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The 4th at George's

NASHVILLE, TN (June 23, 2015) – The best seats in town for "Let Freedom Sing -Music City July 4th" will be at The George, an open air restaurant and bar atop the George Jones Museum. In celebration of Independence Day, The George will host a special, reserve-seat event, which will provide patrons the perfect spot from which to watch both the Music City July 4th fireworks and the pre-show concert on the Riverfront Stage below.
In addition to providing a great view, individuals who purchase a ticket will be treated to premium seating for the fireworks and a buffet dinner. Seating is limited and reserved, which means patrons will be free to come and go from The George to visit other areas of the facility without losing their seats for the main event. Ticket price includes admission to the George Jones Museum, Choices restaurant, and the gift shop, as well.
The George is a spacious, open-air restaurant, bar and live music venue. Situated on the roof of the George Jones Museum on 2…

Honors Ahead for Some of Nashville's Greatest

THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL SET TO HONOR KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, CHARLEY PRIDE, JIM & SHERMAN HALSEY, COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS AT 32nd ANNUAL AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS IN NASHVILLE
NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2015) – The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for the very first time on July 11, 2015. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale will be honored, along with music management icon Jim Halsey and country music producer/director Sherman Halsey. A special award will be presented to the Nashville Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Country Music Association & Country Music Foundation, for the creation and support of the Mus…

Luke Rolls into Summer

shville - (June 22, 2015) – Back on the road after the CMA Music Festival and his win at the CMT Awards, ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan played three sold-out shows this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bonner Springs, Kansas and the “Kick The Dust Up Tour” stop at Minneapolis’ TCF Stadium.  The sold-out stadium show marks Luke’s sixth consecutive stadium sell out.  Luke’s “Kick The Dust Up Tour” continues this weekend with double night performances in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  The tour will run through October, taking only a short break in August for the release of KILL THE LIGHTS, his fifth studio album in stores Friday, August 7.
2015 “Kick The Dust Up Tour”:
6-24        Virginia Beach, VA             Farm Bureau Live
6-25        Virginia Beach, VA             Farm Bureau Live
6-26        Washington, D.C.                Jiffy Lube Live
6-27        Washington, D.C.                Jiffy Lube Live
6-28        *New York, NY                     FarmBorough Festiv…

Chesney takes on the Packers!!!

GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 21, 2015) -- The flooring and stage started being built Monday… The traffic advisories began Wednesday… When Kenny Chesney rolled into historic Lambeau Field Saturday, June 20, Green Bay was more than ready for the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as “The King of the Road” and his The Big Revival Tour. The second time he’s taken over the historic home of the Green Bay Packers proved to be an unforgettable evening.

By the bridge of “'Til It’s Gone,” the set’s fourth song and his 26th #1, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was soaked in sweat, the audience swaying and singing with total abandon. “I’ve waited allweek,” he told the record-breaking crowd of 53,363 people, “to be right here… in this place… because right now, we’re together. The music matters, life matters, you matter – and we’re going to celebrate that together tonight!”

Over 24 songs, Chesney brought the crowd to threshold after threshold, celebrating life as it’s lived in the flyover and the p…

Stars coming out for Jim Ed Brown Funeral

Dolly Remains Amazing!!!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2015) — Dolly Parton proved, yet again, why she continues to break records around the world as she sold out the Ryman Auditorium in record time. The sellout ranks among the fastest in Ryman Auditorium history.
Dolly will take the stage at the Ryman for the special concert event, “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple,” July 31. The sold-out event marks the first full show Dolly has headlined in Nashville in 12 years. The benefit concert is the Dustin Wells FoundationGift of Music concert, which supports the W. O. Smith School of Music. Dolly was honored by the invitation to support the charity, which is based in Nashville.
“I think back to all the people who encouraged me and helped me on my way up, and if I can help some young person make music, then I absolutely want to do that,” says Dolly Parton. “Music is important to me and my family, and I’m grateful that so many people wanted to come see the show that it sold out so quickly.”
Since its inception in 2008, the Gi…

Garth and Trisha at Opry 6-19-15

Brad Paisley's Rolling Stones Day

Rolling Stones Rock Nashville

Little Big Town...Has to Stop for 6 Weeks..

Little Big Town were forced to cancel and/or reschedule all tour dates between now and July 30, they announced via their Facebook page and website Wednesday as Jimi Westbrook is to undergo surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cord. “With heavy hearts we want to let you guys know that Jimi will have to undergo surgery next week to remove a polyp on his vocal cord,” they wrore. “As a result, doctors have ordered him to rest his voice and completely recuperate before we continue touring. All shows through July 30th will be cancelled or rescheduled. It breaks our hearts to let you guys down, but Jimi’s health is the most important thing and he is expected to make a full recovery with rest and treatment. We will keep everyone updated on Jimi’s progress. Thanks for your understanding and support. - K,K,J & P”

Dolly in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 18, 2015) — The Dustin Wells Foundation’s Gift of Music concert to benefit the W.O. Smith School of Music announces “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple” will take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium on July 31st. Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music's greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood, Peter Frampton, Gunnar Nelson, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin's foundation. Tickets for “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple” are $85 and $55 plus applicable services charges and are available starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20 online only at www.ryman.com. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at www.dustinwellsgiftofmusic.com. “The ‘Gift of Music’ is something that runs deep within my kin folks,” says Dolly Parton. “I …

George Jones Charts--with White Lightning Moonshine!

IRVINE, Ca. (June 18, 2015) – George Jones’s name is at the top of the charts again, but this time it’s not for music. The George Jones White Lightning signature brand of moonshine received highest honors in the 2015 SIP Awards. George Jones White Lightning Apple Pie took home a Platinum Medal for Unaged Flavor Infused Whiskey/Moonshine. The award underscores the high quality of the signature whiskeys, which are available exclusively at the George Jones Museum. “George always wanted to own his own brand of whiskey,” said Nancy Jones, George’s widow. “This was one of the promises I made to him before he died, that I’d make that dream come true.” The Spirit International Prestige Awards are held annually and gauge consumer satisfaction with spirits. The SIP Awards rank among the most prestigious awards available for liquor products. They are given annually to the top spirits in the world. This is the first year George Jones White Lightning entered the competition. It was relea…

Keith Urban's New Haircut

DIERKS BENTLEY'S #1 "SAY YOU DO" CELEBRATED AT ASCAP NASHVILLE

Nashville, Tennessee, June 16, 2015: On Monday, June 15th, ASCAP hosted a #1 party in honor of the songwriters behind "Say You Do," Dierks Bentley's 13th chart-topping hit and the first one the prolific ASCAP songwriter-artist didn't have a hand in writing. The PRO's Nashville office set the stage for an emotional event, as songwriter Matthew Ramsey celebrated his first #1 hit alongside his Old Dominion bandmate and co-writer Trevor Rosen, who was honored for his second chart-topper. "Say You Do" co-writer Shane McAnally earned his 11th #1 song with the two-week hit and had an extra reason to celebrate, as his Kenny Chesney co-write "Wild Child" went to #1 on the morning of the party. Publishers Music Of RPM, Rehits Music, SMACKSongs, Sonic Geo Music and Universal Music Publishing were also on hand to congratulate the group, and Bentley's new single, the title track to his multi-platinum CMA, ACM and Grammy-nominated album RISER (Capi…

Funeral Arrangements for Grand Ole Opry Member Jim Ed Brown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 12, 2015) – The funeral service for Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown will take place on Monday, June 15 at 10a.m. at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The service is open to the public with doors at 9:30a.m. The interment will follow immediately at Woodlawn at 660 Thompson Lane and is also open to the public. Visitation over the weekend is private for family and close friends. Jim Ed passed away on June 11 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn. at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Becky Brown; daughter Kim Corwin and her husband Dr. Michael Corwin; son James Edward Brown Jr. and his wife Leigh; grandchildren Isabella Brown, Hampton Brown, Oliver Brown, Genevieve Brown and Catherine Corwin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Jim Ed became a member of the Opry on August 12, 1963 and made his last appearance there on April 11, 2015 performing “In Style Again” and “The Three Bells.” Jim Ed Brown…

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Grand Ole Opry Member Jim Ed Brown Has Died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 11, 2015) – Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown passed away today at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn. at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Becky Brown; daughter Kim Corwin and her husband Dr. Michael Corwin; son James Edward Brown Jr. and his wife Leigh; grandchildren Isabella Brown, Hampton Brown, Oliver Brown, Genevieve Brown and Catherine Corwin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Jim Ed became a member of the Opry on August 12, 1963 and made his last appearance there on April 11, 2015 performing “In Style Again” and “The Three Bells.” “The Grand Ole Opry family is truly saddened by the news of Jim Ed's passing,” shared Pete Fisher, Vice President, General Manager Grand Ole Opry. “While we will miss his kind heart and gentle nature, we will remember and celebrate one of music's smoothest and most beloved voices ever.” Jim Ed Brown had the distinction of topping the charts as a mem…