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Lady Antebellum Brings The House Down In Nashville

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In what was the last stop of the North American leg of the YOU LOOK GOOD world tour, Lady Antebellum brought the house down along with tourmates, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena held a capacity crowd that was dancing and singing along with all 3 acts all night long.  As Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott put it: “It’s been two years since we took this stage” with Charles Kelley chiming in that they were prepared to “leave it all out on the stage”.  They did just that.  After taking a break to work on some special projects they wanted to do, Lady Antebellum is back and better than ever.

Photo courtesy of the GreenRoom PR.

Brett Young opened the night with a great performance to an appreciative crowd.  Midway through, he was presented with a multi-platinum achievement plaque by record label president, Scott Borchetta, along with other members of his team for his debut album and singles.  This is only the start of what is sure to be a successful career from the handsome, tall tunesmith.

Next, Kelsea Ballerini took the stage in an energetic performance entertaining the crowd with hits from her debut album and sprinkling in a few new tunes from her upcoming release.  Vibrant as ever, we look forward to hearing more from the always adorable artist who took the country world by storm right out of the gates and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, thankfully.

Finally, Lady Antebellum closed out the show with singing hits from their first album all the way through their current release.  They were enthusiastic and better than ever sharing how happy they were to be doing what they love for so many years in a heartfelt moment as they slowed it down a bit singing a few songs acoustically giving the band a break.  One of my favorites from that segment was their rendition of Shania Twain’s classic hit,“Still The One”.

“Without getting too nostalgic, this is a dream come true for us to close out this tour in Nashville,” said Charles Kelley. “For over ten years we have walked this journey with everyone here tonight and we couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this tour the most unforgettable journey yet.”

My favorite moment of the night is when they brought out the full horn section from Nashville School of Arts to join their 2 incredible horn players that usually tour with Justin Timberlake, but joined them while he is on a break from touring.  They finished off their single from the current album, “You Look Good”, in stellar fashion creating my favorite memory from the evening.  Also loved the opening with just the two added horn players energizing and hyping the crowd on stage alone for a couple of minutes serving as the intro of the always incredible Lady Antebellum to enter the arena’s huge stage.  They poured their hearts out all night long and had a spectacular conclusion with an encore of “Bartender” transitioning into their mega crossover hit, “Need You Now”, and leaving the stage to a standing ovation from a very appreciative crowd.

They succeeded in accomplishing what they sought out to do, leaving it all out on the stage in a stellar performance lasting nearly two hours on a beautiful, cool, crisp fall-like evening in downtown Nashville.

Thanks, Lady Antebellum, for adding so much to the country genre with your harmonious sounds and constantly bringing your fans something fresh and new with each release for over 10 years. From their humble start playing at 3rd & Lindsley to packing arenas around the world, we hope to continue hearing from them for many more years to come. They are a must-see concert whenever they come to town.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Sets DVD/BLU-ray Release For 50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE THE CONCERT

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Country Music Roots and GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble, Old Crow Medicine Show, set to release 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT on September 15th; the DVD and BLU-ray performance of the band’s sixth album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde which released April 28th via Columbia Records Nashville.

 

In May 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, Old Crow Medicine Show performed Dylan’s iconic album in its entirety at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  The event coincided with an exhibit that explored Dylan’s time in Nashville – “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.”

 

The live concert, Lee Tucker directed film, includes 14 songs including “Just Like A Woman,” “I Want You” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” in the way the Old Crow Medicine Show knows how to do it, with high-octane, passion and excitement.

 

The 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT film world premiere will be held at the legendary Belcourt Theater in Nashville, Tenn. during the 18th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:15pm. Immediately following the premiere will be a Q and A with band members of Old Crow Medicine Show.

Tickets for the world premiere go on sale now and can be purchased on the Belcourt Theater’s website.

 

To pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT click HERE

To purchase 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde album click HERE

To stream 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde album click HERE

To see all Old Crow Medicine Show tour dates click HERE

 

 

About Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show is comprised of members Ketch Secor, Morgan Jahnig, Chance McCoy, Cory Younts, Kevin Hayes and Critter Fuqua. The Country Music Roots band and Grand Ole Opry members have six albums to their credit, O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), Carry Me Back (2012), Remedy (2014), 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (2017) and appeared on countless albums by other artists. They’ve established a global tour following, received the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award and shared the stage with artists such as Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine and The Avett Brothers. The PLATINUM selling band are two-time GRAMMY-winners including Best Folk Album in 2014.

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Jon Pardi Plays To A Sold Out Crowd At George Dickel’s Porch Sessions

On Saturday, August 12th, country singer Jon Pardi played to a sold out crowd at George Dickel’s 3rd installment of their summer concert series called Porch Sessions.

It was a balmy summer night with the audience dancing and singing along in pure delight to the country singer’s more traditional sound.  The George Dickel whisky was flowing and it was a truly festive atmosphere at Cascade Hollow, a picturesque setting and the distillery’s home.

For me, it was a perfect way to enjoy the last remnants of summer as I enjoyed some great music from a rocking chair sitting on the porch at George Dickel Distillary out in the beautiful countryside sipping on my George Dickel Dickelade cocktail while taking it all in away from the crowd.  I’m pretty sure this is just what they intended when creating the series.  Maybe I took it TOO literal? Well, sometimes you just need to slow way down and take in all of the simple things life has to offer.  This is one of them.

The final Porch Sessions is taking place the end of September, and I’m sad to see it come to an end.  I have certainly enjoyed my visits out to George Dickel’s Cascade Hollow in Tullahoma.  Just a short day trip down the road from Nashville.  Tours of the distillery are available daily and encourage everyone to take a day off, sip on some Dickle from a rocking chair on their porch taking in the beautiful surroundings of the serene countryside setting that is Cascade Hollow.

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Music Icon Kenny Rogers Announces Star-Studded Concert In Nashville Celebrating 60-Year Career

All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time.

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. “All In For The Gambler” will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Kenny is like a family member to me. We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands In The Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes,” says Dolly Parton. “Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”

Tickets go on sale July 21, 2017 at 10AM CT online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” is the creator and executive producer of “All In For The Gambler. GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion.” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:

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About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

About Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers began recording in the late 1950s, notching a local hit in the Houston, TX market with “That Crazy Feeling” that resulted in a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand.” After stints with the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three and folk favorite The New Christy Minstrels, Rogers formed The First Edition in 1967. As the lead singer of the group, Rogers sang on the band’s biggest hits, such as “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” The group, who hosted their own syndicated television series, “Rollin’”, stayed together through 1975.

In 1976, Rogers signed a deal in Nashville with United Artists. With the help of producer Larry Butler, Rogers released “Lucille” in early 1977, his first No. 1 hit. The singer would tally many classics through the decade, including “Love Or Something Like It,” “Sweet Music Man,” “The Gambler,” and “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” which he recorded with the late Dottie West. Rogers was named Male Vocalist of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM, being also recognized as Entertainer of the Year by the latter in 1979.

In 1980, Rogers made musical history with his cross-over success of “Lady.” The Lionel Richie composition netted the singer a hit in the Country, Pop, AC, and R&B fields. The album from which the song was pulled, Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits, was certified Diamond for sales of over ten million units. In the 1980s, he stayed on top of the charts with hits like “I Don’t Need You,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Morning Desire,” and sang on the GRAMMY® winning USA For Africa charity single, “We Are The World,” joined by an unprecedented number of music legends. He also established a successful career as an actor – with roles in The Gambler movie series – and as a photographer, with several published books of photos to his credit, including “This Is My Country.”

Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his career, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with twenty Platinum albums and eleven Gold. He has won awards from every organization imaginable, including multiple GRAMMY® Awards, as well as CMA, ACM, CMT, TNN, Music City News, and American Music Awards. In 2012, Rogers released his successful memoir, “Luck or Something Like It” and became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In the fall of 2013, Rogers was bestowed with his biggest honor, being inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. He continues to endear himself to audiences through his timeless music, and appearances on television – including a well-received Geico commercial in 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Kenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour – after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business. The spring of 2016 saw the singer begin that process with his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour, saying goodbye to his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories.

www.kennyrogers.com

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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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AT&T And AUDIENCE® Network Present: “William Michael Morgan” – Concert Special Airs June 30 On DIRECTV And U-verse

Tune in to the AT&T* AUDIENCE Network concert special William Michael Morganairing Friday, June 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. Watch and share the trailer for William Michael Morgan” (HERE).

“I had a great time doing this special,” says Morgan.  “I am really proud of how it turned out and can’t wait for folks to see it and hear some of my favorite songs to do live!”

For a “First Look” of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network concert special William Michael Morgan,” watch an exclusive full-song performance of his single “Missing” up now on Rolling Stone Country (HERE).

William Michael Morgan and series host Ted Stryker on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.
AUDIENCE Network‘s new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. Recent concert specials include: Garth Brooks, CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Flo Rida, Martina McBride, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Cypress Hill, Dan Shay, Josh Kelley, Andra Day, JR JR, YOUNG THE GIANT, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Good Charlotte, Butch Walker, Brett Eldredge, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow, Daya, Irontom, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, RaeLynn and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2AUDIENCE Network‘s multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music’s most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.

William Michael Morgan’s debut effort, VINYL, landed him on many best albums lists, including Rolling Stone, iTunes, Saving Country Music, and top song of the year nods for “I Met A Girl” from Billboard and NPR.  The New York Times declares “…in the emergent field of gentleman country–an antidote to the bros of the last few years– William Michael Morgan stands tall.”  The praise continues, referring to VINYL as a “sturdy, reflective debut album….a throwback to the temperate wisdom of midcareer George Strait.” His breakout mega-hit “I Met A Girl,” which topped Country Radio charts and SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown chart, has garnered over half a billion audience impressions, including over 20 million on-demand streams. His critically acclaimed album VINYL debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.

Morgan’s follow up single “Missing” written by Rhett Akins, Marv Green is currently climbing the country charts. The video for the track, which Saving Country Music describes as one that “taps right into that genuine country music goodness … gives you a sense that everything’s right in the country world,” recently premiered via Rolling Stone Country.

The Vicksburg, MS native is currently on the road with dates throughout the summer. Fans can catch him as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “American Currents” exhibit.

For more information, please visit www.williammichaelmorgan.com and follow William Michael Morgan on: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Catch William Michael Morgan on tour in the following cities:

DATE LOCATION VENUE
THU 7/6 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
FRI 7/7 Hillsboro, OH Festival Of Bells
SAT 7/8 Bainbridge, NY General Clinton Park
TUE 7/11 Kentland, IN Pun’kin Vine Fair
FRI 7/14 Princeton, IN Gibson County Fair
SAT 7/15 Eldora, IA Hardin County Fair
SUN 7/16 Rhinelander, WI Hodag Country Festival
FRI 7/21 West Liberty, IA Muscatine County Fair
SAT 7/22 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder
TUE 7/25 Philadelphia, MS Neshoba County Fairgrounds
THU 7/27 Mountain Home, ID Mountain Home Festival Grounds
FRI 7/28 Central Point, OR Mountain Home Country Music Festival Grounds
SAT 7/29 Mountain Home, ID Mountain Home Country Fest
SUN 7/30 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
WED 8/2 Gallipolis, OH Gallia County Fair
THU 8/3 Westminister, MD Carroll County Fair
SUN 8/6 Portsmouth, NH Redhook Ale Brewery
FRI 8/11 Hotchkiss, CO Delta County Fair
SAT 8/12 Hemingford, NE Box Butte Fairgrounds
WED 8/16 Richmond, RI Washington County Fair
SAT 8/26 New Braunfels, TX WhiteWater Amphitheater
SUN 8/27 Lawton, OK Mc Mahon
THU 8/31 Woodstock, VA Shenandoah County Fairgrounds
SAT 9/2 Panama City, FL Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
FRI 9/15 Lees Summit, MO Legacy Park Amphitheater
FRI 9/22 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose
FRI 10/27 Fort Myers, FL The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
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Second Show Announced For George Dickel’s Porch Sessions With Frankie Ballard On June 24th

Announcing the second show of George Dickel’s Porch Sessions series with country music artist, Frankie Ballard, on Saturday, June 24th starting at 5:30 p.m.

You can purchase general admission tickets for $20 at dickelporchsessions.com.  Attendees must be 21 or older.

Bring your chair or a blanket, and come enjoy this great summertime event!

 

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BMI Hosts First Summer Rooftop Concert

BMI’s Mason Hunter, BMI songwriters and members of LOCASH Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, George Dickel’s Brian Downing and BMI’s Jody Williams pose together at the BMI Rooftop Series show.

BMI, in partnership with George Dicket Tennessee Whisky, hosted the first of BMI’s Summer Rooftop Concert Series May 23 featuring performances by BMI songwriters Maggie Rose and LOCASH. LOCASH was also awarded a Million-Air award, marking one million radio spins of “You’re Gonna Fly,” a song they wrote recorded by Keith Urban. With more shows and artists to be announced, the series of the summer will be on BMI’s rooftop!

Special thanks to sponsors Texas Roadhouse, Samuel Adams Beer and Yeti Coolers!
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Sweet Tunes, Summertime Memories Made & Tennessee Whisky At George Dickel And BMI’s 1st Porch Sessions With Maddie & Tae

It couldn’t have been a better start for George Dickel & BMI’s Porch Sessions concert series with clear skies and 70 degree weather in the picturesque setting of George Dickel’s Distillery in Cascade Hollow near Tullahoma, TN.

The appreciative crowd enthusiastically clapped and danced along to the music by the harmonious duo, Maddie & Tae.

If you missed the concert this time, don’t worry, there are more to come.  Stay tuned for announcements of future shows at Cascade Hollow for a refreshing, fun-filled afternoon with George Dickel & BMI for other epic Porch Sessions’ concerts all summer long.

About George Dickel

Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region. Thus, Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.”

George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

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“Music City Gives Back” Concert Hosted By Rodney Atkins Returns To Downtown Nashville On June 6

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

SEVENTH ANNUAL “MUSIC CITY GIVES BACK” CONCERT HOSTED BY RODNEY ATKINS RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Atkins set to perform during star-studded night of music benefiting W.O. Smith Music School; full lineup to be announced soon

Six-time chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins will host his seventh annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Tuesday, June 6, unofficially kicking off a week of country music festivities in Nashville ahead of the CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival. The popular star-studded event, which benefits W.O. Smith Music School, will take place near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville and will include performances by Atkins and more artists to be announced in the coming days.

“Nashville is a special place in the way that people in this community truly support one another and this is another great example of Nashville and the music industry coming together to support the kids and future of our community,” said Atkins. “As an artist, I’m blessed to be able to call Nashville home and grateful for the opportunity to give back through music with this event every year.”

The concert is free and open to the public and performances will begin at 4:55 p.m. Select artists will also be available to sign autographs in the free, no-ticket-required sponsor activation area from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., where guests can have a drink, get some food and meet their favorite artists.

Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler and Ally are returning for the seventh year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Carl Black Chevrolet will stream the performances and behind the scenes interviews live on both CarlBlackRadio.com and TuneIn Radio’s Country Roads, and Wrangler will stream live on WranglerNetwork.com.

Returning media partners NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON will also be on site to emcee the event and introduce the star-studded lineup. For continuing updates and artist announcements, follow Music City Gives Back at www.Facebook.com/MusicCityGivesBack, on Twitter @MusicCityGB and on Instagram @MusicCityGivesBack.

About Rodney Atkins                                                                                                        
Rodney Atkins is an award-winning country music singer/songwriter whose six chart- topping hits include “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” “Watching You” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows).” Having recently surpassed 10 million units sold during his notable career, Atkins also landed six songs on Country Aircheck’s “Top 100 Songs of Our Decade,” including the No. 1 most-played song with his Platinum-certified hit, “Watching You.” He is currently recording for his forthcoming fifth studio album via Curb Records, with new music expected in 2017. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.RodneyAtkins.com or follow www.Facebook.com/RodneyAtkins and Twitter @RodneyAtkins.

About Carl Black Chevrolet and Carl Black Radio
Carl Black Chevrolet is a top GM dealer with locations in Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando and CarlBlackChevy.com.  Carl Black Radio is heard worldwide on TuneIn Radio, and inside the showrooms at all five of Carl Black’s southeastern dealership locations. The channel features an aggressive playlist of today’s top country hits, brand new releases and live musical surprises. The channel also highlights behind the scenes artist audio from the Carl Black family of artists, which includes Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Brett Eldredge and the MCGB performing artists.

About Wrangler®
Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in mass retail outlets, select department stores and specialty retailers including work apparel chains, farm & fleet, and western stores, as well as through online and catalog retailers. To find a retailer or for more information on the Wrangler family of products, visit Wrangler.com or call 888.784.8571.

About Wrangler Network
Wrangler Network is the online and mobile destination for fans of the western lifestyle to access at no cost exclusive live video of country music, rodeo, and equestrian performances and events. Millions of people access WranglerNetwork.com or the Wrangler Network via its free mobile app to get the latest clips, news, photos and more. For more, visit the Wrangler Network at WranglerNetwork.com and download the mobile app, free of charge, for iPhone or Android. You can also find Wrangler Network content on FacebookTwitterInstagram and now Snapchat.

About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies. The company had approximately $162.1 billion in assets as of Mar. 31, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at https://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.

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