Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74. His wife, Amy, said her husband died of congestive heart failure Tuesday night at a hospital with her by his side. Jackson had been hospitalized and released June 7 before taking a turn for the worse Monday night and being readmitted. "He led an incredible life and he left an amazing music legacy," Amy Jackson said. Jackson and Love performed on recordings by numerous top-shelf artists, includingOtis Redding, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and U2. Jackson and Love - the Memphis Horns - were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2012, only the second instrumental backup group in history to receive the honor at the time. According to his wife, in his acceptance speech, he said, "It's been a dance of love between me and tha…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2016) Country superstar Brad Paisley was a surprise guest of multi-platinum artist Demi Lovato this morning on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Paisley played guitar on “Stone Cold” backing Lovato’s powerful vocals. It was announced during the show that Lovato will be joining Paisley next Friday, June 24, as he performs for GMA’s Summer Concert Series. They will perform Paisley’s current smash hit, “Without A Fight,” which features Lovato. Good Morning America airs on ABC 7:00am – 9:00am. The video for “Without A Fight” was released today and can be viewed at: http://smarturl.it/wafmusicvideo
“Chips” Moman, who, as a songwriter, producer and studio owner, was responsible for numerous hits that came out of Memphis in the ’60s, has died. He was 79.
We learned this via the Commercial Appeal, saying that he was in a hospice facility in his hometown of LaGrange, Ga, and that he had been in bad health for several years. Marty Lacker, a member of Elvis Presley‘s “Memphis Mafia” and a longtime friend, confirmed the news to the newspaper.
Originally a rockabilly guitarist, Moman was part of the Stax Records crew as a writer and an engineer in its early years, working on such classics as William Bell’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz.” But he left in 1962, telling Rob Bowman in his history of Stax, Soulsville, U.S.A., that label co-founder Jim Stewart had reneged on a promise to become a part-owner of the company.
He founded American Sound Studio in 1962 and, with his house band known as the Memphis Boys, the studio birthed dozens of hits that seamlessly blen…
Nashville, TN — Chris Young and Vince Gill appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last Friday (June 11) for a very special performance of “Sober Saturday Night.” View the stirring performance HERE. Gill and Young collaborated with The Roots for the TV debut of the song. Chris Young’s “Sober Saturday Night,” featuring Vince Gill, is the latest single from the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s ACM-nominated album, I’m Comin’ Over, following back-to-back No. 1s for the title track and “Think Of You” with Cassadee Pope. Country Music Hall of Famer Gill’s new album, Down To My Last Bad Habit, is available now. Photo credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC
NASHVILLE - (June 7, 2016) - CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announces his eighth annual “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016” set to run October 5 to October 15. This year, for the first time, Luke will also release a Farm Tour EP to be released this Fall. During last year’s tour, Luke performed for over 110,000 fans during the eight-city run. A portion of the ticket proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.
The “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016” is sponsored by Bayer, Citi®, CID Entertainment, Miller Lite, Cabela’s and Polaris.
“Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016” October 5 Gaston, South Carolina Culler Farms October 6 Greenback, Tennessee Maple Lane Farms October 7 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Highland Farms October 8 Monroeville, Indiana Spangler Farms October 12 …