Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Alan Jackson, along with partners Tom Morales, Steve Moore, George Boedecker and Nancy Russell, have announced plans to revitalize Nashville’s Lower Broad neighborhood with the remodel and repurposing of the iconic Acme Building. The space will feature three floors and a rooftop patio, each with its own unique style paying tribute to the past, present and future of Nashville.
The revitalization of the Acme building will be a gateway for Lower Broadway, connecting the downtown area with the Riverfront and welcoming visitors from the East Side via the Shelby Street Bridge. They will keep the building’s name in honor of its place on the National Historic Register by renovating it to the required historic standards. Continue Reading
Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
CMA Music Fesival: Country’s Night to Rock will make its cable premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 8/7c right here on Great American Country. Hosted by Little Big Town, the special was filmed during CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June and debuted on ABC in August.
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The three-hour concert special includes performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and more. Continue Reading
Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Little Big Town will host CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, set to air on ABC on Monday, August 12 at 8/7c. The three-hour special includes performances and appearances by a star-studded lineup as well as behind the scenes access to the CMA Music Festival.
Artists appearing include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, the cast of Duck Dynasty, Nashville’s Charles Esten and Lennon and Maisy Stella, Hunter Hayes, Dancing with the Stars champion Derek Hough, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Continue Reading
Country Weekly Kick Off Party benefiting Musicians On Call.
The annual Country Weekly CMA Music Fest “Kick Off Party” hosted by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander and raised $13,361 for Musicians On Call Nashville. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, the party featured performances from Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson. All proceeds go to MOC Nashville’s efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee.
“We are so grateful to Country Weekly for its support of MOC during CMA Music Fest for the seventh consecutive year,” MOC’s Katy Epley said. ”The generosity displayed from the entire entertainment industry and all the artists who participate in our Bedside Performance Programs, fundraising concerts and auctions makes it possible for us to continue delivering the healing power of music to those who need it most.” Continue Reading
The Band Perry photo by David McClister, courtesy of Splash Public Relations.
The Band Perry held their second annual fan club party during CMA Music Festival earlier this month and things went a little off the beaten path. Before the trio knew what was happening, they were revealing some of their hidden secrets to the crowd of fans.
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“It somehow turned into ‘True Confessions with The Band Perry,’” Kimberly Perry said. “We told some of our most embarrassing stories on each other, which got a little dangerous.” Continue Reading
Little Big Town photo courtesy of Sandbox Entertainment. Trisha Yearwood photo courtesy of trishayearwood.com.
Congratulations to Little Big Town and Trisha Yearwood, who were big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards!
Little Big Town won their Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Original Song (“Good Afternoon”), the theme song for ABC’s Good Afternoon America. “Good Afternoon” was co-written by Little Big Town, Brett Warren and Brad Warren and was produced by Jay Joyce and recorded in Nashville, TN last summer.
“We are freaking out right now,” exclaimed Karen Fairchild. “Winning a Daytime Emmy award is something that we could have never imagined and we are incredibly excited and honored! Thanks so much to Monica Escobedo and Alan Ives at ABC and also our co-writers Brad and Brett Warren.”
You can see LBT live this Wednesday on ABC’s The View (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). They’ll perform their current single “Your Side Of The Bed” and appear in the show’s “Ladies Who Lunch” segment, featuring food created by Kimberly Schlapman and seen on her GAC cooking show Kimberly’s Simply Southern.
“Your Side Of The Bed,” written by Little Big Town and Lori McKenna, follows up their previous No. 1s “Pontoon” and “Tornado.”
Trisha was nominated for Outstanding Culinary Program, up against Best Thing I Ever Made; Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction; Giada At Home; and Recipe Rehab. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Best Thing I Ever Made tied for the win.
The third season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen began on the Food Network May 25. Most recently, Trisha made a surprise appearance at the 2013 CMA Music Festival, singing with Kelly Clarkson onstage. See the photos >>
Lee Greenwood photo courtesy of Webster & Associates.
Lee Greenwood will release his first live album later this year. Greatest Hits: LIVE will be recorded between July 3 and July 6 during Lee’s summer tour. His fans are invited to be part of the process by submitting song selections and photography to email@example.com or through any of Lee’s social media properties.
“This is 100% about the fans,” Lee said. “We will let the fans choose the songs that will be included on the recording and we will let the fans submit their very own concert photos to be included in the cover artwork. This is completely for them all the way!” Continue Reading
Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley with Lauren Alaina at the HGTV Lodge during the CMA Music Festival.
GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown is right in the middle of all the CMA Music Festival action this week! Host Nan Kelley hangs out at the HGTV Lodge where she catches up with Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge, David Nail, Phil Vassar and Casey James. Plus, The Farm Kings drop by to talk Season 2 and a very special wish is granted to a GAC fan!
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Gary Allan photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Gary Allan will give fans an intimate look at both his personal life and his career in Backstory: Gary Allan, premiering on GAC Saturday, July 14, at 10/9c. The special will include never before seen photos of Gary as well as interviews with his team members who have been with him every step of the way.
“I tend to always be a bit more private, but I liked the Backstory concept and the way it gives fans a never-before seen peek behind the curtain of my life,” Gary said. “They’ve interviewed a lot of people and pulled out photos I haven’t seen in years, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.” Continue Reading
Randy Travis photo courtesy of Webster & Associates.
Randy Travis has released “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” a heartfelt tribute to the late George Jones. Recorded by Randy and Joe Nichols, it is the first single from Randy’s new album, expected to be released this fall. The track is available on iTunes.
“It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones, and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” I was excited to record it,” Randy said. “Thanks to Joe Nichols for coming in and helping on this project.” Continue Reading