Martina McBride photo courtesy of Campbell Entertainment Group.
Martina McBride will celebrate the holiday season with her annual Joy of Christmas Tour, a “variety show extravaganza” that includes holiday favorites, Martina’s signature hits and more. The tour will kick off November 29 in Huntington, West Virginia and make 12 stops, wrapping in Chicago on December 21.
“This tour is something I look forward to all year,” Martina said. “It’s definitely a show for the whole family and we love performing it. It helps get me in the Christmas spirit each year and I know it does that for the audience too.” Continue Reading
Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.
The Allman Brothers Band, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Martina McBride and more will come together on January 10, 2014 for “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman,” a concert honoring the legendary singer, songwriter and musician. The show, which will be filmed and recorded for multi-media distribution, will take place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
“Gregg Allman and his songs have been a deep and unmistakable influence on artists across southern rock, blues, soul, gospel, and country music,” said producer Don Was, who is also scheduled to perform. Continue Reading
George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.
The November 22 sold-out George Jones tribute concert, now officially dubbed the “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW,” has gotten even bigger. Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Big & Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Bill Anderson and Megadeth have all been added to the lineup, which already includes some of the biggest names in music.
“The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen,” Nancy Jones, George’s widow, said. “We have many surprises planned, and I just wish George could be here to see what we are doing for him.”
Photos: Remembering George Jones >> Continue Reading
Martina McBride photo courtesy of Campbell Entertainment Group.
Martina McBride will launch The Joy of Christmas Tour on November 29 in Huntington, West Virginia. The tour will include everything from Christmas classics like “Let It Snow” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” to hymns like “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night.”
“This is such a fun and special tour to do,” Martina said. “I love bringing Christmas to life onstage and putting everyone in the Christmas spirit. My favorite part of the show is the Q&A where I go into the audience. You never know what is going to happen, and the spontaneity is something I really enjoy.” Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Raelynn and Danielle Bradbery both reach out to their coach from The Voice, Blake Shelton; Dierks Bentley’s daughters provide a little competition; Laura Bell Bundy reveals herself as Little Miss Muffett; and Keith Urban has a new idol. Plus, Thomas Rhett will even give up football for love! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/martinamcbride.
Martina McBride – MartinaMcBride: Me and @merlehaggard One of my FAVORITE singers/artists/writers EVER. #singmebackhome
Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Ok… I’m not trying to brag but @DBradbery just texted me “I love you”… THAT will make a heart swell. I love you too sis… Really.
Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: Got a great start on a record this week! @blakeshelton this calls for a drink!
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DierksBentley.
Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: a little worried about my competition at the #franklinclassic today. these girls look hardcore!! Continue Reading
(l-r): Robert & Cortney Novogratz, Martina & John McBride, Gavin DeGraw. Photo by Brian Totoro, courtesy of Clyne Media.
Martina McBride and husband John McBride are opening a school. The Blackbird Academy will be based out of the couple’s Blackbird Studio in Nashville, home to top recording artists, producers and engineers. The school will offer hands-on education and industry involvement for its students.
“Opening a school has been a dream of mine for a long time,” John McBride said. “After talking with hundreds of Blackbird Studio interns and hearing about their experiences, I believe we can provide a better and more affordable educational solution than what is currently available, and that offers our students real-world knowledge that they will use moving toward a career of audio recording or live sound engineering. We want to change the world and make it better for the next generation – The Blackbird Academy is just the place to make that happen.” Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Reba McEntire celebrates the 4th of July in Ireland, Brad Paisley updates fans on Little Jimmy Dickens, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride battle car seats and vacuum cleaners and Jake Owen is one cool uncle. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JoeNichols.
Joe Nichols – JoeNichols: Thanks for a great day @sandiegozoo!!
Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Saw @LilJimDickens today. He is one tough cookie. He is gearing up for his treatments, and looks forward to returning to the Opry soon.
Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: In Vancouver- just realized you guys got my twitter up to 30 million followers?!?! So cool considering I only tweet about my cat and food.
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/reba.
Reba McEntire – Reba: Happy 4th of July from Ireland!!! Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood shares a photo from her teenage years, Martina McBride and James Otto reflect on parenting, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, crashes his photo op and Hunter Hayes blends in at The Today Show. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/carrieunderwood.
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Doing some cleaning…look what I found! Must’ve been about 13 here. Me and Tracy Byrd.
Jake Owen – JakeOwen: Huge thanks to all my fans and friends at Country Radio for my 4th #1 in a row off Barefoot Blue Jean Night album. New music comin’ soon!! ????
Jerrod Niemann – JrodFromOz: I wanna wish my folks a happy anniversary….35 years. I love them so much
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JasonAldean.
Jason Aldean – Jason_Aldean: Takin over @williebosshog office at the @Duck_Commander / @Buck_Commander headquarters. New sheriff in town son!!! 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
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town face off, Taylor Swift sings with the Rolling Stones, Dierks Bentley remembers his father and Kellie Pickler can’t stay off the dance floor. Plus, find out what you get when you cross Luke Bryan and a whale! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/ladyantebellum.
Lady Antebellum – LadyAntebellum: It was an epic battle. #CMAfest #pingpongsongs @lbtmusic
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Good luck to my love @mikefisher1212 at the @klovefanawards tonight! Sad I’m not there to hold his purse if he wins!
Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: dad died a year ago today. he always liked funerals that were “short on the service, long on the cocktails!” having one now for him. miss him
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/taylorswift13.
Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Filing this under ‘never in my wildest dreams’.Thank you @RollingStones for inviting me to Chicago to sing with you. Continue Reading