Saturday, May 25, 2013
BLAKE SHELTON ORGANIZES 'HEALING IN THE HEARTLAND: RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT' AT CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA IN OKLAHOMA CITY ON MAY 29 Special Telecast to Benefit the United Way Set for 9 p.m. ET/PT; NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT Will Also Air Tickets to Go on Sale Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. CT Love's Travel Stops to Underwrite the Concert Cost
BLAKE SHELTON ORGANIZES 'HEALING IN THE HEARTLAND: RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT' AT CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA IN OKLAHOMA CITY ON MAY 29
Special Telecast to Benefit the United Way Set for 9 p.m. ET/PT; NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT Will Also Air
Tickets to Go on Sale Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. CT
Love's Travel Stops to Underwrite the Concert Cost
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Not many know of a very special place called Luck, Texas. It’s a spot on the map outside Austin where many of the horses were rescued from various ordeals, situations, abuse and neglect by Habitat for Horses have been offered the opportunity to reside on a peaceful ranch nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Here they live free of their respective traumas at the home of an American Icon… Mr. Willie Nelson, a Country Music Legend. Mr. Nelson and his daughter, Amy, have long been lovers of horses as well as faithful supporters for the rights of horses. Mr. Nelson has graciously offered his home, a stunningly beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill Country as a safe haven for some of God’s most amazing creations. for more info: http://www.habitatforhorses.org/willie-nelson-signature-series-horses/
INAUGURAL FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECOND STAGE LINE-UP HORSE SHOWS, GIANT WATER SLIDE, FOAM PARTIES AND MORE PLANNED FOR 3 DAY CAMPING & MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 19, 20, 21 IN BROOKLYN, MI Nashville, TN- May 23, 2013- The first-ever Faster Horses Festival is adding to its already robust line-up with second stage acts including Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, The Cadillac Three, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Will Hoge, Chris Stapleton and many more. The second stage artists will join previously announced headliners Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan along with Kix Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Drake White, Greg Bates and Chase Rice among others. For the full line-up, ticket info and set times, visit www.fasterhorsesfestival.com. In addition to a star-studded line up, the camping and music festival is partnering with Camp Casey to provide impressive horse vaulting and drill team performances and will feature nine campgrounds, a huge Foamalicious organic foam party, the world's largest inflatable water slide and 100 foot tall vertigo swing. The festival is located in the secluded Irish Hills in Michigan, surrounded by lakes and rolling hills, this area is a summer hot spot, attracting vacationers far and wide. For more details, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com, twitter @faster_horses, LiveNation.com and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"KISS YOU ALL OVER" ON NEW TRACE ADKINS PROJECT And New Band Biography On The Shelves NASHVILLE -- May 22, 2013 -- Trace Adkins enthusiasts will have one more reason to cherish his new Love Will album when they hear him chime in with the band Exile on the group’s 1978 classic, Kiss You All Over. There’s more lyrical testosterone in this 5-minute seduction smoothie than can be absorbed in a single listening. Adkins is such an Exile fan that he’s also included in Love Will the song “Come See Me,” which Exilers J. P. Pennington and Sonny Lemaire co-wrote with Kenny Beard. Also new on the shelves is a band biography -- Life In Exile: A Journey Home. Penned by Eve Nicole Lemaire (daughter of Sonny Lemaire), the book covers the band's 50 years from an insider's perspective, and includes interviews with founding, past and current members of the band. Now celebrating its 50th year of performing, Exile was recently inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2013) This past weekend the first shows of the Brad Paisley Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® were held, and though the weather was threatening in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago it held off and the crowds enjoyed rain-free concerts. Over 62,000 fans came out to fill the amphitheaters and be entertained by Paisley and his special guests Chris Young, Lee Brice and The Henningsens. After the show in Indianapolis Paisley rented a local theater and treated the tour artists, bands and crew to a midnight showing of Ironman 3 in 3D at The Hamilton 16 theater in Noblesville, IN. This Wed., May 15 Paisley will be making return visits to ABC’s The View and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. The tour continues this week in Holmdel, NJ, Boston, MA and Hartford, CT. Live Nation is the national tour promoter. For more information log on to www.livenation.com or www.bradpaisley.com for on-sale and up to date information on Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®- dates to be added.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
ok..here's the deal...was at George Jone's house...for something..happened a few times over the years... He took me down to see the basement where he had a virtual museum!! stored all kinds of amazing career stuff..his desk..guitars..stage clothes...it was like walking into the Hall of Fame of dreams! I will look for some more pictures!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Nashville, TN – May 10, 2013 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will open a bar in his home state of Arizona this summer, with the grand opening of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row set for July 4. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district, Bentley teamed up with Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan and Jon Wright, owners of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and operators of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria for the throwback 1920's style saloon with a modern country vibe. “Opening a bar in my hometown is something I’ve always wanted to do,” explains Bentley. “These guys have spent a lot of time and put a lot of thought into really cool details that will make it the perfect place to watch a game or listen to music or just get a few drinks with friends. I’m looking forward to helping break it in.” Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will be the first of its kind to enter Scottsdale; it will have an old school country flare with a Scottsdale twist. With warm wood surroundings, the venue features a 360-degree stage and massive 24 ft. TV. Being the most technologically advanced bar in the state, Whiskey Row boasts a state of the art HDMI video system managed by iPad technology which can control the video and sound from anywhere in the room. As an added benefit to guests, Whiskey Row will offer iPhone and USB charging stations available at the bar. Each premiere booth will feature three different beer taps and never before seen in Arizona, a liquor tap. These hi-tech taps will allow guests to pour their own beer and shots right at the table with no waiting. The venue will serve a familiar American Gastropub Fare cuisine with a modern twist. All menu items will be made from scratch in house, using organic meats and locally farmed produce. Not only will the menu offer mouth-watering entrees but will feature sweet tooth-curbing desserts such as bourbon vanilla bean ice cream and a signature Arizona honey pecan ice cream topped on a warm apple fritter. The drink menu is just as unique with a new version of a boilermaker, which is a shot of whiskey dropped into a glass of beer. The bar is also set to offer 40 different types of whiskey. Reservations can be made by visiting the website at www.DierksWhiskeyRow.com and the venue will be located at 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail in Scottsdale, AZ. Bentley has forged his own brand of country music, combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock ’n’ roll. He is currently in the studio working on the follow up to his sixth album HOME, which debuted at No. one and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 10 career No. one songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is currently out on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. For more information, visit www.dierks.com. About Riot Hospitality Group Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a restaurant management company formed in 2010 to operate multiple nightclubs and restaurant/bars in Arizona and select U.S. markets. Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan and Jon Wright are the partners of RHG. They currently have ownership in three successful bar/restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona: The Lodge, American Junkie and El Hefe. RHG’s business plan is to open and operate successful bar/restaurants in select markets throughout the U.S. RHG has set themselves apart from its competition with its trendy "edgy" feel, excellent service and quality of product.
NASHVILLE TN (Friday, May 10, 2013) – ACM Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town wrapped up their sold-out headlining Tornado Tour with a show at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center last night. The foursome has been on the road since January touring across the US and Canada selling-out some of the most revered venues in the country. The tour featured openers Kacey Musgraves and David Nail. Little Big Town will join Keith Urban on the road later this summer. Little Big Town wraps up their highly-successful Tornado Tour at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center last night. L-R: LBT band member Seth Rausch, Kimberly Schlapman, Bravado Director of A&R Sam Easley, Phillip Sweet, LBT Manager Jason Owen, Senior Vice President AEG Live Ali Harnell, Jimi Westbrook, AEG Live Senior Director of Operations Leslie Cohea, LBT band member Johnny Duke, LBT band member John Thomasson, Karen Fairchild, LBT Tour Manager Bobby Simmons
Thursday, May 9, 2013
TAYLOR SWIFT TO BRING THE RED TOUR TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN 2013 SWIFT BECOMES FIRST SOLO FEMALE ARTIST IN 20 YEARS TO HEADLINE STADIUMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA Nashville, TN – May 8, 2013 – Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, who is spending her summer headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas in North America on her blockbuster THE RED TOUR, announced today that in response to strong fan demand she is taking the tour overseas later this year, to Australia and New Zealand. Taylor will perform stadium shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as an arena date in Auckland. Notably, Taylor Swift will be the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium tour of Australia, with the last being Madonna’s Girlie Show tour in 1993. The first overseas dates of Taylor Swift’s THE RED TOUR will include the following: DATE CITY VENUE November 29 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena December 4 Sydney, Australia Allianz Stadium December 7 Brisbane, Australia Suncorp Stadium December 11 Perth, Australia NIB Stadium December 14 Melbourne, Australia Etihad Stadium The Australia and New Zealand portion of The RED Tour is produced and promoted by The Frontier Touring Company, and tickets are priced from $85. Pre-sale tickets will be available via frontiertouring.com/taylorswift from Tuesday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 15 (or prior if the pre-sale allocation is exhausted). Start times are staggered for each city, with local details available on the website. The general public on sale is Tuesday, May 21. Taylor’s The RED Tour performance features two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. Taylor moves around the venue and uses different stages, giving every audience member a great seat. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Her set features several songs from her record-breaking RED album, as well as new takes on several other fan favorites. Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour is earning universally high praise from top critics: Rolling Stone -- “Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone's game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach. Red [is] the slickest, smartest and just plain best mega-pop statement of our time. Seeing Taylor onstage now is seeing....total commitment, total fan fervor, total connection between audience and performer. A true arena-rock goddess at an amazing peak.” The New York Times -- “A king-size spectacle, [whose] juxtapositions have power, one theatrical scene after the next. Taylor Swift off-script is very much like Taylor Swift on-script: not just the brains of the operation, but the brawn, too, the unflappable force that ensures stuck landings. Ms. Swift’s voice is stronger than it’s ever been, and also sturdier….she sang vividly from behind a piano, show[ing] credible dark emotion.” The Village Voice -- “Taylor Swift was born to entertain. Swift remains genuine….which speaks further to her endless appealing nature as a performer.” The Miami Herald – “Genuinely powerful. Swift seems to have made an astute transition to her new identity of self-determined young woman. Swift came across as sincere and open in a way that made her the modest but adored mistress of a girl-power mega church.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “She’s supremely gifted…..For two hours T-Swizzle thoroughly charmed, entertained, and connected with the audience.” Orlando Sentinel -- “Visually and musically, this was Swift’s most accomplished production yet.” The North American portion of The RED Tour is currently playing 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. For updated tour dates and information, please log on to: www.taylorswift.com. Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure, and is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential people in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year. Taylor, who is signed to Big Machine Records, has career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe. With 11 nominations, Taylor is a top nominee for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. She will perform live on the ABC telecast on May 19th from Las Vegas. She is also nominated for two CMT Music Awards, which will be presented June 5th from Nashville. Taylor will guest star on the season finale of New Girl, which airs on FOX on May 14th.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Records “Sunday Night Football” Opening Theme “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” NASHVILLE – May 7, 2013 – NBC selected six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, to perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. Country music superstar Underwood, the season-four winner of American Idol, makes her Sunday Night Football debut on Sunday, September 8 on NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season, a heated NFC East rivalry game when Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC. "I am thrilled to be a part of NBC's Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me,” said Underwood. “I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!" Since winning American Idol and releasing her debut album in 2005, Underwood has sold over 15 million albums, and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. “Carrie Underwood was our first and only choice to perform the Sunday Night Football opening,” said SNF producer Fred Gaudelli. “She's one of America's most popular entertainers and the perfect fit for our show.” The now platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. She is a six-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and marks Underwood’s first production with NBC Sports. From 2007-2012, the song was performed by music superstar Faith Hill and in 2006, the inaugural season of Sunday Night Football, Pink performed the open. Underwood is currently headlining and selling out arenas across North America on her “Blown Away Tour.” The tour, which launched last June, has played in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and will perform a total of 112 dates by the time is wraps on May 23 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Sunday Night Football, which averaged 21.8 million viewers in the 2012 season, is primetime television’s No. 1 program.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Poignant service honors country legend George Jones: Thousands of fans joined some of country music's biggest stars in mourning George Jones who died last week at 81. (5/2/13)