Jon Pardi photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
If the Mayans’ prediction proves true, Jon Pardi will go out partying with the ‘End of the World Pardi’ at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago on December 21. Jon and his band recently played a show at Joe’s to give fans a taste of what’s to come. But what did the group get into when they had some down time pre-show?
Jon and his band set out to explore Chicago and took on the subway and a Cubs game. There were also plenty of jokes to go around, most at Jon’s tour manager’s expense! Watch Jon’s latest ‘My Name Is Jon’ webisode after the jump to see what happened when the Pardi Bus hit Chicago. Continue Reading
Billy Ray Cyrus photo courtesy of Walt Disney Records.
Billy Ray Cyrus is headed to Broadway. He will make his Broadway debut as lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago, reports Broadway.com. The show will run for a limited seven-week engagement November 5 through December 23 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago tells the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who murders her lover. She hires Billy Flynn, the best criminal lawyer in Chicago, to help her avoid conviction, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. The production will be directed by Walter Bobbie.
Chicago currently stars Tracy Shayne as Roxie Hart, Terrc C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Tony Yazbeck as Billy Flynn, Roz Ryan as Matron “Mama” Morton, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine and Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart.
While Billy may be stepping onto the Broadway stage for the first time, his resume has plenty of acting credits. He spent five seasons as Robby Ray Stewart on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and starred in movies Hannah Montana: The Movie, Flying By, Christmas in Canaan, Christmas Comes Home to Canaan, The Spy Next Door and Mulholland Drive. Continue Reading
Brett Eldredge photo courtesy of WMG Nashville.
Brett Eldredge was able to cross one more item off his bucket list when he played Joe’s Bar in Chicago on December 8. A native of Paris, Illinois, a town about three hours south of Chicago, Brett has spent a lot of time both at Joe’s Bar and in the city around Christmas time.
“I used to love going downtown around the holidays and seeing all the lights,” Brett told Country Music Chicago. “My friends and I always said we wanted to go ice skating too… but as of yet, we haven’t. Maybe this time we will end up giving it a try.”
While Brett loves Chicago and touring the country playing his music, he looks forward to being able to return to Paris for the holidays. For him, the holidays are all about tradition and family – and maybe a little fishing. Continue Reading