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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!!!
Let's Party Like A Cowboy! LUCKY COWBOY Since 1992
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. WE SALUTE THE TROOPS! Memorial Day is a federal holiday (May 25) in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.
JANA KRAMER MUSIC CITY: "It's a place where Southern hospitality is doled out in super-sized portions, and where the Tennessee accent, sweet like honey molasses, is strung with phrases like "y'all" and "sure is".
"The bigger the hat, the better it gets."
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
MAY 25, 2015 NASHVILLE, TN WEATHER: MEMORIAL DAY: MOSTLY WET TODAY. DOWNPOURS WILL SPOIL THE BBQ! SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AT LEAST UNTIL 3PM OR AFTER MEMORIAL DAY. 80% CHANCE OF PRECIP. RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS ON TUESDAY WITH WIND AND HAIL POSSIBLE. GONNA BE A WET WEEK AHEAD! Memorial Day downpours. Memorial Day looks like it will be fairly wet with thundershowers expected this morning through midday. By the afternoon the highest rain chances will shift to the east of I-65. No severe weather is expected but some of the downpours will be heavy, and lightning is expected. Temperatures range from the upper 60s to lower 70s this morning and as the rain chances drop this afternoon we’ll bounce back to the low 80s. A south breeze up to 15 mph will deliver noticeable humidity. Tuesday looks to hold a bigger chance for severe storms that could contain damaging winds, hail, and possibly an isolated tornado. The most likely time frame will be midday through afternoon. The rest of the upcoming work week looks very summer-like with isolated thundershowers and warm and humid conditions. Highs will be near 90 Wednesday through Friday with a heat index in the low or mid 90s. Chance of showers and thunderstorms everyday next week. Expect rain delays
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. WE SALUTE THE TROOPS! Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. THANK YOU!
MEMORIAL DAY 2015 - DON'T FORGET 3PM TODAY USA May 25, 2015 - In 2000, Congress passed The National Moment of Remembrance Act, as an added way of honoring America’s fallen heroes. For one minute on Memorial Day, we’re all stopping everything to pay our respects to the men and women who died in service of our country, especially those who died in battle. The time of 3pm was chosen because it’s likely when Americans are most enjoying the freedom made possible by those who died in service of their country. It’s also important that we impart the true meaning of this holiday to our children, so that they grow up understanding that Memorial Day is not about our own pleasure but about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HAPPENINGS IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - Memorial Day is the time of year when women finally get a free pass to wear white, backyard grills are fired up and fireworks light up the sky. It is the arrival of summer and all that comes with it. However, Memorial Day is also the celebration of our fallen loved ones and all of those who have served to fight for what we stand for. So this Memorial Day, take the time to celebrate America and enjoy the summer fun that Nashville offers.
"YOU WANT A FRY WITH THAT?" Don't get burnt. Just remember to follow the rules, and slip, slop, slap and wrap between the hours of 10 and 4!
MUSICIAN'S CORNER CELEBRATE AT CENTENNIAL PARK NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - Head down to Nashville's Centennial Park for the Food Truck Festival on May 23. Enjoy free music from 1:30-5pm from main stage performers and pig-out at 30 of Nashville’s best food trucks! Pre-show festivities include a beer garden happy hour, Artisan Marketplace and kid activities. This will surely be a truckload of fun!
VINCE GILL PERFORMS MUSICAL TRIBUTE MEMORIAL DAY IN GALLATIN, TN NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - In honor of our nation's armed services personnel who, throughout history, have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, the public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony and Remembrance in Sumner County on Monday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Sumner County Veterans Park at 355 Belvedere Drive, Gallatin.
Featured guests will include country star Vince Gill, who will offer a musical tribute; Jennifer O'Neill, founder of Hope and Healing at Hillenglade™ which introduces veterans and their families to the therapeutic wonder of horses; and Senator Mark Green, Tennessee General Assembly. The event is sponsored and conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 240, Sumner County, Tennessee.
STONES RIVER NATIONAL BATTLEGROUND TENNESSEE CELEBRATION
NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - American flags will be placed on more than 7,000 graves in Stones River National Cemetery. Participants will park near the visitor center and are encouraged to arrive by 9:30 AM. Memorial Day Service (May 24, 2015 - 1:30 PM) - Visitors are invited to gather at the national cemetery rostrum to remember the sacrifices of soldiers, past and present. The event will include patriotic music, a wreath laying ceremony and a reading of the names of veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day.
AMERICANA FESTIVAL BEGINS MAY 22 IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - Celebrate the culture and artistry of Americana music. This 10-day festival dives into the roots of Americana, including Delta blues, bluegrass, Cajun, folk, alternative-country, jazz, rockabilly, and gospel. Hear all of these sounds as 50 artists take over 10 venues for 10 days, May 22 – June 1, at the park at Harlinsdale Farm. Influenced by the sounds of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, experience Americana lives in the words and sounds that history helped define. FOR FULL SCHEDULE VISIT www.americanaexperience.com
LUKE BRYAN EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME NASHVILLE, TENN May 21, 2015 - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated a new exhibit featuring the career of Luke Bryan Wednesday night. The event served as a preview of the exhibit for the CMA Entertainer of the Year’s friends and family.
Luke Bryan and family view the 'Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary' exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 20, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Memorobilia from the exhibit include Bryan’s first guitar his parent’s gave him when he was 14, handwritten lyrics to Bryan’s hit “I see you,” tour posters and stage clothes worn by Bryan and some of his many awards, such as his trophies for his ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year wins.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Bryan has sold nearly 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and Country Music Association. The exhibit opens May 22 and runs through November 8.
TAYLOR SWIFT KICKS OFF 'THE 1989 WORLD TOUR LIVE' IN BOSIER, LA SHREVEPORT, LA May 21, 2015 - It's no secret Taylor Swift drew in a massive crowd Wednesday night (May 20) in Bossier City, Louisiana. The sold out concert is the kickoff to Swift's 1989 world tour. She'll make her way to Baton Rouge next before heading to Detroit. The tour wraps up Halloween of this year in Tampa, Fl.
THE PARTY'S OVER! DAVID LETTERMAN HANGS UP THE MIC FOR FINAL TIME NEW YORK CITY, NY May 21, 2015 - Fans of David Letterman, members of the media, security agents, passersby and employees of the Late Show gather around the entrance to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where The Late Show with David Letterman is filmed, on May 20, 2015 in New York City. Wednesday night was the final show with David Letterman as the host. Stephen Colbert is slated to take over the show later this year.
TAYLOR SWIFT DEBUTS "BAD BLOOD"MUSIC VIDEO AT BILLBOARD AWARDS Shots have been fired! It may have been subtle, but Taylor Swift seemingly dissed Katy Perry in her 'Bad Blood' video.
Actress/singer Zendaya, model Martha Hunt, recording artist Taylor Swift, model Lily Aldridge and actors Hailee Steinfeld and Ellen Pompeo speak onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"BAD BLOOD" VIDEO IS FINALLY HERE! NASHVILLE, TENN May 18, 2015 - After teasing the star-studded cast with an array of scintillating posters for over a week, Taylor Swift 's music video for "Bad Blood" is now ready for our viewing pleasure—thank goodness!
We could hardly keep our composure these past couple of days, what with all of the celebrity cameos that were leaked one by one, and now the masterpiece is here in all its dramatic glory.
Making its world debut at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards , T.Swift went all out for the highly anticipated music video, and we mean all out. Like, beyond. There was ass kicking, gun toting, robot making futuristic girl power written all across the epic clip. Each celebrity had their own alter ago in the Joseph Kahn-directed clip, and the character posters echoed a bit of a Sin City-esque vibe with the red, black and white color scheme.
And just a few days ago, the ever-growing list of famous faces slated to appear in Swift's video included (but wasn't limited to): Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Jessica Alba, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Zendaya, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid and much, much more. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT.
OFFICIAL VIDEO: TAYLOR SWIFT - BAD BLOOD - FT. KENDRICK LAMAR
CMT MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES NASHVILLE, TENN May 14, 2015 - The CMT Music Awards is a fan-voted awards show for country music videos and television performances. The awards ceremony is held every year in Nashville, Tennessee, and broadcast live on CMT. Voting takes place on CMT's website, CMT.com. The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
Lady Antebellum made the first announcements on the Today show May 13.
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FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR CMT AWARDS JUNE 10
NASHVILLE, TENN May 20, 2015 -The first round of performers for the 2015 CMT awards have been announced. Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, and Florida Georgia Line will all be first round performers. All first round performers have nominations in a variety of CMT awards.
Carrie Underwood is the frontrunner with five nominations, including two for “Video of the Year,” two for “Female Video of the Year” and one for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for her duet with Miranda Lambert.
Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney were both nominated for “Male Video of the Year” and are in still in the running in other categories. Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum are included in many nomination categories, including “Video of the Year.” Florida Georgia Line is a nominee for “Duo Video of the Year” along with two other nominations. Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET to determine the winners.
Additional performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date. The awards show will be broadcast live on CMT from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THROWING A FREE KICK-OFF CONCERT DAY BEFORE THE BIG EVENT OPENS
NASHVILLE, TENN May 22, 2015 - The day before the gates open for this year’s 2015 Country Music Festival, CMA is throwing a free kick-off concert. The concert will be held at the Riverfront Stage on Wednesday, June 10 from 10:15 a.m. until 7 p.m.
“The CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert has been extremely popular with our fans and adds another day of free music to the event,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is just another way we can thank the local fans for supporting the Festival while also welcoming Country Music fans from around the country and world to Nashville.”
The kick-off event features SiriusXM Highway Finds artists, including A Thousand Horses, Greg Bates, Annie Bosko, Ruthie Collins, Jessie James Decker, Clare Dunn, Haley Georgia, Haley & Michaels, Sonia Leigh, LoCash, Jackson Michelson, Logan Mize, Jess Moskaluke, Old Dominion, James Otto, Outshyne, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Adam Sanders, Canaan Smith, Dallas Smith, and Sundy Best, and many, many others. Gates open at 9 a.m. for SiriusXM invited guests and 9:30 a.m. for the general public.
CMA FEST FAN FAVORITE - 25th CITY OF HOPE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME JUNE 13
Vince Gill poses with Carrie Underwood at City of Hope Celebrity Softball game in 2008.
NASHVILLE, TENN May 01, 2015 - PLAY BALL!!! Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Nashville actor and singer/songwriter Charles Esten, recent chart-topper Aaron Watson, American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina, singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsay Ell, Love and Theft, and Chuck Wicks are among those who will be suiting up this year for the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game.
The CMA Fest fan favorite event will take place June 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at the new First Tennessee Park in Nashville. The full line-up of artists joining the Grand Ole Opry and iHeartRadio teams will be revealed in coming weeks. City of Hope is an independent biomedical research institution and comprehensive cancer center. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
CMA MUSIC FEST NIGHTLY LP FIELD SCHEDULE SET NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2015 - The nightly schedule for performances at LP Field during CMA Music Festival is now posted at cmaworld.com. Artists confirmed to play the stadium were announced back in March, but the schedule wasn’t released at that time.
The event will be held June 11-14. Four-day tickets, which include access to the nightly concerts, are sold out.
LP FIELD NIGHTLY SCHEDULE:
Thursday, June 11: Alan Jackson, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean
Friday, June 12: The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Brice, Maddie & Tae, Randy Houser, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan
Saturday, June 13: Wynonna & The Big Noise, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town
Sunday, June 14: Neal McCoy, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley
GARY ALLAN TO LAUNCH CMA MUSIC FEST'S RIVERFRONT SHOWS
NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2015 - If you’re in Nashville for the 2015 CMA Music Festival, you won’t need an alarm clock to wake up on June 11. Because you’ll have Gary Allan instead. Fan favorite Gary Allan is set to launch this year’s set of Chevrolet Riverfront Stage shows during the 2015 CMA Music Festival. The singer-songwriter will jump start four days of music on Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. CT.The free Riverfront shows will take place from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day of the festival, which runs Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 in Nashville.
“Gary is extremely popular with our fans and I can’t think of a better artist to jump-start four days of non-stop, free music,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have an amazing lineup and when you consider that admission is free, there is no reason not to come down and enjoy everything this Festival has to offer.”
Katie Armiger will perform the National Anthem on opening day.
RIVERFRONT STAGE LINEUP SCHEDULE:
CMA FEST ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR BUDLIGHT PLAZA STAGE AND BELK PARK STAGE JUNE 11-14
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CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL TIME JUNE 11-15 2015
Artist Hunter Hayes (performing at 2015 CMA Fest) was on hand to display the new CMA Fest tee. NASHVILLE, TENN March 16, 2015 - During a press conference held March 13 at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe, The Country Music Association’s CEO Sarah Trahern revealed several enhancements to the upcoming CMA Music Festival for 2015.
In 2014, the event drew daily attendance of more than 80,000 fans, bringing in attendees from every state, as well as more than two dozen foreign countries. According to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., the direct visitor spending generated by the event was $39.3 million, and an estimated 150,000 hotel room nights. The average length of stay for attendees was up to 5.6 days in 2014, vs. 5.2 days in 2013.
Tickets for the nightly concerts at LP Field SOLD OUT in November, months before the talent lineup was revealed. However, there are abundant opportunities for music fans to hear new music from their favorite artists, with the CMA Music Festival boasting 11 music stages, including seven stages that will offer free music around downtown Nashville.
Performance lineups will soon be announced for the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, Bridgestone Arena Plaza Stage, Belk Park Stage, HGTV Lodge, Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe, Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage, and BMI Tailgate Party in coming weeks. CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14 in downtown Nashville. www.CMAFEST.com
ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS ADDED TO CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL LP FIELD STAGE
NASHVILLE, TENN April 8, 2015 - Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Maddie & Tae, and Chris Young have all been added to the star-packed lineup at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts.
They join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Wynonna & The Big Noise, and Zac Brown Band.
Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field sold out in November. However, there are countless free and low-cost entertainment options for fans during the CMA Music Festival. Seven free entertainment stages give fans an opportunity to choose their musical adventure, including the popular Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, which consistently fills the Cumberland riverbank each of the four days. CMA Music Festival takes place in Nashville, June 11-14, 2015.
TOP NEWS MAY 24, 2015
JANA KRAMER & MICHAEL CAUSSIN ARE MARRIED! NASHVILLE, TENN May 24, 2015 - Jana Kramer is a married woman again! The 31-year-old country singer and actress, best known for playing Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill, has wed her beau of nine months, football player Michael Caussin, 28. Her rep told E! News that two got married in a small ceremony in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday Mat 22. This marks the third marriage for Kramer, who was previously married to Michael Gambino in 2004 and to Johnathon Schaech from 2010 to 2011. She was also engaged to fellow country singer Brantley Gilbert before they called it quits in 2013.
WORLD 'MAKE MUSIC DAY' JUNE 21
NASHVILLE, TENN May 20, 2015 - Join us as we ring in the first day of summer with a FREE day of music on June 21st! We'll be celebrating Make Music Day alongside dozens of cities around the globe by packing out every corner of the city with free, live, outdoor music. It's an ambitious project in a city that's already overflowing with great music, but we love a good challenge! Help us make this day the best it can be.
Love playing music or have a sweet venue we can use? We need you! Head over to makemusicday.org/nashville to sign up and get involved. www.makemusicday.org/nashville
TAYLOR SWIFT NO. 1 ON MAXIM HOT 100 LIST NASHVILLE, TENN May 19, 2015 - Taylor Swift has grabbed the top spot for Maxim magazine's annual Hot 100 list, after she won 8 awards out of her 14 nominations at the recently held 2015 Billboards Music Awards.
STILL GOING! IF KENNY CHESNEY'S BUS COULD TALK "All Those Zeros Just Rolled Over"
“I always thought it was important, no matter what happened, to keep (our bus) Moby on the road. He’s seen it all — and it reminds me and the guys who’ve been here from the beginning where we came from,” Chesney said of the bus’ latest milestone. The odometer just rolled past the 1 million mile mark.
“Talk about heavy. We were on Interstate 64 headed west, just passing exit 24 — and all those zeros just rolled over. It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it — and the bank had no business lending me the money ‘cause all I owned was a little pickup and my guitar,” Chesney said. “But I knew if I owned my bus, we could keep doing this, keep bringing the music to the people.” Mission accomplished!
BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING DIES AT 89 IN LAS VEGAS NASHVILLE, TENN May 15, 2015 - Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night. He was 89. The Mississippi native's reign as "king of the blues" lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, influencing a generation of rock and blues musicians, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Sheryl Crow and John Mayer.
His life was the subject of the documentary "B.B. King: The Life of Riley," and the inspiration for the The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, which opened in 2008.
King's enduring legacy came from his refusal to slow down even after cementing his status as an American music icon. The iconic musician, along with his ever-present guitar Lucille, spent nearly 70 years thrilling audiences. We'll miss you B.B. and Lucille. God Speed.
GRAND OLE OPRY SLATES CMA FEST LINEUP NASHVILLE, TENN May 13, 2015 - Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, Del McCoury, Scotty McCreery, and more will hit the stage Tuesday, June 9, as the Opry kicks off its CMA Music Fest Week with two star-packed shows. This will be Underwood’s first performance at the Opry as a new mother.
The music is set to kick off earlier in the afternoon with a free Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana featuring Tyler Farr and Mo Pitney.
Additional Opry fun will happen later in the week with performers Joe Diffie, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Mickey Gilley, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Clare Bowen, and Mel Tillis.
Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through Dec. 15. Tickets and information are available at 800-SEE-OPRY and opry.com.
GRAND OLE OPRY SET FOR A "SALUTE THE TROOPS" CELEBRATION NASHVILLE, TENN May 6, 2015 - The Grand Ole Opry will honor the U.S. military on Tuesday, May 19 with a “Salute The Troops” celebration. Members of the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band and other honored soldiers will enter the Opry House via a red carpet. The public is invited to be part of the celebration by lining the carpet beginning at 5:45 p.m.
The performances will begin at 7 p.m. and will include Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, Craig Morgan, and others. The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band will also make a special appearance for the second time.
DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE 11th ANNUAL STARS FOR SECOND HARVEST JUNE 9th AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM
NASHVILLE, TENN April 30, 2015 - Dierks Bentley will headline the 11th annual Stars For Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The acoustic concert is presented by O’Charley’s and hosted by acclaimed hit songwriter Craig Wiseman. Joining Bentley will be Charles Esten (“Deacon Claybourne”) and Lennon and Maisy Stella (“Maddie and Daphne Conrad”) from ABC’s Nashville.
Proceeds from the concert benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in their efforts to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community. The “Nashville Cast VIP Experience” tickets will go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. for $250. The VIP tickets include premium seating, a meet and greet with Charles Esten, Lennon and Maisy and other performers, as well as a special gift bag. There are only 58 available with an 8 per person limit.
Concert tickets are now on sale for general admission ($35) and preferred seating ($55), plus applicable service charges. To purchase VIP or general admission tickets visit Ryman.com
DWIGHT YOAKAM ANNOUNCES NASHVILLE RYMAN CONCERT A SECOND SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED. NASHVILLE, TENN April 7, 2015 - Dwight Yoakam will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 at ticketmaster.com and ryman.com. Tickets range from $42.50 to $65.50. Each ticket purchase includes a download of Yoakam’s latest album Second Hand Heart, set for release April 14. Ticket sales are online only.
CMT MUSIC AWARDS DATE SET FOR JUNE 10 IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, TENN April 4, 2015 - The date has been set for the upcoming 2015 CMT Music Awards, which celebrates fan-favorite music videos from many of country music’s top artists. This year, the CMT Music Awards will be held Wednesday, June 10, with the show airing beginning at 7 p.m. CT. The show airs just before the kickoff for CMA Music Festival, which will bring multitudes of fans to downtown Nashville June 11-14. Performers and ticket on-sale dates for this year’s CMT Music Awards will be announced soon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STARS:
MAY BIRTHDAYS MAY 01 TIM MCGRAW MAY 02 TY HERNDON MAY 04 RANDY TAVIS MAY 05 TAMMY WYNNETTE 1942-1998 MAY 12 KIX BROOKS MAY 18 GEORGE STRAIT MAY 23 JEWEL MAY 24 BILLY GILMAN MAY 26 HANK WILLIAMS JR MAY 27 DON WILLIAMS MAY 30 WYNONNA JUDD
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WITH NELLY AND TLC TO PLAY NASHVILLE MAY 27
NASHVILLE, TENN January 30, 2015 - Boy-band forefathers New Kids On the Block will return to Nashville this spring, as their latest concert tour makes a stop at Bridgestone Arena on May 27. But the pop nostalgia doesn’t stop there. They’ll be joined by ‘90s R&B giants TLC (“Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs”), as well as pop-rap mainstay Nelly, who’s been known to collaborate with a Nashville star or two (Tim McGraw on “Over and Over Again” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” remix). Since reuniting in 2008, the New Kids have remained an in-demand arena act. This will be their third concert at Bridgestone since 2011. Tickets for the show are $29.50-$89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31 at Ticketmaster and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
STORME WARREN'S NASHVILLENAVY SHOW JUNE 9 UPDATE CMA FEST KICK-OFF SHOW AT LIMELIGHT CLUB NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, TENN May 12, 2015 - Storme Warren's NashvilleNavy fans, here is the final update for June 9 show at Limelight. We are thrilled to have Wade Hayes join the lineup! For those who come early to wait in line, Summer Mae will be performing in the parking lot at 3pm. Doors open at 4pm and Brother Trouble will kick off the pre-show! Showtime is 5pm with acoustic performances by our all-star lineup!
We have confirmed some surprise guests including a "rock star with a country soul" and a "rowdy country music duo!" I will never tell! Please note Lo Cash had a scheduling conflict and had to pull out. They were truly bummed about it, but we wish them well at their show in Indiana that night. Get your tickets at www.nashvillenavyparty.com under the events tab! — with Shelly Fairchild, Kimberly N Darryl Worley, Lauren Summer Shanklin, Julie Shanklin, Wade Hayes, Kelly Lena, Nancy B. Jeffares, Morris Thurman Jr., Danielle Peck, Ray Scott, Storme Warren and Taylor Lucci. www.nashvillenavy.com
"A NIGHT WITH LEGENDS" KICKS OFF CMA FEST JUNE 10 AT WILDHORSE SALOON Stars Will Shine Brightly On "A Night With Legends" Concert June 10 At The Wildhorse Saloon To Benefit The Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt NASHVILLE, TENN April 27, 2015 - The stars will shine brightly on Wednesday, June 10 as a line-up of country music legends assemble at the famous Wildhorse Saloon on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Artists confirmed to perform include The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, Larry Gatlin, The Bellamy Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Eddy Raven, T. Graham Brown, David Frizzell, Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart, Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas) and Exile. Long Island songstress Lisa Matassa, who recently recorded a duets album with each of these performers, will collaborate with various artists throughout the evening.
Tickets go on sale through TicketMaster on Wednesday, April 29 with prices ranging from $15 - $120; includes seating options from General Admission to Front Row. Doors open at 6 p.m. 650 WSM AM is the official Nashville radio partner with Bill Cody and Larry Gatlin serving as co-hosts, and Renegade Radio Nashville as official online radio partner.
NEW COUNTRY FAM JAM FESTIVAL NASHVILLE LAUNCHES JUNE 11-14 In partnership with iHeart Radio, Clear Channel, Outlaw Nation, Nashville Rising Star and Bright Star Foundation, the festival will boast a multitude of emerging artists and an impressive lineup of well-known acts. Wade Hayes, Ray Scott, Buddy Jewell, Tonya Watts, Bellamy Brothers, Darryl Worley, Andy Griggs, Jamie O’Neal, Ty Herndon, Doug Stone, Adley Stump, Mark Collie, David Ball and Anthony Smith will all be gracing the stages with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Country FanJam has 300 RV full hookup spaces available for any visitors that are planning to be in Nashville during this week. Tent camping with showers are available for Country FanJam ticket holders.
TICKETS: 4-Day Pass $100 1-Day Pass $35 RV Package $150 Per Night Country VIP $400 VIP 1-Day $100
Visit www.countryfanjam.com to buy tickets and/or reserve camping.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE ROLLING STONES NASHVILLE? Start saving up, Tennessee rock 'n' roll fans! Tomorrow, rock giants The Rolling Stones are expected to announce their first U.S. stadium tour since 2006. Sources close to the tour say that the jaunt will include a June 17 stop at LP Field, the Wednesday after both CMA Fest and Bonnaroo. The date not only marks the first Nashville Stones show since 2002, when the band played Bridgestone Arena (then known as Gaylord Entertainment Center), it also marks the first time a rock act has ever headlined the home of the Tennessee Titans. SOLD OUT!
CHARLIE DANIELS' VOLUNTEER JAM AUGUST 12 Jammin’ For A Good Cause NASHVILLE, TENN January 30, 2015 -Trace Adkins, Ted Nugent, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Colt Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys and Michael W. Smith have been added to the line-up of the Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, set for Aug. 12 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Previously announced performers include Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Outlaws and Lee Roy Parnell. The event benefits The Journey Home Project and The Predators Foundation. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
TIM MCGRAW PLAYS NASHVILLE 'SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR' AUG. 15 Tim McGraw has announced his first Nashville concert in six years will take place at Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 15. The show featuring “We Are Tonight” singer Billy Currington and newcomer Chase Bryant and is a stop on McGraw’s Shotgun Rider tour. McGraw’s single of the same name just reached the No. 1 summit of Billboard’s country airplay chart. Tickets for the TIM MCGRAW SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR 2015 with special guests Billy Currington and Chase Bryant will be on sale soon! Check back often for ticket info.
KELLY CLARKSON TOUR COMING TO MUSIC CITY SEPT. 5 Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is bringing her new tour to Nashville later this year. Clarkson announced her 36-city tour on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning. The tour is scheduled to stop at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville Sept. 5. Tickets to the show, which also features Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson, go on sale March 14 at 10 a.m. Presales for fan club members begin March 10. Clarkson’s latest album Piece by Piece was released Tuesday. For more information on Clarkson, visit her web site, KellyClarkson.com.
OOPS! JULIANNE HOUGH SUFFERS WARDROBE MALFUNCTION HOLLYWOOD, CA May 22, 2015 - Uh-oh! Julianne Hough experienced an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction while leaving a ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale after party…and paparazzi were on-hand to capture it on camera. Eeek! Aw! Julianne Hough, 26, just wanted to hold her boyfriend, Brooks Laich’s, hand! Unfortunately, grabbing for her man caused the Dancing With The Stars judge’s dress to completely shift…and she wasn’t wearing anything underneath the sheer ensemble.
TAYLOR SWIFT HEADLINED 'ROCK IN RIO' SHOW IN VEGAS
NASHVILLE, TENN May 17, 2015 - Taylor headlined Rock In Rio’s Pop Weekend show May 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada! She performed the entire 1989 set list, including an acoustic version of Wonderland which she hadn’t performed live yet. She also replaced All You Has To Do Was Stay with a duet of Tenerife Sea with Ed Sheeran!
Singers Tae Dye (L) and Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae perform onstage during day three of 2015 Stagecoach, California's Country Music Festival, at The Empire Polo Club on April 26, 2015 in Indio, California.
Recording Artists Phil Vasser joins John Rich and performs as Multi-award winning Country artist and long-time St. Jude supporter, John Rich, hosts the top 25 St. Jude Country Music Marathon fundraising Heroes at a private event at his Nashville residence, Mt. Richmore. Musical guests included Phil Vasser and Megan Mullins on April 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
WE LOVE THE LADIES OF SketchSHE Last time we checked in with the ladies of SketchSHE, they were lip syncing their way through the epic Queen classic, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Well, the beautiful Australian sketch trio is back and this time they've stepped up their game quite a bit. Instead of one song, they're lip syncing their way through some of history's most recognizable tunes. And instead of one outfit, they're dressing apropos to each song they happen to be performing at any given time. Those outfits they wear during the Gotye song almost make the song bearable to listen to. ALMOST.
Mime Through Time by SketchSHE
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
OFFICIAL VIDEO: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - "SUN DAZE"
Cole Swindell - Ain't Worth The Whiskey (Official Music Video)
MIRANDA LAMBERT "LITTLE RED WAGON" OFFICIAL VIDEO:
"Little Red Wagon" is available on Miranda Lambert's album, Platinum. Download or listen: iTunes.
ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES
ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES "COWBOY" VIDEO:
JESSICA LYNN OFFICIAL VIDEO:- Try - Live from "Jessica Lynn - Takin' Over - Live at the Paramount
TOP 10 MAY 10, 2015
1 KEITH URBAN - Raise 'Em Up f/Eric Church 2 TYLER FARR - A Guy Walks Into A Bar 3 BILLY CURRINGTON - Don't It 4 A THOUSAND HORSES - Smoke 5 FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE - Sippin' On Fire 6 DIERKS BENTLEY - Say You Do 7 KENNY CHESNEY - Wild Child w/Grace Potter 8 CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Little Toy Guns 9 EASTON CORBIN - Baby Be My Love Song 10 TIM MCGRAW - Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
HIPPIE HILL TO HOST AFTEROO JUNE 15-20, MURFREESBORO, TN
ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES JUNE 18 - 10PM NASHVILLE, TENN May 23, 2015 - Less than one day after thousands of festivalgoers sing along to the final chorus of “Piano Man” at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, another music event will kick off, held on the outskirts of Rutherford County at a place known as Hippie Hill. Now in its 13th year, the Hill’s annual Afteroo (Hippie’s “birthday bash”) will bring over 20 regional and national touring acts to Christiana, Tenn., on June 15–20, proving the party doesn’t have to stop after a weekend on “The Farm.” Here's the lineup:
Monday, June 15 5 p.m. Byron Rice’s Tree-o 7 p.m. WhiskeyHickon Boys 10 p.m. Indie on the Move winner
Tuesday, June 16 All Night Aubryn’s Songwriter Night
Wednesday, June 17 6 p.m. Stelle Amor Band 8 p.m. Nick Kane 10 p.m. All or Nothin’
Thursday, June 18 5 p.m. Stink Bamboo 7 p.m. Pocket Vinyl 8 p.m. Rachel Lipsky Band 10 p.m. ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES Midnight Runaway Home
Friday, June 19 5 p.m. Jacob Green 6 p.m. Husky Burnette 8 p.m. Pocket Vinyl 9 p.m. The Corbitt Brothers and Friends Midnight Ghost Gypsy Caravan
Saturday, June 20 Noon Jacob Green and the All-Star Jam 2 p.m. Pocket Vinyl 3 p.m. Osiella 5 p.m. Sugar Lime Blue 7 p.m. Hooteroll? 9 p.m. Rumpke Mountain Boys Midnight Clinch Mountain Mojo www.facebook/hippiehilltn
AND THE VOICE SEASON WINNER IS... NASHVILLE, TENN May 20, 2015 - SPOILER ALERT! And just like that, we have a winner! The Voice season eight ended in style Tuesday night with a star-studded two-hour finale. The episode was absolutely packed to the brim with amazing duets and killer performances from the final four and a ton of celebrity guests like Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor and so many more. But with the "instant save" no longer in play, who took home the trophy at the end of the night? Did America choose Koryn Hawthorne, Meghan Linsey, Sawyer Fredericks or Joshua Davis as the season eight champ?
Drum roll please...Sawyer Fredericks won! Congratulations to Sawyer, from Team Pharrell, who was officially crowned The Voice season eight winner after a season filled with ups, downs and incredible performances on NBC's hit singing competition series. Meghan Linsey came in second, with Joshua Davis in third and Koryn Hawthorne in fourth.
BRAD PAISLEY TO OPEN FOR ROLLING STONES IN NASHVILLE JUNE 17
NASHVILLE, TENN May 20, 2015 - The Rolling Stones announced late Tuesday that country superstar Brad Paisley will be their opening act at their upcoming Nashville show. The performance, which is part of the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour, is set for June 17 at 8 p.m. at LP Field with the gates opening at 6 p.m. The first stop of the tour will be in San Diego on May 24. It will be the first time the legendary rock band has played in North American stadiums since their “A Bigger Bang Tour” in 2007.
TAYLOR DOMINATES BILLBOARD AWARDS
Musician Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her eight Billboard Music Awards; Swift won Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for '1989,' Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for 'Shake It Off,' and Billboard Chart Achievement Award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TAYLOR SWIFT WINS EIGHTS BILLBOARD AWARDS NASHVILLE, TENN May 18, 2015 - Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event. Swift also won top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top female artist Sunday night.
Recording artist Taylor Swift accepts the Top Artist award onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Swift owned the night with wins for top Hot 100 artist and the fan-voted artist achievement award. Swift kissed her rumored boyfriend Calvin Harris on the cheek and gave him a hug at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift, who sat next to the DJ-producer-singer, kicked off the awards by debuting her action-filled music video for "Bad Blood," which stars Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham and showcases Swift as a fighting vixen.
The video opened with Swift and Gomez fighting men in an office and then fighting each other. It ended with Swift's and Gomez's armies going head to head. Other stars in the clip included Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Alba and Ellie Goulding, and Hayley Williams of Paramore.
Swift swapped her first two verses with new ones from rapper Kendrick Lamar for "Bad Blood," a song rumored to be about Swift's friendship with Perry. "I am so excited I got to show the world," Swift told the audience. "Oh, this is such a good night!" she said after winning the top prize, besting One Direction, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Katy Perry. "Early this morning I watched my brother Austin graduate from Notre Dame ... (and) to anyone who's graduating this year ... this is for you."
Singer Taylor Swift accepts the Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CONGRATULATIONS CLARK BECKHAM OF WHITE HOUSE, TN ON A GOOD RUN. SEE YOU DOWN THE ROAD.
'AMERICAN IDOL' CROWNS 14th CHAMPION NICK FRADIANI WINS AMERICAN IDOL NUMBER 14. CLARK BECKHAM RUNNER-UP
NASHVILLE, TENN May 14, 2015 - Wednesday's American Idol season-14 finale opened with finalists Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani singing "Centuries" alongside Fall Out Boy. But only one can go down in history as the next American Idol — although being remembered for centuries might be a tad optimistic.
TWO HOURS OF STAR-STUDDED ENTERTAINMENT BEFORE THE FINAL RESULTS But of course, before Ryan Seacrest got to the results, American Idol packed in two hours of exciting performances with season-14 contestants, judges and huge stars from the music industry.
After one last commercial break, it was time to get down to business. For the final time this season, Seacrest opened the results envelope, and the lights dimmed. Nick Fradiani became the fourteenth American Idol, with Clark Beckham as the runner-up. Fradiani was joined by the rest of the top-12 contestants, and Fradiani accepted his trophy. Fradiani was speechless as Seacrest congratulated him. Then he closed out the show with his debut single "Beautiful Life" as the confetti fell.
STEVEN TYLER RELEASES FIRST COUNTRY SINGLE NASHVILLE, TENN May 14, 2015 - Love Is Your Name, the first country single Steven Tyler, begins with the downward strum of an autoharp.
The stringed instrument, rarely heard on country records these days, is often associated with the Carter Family's Mother Maybelle Carter and her daughter June Carter Cash. For the Aerosmith frontman, though, there's another association: The Lovin' Spoonful.
"When I was a kid, I used to go down and see those guys; they had a huge hit with Do You Believe in Magic," Tyler says. With other songs, most notably Nashville Cats, the '60s folk-rock group helped young rock fans of that generation think differently about country music.
Tyler, who has signed with Nashville's Big Machine Label Group to record a country solo album, says he was already into the music. The singer's lifelong infatuation with country music began when he stole the Everly Brothers singles that belonged to his older sister. Around that same time, he turned a long wire into a radio antenna up an apple tree near his house and began picking up the signal from a country station in Ft. Wayne, Ind. "That's how I grew up listening to all that stuff," says the singer, who counts the Everlys, Patsy Cline and Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks among his early country favorites.
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard - It's All Going to Pot Preview Video:
NASHVILLE, TENN April 20, 2015 - Country legends outlaws Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a new album in 2015. The first single from their Django And Jimmie record, along with a music video, was recently premiered by Conan O’Brien. The song 'It’s All Going To Pot' was released today, April 20th – appropriate since 4/20 is an informal holiday for users of marijuana. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s new album is set to be released on June 2nd.
WELL, 'ROLL ME UP AND SMOKE ME SOMETIME' WILLIE NELSON LAUNCHING MARIJANA BRAND 'WILLIE'S RESERVE' NASHVILE, TENN April 21, 2015 - Willie gets the last laugh. If you can't beat 'em join 'em. Willie Nelson was celebrating April 20, the biggest day of the year for marijuana smokers in the U.S., with a green new business venture.
The country music superstar and cannabis connoisseur announced plans to roll out his own personal brand of commercial marijuana in Colorado and Washington, two states that have legalized the drug for recreational use, according to the Associated Press. The 81-year-old Nelson has long publicly advocated for, and indulged in, the drug. He said he hopes the weed, called Willie’s Reserve, will be the “best on the market,” the news service said.
NEW FESTIVAL: PILGTIMAGE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL SEPT. 26-27 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival SEPT. 26-27 Franklin, TN Just 22 miles South of Nashville VISIT: www.pilgrimagefestival.com NASHVILLE, TENN April 22, 2015 Like most great ideas, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival was inspired by friendship, history, and the desire to create a meaningful experience. Two years ago, Musician and Franklin, TN resident Kevin Griffin was on a September morning jog through The Park at Harlinsdale, a century-old horse farm recently purchased by the City of Franklin. Kevin was so taken by the rolling hills, natural amphitheaters, and breathtaking vistas of the 230-acre farm, he envisioned it as a natural fit for a music festival venue. Considering Franklin’s place, Kevin wanted people to understand the beauty and rustic quality of Middle Tennessee in the fall, and with the blessing of the City, began to dream up a music festival to do it justice.
Partnered with lifelong buddies and fellow New Orleanians W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, the trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, tailoring the best elements to Franklin– a richly historic town just 30 minutes south of Nashville. Like Jazz Fest, Pilgrimage will take place during the day, and offer a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more. Performing on patina-clad stages reflecting the area’s aesthetic, many bands will “crank it down” and give a partly acoustic set specifically tailored to the day. Moreover, the fest will boast “Pilgri-mashups,” pairing artists together for special one-time collaborations on stage. The Little Pilgrims Stage will be more than a kids’ play area; it will feature a line-up of talented young musicians in their own right, to inspire and entertain kids and adults alike.
The region’s best food and drink will be on display at the Kitchen and Sippin’ stages at scheduled times throughout the weekend, and carefully selected food and merchant vendors will be featured in the Bazaar. When performances wrap at 7:30pm each day, guests can conveniently head back into the heart of downtown Franklin, within walking distance from the Park at Harlinsdale, to imbibe the best of the town’s restaurants, shops, and great weekend lineup of nighttime shows.
Ultimately, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival invites folks of all ages on a journey to experience a myriad of musical styles, a bevy of food and beverages, and the rich regional spirit of Franklin, TN. VISIT: www.pilgrimagefestival.com
AMERICAN IDOL ENDING AFTER 15TH SEASON. SO NEXT YEAR THAT'S ALL FOLKS! NASHVILLE, TENN May 14, 2015 - The show that became a pop culture sensation and made Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery Country stars is coming to an end. It was announced today that American Idol will be coming to an end after next year’s 15th season.
AMERICAN IDOL will begin its 15th – and final – season this January on FOX. A season-long celebratory event, AMERICAN IDOL XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final IDOL superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLs.
Over the years Idol has had a big impact on Country music. Two of its champions have gone to be huge stars, Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery. Another former champion Kelly Clarkson has Country connections, especially now that Reba McEntire is her Mother-In-Law. We can’t forget alums Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina either.
It’s been a great run for American Idol. You can expect it to go out with a bang at the end of next season!
TAYLOR SWIFT ARRIVES IN TOKYO KICKS OFF 1989 WORLD TOUR
NASHVILLE, TENN May 6, 2015 - Taylor was spotted arriving at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Swift was mobbed by Fans at Tokyo Airport. The singer reportedly caused flight delays. As usual, Taylor took photos and greeted the fans who were waiting for her. Her 1989 World Tour begins Tuesday May 5 in Tokyo, Japan. After two shows in Tokyo, Swift will do shows in the U.S.(Bossier City, LA), Great Britain, Ireland and more cities around Europe before heading to Canada.
Taylor kicked off the 1989 World Tour at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan May5. She played an incredible show in front of a sold out crowd of 50,000 fans.
KENNY CHESNEY, JASON ALDEAN TOURS COLLIDE
NASHVILLE, TENN May 6, 2015 - Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean launched the first night of their stadium-sized string of a dozen summer tour dates on Saturday, May 2 at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium, as Chesney’s The Big Revival 2015 Tour collided with Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour. The new home of the San Francisco 49ers, which has hosted everything from hockey to wrestling to soccer since opening its doors some nine months ago, held its first-ever live-music event on Saturday May 2.
For hour after hour, Chesney and Aldean sailed through their respective sets of country hits. Fans welcomed the return of Aldean for an extended encore that included “Hurt So Good” and “The Only Way I Know.”
“I know it’s gonna be rockin’ any time we come to the Bay area,” said Chesney, who announced the 49ers’ fourth round NFL draft earlier in the day. “Maybe it’s the year away, maybe it was the full moon… But the crowd at Levi’s Stadium was one of the best crowds we’ve played to ever. They brought it hard, pushed us in the best way—and really took me and the band up with their singing, their cheering, their energy.”
Upcoming combined show stops include Dallas (May 16), Green Bay, Wis. (June 20), Seattle (June 27), Minneapolis (July 18), Pasadena, Calif. (July 25), Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 1), Denver (Aug. 8), E. Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 15), and Boston (Aug. 28).
ERIC CHURCH ADDS SECOND SHOW TO ASCEND AMPHITHEATER OPENING JULY 30. FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT IN 5 MINUTES. SECOND SHOW IS JULY 31
NASHVILLE, TENN May 01, 2015 - After announcing a rare solo performance opening Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater show one week ago for Thursday, July 30, ticket on-sales this week swiftly sold out in less than five minutes – too quick, actually, for many of the Church Choir to secure seats.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t listen to my fans, and this time they spoke up loud and clear. I am keeping with the tradition of The Outsiders Tour in that no show will be the same, but I am adding a second night to ensure we can get all our friends in for this performance.” - EC The second show at Ascend will be Friday, July 31st. The Church Choir pre-sale for this show will be at 10am CST on 5/5, Tickets go on sale at 10am CST on May 7.
TYLER FARR WALKS INTO A BAR AND IS CELEBRATING NASHVILLE, TENN May 01, 2015 - Tyler Farr is in the middle of a jam-packed release week celebrating his new album, Suffer In Peace. The Missouri native performed an intimate concert for CMT’s Listen Up and visited NBC’s Today this week, where hosts surprised him with a plaque to commemorate the RIAA Gold certification of the album’s lead single “A Guy Walks Into A Bar.”
GARTH ANNOUNCES EIGHT SHOWS ON SALE AT ONE TIME FOR HOUSTON, TEXAS NASHVILLE, TENN April 29, 2015 - Toyota Center is excited to welcome Garth Brooks’ World Tour to Houston on June 26th & 27th and July 3rd & 4th! It is the electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force and #1 Selling Solo Artist in U.S. history. Garth is making his first appearance in Houston in over 17 years!
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 - 7 PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 26 - 10:30 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 27 - 7 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 27 - 10:30 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 3 - 7 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 3 - 10:30 PM, SATURDAY, JULY 4 - 7 PM, SATURDAY, JULY 4 - 10:30 PM. Tickets on sale May 8th at 10:00am CST. Online at HoustonToyotaCenter.com/Garth or by phone at 1-844-63-GARTH (1-844-634-2784) beginning May 8th at 10 a.m. Toyota Center Box Office beginning May 11th at 9 a.m. Tickets: $61.18 + $5.05 tax + $8.75 service charge = $74.98
ANOTHER SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED TO KNOXVILLE, TN - MAY 28 7:30 PM
GARTH ADDS 4th CONCERT TO KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE WORLD TOUR STOP NASHVILLE, TENN April 26, 2015 - Country music singer Garth Brooks has added third and fourth shows in Knoxville during his world tour, one on Thursday, May 28, and one on Saturday, May 31. Garth Brooks and his wife, country music start Trisha Yearwood, will perform at the Thompson-Boling Arena May 28-31 at 7:30 p.m. There will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or outlets. Tickets can only be purchased online or by calling 1-844-442-7842. Only Thursday tickets are currently available online. All other concerts have sold out. Tickets will be $74.98, including a $5.75 service charge. This is the country music star’s first performance in Knoxville in 18 years.
ERIC CHURCH WILL LAUNCH FIRST SHOW AT THE NEW ASCEND RIVERFRONT AMPHITHEATER IN NASHVILLE
The opening celebration will also include a concert from classic rock bands Earth, Wind and Fire, with Chicago, on Aug. 1.
ERIC CHURCH JULY 30-31 ASCEND AMPHITHEATER - TICKETS TICKETMASTER A second show at Ascend will be Friday, July 31st. The Church Choir pre-sale for this show will be at 10am CST on 5/5, Tickets go on sale at 10am CST on May 7. NASHVILLE, TENN April 24, 2014 - Eric Church will help launch Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater, located at Riverfront Park, with a solo acoustic performance on July 30. Tickets for Church’s show will go on sale April 30, at 10 a.m. The concert, as well as the full fall 2015 music lineup for the amphitheater, was announced by Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation during a press conference Thursday morning in Nashville.
“The newest addition to Music City’s live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents what’s great about Music City,” Mayor Dean said. “His songs can’t be confined to just one genre; he draws from country, rock and other types of music that help make the scene here in Nashville so vibrant and eclectic.”
The 6,800 capacity amphitheater will feature a large 100 foot by 60 foot stage providing panoramic views and terrific sight-lines from every seat in the venue. It will be part of the 10-acre Riverfront Park, which also opens on July 30. On Aug. 2, an open house will be held at the park and Ascend Amphitheater from 1-5 p.m., featuring behind-the-scenes tours and performances from local bands.
The amphitheater will also serve as an outdoor home for the Nashville Symphony, with the symphony’s first full season at the amphitheater beginning in 2016. Riverfront Park will include 10 acres of gardens, 1 mile of paths, a 13,000-square-foot dog park, two half-court basketball courts, exercise facilities, and more.
Riverfront Park and the amphitheater will also become the new home for Music City’s biggest events, including the annual July 4th celebration, “Let Freedom Sing.” In addition the New Year’s Eve event will also attempt to incorporate use of the space.
HERE'S THE FULL 2015 FALL MUSIC SEASON LINEUP JULY 30-31 - Eric Church AUG. 01 - Earth, Wind, & Fire; and Chicago AUG. 04 - Phish AUG. 05 - Jill Scott AUG. 07 - Counting Crows, Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown AUG. 08 - Steely Dan and Elvis Costello AUG. 09 - The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson AUG. 14 - NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb and Colony House AUG. 15 - Idina Menzel AUG. 16 - Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick AUG. 18 - Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon AUG. 22 - Australian Pink Floyd with LedZepplin2 Aug. 28 - Old Crow Medicine Show AUG. 29 - Under The Sun Tour SEP. 01 - ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke SEP. 5-6 - Widespread Panic SEP. 19 - Americanafest on the Riverfront SEP. 23 - Daryl Hall and John Oates OCT. 02 - Lynyrd Skynyrd OCT. 08 - Chris Tomlin OCT. 10 - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Lake Street Drive For ticketing information visit www.ticketmaster.com
MIRANDA LAMBERT'S FALL TOUR 'LADIES NIGHT OUT' NASHVILLE, TENN May 02, 2015 - Miranda Lambert is leading an all-female line-up this fall, on her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour.
The reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year recently thrilled audiences across the country with her Certified Platinum Tour, including her sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
On the upcoming outing, she will be joined again by RaeLynn, whose gold-certified single “God Made Girls” made her a fan favorite on Lambert’s recent tour. Also performing on select dates will be Ashley Monroe, whose new single “On To Something Good” follows her No. 1 duet with Blake Shelton, “Lonely Tonight.” Rounding out the bill are exciting new faces Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole. RaeLynn and Dunn were named to MusicRow’s 2015 Next Big Thing list.
Lambert says, “I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now. I’ve taken girls on tour for a long time and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform.” Complete list of tour dates at mirandalambert.com.
BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING IN HOSPICE AT HIS LAS VEGAS HOME NASHVILLE, TENN May 02, 2015 - 89-year-old musician Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He has released more than 50 albums and sold millions of records worldwide. His guitar, famously named Lucille, has soared and wailed in songs ranging from “Every Day I Have the Blues” to “When Love Comes to Town” to “The Thrill is Gone.” GOD SPEED B.B. KING
GARTH BROOKS ANNOUNCES BIRMINGHAM
GARTH TO TAMPA! Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood World Tour announces Tampa June 5-6. Amalie Arena (formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum) Tampa, FL. Official tickets go on sale Friday, April 10th at 10:00am ET.
TAYLOR SWIFT AND SAM SMITH LEAD TOP NOMINATIONS FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2015 - Taylor Swift and Sam Smith lead the list of finalists for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. Swift tops the nominations with 14 nominations in 13 categories. She is followed by Smith with 13 nominations, Iggy Azalea (12) and Meghan Trainor (nine).
Florida Georgia Line earned a nod in the all-genre Top Duo/Group category. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, and Blake Shelton earned nominations in the Top Country Artist category. In the Top Christian Artist category, nominations went to Casting Crowns, Hillsong United, Lecrae, MercyMe, and Newsboys.
The Top Country Album category nominees include Old Boots, New Dirt (Aldean), Man Against Machine (Garth Brooks), Crash My Party (Bryan), Just As I Am (Gilbert), and Platinum (Miranda Lambert). Top Christian Album nods went to Anomaly (Lecrae), Thrive (Casting Crowns), Welcome to the New (MercyMe), Rivers in the Wasteland (NEEDTOBREATHE), and Love Ran Red (Chris Tomlin).
Top Country Song nominees included Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down,” Bryan’s “Play It Again,” Sam Hunt‘s “Leave The Night On,” FGL (ft. Luke Bryan)’s “This Is How We Roll,” and FGL’s “Dirt.”
Carrie Underwood earned a nomination in the Top Christian Song category for “Something in the Water,” alongside Francesca Battistelli‘s “He Knows My Name,” Hillsong United’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” MercyMe’s “Greater,” and Newsboys’ “We Believe.”
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions. The awards are based on the period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. The measurements are recorded by Billboard, Nielsen Music, and Next Big Sound. The Billboard Music Awards airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, from 8-11pm ET on ABC.
COUNTRY MUSIC'S FINEST TURN OUT FOR GALA OPENING GEORGE JONES MUSEUM
NASHVILLE, TENN April 26, 2015 - Some of the biggest stars in country music turned out for a red carpet event Thursday, April 23, to commemorate the grand opening of the George Jones Museum, celebrating the life and work of one of the icons of country music. More than 800 people turned out for the gala event. Among those seen walking the red carpet were Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, T. Graham Brown, John Rich, T.G. Sheppard, Dierks Bentley, and Lorrie Morgan. Country music great Jan Howard strolled the museum and shared first-hand stories of the years she knew Jones. But the biggest star of the evening was Jones himself and a musical legacy spanning more than 50 years.
Spanning more than 44,000 square feet, the George Jones Museum features exhaustive displays of memorabilia and photos, video displays and interactive experiences. The museum also includes a 40-seat, rocking chair theatre that shows clips from Jones’s television broadcasts, concert appearances, and interviews. In addition to the displays of Jones memorabilia and history in the museum and a lobby gift shop, the George Jones Museum includes two restaurants, a public exhibition space and event center, and a roof-top bar that overlooks the Cumberland River and LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.
The museum opened to the public Friday, April 24. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-15. The George Jones Museum is located at 128 Second Avenue North, just one block off of Broadway. For more information, please visit www.georgejonesmueum.com.
TOBY KEITH'S NEW ALBUM '35 MPH TOWN' FULL SPEED AHEAD! Keith’s new album is titled ’35 MPH Town,’ and it’s his 18th record. NASHVILLE, TENN April 19, 2015 - Toby Keith, hitmaker of such songs like ‘Red Solo Cup,’ ‘Who’s Your Daddy’ and ‘Made in America,’ is releasing a new album, ’35 MPH Town,’ which he announced on Oct. 14. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide, Keith is a fan favorite country star, and this forthcoming disc is highly anticipated by all who love the 53-year-old singer. His last studio album, ‘Drinks After Work,’ held nine tracks that he wrote or co-wrote and spawned two singles, ‘Drinks After Work’ and ‘Shut Up and Hold On.’ No word yet when album will be available.
TAYLOR SWIFT LEADS THE PACK WITH FOURTEEN BILLBOARD NOMINATIONS NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2015 - The nominees for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed, and Taylor leads the pack with fourteen nominations.
Including ones for “Top Artist,” “Top 200 Album,” and “Top Social Artist.” The ceremony will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17th at 8PM ET. Make sure to tune in! TAYLOR SWIFT 14 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS Top Artist Top Female Artist Top Billboard 200 Album (1989) Top Hot 100 Song (“Shake It Off”) Top Billboard 200 Artist Top Hot 100 Artist Top Digital Songs Artist Top Radio Songs Artist Top Social Artist Top Streaming Artist Top Digital Song (“Shake It Off”) Top Digital Song (“Blank Space”) Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Shake It Off”) Billboard Chart Achievement Award
HANK WILLIAMS JR. PLAYS FREE CONCERT FOR NRA ON BROADWAY
The crowd stretched down Lower Broadway for more than a city block. 100,000 Country music fans, beer drinkers and gun owners as far as the eye could see.
NASHVILLE, TENN April 13, 2015 – It was Hank Williams Jr.'s kind of crowd. The rowdy country music mainstay helped the National Rifle Association close out Friday's convention activities in Nashville by headlining "NRA Country Jam." While he's been known to speak his mind in the past, Williams let his songs do the talking on Friday.
"I'll keep my freedom/ I'll keep my guns," he proclaimed on "Keep the Change," and the audience members hooted their approval.
At one point, the avid hunter traded his cowboy hat for an NRA ballcap. He mentioned that it was his first concert of 2015, and while he turns down many offers, playing for the NRA was "a no-brainer." Though some were wearing their NRA convention laminates, a free concert from Williams appeared to be the main event for much of the crowd on Broadway.
He stayed on stage for nearly two hours, delving into his outlaw hits, songs by his famous father, and several hard-rocking covers — including "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent, who's set to appear at the convention on Sunday. The concert closed, of course, with Williams' best-known tune: "Family Tradition."
Friday's concert also featured opening sets from Nashville artists Colt Ford and Sunny Sweeney.
GARTH BRINGING WORLD TOUR TO TENNESSEE NASHVILLE, TENN April 16, 2015 - Garth Brooks has announced he will be bringing his world tour to Knoxville, Tennessee for the first time in 18 years. Trisha Yearwood will also be part of the shows that will take place at the Thompson Boling Arena on Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30. Both shows are scheduled to start at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 24th at 10:00 AM EST. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase and tickets can only be be purchased at www.KnoxvilleTickets.com/Garth or 1-844-4GarthB (1-844-442-7842). No tickets will be sold at the venue box office or outlets on April 24th. Tickets will cost $69.23 plus a $5.75 service charge for a total of $74.98.
'LIVE ON THE GREEN' MUSIC FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED NASHVILLE, TENN April 17, 2015 - Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, has announced the return of the Live On The Green Music Festival to Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville. In its seventh year, the free-to-the-public event will take place on Thursday nights, Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3. There will be a weekend finale on Sept. 10, 11, and 12. The official artist lineup will be revealed on June 24. That is also the date that VIP tickets and packages will go on sale. Fans are promised many improvements to the festival sites and entertainment. For more information, visit www.liveonthegreen.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT REVEALS THAT HER MOTHER HAS CANCER
NASHVILLE, TENN April 9, 2015 - "I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private." Taylor Swift told her followers Thursday that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has cancer.
The pop star wrote a Tumblr post explaining that she had asked her mom to get a health screening for Christmas. “The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer,” Swift said in the post. “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.” Swift added that it was important to her mom that her fans knew as well.
“She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle.” Praying for you and your Mom Taylor.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON HONORED BY MUSICIANS, SONGWRITERS
Musician Kris Kristofferson performs during Skyville Live on April 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. NASHVILLE, TENN April 8, 2015 - Musicians and songwriters gathered Tuesday night in Nashville to honor Country Music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson. Country megastars Lady Antebellum, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, Grammy nominee Brandy Clark and Raul Malo from the Grammy Award-winning group The Mavericks were on hand to sing Kristofferson’s songs along with some of their own. Kristofferson sang “Help Me Make it Through the Night” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” among others.
The Lady Antebellum trio say they jumped at the chance to play with Kristofferson. “To be able to stand on stage and watch Kris Kristofferson sing his songs, to be able to sing harmonies on his songs and sing some of the verses of his songs, I think it’s a bucket list night for us,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. The event was hosted by Skyville, the new online music series, and streamed live online at SkyvilleLive.com.
Musicians Kris Kristofferson, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood (Lady A), Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and Brandy Clark perform during Skyville Live on April 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
The Oak Ridge Boys will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame... Class of 2015! NASHVILLE, TENN March 26, 2015 - The Country Music Association announced three new artists to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Ed Brown and the Browns will be inducted in the Veteran’s Era category. The late Grady Martin will be inducted as a Recording and/or Touring Musician active prior to 1980. The Oak Ridge Boys will be the 2015 inductee in the Modern Era category.
These artists will be inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater later this year. 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.
MEGHAN TRAINOR RIDES HER 'MTRAIN TOUR' TO THE RYMAN AUG. 15 NASHVILLE, TENN March 17, 2015 Meghan Trainor announced her summer MTRAIN Tour today (March 16), including an Aug. 15 stop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. This is good news for Music City fans who didn’t score a ticket to this Friday night’s (March 20) show at The Cannery Ballroom, the last stop on her sold out That Bass Tour, which is her very first outing.
The MTRAIN Tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, kicks off Friday, July 3 in Atlantic City, NJ and has stops scheduled through Sept. 6 in nearly 30 major markets across the country. English trio Life of Dillon, currently riding the charts with debut single “Overload,” will open. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 20 at www.livenation.com.
DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL 'DARIUS RUCKER & FRIENDS BENEFIT NASHVILLE, TENN March 13, 2015 - For a sixth year, Darius Rucker will host his “Darius Rucker and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville. The event is set for Monday, June 8 at the Wildhorse Saloon, and will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. An exclusive pre-sale for Rucker’s fan club members began March 11, and general on sale purchases will begin on Friday, March 13 at 11 a.m. Prices begin at $35 for General Admission, and extend to $100 for VIP tables. Tickets are available through the Wildhorse Saloon box office, wildhorsesaloon.com, and dariusrucker.com.
SHANIA TWAIN ANNOUNCES NEW, "LAST TOUR" AND NASHVILLE IS JULY 31 ‘It Really Is a Rock Meets Country Show’ NASHVILLE, TENN March 4, 2015 - Shania Twain dropped two bombshell bits of news this morning. First: "I'm finally, after 11 years, going back on tour," Twain proudly told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. "It's been a long time." Second: "This is going to be a big tour for me because it's going to be my last. This is my last tour. I'm going to make the most of it. Let's put it that way." She said it was a "celebration tour" after finishing up her two-year Las Vegas residency. "I feel like I'm ready to hang my hat up in that regard. I just really want to go out with a bang."
Twain promised that the show in Vegas was designed specifically for that show and she says this new tour will be custom-made. "it's going to be a ... rocking show." It'll start in Seattle in June and includes 48 cities.
"I should just do 50 because I'm 50 this year," joked Twain, whose birthday is Aug. 28. It's called the Rock This Country tour, she says, "but it's the after-party tour." Twain also said she's working on new music for an album, but is focusing on getting on the road first. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 10 or March 13, depending on the city—see Shania Twain’s website for details. www.shaniatwain.com
ROLLING STONES TO PLAY NASHVILLE LP FIELD JUNE 17 NASHVILLE, TENN April 1, 2015 - NO JOKE! The Rolling Stones officially announced March 31 they will play Nashville’s LP Field Wednesday, June 17 in the middle of a 15-city Zip Code Tour. This is the first time the band has not only played North American stadiums since 2007, but the first time they have played Nashville since 2002. The concert will take place three days after the CMA Music Festival wraps.
To prepare, the legendary band will re-release the classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers with Universal Music on May 25, featuring previously unreleased material and re-workings in a variety of formats.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will begin the outing in San Diego on May 24 and extend it through July 15 in Quebec. Tickets, ranging in price from $65-$350, will become available at 10 a.m. local, Monday, April 13 at rollingstones.com/tickets. American Express cardholders will have early access from April 8-12. Additional pre-sales and packages are expected.
OLD CONVENTION CENTER WILL BE THE 'GATEWAY TO BROADWAY' BIG CHANGES COMING TO BROADWAY AT 5TH AVE.
ARTIST DRAWING OF THE NEW LOOK OF DOWNTOWN BROADWAY AND 5TH AVE. NASHVILLE, TENN March 28, 2015 - The 6.2-acre old Nashville Convention Center property between Broadway and Commerce at Fifth Avenue is set to change bigtime. The $400 million public-private project includes: • 205,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment uses; • About 350 apartments; • 300,000 square feet of Class A office space; • The National Museum for African American Music; • A 781-space underground public parking garage. • Estimated over 2,000 new jobs downtown.
BLUEGRASS NIGHTS RETURN TO THE THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE, TENN February 25, 2015 - Ryman Auditorium announced its line-up for the 2015 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. CMA Air Personality of the Year award winner Eddie Stubbs will once again host each show of the series.
The annual series has taken place for more than two decades, featuring the very best in bluegrass. Individual tickets and series passes are on sale now. Series passes are $145.50 for all six shows through Feb. 28, 2015 (passes increase to $155.50 on March 1). Individual show tickets are $28.50. Tickets are available at the Ryman box office, online at ryman.com/bluegrass, or by calling 615-458-BLUE.
2015 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Schedule June 25 - Vince Gill July 02 - The Del McCoury Band July 09 - Hot Rize July 16 - Dailey & Vincent July 23 - Robert Earl Keen with The SteelDrivers July 30 - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
MARTINA MCBRIDE TO 'LET FREEDOM SING!' IN NASHVILLE JULY 4 NASHVILLE, TENN February 24, 2015 - Martina McBride is slated to headline Nashville’s annual Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! concert. The lineup will also include Mikky Ekko and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The event will include live music and family activities throughout the afternoon and evening, with the headlining concert to be followed by a choreographed fireworks display.
In 2014, Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! generated $7.63 million in direct visitor spending, and brought in an estimated 284,000 people to view the concert and fireworks display. This year’s “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!” is presented by Dr Pepper and is sponsored by Anderson Benson Insurance, Budweiser, Bud Light, Carl Black Chevrolet, Durango Boots and Jack Daniel’s.
NEW EVENT: COUNTRY FANJAM ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS FOR JUNE 11-14 LINEUP NASHVILLE, TENN February 13, 2015 - Country FanJam is coming to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, June 11-14. Lindsey Cardinale is among the first artists to be announced, along with Wade Hayes, Ray Scott and Buddy Jewell! More performers will be announced soon. Keep checking www.CountryFanJam.com for details!
KELLY CLARKSON TOUR COMING TO MUSIC CITY SEPT. 5 NASHVILLE, TENN March 4, 2015 - Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is bringing her new tour to Nashville later this year. Clarkson announced her 36-city tour on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning. The tour is scheduled to stop at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville Sept. 5. Tickets to the show, which also features Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson, go on sale March 14 at 10 a.m. Presales for fan club members begin March 10. Clarkson’s latest album Piece by Piece was released Tuesday. For more information on Clarkson, visit her web site, KellyClarkson.com.
FONTANEL NASHVILLE REVEALS SUMMER LINEUP - NEW SPONSORS NASHVILLE, TENN February 20, 2015 - AEG Live and Fontanel Attractions have announced two new sponsorship partnerships, leading into the 2015 summer concert series at the amphitheater. Carl Black Chevy has signed on to be the name in title sponsor of the 4,500 capacity amphitheater located just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. The venue will now be called the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater.
All shows performed at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater this summer will be a part of the Holiday Inn® Concert Series. This sponsorship precedes additional collaboration between Fontanel and the iconic Holiday Inn brand, which will soon jointly celebrate the groundbreaking of a new hotel, The Lodge at Fontanel, a Holiday Inn Resort. This 150-room resort property is expected to open in 2017.
HOLIDAY INN CONCERT SERIES INCLUDE: John Fogerty – May 3 (on sale March 6 at 10 a.m.) The Doobie Brothers & Jerrod Niemann – May 9 (on sale March 13 at 10 a.m.) Lindsey Stirling – June 23 (on sale TBD) Last Summer On Earth Tour feat. Barenaked Ladies & Violent Femmes – July 13 (on sale Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.) Damien Rice – Aug. 16 (on sale March 6 at 12 p.m.) Additional shows for the Holiday Inn Concert Series at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater will be announced in the upcoming weeks. To purchase tickets, please visit woodsamphitheater.com.
WHERE THE STARS WILL SHINE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
APR. 10 HANK WILLIAMS JR. APPEARING DOWNTOWN ON BROADWAY This is going to be part of the NRA convention in Nashville. They will be doing a free show to the public on Broadway in Nashville and Rocking Randall is the closer. Colt Ford also appearing.
APR. 11 Shady Cove Resort & TIKI Season Opener with The Mystery Cowboys 7:00 pm. Castalian Springs, TN.
APR. 11 RONNIE MCDOWELL at Gallatin, TN Palace Theatre 7pm.
APR. 11 NRA Presents Alan Jackson 6:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena. SOLD OUT!
APR. 15 ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES at 3rd & Lindsley 8:30pm. Jimmie Van Zant Benefit featuring Swamp Da' Wamp, Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves, Lucas Ciliberti & Special Guest Jimmy Van Zant Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 7:00 PM CDT (6:00 PM Doors) 3rd and Lindsley. $20 donation at door.
APR. 18 Mystery Cowboys at American Legion Franklin, KY.
APR. 19 The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live for the first time from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/ 7:00 PM CT on the CBS Television Network. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host.
APR. 22 Halestorm with The Pretty Reckless Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM RYMAN.
APR. 24 Grand Opening George Jones Museum, to be located at 128 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville. Also includes a restaurant, an event space, a gift shop, and a 75-foot rooftop bar overlooking the Cumberland River.
APR. 25 PAYTON TAYLOR at Bridge Bar, Renaissance Hotel 9pm.
MAY. 01 ZAC BROWN BAND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR COMING TO NASHVILLE MAY 1 At Bridgestone Arena.
MAY. 03 Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit with Brandon Heath, Crowder, Diamond Rio & Ray Stevens Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM RYMAN.
MAY. 09 The Mystery Cowboys 7:00 pm. Shady Cove Resort & TIKI Castalian Springs, TN.
MAY. 23 Mystery Cowboys at Spillway Bar & Grill Bowling Green, KY
May. 27 New Kids On The Block with TLC and NELLY 7:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena.
JUN. 08 DARIUS RUCKERS & FRIENDS ST. JUDE BENEFIT at Wildhorse Saloon
Jun. 09 STORME WARREN'S NASHVILLE NAVY SHOW - Limelight Club. Tickets for Storme Warren's Nashville Navy Party on June 9, 2015 at Limelight are now on sale. Go to www.NashvilleNavyparty.com and click Events to purchase link. PayPal tickets are $20 for general seating. Artists appearing are: Love & Theft, Halfway To Hazzard, Danielle Peck, Jaime Fox, Ray Scott, Keith Anderson, Lo Cash Cowboys and more to be added.
JUN. 10 CMT MUSIC AWARDS at Bridgestone Arena Nashville.
JUN. 12 MARTY RAYBON W/RICHARD LYNCH BAND at Nashville Palace.
JUN. 11-14 CMA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Downtown Nashville.
JUN. 11-14 INAUGURAL COUNTRY FAM JAM at Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
JUN. 17 ROLLING STONES At LP Field
JUL. 04 MARTINA MCBRIDE Headlines Nashville July 4th Celebration. July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! concert. The lineup will also include Mikky Ekko and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The event will include live music and family activities throughout the afternoon and evening, with the headlining concert to be followed by a choreographed fireworks display.
JUL. 10 Train 7:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena.
JUL. 11 Luke Bryan at Vanderbilt Stadium Nashville. Dustin Lynch and Randy Houser. Stadium concerts will additionally feature Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.
JUL. 12 Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa 7:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena.
JUL. 31 SHANIA TWAIN Tour at Bridgestone Arena.
AUG. 07 Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves at Mercey Lounge 7pm.
AUG. 12 CHARLIE DANIELS 40th Annual Volunteer Jam 7:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena. With Trace Adkins, Ted Nugent, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Colt Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys and Michael W. Smith have been added to the line-up of the Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, set for Aug. 12 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Previously announced performers include Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Outlaws and Lee Roy Parnell. The event benefits The Journey Home Project and The Predators Foundation. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
AUG. 15 TIM MCGRAW PLAYS NASHVILLE 'SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR' At Bridgestone Arena.
AUG. 15 LUCKY COWBOY 9th Annual "Backyard Bash" with Southern Image Band, Jaime Fox, Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves. Free Show! 6:00 pm BYOB and chairs. 2863 HWY 25 Cottontown, TN 37043. Camping available 615-618-7288.
AUG. 15 MEGAN TRAINOR at Ryman Auditorium.
SEP. 04 DWIGHT YOAKAM at The Ryman Auditorium 7:30 pm.
SEP. 05 KELLY CLARKSON at Bridgestone Arena.
SEP. 11 LADY ANTEBELLUM at Bridgestone Arena.
SEP. 25-26 TAYLOR SWIFT '1989 World Tour' at Bridgestone Arena 7:30 pm.
DEC. 02-03 AMY GRANT & VINCE GILL Christmas At The RYMAN - 8 Shows. DEC. 09-10 " DEC. 16-17 " DEC. 22-23 " . .
GRAND OLE OPRY AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, Opry at the Ryman showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.
ARTISTS APPEARING AT THE OPRY - CLICK LINK BELOW To purchase tickets for an upcoming Opry show, visit opry.com or call (800) SEE-OPRY. For those planning to attend this week's shows, you can stay updated by visiting OPRY.COM
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