"It was a very upsetting day to hear about my dear friend Fats. We spent many good times together, from rockin' on the road to spending time in each other's homes for a good downhome country dinner. We're both piano players from Louisiana. I love him, and now I miss him." - Jerry Lee Lewis Fats Domino was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Of the original 13 pioneers, only three remain; Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rest in Peace, Fats.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kenny Rogers’ musical career has touched many different styles of music throughout various generations, and his farewell performance to Nashville, All In For The Gambler , served as a reminder of the musical impact that his career has had – and will continue to make for years to come. An all-star cast of Rogers’ contemporaries – and many of today’s hottest musical artists – turned up last night (October 25) at the Bridgestone Arena in Music City to pay tribute to the Country Music Hall of Fame member, who is in the midst of his farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” Perhaps the most emotional moment of the night belonged to Dolly Parton, who teamed with Rogers one last time on their 1983 hit “Islands In The Stream” after surprising both Rogers – and the audience – with a heartfelt performance of “I Will Always Love You” to her friend and collaborator. The two also reminisced about their lengthy friendship – which dates back to a Rogers appearance on her syndic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kid Rock announced today that he will be releasing his new album Sweet Southern Sugar on November 3 and will also hit the road on his "Greatest Show On Earth Tour 2018," produced by Live Nation. The tour kicks off on January 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue with 21 shows from coast to coast. Fans of the rocker can expect the same high-energy experience, but with brand new tracks from his latest album. Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features his spontaneous summer releases “Greatest Show On Earth” and “Po-Dunk,” as well as recent single “Tennessee Mountain Top.” The album ranges from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between and highlights Kid Rock’s armory of talent, which transcends a single genre. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale to the public the day Sweet Southern Sugar is released, November 3, at www.LiveNation.com . Fan Clu
Nashville, TN - Oct. 23, 2017 - CMA “Vocal Group Of The Year” nominee Rascal Flatts wrapped the final weekend of their limited engagement at The Venetian® Las Vegas this past weekend (10/21), to a rousing reception. Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, Rascal Flatts were quick to encourage residents and visitors to remain #VegasStrong during the opening weekend of their sold-out stint, donating personally to the Las Vegas Victims Fund and promoting ways during their shows for attendees to also donate. The exclusive run produced by Live Nation allowed fans the rare opportunity to see the group in an intimate setting and enjoy their "airtight harmonies and an uncanny knack for picking songs that speak to their fans” ( Billboard ). The trio is also continuing to lend insight from their impressive career, as they join coach Blake Shelton on "The Voice" this week for the final installment of "The Battle Rounds.” The final rounds begin tonight (10/23) at 8pm ET/ PT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 23, 2017 – Three distinctive artists who shared a commitment to a creative path that separated them from their peers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, open-hearted Medallion Ceremony on October 22, 2017, in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater. Traditional country stalwart Alan Jackson, multi-talented Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were feted with heartfelt testimonials, emotion-spiked speeches and memorable performances of the classic country material that these new Hall of Fame members brought to the world. The artists paying tribute crossed generations, backgrounds and styles, underscoring the universal nature of the art created by the men being inducted. “This year’s class is special,” said Sarah Trahern, chief executive officer of the Country Music Association, the organization that elects the Hall of Fame members. “Each new member has written songs that have become part of our Amer
Upcoming Features and Appearances Also Include Rolling Stone Country, Simple Grace, Big D & Bubba, Crook & Chase, CBC 'Q', Southern Living, Closer Weekly, Do You Remember?, The Rita Cosby Show, WSM, The Big Show, The Stream, Glenn Beck, Life Today, Shazam, LittleThings, Cheddar, Talk of the Town, Rock & Review, One Country, Today In Nashville; Fox News Radio’s A Few Moments With, The Brian Kilmeade Show, The Todd Starnes Show and MORE! NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® winning music icon Charlie Daniels continues a nonstop media blitz in celebration of the Oct. 24 release of his official memoir, “Never Look at the Empty Seats,” with national television appearances on Fox & Friends, Access Hollywood, Hannity, Varney & Co., Rural America Live and MORE (see below for air dates). Charlie's new CD Memories, Memoirs and Miles-Songs Of A Lifetime will also be released Oct. 20, available exclusively at Walmart as the musical companion to “Never Look At The Emp
Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, October 19, 2017) – While in Music City this week, Shania Twain was surprised by UMG Nashville CEO & Chairman Mike Dungan along with the UMG Nashville staff with a champagne toast and plaque in celebration of Shania’s long-awaited album NOW debuting No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart in the U.S. and topping the sales charts in Australia, in the U.K. and in her native Canada. The global icon’s first album in nearly 15 years is one of Shania’s most personal to date as she singlehandedly wrote every song on the 16-track collection including her latest, “ We Got Something They Don’t ” impacting radio Oct. 30. Shania co-produced the critically-acclaimed album with Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon). “The queen of pop-country unleashes a boldly-reflective, shimmering collection of evocative confessionals, updated empowermen
Nashville, Tenn. —With Live from No Shoes Nation , the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live, hitting streets Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney’s ready to get back to the fans. After a few weeks’ progress working with various organizations to deal with the devastation in the Virgin Islands, the 8-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year announces the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour . “Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation ,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.” Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond Jam
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (October 17, 2017) – Grammy-nominated vocalist Chris Young was officially welcomed and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family this evening by his friend, Opry member Brad Paisley. Backstage before taking the stage, Young recounted how he had begun listening to the Opry at around age four and first saw the show live at around age eight. “There is always such a respect for where we all come from here,” he said. After Young had performed two of his hits and two of his favorite country classics for a sold-out audience, Paisley took the stage to present Young with the Opry Member Award presented to each official member of the Opry family. “Just look where you are!” Paisley exclaimed, noting the pair’s presence in the Opry’s famed circle center stage. “When I was first made a member of this crazy family, I had no idea the actual way this is a family,” Paisley said. “I quickly was accepted and asked to be a part of so many things. Chris is one of those people that
Catch Kenny on tour at the following stops: April 21 - Tampa, FL: Raymond James Stadium April 28 - Milwaukee, WI: Miller Park May 5 - Minneapolis, MN: US Bank Stadium May 19 - Dallas, TX: AT&T Stadium May 26 - Atlanta, GA: Mercedes Benz Stadium June 2 - Pittsburgh, PA: Heinz Field June 9 - Philadelphia, PA: Lincoln Financial Field June 16 - Columbus, OH: MAPFRE Stadium June 23 - Phoenix, AZ: Chase Field June 30 - Denver, CO: Sports Authority Field at Mile High July 7 - Seattle, WA: CenturyLink Field July 14 - Kansas City, MO: Arrowhead Stadium July 21 - St. Louis, MO: Busch Stadium July 28 - Chicago, IL: Soldier Field August 4 - Detroit, MI: Ford Field August 11 - Nashville TN: Nissan Stadium August 18 - East Rutherford, NJ: Metlife Stadium August 24 - Foxboro, MA: Gillette Stadium
Love and War (Visual Album) by Brad Paisley on VEVO . Paisley’s LOVE AND WAR album was released earlier this year and was his 9 th consecutive studio album to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It is the first ever country music visual album. For a limited time it was available exclusively on Apple Music but now is available in its entirety on VEVO. It can be viewed HERE. All 16 songs from the album flow seamlessly as a movie to tell the complete story. Locations of the video shoots ranged from a concert in a Sleep Number store in a mall, a party at Brad’s parent’s house to the USS Midway in San Diego, CA. Brad Paisley, Dave Brown, Derek Cressman, Frank Agnone, Jeff Venable, Jim Shea and Todd Cassetty were the directors involved. Producers included Ben Skipworth, Frank Agnone, Jim Shea, Kendal Marcy, Mark Kalbfeld and Todd Cassetty, and executive producer was Kendal Marcy.
NASHVILLE, TN – Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced the next single from his chart-topping LOVE AND WAR album will be “Heaven South.” Written by Paisley, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois, it is one of the 16 tracks on LOVE AND WAR , all of which Paisley co-wrote. The video for “Heaven South” was filmed in Franklin, TN earlier this year and captures the community spirit of a small town. From traveling the country roads in the back of a pick-up truck to an impromptu concert set up on town square – the residents of Franklin packed the streets. Paisley’s LOVE AND WAR album was released earlier this year and was his 9 th consecutive studio album to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It is the first ever country music visual album. For a limited time it was available exclusively on Apple Music but now is available in its entirety on VEVO. All 16 songs from the album flow seamlessly as a movie to tell the complete story. Locations of the vid
All five living former presidents will participate in a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena on Oct. 21. The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation said that Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama will be featured at the concert. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush said that all five presidents are scheduled to appear together on stage, but the emphasis will be on the music. Lee Greenwood will emcee the event, called “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal,” and on the bill are Alabama, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope, and Stephanie Quayle. George H.W. Bush said in a statement that he and his son “and our distinguished colleagues in this ‘One America Appeal’ are very grateful to these wonderful performers — some of them old friends, some of them new — for giving their time and talent to help the urgent cause of hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida an