From CNN: Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is 3 and the oldest are in their 40s. None of the injuries was life-threatening, officials said. The incident occurred near the intersection of Orleans and Carrollton Avenues where the Krewe of Endymion parade was underway. Here are the latest developments in this story: • A total of 21 people were hospitalized, including one female police officer. She was in good spirits, the chief said. • Seven other people who were hurt declined medical transportation. • Some of the bystanders who helped care for the injured were emergency responders who were tourists in town for Mardi Gras, the chief said.
Nashville, TN – February 13, 2017 —Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill won his 21st Grammy 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’ T
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 13, 2017) – 50 years ago today, Dolly Parton released her first full-length album, Hello, I'm Dolly . The album, which debuted on Monument Records, contained Parton's hits "Dumb Blonde" (written by Curly Putman) and "Something Fishy" (written by Parton). Both singles reached the top twenty on the country singles charts, and the album itself reached #11 on the country albums chart. Produced by Fred Foster, Hello, I’m Dolly caught the attention of Porter Wagoner, who ultimately invited Parton to become a member of his band and appear on his popular weekly television show. These appearances led to Parton’s rise to superstardom and she became a bonafide household name. “I can't believe it's been 50 years since I did my first album,” Parton recalls. “What a wonderful 50 years it has been. Thanks to my Uncle Bill Owens and Fred Foster for believing in me early on. And thanks to all the fans out there...I hope to have at lea
Spokane County Sheriff asked to disarm when entering Spokane Arena : SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was flabbergasted Saturday night when he says he tried to enter the Spokane Chiefs game at Spokane Arena to promote a charity hockey game and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 12, 2017) – World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton continues racking up the honors! In 2014, The Recording Academy inducted Parton's self-penned hit JOLENE into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in 2017, that same song, released as a collaboration with Pentatonix, was awarded a Grammy in the Country Duo/Group Performance category. Watch the collaborative performance here: "Oh my Lord I am so excited to have won the Grammy with Pentatonix on my old song Jolene," says Dolly Parton. "I am so happy and am so very proud of Pentatonix. The song is one of my favorites. Thanks to the Grammys, but most importantly thanks to all the fans. I love you all." The award-winning collaboration between Pentatonix and Parton happened through a partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has enjoyed success with both acts in the past with exclusive editions of albums from each. In Parton’s case, the partnership stretches ba
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 10, 2017) – The countdown to new music from Brett Eldredge is on! The hit singer/songwriter announced his upcoming single “Somethin’ I’m Good At” this morning while co-hosting TODAY with Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones. “There’s never been a song that fits my personality more than this one,” said Eldredge. “This song is literally me in three minutes. It is my personality, it is my life, it is the imperfections that, if you embrace them and love them, you’re going to find something you’re good at.” The Platinum-selling recording artist co-wrote the song alongside Tom Douglas, with whom he also teamed up to write the title track of his most recent album, Illinois . The single will be available to radio and all digital and streaming partners on February 24. “Somethin’ I’m Good At” follows Eldredge’s third No. 1 single from Illinois , “Wanna Be That Song,” which joins the Gold-certified “Lose My Mind” and “Drunk on Your Love.” Eldredge has notched sev
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) – Powerhouse vocalist Tim Rushlow continues to bring timeless music to fans with his brand-new album Tim Rushlow & His Big Band – LIVE , available today on iTunes. Rushlow and his 18-piece big band have taken the country by storm with sold out shows and an unforgettable performance at President Donald Trump’s inaugural ball last month. Click HERE to purchase Tim Rushlow & His Big Band – LIVE . Recorded at The Rosewall in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the album proves Rushlow has reinvented himself as a curator of the Great American Songbook. Rushlow pursues a lifelong dream as he puts his spin on authentic classics by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Buddy Holly and more. A video version of the performance will be available on DVD in the coming months. Tim Rushlow & His Big Band – LIVE has been picked up by American Public Television as a national pledge drive for 2016 and 2017. Having already premiered in variou
CONCORD, NC (February 10, 2017) – On the heels of back-to-back tours and his chart-topping album KINDA DON'T CARE , Justin Moore will electrify fans at the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway , with a FREE All-Star Race Concert presented by Rayovac Batteries and Kwikset . Moore has tallied six No. 1 hits, including “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” “Small Town USA” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” as well as two GOLD-certified albums. The Valory Music Co. recording artist will deliver a show-stopping performance for fans at the entrance outside of Turn 1. No stranger to the Charlotte area or its deeply rooted history in motorsports, Moore played Speed Street during Coca-Cola 600 week in uptown Charlotte in 2012. The music video for his 2011 hit single “Bait A Hook” featured an appearance by retired NASCAR driver and 2011 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race winner Carl Edwards. Moore said he can’t wait to perform in front of a captivat
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) – Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of one of The Oak Ridge Boys most popular albums, Bobbie Sue. The seventh album by the band was released on February 10, 1982. Its title track became a #1 Billboard country chart hit (on April 3, 1982) and hit #12 on the Hot 100 singles chart. The album also featured cover versions of two songs, the 1959 hit "So Fine", a song initially recorded by the Fiestas, and "Up on Cripple Creek", an original by The Band. The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) – The sound of Country Music will be alive and well in the heart of the Smoky Mountains throughout 2017 with the announcement of an eleven-show Celebrity Concert Series at the Country Tonite Theater, one of the top musical theaters in Pigeon Forge. Tanya Tucker – one of the most revered and respected song stylists in Country Music history – will kick off the 2017 concert series with a performance on April 22 at 8pm and the legendary Bellamy Brothers will close out the series on November 17. Tim McAbee, whose company First Class Productions, will produce the series says he is excited to bring top-name entertainment to the Pigeon Forge area. "This year we have many audience favorites returning, as well as a few artists taking our stage for the first time. It is an honor to welcome these legendary entertainers to Pigeon Forge. We love working with these artists who not only deliver a great show, but also still enjoy performing for their fa