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Bobby Bones Reveals Full Lineup For Million Dollar Show On 1/22

Tickets On Sale NOW for Special Event, Featuring Performances from Country’s Hottest Acts Including Keith Urban, Darius Rucker,
Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs and More 

iHeartMedia’s Bobby Bones has announced Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show 3, the annual staple to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, set for January 22, 2018 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The show will feature Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, the musical comedy band composed of Bones and sidekick Producer Eddie from The Bobby Bones Show, as well as several of today’s biggest country acts including Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and Luke Combs along with newcomer Nikita Karmen and other surprise guests. Tickets for the event went on sale Friday, December 1 at 10:00am CT at ragingidiots.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Every Million Dollar Show so far has quickly sold out, having raised more than six million dollars for St. Jude to date. 

About Bobby Bones
Inducted into the National Radio Hall Of Fame as the youngest honoree ever, Bobby Bones has been dubbed “the most powerful man in country music” (Forbes). His nationally syndicated radio show reaches millions of listeners on 100+ stations and recently garnered a Country Music Association award for “National Broadcast Personality of the Year.” His popular podcast, BobbyCast, a “treasure trove of unusually candid anecdotes…” (Washington Post), has 80+ episodes and more than 2 million downloads. Bones sits down with top artists and songwriters – Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, John Mayer and Chris Stapleton to name a few – for in-depth personal interviews. The podcast’s overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of seven podcasts from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville. His memoir, BARE BONES: I’M NOT LONELY IF YOU’RE READING THIS BOOK (Dey Street Books), landed at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers Lists.
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A Little Slice Of Texas At The Ryman Brought To Nashville By Aaron Watson And Friends

It was a little slice of Texas, as Aaron Watson and friends entertained the crowd at the Ryman Auditorium called A NIGHT OF TEXAS AT THE RYMAN to a near capacity audience.

It was a benefit concert to help raise funds to be donated to the Red Cross to help victims of the recent hurricane that hit Watson’s home state of Texas very hard.  They are still trying to recover, which will probably take several months, possibly years, as Nashville residents are well aware of following the major flood that devastated our city a few years back.  Not easy to recover from something like this.  Many residents and businesses heartbreakingly lost everything.

Aaron Watson was joined this special night on the Ryman stage by other fellow native Texans: Mickey Guyton, Jon Wolfe, Jim Collins, and Leslie Satcher.  They played all night with Watson closing out the evening with his full band playing a marathon set to an appreciative crowd that seemed to be filled with a lot of native Texan transplants living in Nashville now, as their Texas pride was acknowledged several times loudly at any mention of Texas.

It was a great night of Texas country music all for a good cause.


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Tyler Farr Added To Shine For Susie Benefit Concert Lineup With Tickets On Sale TODAY

Shining light on ALS and showing their support for Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and family, country music’s biggest stars come together for an acoustic filled evening at the Historic Ryman Auditorium on December 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles Family in their fight against ALS together.

Tyler Farr will also join friends and fellow artists Love and Theft, Florida Georgia Line, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, Canaan Smith, Trent Tomlinson, The Warren Brothers, and Stevie Monce for a night of hope and healing. The evening will be hosted by SiriusXM The Highway’s Storme Warren, Stephen Baker Liles from Love and Theft and Dee Jay Silver.
Concert tickets go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office, www.ryman.com and by phone 800.745.3000. Tickets are $125, $75 and $55.
Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert was formed as a partnership between The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS. Susie Burchett, mother of Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft, was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017.
Together, our efforts are helping to improve the daily lives of people living with ALS, including Susie’s.
“I’ve had the privilege of helping with many charities through the years, but when the cause touches your life, it changes everything,” said Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft. “When my mother was diagnosed with ALS, in March of this year, I was devastated. But I also felt called to make a difference to help her and others through my musical platform. I’m incredibly grateful for some of my dear friends who are joining me to shine light through our music and bring hope to millions.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, NFL players are four times as likely to develop ALS and veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.
The simple fact is, ALS can strike anyone, anytime.
“There are so many important causes that merit our support,” said Burchett and Liles Family. “Often however, we don’t choose those causes…they choose us. For our family, having our mother, wife, grandmother diagnosed with ALS presented a galvanizing opportunity to support the needed cause of ALS. We hope this event will provide more awareness, funds for research, and financial support to all touched by this debilitating disease.”
For information on sponsorship packages or if you have any additional questions before you purchase, please contact Ashlee Moon at 615.331.5556 or send an email to ashlee.moon@alstn.org.
“We are thrilled to curate this first-of-its-kind unique concert experience for the Tennessee Chapter alongside the Burchett and Liles Family. The enthusiasm and willingness this family has brought to the table to secure some of the industry’s most talented artists to perform is truly amazing. They continue to work tirelessly with our team to create an unforgettable musical experience,” said Steve Wallace, CEO of The ALS Association of Tennessee.

“Our Chapter is truly grateful to have this important partnership and we are thankful to all the musical guests, who have graciously lent their time and talents to support the Association’s efforts in brightening the lives of ALS patients and families in our community,” said Wallace.

About The ALS Association Tennessee ChapterThe ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.ALSTN.org.

About Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund
Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund was formed by the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS after Susie Burchett, wife, mother and grandmother of the family, was diagnosed with ALS in March 2017.
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“Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” Hosted By The Peach Pickers Draws Raves


NASHVILLE, TN – MAY 16: Ben Hayslip, Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal, Sandra Deal, Dallas Davidson, and Rhett Akins attend the 4th Annual Georgia On My Mind presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey at Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation)

If the lights were out in Georgia, it’s because everyone was in Tennessee for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip – Tuesday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

During the 4th Annual Georgia On My Mind presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey at Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation)

The popular Peach Carpet kicked off the evening, which featured a who’s who of Georgia-born singer/songwriters – and a couple who wish they called the Peach State home – including multiple award winner Thomas Rhett; chart-toppers Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Chris Janson, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, and Michael Ray; Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown and Grammy winner Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls; Georgia Music Hall of Famers Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie; back by popular demand this year, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III, sons of the legendary soul icon Otis Redding; and a performance by Georgia-bred singer/songwriters Trea Landon, Jon Langston, and Cole Taylor. Making a special appearance were students from the Georgia Pick and Bow Traditional Music School in Dahlonega, who received a grant from the Georgia Music Foundation in 2016 from concert proceeds.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Flamekeeper Keeper Award to the honorable Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal. The Award is presented to a Georgian who tirelessly preserves and promotes Georgia’s musical roots and traditions. Jameson Irish Whiskey, the title sponsor, presented a check for $50,000 to the Georgia Music Foundation, to advance grants to cultural and music education programs in the state. The Foundation, which was established in 1994, has distributed more than $150,000 in funding to deserving music education, preservation, and outreach programs in the past three years from “Georgia On My Mind” proceeds.

During the 4th Annual Georgia On My Mind presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey at Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation)


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Mayor Megan Barry Proclaims May 10th Ryman Auditorium Day In Nashville  

Historic date commemorates the day Captain Thomas Ryman was inspired to build
the “Soul of Nashville”

(L to R) Vince Gill, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Chairman and CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Colin Reed
Credit: Steve Lowry

In a ceremony held earlier today on stage at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry issued a proclamation celebrating May 10, 2017 as Ryman Auditorium Day in honor of the iconic venue’s 125th anniversary.

“From its beginnings as a church to its years as the home of the Grand Ole Opry to its revival as the coolest concert venue in the world, the Ryman has a story like no other building – anywhere,” Mayor Barry said. “I’m grateful for everything the Ryman means to Nashville, and I’m excited to celebrate its first 125 years while looking forward to many more.”

Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Auditorium’s parent company, Ryman Hospitality Properties and Opry Member Vince Gill joined Mayor Barry onstage to celebrate Ryman Auditorium Day, which is also the 132nd anniversary of the meeting between Captain Thomas Ryman and Reverend Sam Jones that inspired Ryman to construct a grand tabernacle for the people of Nashville.

“As the owners of this Nashville treasure, we view ourselves as both the stewards and protectors of its rich and storied legacy,” said Reed. “We are thankful that Mayor Barry has chosen to recognize not only the historical significance of the Ryman but also its continued influence on Nashville’s thriving music and tourism industries.”

“If you think about it, music has had a great history here, but the real purpose of this building was to save people… and 125 years later it’s still saving people,” expressed Gill. “This place just has spirit that you can’t even put into words. It really is a magical place. The very first time I ever sang in this building it was just me and a guitar, and it was one of the most majestic experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I really felt that spirit move through me. This place more than any place I’ve been…I really felt that spirit. Whether I play here with a seven-piece band or a bluegrass band… no matter what you throw at this place it takes it and elevates it.”

About Ryman Auditorium  

A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74 and was completely renovated in 1994. The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just as it has for over 125 years. The venue was voted the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Pollstar Theatre of the Year and recently took home its fifth-consecutive CMA Venue of the Year Award. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, and 650 AM WSM. For more information, visit ryman.com.

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MY2K Tour Headed To Nashville


With four of the hottest pop groups that shaped the late ‘90s/early ‘00s landscape ready to present every pop music lover’s dream line-up come true, 98 Degrees have announced the My2k Tour, enlisting Ryan Cabrera, Dream and O-Town to join in on a celebration of the most infectious pop music of the era. The tour will see the band on their first major, national run of shows since joining New Kids On The Block on their sold out The Package Tour in 2013 and will hit 39 cities this summer, giving attendees the chance to celebrate the era that brought you mix CDs, TRL, Tamagotchi, the World Wide Web and your first cell phone. The fun will begin on July 8 in Kansas and conclude August 28 in California.

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Shakey Graves, Sturgill Simpson, John Leventhal, The Mavericks and Lucinda Williams Claim Top Honors at 14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards


Americana — “A lively genre embodies both the continuity and evolution of roots music,” (Wall Street Journal) — celebrated its 14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year’s winners reflected the community’s “spirit of eclecticism” (New York Times), with Shakey Graves as Emerging Artist of the Year; John Leventhal, Instrumentalist of the Year; The Mavericks, Group/Duo of the Year; Lucinda Williams, Album of the Year (‘Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone’); and Sturgill Simpson claiming both Song of the Year (for “Turtles All The Way Down”) and Artist of the Year trophies.

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9th Annual ACM Honors


Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM

The 9th Annual ACM Honors was an intimate evening at the Ryman Auditorium to recognize special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Jake Owen Announced As Host For ACM Honors; Tickets For Sale


Today the Academy of Country Music® is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Performers include Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart. Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Tickets priced at $42.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, July 31, 2015. The evening is sponsored by City National Bank.

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Soul Of Nashville | Ryman Auditorium

Ryman ExpansionImagine having the opportunity to sit on the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium at a press conference of the official unveiling of the $14 million expansion and introduction to the daytime tour attraction entitled “Soul of Nashville” within the new 100 seat theater created specifically for it? To be honest, I got goosebumps just sitting there taking it all in as I looked out at empty seats in the auditorium wondering what it must be like for any artist performing there and in awe of who has stood upon that stage over the last 125 years of its existence.  After the press conference, I was led into the new theater to enjoy “Soul of Nashville”. Continue Reading →

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