Archive | February 7, 2014

Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr To Perform Together On “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute”

Entertainment Special Celebrates
the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ Legendary
U.S. Debut Performance on
“The Ed Sullivan Show,” and Will Air Exactly 50 Years to
the Day, Date and Time of the Original Event
#Beatles

All-Star Lineup Features The Beatles
LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges,
Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl,
Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys &
John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman,
LL COOL J, Jeff Lynne, Maroon 5, John Mayer
& Keith Urban, Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams,
Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh,
Stevie Wonder, and a One-Night Only Reunion
of Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart

"The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" - ShowPaul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform together on “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute,” airing this Sunday, Feb. 9, 8 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The primetime entertainment special — presented by The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS — will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY-winning group the Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The show, which taped on Monday, Jan. 27, the day after the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound and airs exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event. Originally slated to be a two-hour event, the special has added an additional half-hour given the overwhelming success of the taping, a wealth of archival material, and new interviews. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com, and The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Continue Reading →

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Grand Ole Opry Line-Up February 8

Grand Ole OpryCheck out the line-up for the upcoming Grand Ole Opry show tomorrow! Continue Reading →

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Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 40 Years of Music At The Grand Ole Opry House

Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry book cover40th Opry House Anniversary Weekend March 15 – 16 to Include Special Events, Performances by Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, Josh Turner, and More

The Grand Ole Opry is poised to celebrate 40 years of country music at its permanent home, the Grand Ole Opry House, beginning next month, with special events kicking off the weekend of March 15 and continuing throughout the year.  The celebration will lead up to next year’s mark of 90 years since the Opry was founded on Nov. 28, 1925.
Among those scheduled to appear on two Opry House Anniversary performances March 15 are Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year nominees Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as well as Opry members Clint Black, Diamond Rio, and Josh Turner.

Opry member Blake Shelton photo credit: Chris Hollo

Opry member Blake Shelton
photo credit: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry House is the Opry’s sixth home. It is also the only home built specifically for the Opry and the residence the Opry has called home the longest. The Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a standing room only Opry performance attended by President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, among other VIP guests. The evening marked the first time a U.S. president had ever attended the Opry. Nixon still stands as the only president ever to have performed on the Opry, having played “My Wild Irish Rose” and “God Bless America” on the Opry’s upright piano in addition to “Happy Birthday” in honor of First Lady Pat Nixon, who was celebrating her birthday that night. Even more memorably, President Nixon received an impromptu on-stage yo-yo lesson from Opry stalwart and yo-yo enthusiast Roy Acuff. During the lesson, Nixon famously quipped, “I’ll stay here and try to learn how to use the yo-yo; you go up and be President, Roy!”
The anniversary will also be marked by the March 15 release of Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, a new book treating fans to an all-access, behind the scenes look backstage at country music’s most famous show. The book offers more than 250 exclusive photos from the show’s archives along with stories and recollections from the Opry’s most beloved stars.

Weekend Shows and Events

March 15, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 650 AM WSM 5K Run & Walk
5:30 p.m. – Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry Book Signing
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.  – Opry House 40th Anniversary Grand Ole Opry shows featuring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, Josh Turner, and more.
Throughout the day – Opry House Yo-Yo-A-Thon

 Miranda Lambert photo Credit Chris Hollo


Miranda Lambert
photo Credit Chris Hollo

The 40th Anniversary Celebration will kick-off on March 15 at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K Race hosted by 650 WSM (wsmonline.com). As part of the event, the Opry will partner with Hands On Nashville and Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville to celebrate the Opry House’s iconic Nixon/Acuff yo-yo lesson and raise funds in support of both organizations with an Opry House Yo-Yo-A-Thon. Opry staffers, artists and volunteers from Hands On Nashville and Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville will take turns yo-yoing in the Opry Plaza throughout the weekend.
Opry members Blake Shelton and Clint Black plus Miranda Lambert and many others will take the stage that evening for special shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. celebrating the Opry House’s 40th Anniversary. The shows are also set to feature clips of special moments at the Opry House over the past four decades.
March 16, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  – Self-guided Backstage Tours of the Opry House presented by Humana®
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry Book Signing
Throughout the day – Opry House Yo-Yo-A-Thon
The public is invited for free self-guided tours of the Opry House 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. made possible by Opry presenting sponsor Humana®. Debuting that day will be a new backstage display commemorating the Opry House’s 1974 grand opening with artifacts including the yo-yo used by President Nixon and inscribed by Acuff, a printed invitation to the grand opening show, and a program from the night. The Opry House Yo-Yo-A-Thon is set to continue throughout the day Sunday, and visitors are encouraged to make donations to Hands On Nashville and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville in lieu of regular tour admission.
Continuing Shows and Events:

The Opry House 40th Anniversary Celebration will continue throughout the year with numerous shows and events and will include the 40th Anniversary exhibit as a regular stop on Opry House Backstage Tours. Opry performances are scheduled for every Friday and Saturday of the year. Tuesday shows will take place March 4 – Dec. 9, and Wednesday shows return June 11 – Aug. 6. Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours are available seven days a week and after most Opry performances. Tickets and information are available at opry.com, 800-SEE-OPRY and at the Opry House Box Office.

About the Grand Ole Opry 
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating 89 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

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Luke Bryan To Perform With Florida Georgia Line On 49th Annual ACM Awards Via Live Remote From 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam

ACM AwardsACM FAN JAM TO BE HELD AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

FAN JAM TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced today that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, will make a special performance at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6, 2014. The performance is in addition to his co-hosting duties with Blake Shelton at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Continue Reading →

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CMA Keep The Music Playing All-Star Concert

CMA Foundation presents check of $1,000,000 to Metro Nashville Public Schools to support music programs.

CMA Foundation presents check of $1,000,000 to Metro Nashville Public Schools to support music programs.

On Tuesday, January 28th, CMA held its 5th Annual Keep The Music Playing All-Stars Concert at the CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Continue Reading →

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