Archive | March, 2015

7th ANNUAL T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION NASHVILLE HONORS GALA CELEBRATES AMAZING LEADERS

LtoR: Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Bill Hearn, Reverend Becca Stevens,  Steve and Judy Turner and Ken Levitan  Photo credit: Getty Images

LtoR: Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Bill Hearn, Reverend Becca Stevens,
Steve and Judy Turner and Ken Levitan Photo credit: Getty Images

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research honored Steve and Judy Turner with The Spirit of Nashville Award; Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Medical Research Advancement Award; Bill and Billy Ray Hearn, Frances Preston Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award; Ken Levitan, Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award and Becca Stevens, Lifetime Humanitarian Award last night at the 7th Annual Nashville Honors Gala, held at the Omni Hotel downtown. The gala raised nearly $500,000 and has raised close to 3 million dollars since its inception in 2009. Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean joined the sold-out event to honor these individuals whom have made indelible marks on the community.

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TYLER FARR SHARES DETAILS SURROUNDING RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM, SUFFER IN PEACE, DUE APRIL 28

Photo Credit: Joseph Llannes

Photo Credit: Joseph Llannes

As previously announced, Columbia Nashville’s Tyler Farr is set to release his new album, SUFFER IN PEACEon April 28 and with excitement continuing to build, the Missouri native announced more details for the forthcoming studio album today; including the full track listing, songwriters and two special album bundles for sale to Farr’s fans at TYLERFARR.COM.

 

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Show Review: Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour

imageKenny Chesney’s sold out opening night of The Big Revival Tour in Nashville this past Thursday at Bridgestone Arena was filled with hit after hit and special guest appearances.

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Kenny Chesney’s BIG REVIVAL Hit Nashville Hard

imageKenny Chesney – clad in a dark sleeveless Grace Potter and the Nocturnals t-shirt – hit Nashville like a house a-fire. From the opening of the New Orleans funeral drum corps/street preacher noir film until the last ringing note of Joe Walsh’s hard-charging “All Night Long,” the East Tennessean showed how much he missed the fans since he walked offstage after two sold-out nights at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium in 2013.

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Brandy Clark, CeCe Winans join Skyville Live’s stellar lineup on April 7

imageMulti-Grammy Award nominee Brandy Clark and one of the leading female vocalists in pop music CeCe Winans have been added as special guests on the next edition of Skyville Live streaming live from Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 7 at 8pm ET on SkyvilleLive.com.

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“Girl Crush” From Little Big Town: It’s Not What You Think It Is

Little Big Town Girl CrushCurrently, radio stations across the country are being forced to pull from rotation Little Big Town’s newest single “Girl Crush”.  This is all due to some angry listeners misinterpreting the song and thinking it’s about lesbians.  If it actually was, would that really be so bad? It’s 2015, after all.   It’s not, though, so everybody just relax.  What the song is really about is a jealous ex-girlfriend wanting to put herself in the place of the current girlfriend.  She wants to live vicariously through eyes of the current and desperately wants what the current girlfriend has back.  Think we’ve all been there wondering what your ex sees in this other person that they no longer see in you as your heart breaks wanting what you once had back.

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TIN PAN SOUTH 2015 KICKS OFF Surprises Abound on First Night

(l. to r.): Casey James; Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and John Cowan; Charlie Worsham at 3rd & Lindsley late show.  Photo credit: Moments by Moser

(l. to r.): Casey James; Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and John Cowan; Charlie Worsham at 3rd & Lindsley late show. Photo credit: Moments by Moser

Pleasant spring temperatures brought out the crowds for the first night of the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank. Packed Festival venues all across town presented a diverse group of songwriters that covered virtually every genre of music, and there was no shortage of surprises last night.

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CMA ANNOUNCES JIM ED BROWN AND THE BROWNS, GRADY MARTIN, AND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

imageThe Country Music Association announced today that Jim Ed Brown and The BrownsGrady Martin, and The Oak Ridge Boys will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Chase Rice Performs “Gonna Wanna Tonight” on “Good Morning America”

imageChase Rice made his debut appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, March 23, performing his new single “Gonna Wanna Tonight” from his chart-topping mainstream debut album Ignite The Night. The performance kicks off an action-packed week for Rice as he heads out on The Big Revival Tour with Kenny Chesney this Thursday, March 26. The highly-anticipated tour launches with two sold-out nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and continues through the summer.

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Country Superstar Brad Paisley to Host a Night of Stand-Up Comedy on Thursday, April 16 as Part of the Wild West Comedy Festival

imageCountry music superstar Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Jon ReepGreg HahnTheo Von,Sarah TianaKeith Alberstadt and more at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the weeklong Wild West Comedy Festival.  Year two of the festival is set for Tuesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 19 in Nashville, and brings a full slate of all-star comedians to its lineup. Tickets to the Paisley-hosted evening go on sale this Friday, March 27 atwww.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.

 

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