie Milsap is the inductee for the Modern Era category. "I'm so grateful and I'm so honored," he said. Mac Wiseman was named the inductee for the Veteran Era category. "I'm at a loss for words to tell you how important this is to me," Wiseman said. Hank Cochran is the inductee from the Songwriter category. He died at age 74 in 2010. The first recipients of this honor, Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams, were inducted in 1961.
CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music's highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA's Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors. Members are inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater. During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. Each inductees' bronze plaque is unveiled that will be on display in the Museum's rotunda.
LIVE ON THE GREEN 2014 CONCERT SERIES ADDS 3-DAY FEST We may not know who's playing this year's Live On the Green, but the annual Nashville concert series seems poised to be bigger than ever in 2014. Producers of the free outdoor event gathered at Marathon Music Works with Mayor Karl Dean on Wednesday to announce the dates — and expanded plans — for this year's series. It'll once again take place on Thursdays at Public Square Park starting August 14, but it will close its 2014 run with a free three-day festival from Thu., September 4 through Sat., September 6.
PLANNING A HOLIDAY VISIT TO NASHVILLE IN DECEMBER VINCE GILL & AMY GRANT SET SIX CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES AT THE RYMAN NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant will perform six Christmas Shows at the Ryman Auditorium in December. The two-hour show will feature the husband and wife team performing Christmas standards and newer seasonal selections. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. CT and range from $35-$125 (plus applicable service charges), and will be available at ticketmaster.com, ryman.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman box office, or by calling 800-745-3000.
“Christmas audiences are special,” explains Grant. “They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It’s a thrilling experience for both of us.” Dates: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 18 2014
MAYOR OF NASHVILLE UNVEILS FINAL DESIGN FOR RIVERFRONT AMPHITHEATER
THE NEW NASHVILLE PARK AND AMPHITHEATER NASHVILLE, TENN May 20, 2014 - Mayor Karl Dean unveiled the final design and new renderings of the West Riverfront Park Monday. It’s an 11 acre civic park on the site of the former Thermal Transfer Plant. The park will include more than one mile of multi-use greenway trails, Nashville's first downtown dog park, ornamental gardens, a 1.5 acre event lawn called The Green and an amphitheater. Construction on the park began earlier this year.
This is the first phase of redevelopment for the West Riverfront Park. The master plan involves transforming 18 acres along the west side of the Cumberland River from Church Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard into a downtown park. The Metro Council approved about $35 million in three prior capital spending plans for riverfront redevelopment on the west bank. West Riverfront Park is slated to open in the summer of 2015.
WHERE THE STARS ARE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AREA LIVE CONCERT-SHOW SCHEDULE Updated 07/15/2014. Subject to Change
JUL. 16 KISS, DEF LEPPARD At Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the show are $42.50-$152.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 via Ticketmaster.
JUL. 18 DWIGHT YOAKAM With Justin Townes Earle July 18 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm AT THE WOODS AT FONTANEL MANSION. Whites Creek
JUL. 19 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
JUL. 26 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
JUL. 30 AMERICAN IDOL AUDITIONS - NASHVILLE The nationwide search for the next “American Idol” will include a stop in Music City. “Idol” will once again hold auditions for its 14th season in Nashville — this time at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on July 30. More details and restrictions can be found at www.americanidol.com/auditions.
JUL. 31 RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM $27.50 at The Ryman Auditorium
AUG. 02 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
AUG. 05 CMA FEST 'NIGHT TO ROCK' On ABC 8pm. Relive CMA Music Fest 2014.
AUG. 07 MILEY CYRUS IN CONCERT at Bridgestone Arena. Miley Cyrus' Bridgestone stop for the "Bangerz" tour April 18 was rescheduled to Aug. 7 due to illness.
AUG. 09 DARRYL WORLEY'S TENNESSEE RIVER RUN Savannah, TN.
AUG. 10 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS On FOX TV.
AUG. 12 JO DEE MESSINA at Cafe Fontenella - Whites Creek Pike Nashville 6:30 PM
AUG. 13 WSIX GUITAR-B-QUE - BILLY CURRINGTON At Loser's Bar Nashville. With Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, Eric Paslay, The Cadillac Three, Brothers Osborne and Lindsay Eli.
AUG. 16 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
AUG. 19 BUCKY COVINGTON at Cafe Fontenella - Whites Creek Pike Nashville 6:30 PM
AUG. 19 ONE DIRECTION BAND 'WHERE WE ARE 2014 TOUR' At LP Field in Nashville, TN. Tickets on sale Dec. 7, 2013.
AUG. 26 MERLE HAGGARD At The Ryman Auditorium Nashville 7:30 PM
AUG. 30 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS - LUCKY COWBOY'S BIRTHDAY BASH At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
SEP. 06 LUCKY COWBOY'S 2014 8th ANNUAL BACKYARD BASH "LUCKYFEST" WITH THE MYSTERY COWBOYS PLUS ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES and SUZI ORAVEC. 2863 HWY 25 Cottontown, TN Open to the Public. BYOB Pre-party with SUZI ORAVEC begins at 5pm, The Mystery Cowboys start at 8pm until Midnight. FREE! Bring your chair. All details on home page this site.
SEP. 06 TRACY LAWRENCE Riverfest Clarksville, TN
SEP. 13 ED SHEENAN At Bridgestone Arena Taylor Swift's friend and sidekick from her 'Red Tour' will play Bridgestone as headliner.
SEP. 13 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
SEP. 27 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
SEP. 28 DIERKS BENTLEY'S 'MILES AND MUSIC FOR KIDS' Ride and concert. Ends at Riverfront Park stage. Kip Moore, Chris Young, Dierks and Randy Houser.
OCT. 03 THE MYSTERY COWBOYS HALLOWEEN PARTY At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM
OCT. 10-11 LORETTA LYNN At The Ryman Auditorium
OCT. 15 JOSH TURNER'S CONCERT BENEFIT At The Ryman Auditorium with Striking Matches.
OCT. 16 PAUL MCCARTNEY At Bridgestone Arena Nashville
OCT. 17 KIP MOORE At The Ryman Auditorium Nashville 8:00 PM
NOV. 01 MARTINA MCBRIDE At he Ryman Martina McBride will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on Sat., Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale Fri., May 9 at 10:00 A.M. via Ticketmaster outlets.
DEC. 03 VINCE GILL & AMY GRANT CHRISTMAS SHOWS At The Ryman Dates: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 2014. Tickets $125, $75, $55 & $35 at The Ryman Auditorium
DEC. 19 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE At Bridgestone Arena If you missed the first leg of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour earlier this year, he'll play Nashville again on December 19 at Bridgestone Arena. . .
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