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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As previously announced, Columbia Nashville’s Tyler Farr is set to release his new album, SUFFER IN PEACE, on 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.
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.
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
Chase 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.
Country Superstar Brad Paisley to Host a Night of Stand-Up Comedy on Thursday, April 16 as Part of the Wild West Comedy Festival
Country music superstar Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Jon Reep, Greg Hahn, Theo Von,Sarah Tiana, Keith 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.
Following his 80+ city, sold-out headlining “YEE YEE NATION” tour, country music sensation Granger Smith announced today his forthcoming EP, 4X4, will be available on May 4 via Thirty Tigers. Esteemed producer Frank Rogers, whose credits include Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner, helmed the four-song project, which includes a new track from Granger’s notorious country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr.
Today, country music standout Sam Hunt releases the music video for his latest single, “Take Your Time.” “Take Your Time” is quickly making its way up country radio’s Top 10 and just surpassed 500,000 in track sales, making it Hunt’s second consecutive RIAA-certified Gold single as an artist following the now Platinum-selling No. 1 smash, “Leave the Night On,” off his debut album, MONTEVALLO(MCA Records Nashville).
With help from CMA Award winner Hunter Hayes, the Country Music Association announced today during a press conference several enhancements to CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, in Nashville.
Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill Team Up for Celebrity Barn Dance & Benefit Concert on Sat, March 28 at The Jaeckle Centre
Multi-Award Winning Artists Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill along with Cory Chisel, team up for the second annual Celebrity Barn Dance & Benefit Concert. The event will take place on Saturday, March 28 at The Jaeckle Centre in Thompson’s Station, Nashville’s premiere equine facility and the largest barn in the south. Proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCares®, Music Health Alliance, Bonaparte’s Retreat and New Beginnings at Lake Charles.
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