Mark Wills photo by Glenn Sweitzer, courtesy of Tenacity Records.
Mark Wills, T. Graham Brown and Marty Raybon will help wrap up the 2013 season of Dollywood’s “The Great American Country Show.” A collaboration between Dollywood and GAC, “The Great American Country Show” is a 40-minute celebration of today’s most popular country artists and songs. Mark Wills will perform September 25, 27-30 and October 18-19; T. Graham Brown will take the stage October 4-8; and Marty Raybon performs October 11-15.
“Dollywood is a must-see tourist destination for family fun–and no, this is not a paid endorsement,” said Mark. “I have children of my own, and we’ve enjoyed many family outings at Dollywood. It’s kind of refreshing to perform before moms and dads and families just like mine who are just looking to spend quality time — a vacation — at a quality place with tons of options. I’m pleased in the invitation to perform.” Continue Reading
George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.
George Jones’ final Nashville concert, set for November 22 at Bridgestone Arena, has expanded once again. Cyndi Lauper, Don McLean and Billy Ray Cyrus have been added to the lineup of the sold-out show. Last week, George announced the additions of Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown.
“Now, people may not know this, but I have been a fan of Cyndi’s since I first saw her years ago at the Grammy awards, what a thrill it was to hear she will be part of this final celebration,” George said. “Don McLean and I first met in the ‘70s, here in Nashville, and I love his singing, his songwriting, and I know his performance will be just as special as when I first saw him sing. Billy Ray is an old friend and someone I have spent many times together, bless his heart for wanting to be with me on this show. I love and respect all these singers.” Continue Reading
George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.
George Jones’ final Nashville concert, set for November 22 at Bridgestone Arena, is officially sold out and the lineup keeps getting bigger. Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown are the latest additions to concert lineup.
Additionally, Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale performance. Continue Reading
Exile photo courtesy of Morris Public Relations.
R.O.P.E. International will hold a new event during this year’s CMA Music Festival. “Breakfast with the Stars” will take place June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Nashville at The New Nashville Nitelife, a venue formerly known as Stardust Theatre. Some of the many stars scheduled to appear are Exile, Mel Tillis, Jean Shepard, T.G. Sheppard and Jeannie Seely.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. To purchase tickets, call 615-86-9257 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by sending a check or money order to PO Box 2048, Madison, TN., 37116.
Artists Scheduled To Attend ‘Breakfast With The Stars’
Jimmy C. Newman
George Hamilton IV
Jim Ed Brown
Jan Howard Continue Reading
Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.
The lineup for the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza and the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage have been announced. The two concerts will provide fans with over 40 hours of concerts for free. The CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-10. “Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said.
The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to this year’s CMA Music Festival with concerts and activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival. The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is a fan favorite and a great place to catch up and coming country artists.
Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:
Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Jane Fricke and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore & Moore
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM Cledus T. Judd
Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Drake White
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Blackberry Smoke Continue Reading
Garth Brooks photo by Mark Tucker, courtesy of Pearl Records.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame added four new people to its rolls Sunday night. They’re four people whose names are more likely to be in parentheses in an album’s liner notes than on a marquee. But without writers such as Paul Davis, Pat Alger, Steve Cropper and Stephen Foster to come up with the words and the melodies, many of the folks with a microphone in their hands would have nothing to sing.
And the artists know it. That’s why Tanya Tucker, Jimmy Wayne, T. Graham Brown and Garth Brooks were among the acts who took part in Sunday’s induction ceremony at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel.