Archive | August, 2015

Classic Blues: Keb’ Mo’ Kicks Off Fall Tour At Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Photo credit: www.chuckarlund.com

Photo credit: www.chuckarlund.com

Friday night, August 28th in Nashville, TN. was full of notable musicians playing major venues throughout the city, from the new Ascend Amphitheater hosting Old Crow Medicine Show, to Rob Thomas performing at The Ryman Auditorium. Our home for the evening, however, was the prestigious Schermerhorn Symphony Center as Keb’ Mo’ kicked off his 13-city fall tour. Continue Reading →

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CHRIS YOUNG HEADLINES ASCEND AMPHITHEATER

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Middle Tennessee native and international country music ambassador, Chris Young, is looking forward to coming home on September 30 to headline Nashville’s most exciting new venue, Ascend Amphitheater. A special stop on the “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour 2015, the hometown show takes place just days after he returns from a sold-out, two-week run of dates in Europe and the UK.

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RAINEY QUALLEY MAKES GRAND OLE OPRY® DEBUT

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Cingle Records recording artist Rainey Qualley will step on the very same stage that the subject of her new single “Me And Johnny Cash” rocked many times, when she makes her debut on the Grand Ole Opry® on Friday August 28th at the Grand Ole Opry house. Cash actually kicked out the footlights on the hallowed stage during a performance in 1965, a move Qualley makes reference to in her incendiary new single that is currently rising up the charts.  

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Big Machine Signs Jennifer Nettles

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Photo credit: James Minchin III

Grammy-nominated Country superstar JENNIFER NETTLES announced today that she has signed to Big Machine Records, will release a new single this October and has set her next solo album for early 2016 release. In addition, she will embark on the headlining PLAYING WITH FIRE TOUR which will cross 20 plus cities beginning this October with Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.

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DIERKS BENTLEY EARNS INSTANT SELLOUT FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY  “MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS”

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Within 30 minutes, fans eagerly snatched every ticket to Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley’s 10th Annual “Miles & Music For Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert. Kicking off CMA Awards week on Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN, the event will closeout the outdoor concert season at the new Ascend Amphitheater with a stellar concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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THE NUMBERS ARE IN – CHARLIE DANIELS 40TH ANNIVERSARY VOLUNTEER JAM RAISED OVER $300,000 FOR THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT

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Mercedez Longever, managing director of The Journey Home Project, announces the Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam raised over $300,000 for the cause, which benefits U.S. veterans, military members and their families.
 

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Professional Bull Riders Come to Nashville

Looking for something fun to do this Friday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 22) in Nashville? How about watching some real life cowboys ride the fiercest bulls in the biz?! These beasts weigh nearly 2,000 pounds! Join FOCUS on the 615 as we go behind-the-scenes of the 2-night PBR event at the Bridgestone Arena. Host Nicki D. hangs with Canadian bull rider Aaron Roy and gets a few tips on how to dominate “Mighty Bucky.” Find out if she has what it takes to be a bull rider! Buy tickets to the event HERE.

About The Jack Daniel’s Invitational: (from BridgestoneArena.com)

The Jack Daniel’s Music City Knockout is on the PBR’s elite 2015 Built Ford Tough Series featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world against the best bulls in the industry! During a night of heart-pounding, bone-crushing action, fans can look forward to seeing a star-studded line-up of athletes.

About The Built Ford Tough Series:

Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the most famous arenas across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The highest-paid bull riders in the world are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also the $1 million bonus awarded to the winner.

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Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” Music Video to World Premiere Monday, August 24, on Entertainment Tonight

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Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

Seven-time GRAMMY®-winning superstar Carrie Underwood will premiere the music video for her new single, “Smoke Break,” this coming Monday, August 24, on Entertainment Tonight and ETonline.com.  Following a preview segment and interview on the televised broadcast (check local listings), fans will be able to see the full video (directed by Randee St. Nicholas, who helmed Underwood’s award-winning “Blown Away” clip) in a 24-hour exclusive on ETonline.com.

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KIP MOORE UNLEASHES WILD ONES RELEASE WEEK WITH THUNDERING APPLAUSE FROM CRITICS

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MULTI PLATINUM Singer/ Songwriter Kip Moore’s highly anticipated sophomore album WILD ONES is available today (8/21.) Moore will kick off next week with a live performance at Good Morning America on 8/25 (ABC at 7am ET). 

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Carrie Underwood Announces New Single and New Album!

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19 Recordings/Arista Nashville superstar Carrie Underwood took part in an online chat today on her official Facebook page, where the seven-time GRAMMY® winner revealed information about her upcoming fifth studio album.  Titled Storyteller, and set for release on October 23, the album includes tracks produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell.  Storyteller will launch with the single “Smoke Break,” which was delivered digitally to country radio today for an official airplay impact date of August 24.  

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