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Nashville, TN – February 13, 2017—Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill won his 21stGrammy trophy at last night's awards ceremonies in Los Angeles—this one for Best American Roots Song. In so doing, he also reaped the first Grammy for The Time Jumpers, the band of superstar sidemen of which Gill is a member.
Gill's winning song was “Kid Sister,” the title track for The Time Jumpers' latest Rounder Records album. He wrote it in honor of vocalist Dawn Sears, wife of TTJ fiddler Kenny Sears and a long-time member of the band who died of cancer in 2014.
On February 10, The Time Jumpers' three fiddlers—Sears, Joe Spivey and Larry Franklin—were jointly inducted into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame during the band's show at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fiddlers Randy Howard and Papa John Creach were inducted posthumously.
To date, The Time Jumpers have earned six Grammy nominations: two for their first album, Jumpin’ Time, two more in 2013 for their self-titled release on Rounder Records, and their fifth and sixth this year for Best Americana Album for Kid Sister and Best American Roots Song for the title track.
The Time Jumpers' 10 members are Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (vocals, fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (vocals, fiddle), Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (vocals, drum).
In addition to performing to sold out crowds on Monday nights at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley club, The Time Jumpers are scheduled for the following tour dates:
March 1—Avalon Theatre, Easton, Maryland
March 2—Birchmere, Alexandra, Virginia
March 3—New River Community College, Dublin, Virginia
March 4—Liberty Showcase Theater, Liberty, North Carolina
April 27—The Grand Theater, Wausau, Wisconsin
April 28—The Palladium, Carmel, Indiana
April 29—Temple Theatre, Saginaw, Michigan
April 30—Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!
Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter.
Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…