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Kip Moore And Tony Hawk Are Bringing Us The “Music City Skate Jam” On Sep. 10th

On Sunday, September 10th, country singer Kip Moore and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk are bringing the “Music City Skate Jam” to be held at the Music City Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.

Gates open at 3pm beginning with music from Dee Jay Silver, followed by a performance from Jordan Davis, a skateboarding demonstration from Tony Hawk, and a headlining concert from Kip Moore.

Ticket prices range from $25 for general admission and up for various VIP packages.  Full details of VIP packages and tickets are available for purchase at: www.kipmoore.net

Proceeds raised from this fun day to benefit skateparks.

We are giving away a pair of silver VIP tickets to one lucky winner on Friday, September 1st at 12pm central thanks to Universal Music Group.  Find us on our social media pages for details how to win.  Better hurry!

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Also, don’t forget Kip Moore’s newest album, ‘Slowheart’, is coming out just before on September 8th.  Can’t wait to hear new music from this talented artist!

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Jon Langston and Walker McGuire Perform at BMI’s Rooftop on the Row

Country up and comers Jon Langston and Walker McGuire entertained guests of BMI at their 4th Annual ‘Rooftop on the Row’ concert series on Tuesday night (August 15). The country duo of Walker McGuire, composed of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire, kicked off the night with songs such as their Top 40 single, “‘Til Tomorrow”, and “What’s Her Name” – a self proclaimed true story about their time in Mexico.

Jon Langston followed the up and coming duo to close out the show and entertain guests during the sunset. Langston performed his hit “Forever Girl” as well as a medley of hits from artists such as Jon Pardi (“Dirt on My Boots”) and Tim McGraw (“Real Good Man”) before closing out the night with his current single, “Wrong Girl Right Time”.

Both performers are artists to watch out for in 2018. The night was sponsored by George Dickel, Cumulus Radio, Samuel Adams, and Texas Roadhouse and all sponsors were on hand to make sure guests had a great summer night on the BMI rooftop. Head on over to Focus on the 615’s Instagram for more from BMI’s Rooftop on the Row and events throughout Music City!

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William Michael Morgan Rocks BMI’s Third Rooftop on the Row Concert Series

BMI Nashville had a successful launch of their ‘Rooftop on the Row’ summer concert series this past May and the momentum has kept on going. On Tuesday night, William Michael Morgan took the stage after performances from up and coming artists Fairground Saints and Payton Taylor, and he didn’t disappoint. Before performing his hit “I Met A Girl”, Morgan nailed a cover of a song from one of his idols, George Strait, when he performed “Check Yes or No” on BMI’s rooftop overlooking Music City. The Rooftop on the Row series is presented by George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey with sponsors including Nash FM, Samuel Adams, Texas Roadhouse, and YETI Coolers – all of which were on hand to make sure attendees were well fed and had a drink in their hand.

This was the third of five ‘Rooftop on the Row’ series and the next one will feature Walker McGuire.

For more information on William Michael Morgan and find out where you can see him out on the road, head here!

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Watch Shania Twain’s Brand New Video, “Life’s About To Get Good”

Shania Twain is back, and she has a brand new video! Watch it right now be clicking here.  We can’t wait to hear more!

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Exclusive Video: Rhonda Vincent And Daryle Singletary Discuss Their Favorite Honky Tonks

A victory for pure and authentic sound, the latest album, ‘American Grandstand’, from Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary has cracked the Billboard Country Top Ten and reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts. The 12 track album is a mix of blue grass, folk, and traditional country sounds with fiddles guitars and Rhonda’s mandolin. Daryle says they’re really excited about this album, “if you love traditional country music and remember songs originally sang by well-known duet partners like George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens; this is a must have cd.”  Their current single is, “One.” A duet originally sang by George Jones and Tammy Wynette.  Rhonda says she had no idea it would become such a signature song for them, “love singing this song, and Daryle amazes me every time we sing it.”

To celebrate we here at Focus on the 615 have some exclusive video content from the Queen of Bluegrass herself Rhonda Vincent and country music troubadour Daryle Singletary as they discuss their favorite Nashville Honky Tonks. Enjoy and don’t forget to listen to American Grandstand on iTunes today!

Click here to watch it!

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Lady Antebellum Parodies Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Backroad” With “Party In A Bathrobe”

Have you seen Lady Antebellum’s parody of Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Backroad”? You’re missing out if not!

Check out “Party In A Bathrobe” by clicking here.   We can’t stop laughing!

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LANco Unveils Mural At Flipside On 12South

LANco pictured with creator, Neon Lumberjack.

LANco recently unveiled a beautiful mural at Flipside on 12South in Nashville created by Neon Lumberjack.  It is based on their current single, “Greatest Love Story”.

Grab a delicious chicken sandwich at Flipside, and check it out soon.  Only on display for a limited time.

Inside Flipside on 12South

Watch the video for “Greatest Love Story” by clicking here.

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Our Favorite Moments From CMA Music Festival 2017

Garth Brooks performs on night one of CMA Music Festival as a surprise guest. Photo credit: Courtney Davidson

CMA Music Festival is always one of our favorite times of the year when downtown Nashville is filled with country music and fans from around the world converge on our great city.

We thought we would relive some of our favorite moments from the festival in anticipation of it airing on ABC on August 16th beginning at 7pm/central, and because we just want to go back.

1) It put a smile on our faces to walk across the pedistrian bridge first thing on Thursday and spot all those people decked out in pink walking with all those cute dogs in Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation to help get numerous dogs needing a forever home adopted.  Loved the start and could not have asked for a more perfect day to start the festival.

2) Who didn’t love it when Garth Brooks surprised us on night one of the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium? Always the consummate entertainer, and we loved every minute of it.

3) We loved Warner Music night at Ascend Amphitheatre and hearing new artist Cale Dodds.  Such personality and great songs.  One to watch.

4) Interviewing Luke Pell and getting to see him perform live for the first time on the Chevy Park stage.  Nice, talented guy who most will remember from Jojo’s season of “The Bachelorette”.

5) Attending High Valley’s fan club party at Warner Music on Music Row.  Sometimes it was just nice to get away from all the hustle & bustle downtown.  High Valley especially impressed.  Loved their harmonies and hearing them live for the first time.   They have this great blend of traditional country blended with today’s radio-friendly sound as they incorporate lots of the bluegrass instruments missing from most country artists’ music today.

6) Attending anything over at Warner Music for the Warner Sound during the festival with the cool Bic Lounge offering men free shaves and everyone 21 & up free drinks.  It was very relaxing just being over there.

7) Attending Sofar Nashville, a surprise pop-up show that happened at Warner Music on Music Row.  We especially loved Australian artist Morgan Evans signed to Warner Music and engaged to Kelsea Ballerini.  Great personality, voice, and good music.  It was a relaxing time.

8) City of Hope celebrity softball game is always a fun time, but it sure was hot out there that day.  Still fun and they broke their record for attendance this year.

9) Pandora’s “Sounds Like Country” concert was a fun time.  Boy, that line seemed neverending to get in, but worth it to see RaeLynn, Old Dominion, and Jake Owen at Marathon Music Works.

10) The Pepsi Firehouse was a cool experience with great food, specialty drinks, a chance to hear some new music from a few up and coming artists, and getting to see Devin Dawson perform an intimate set in a very cool setting.

Bonus: Kicking off the festival with Sony’s LANco at Flipside in 12South area enjoying drinks and checking out their new mural inspired by their new single, “American Love Story”, painted by artist Neon Lumberjack.

LANco with mural artist Neon Lumberjack

Don’t miss CMA Music Festival airing on ABC on August 16th at 7pm/central to see many of the nightly performances hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini.

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Nashville Concert To Benefit The Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America At City Winery

WHO?

•The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) presents the “AFA Evening Together For Care For the Love of Jewel Austin” with performances by Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark and more surprise guests.

•Produced by Warner Music Nashville’s VP Creative Director, Shane Tarleton, the event celebrates the life of Jewel Austin, Tarleton’s grandmother, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.

•Suzanne Alexander, TV host of Great American Country Nights and On the Streets will emcee the event.

 

 

WHAT?

Proceeds from “AFA Evening Together for Care For the Love of Jewel Austin” will benefit The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization with more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, dedicated to assuring quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and their families and caregivers.

 

“AFA is grateful for the support received from Shane Tarleton and the Nashville community,”  said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, “Special thanks to Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark and other Country Music artists for their participation.”

 

 

WHY?

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans living with the illness, and their families and caregivers.  It is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, and the only one in the top 10 without a cure.

 

 

WHEN / WHERE:

Wednesday, July 12

7:00 – 10:00 p.m

 

City Winery

609 Lafayette Street

Nashville, TN 37203

 

Tickets for the star-studded event can be purchased on line at:  www.alzfdn.org (go to Event Calendar and click on Nashville) or call the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 866-232-8484 for further information.

 

CONTACT INFO:

Sandy Silverstein

866-232-8484, ext. 104 / ssilverstein@alzfdn.org

 

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, educational conferences and materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers, the National Memory Screening Program, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Frankie Ballard Rocks The 2nd “Porch Sessions” Presented By George Dickel And BMI

On Saturday (June 24), Warner Music recording artist Frankie Ballard performed in Tullahoma, TN at the George Dickel Distillery as part of their “Porch Sessions” concert series. Guests were not only treated to great music throughout the night; barbeque food trucks, George Dickel cocktails, and summer activities such as corn hole were on hand to entertain the sold out crowd prior to Ballard’s 90 minute performance. Ballard performed to an intimate crowd of music loving fans seated in lawn chairs, on wooden benches, and even in rocking chairs to make the cool summer night truly feel like a front porch jam session. He performed his hits such as “Helluva Life”, “Young & Crazy”, and included Elvis and Johnny Cash covers prior to closing out the show with his appropriately titled song “Sunshine & Whiskey”.

The picturesque distillery is located on Cascade Hollow, about 90 minutes outside of Nashville, and features daily tours of the grounds. For more information on August’s Porch Session, head to dickelporchsessions.com/.

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