May 22nd, 2013
The CMA has announced more than 40 artists to play on The Bud Light Stage at The Bridgestone Arena Plaza during the 2013 CMA Music Festival June 6 – June 9.
Artists that will be performing include: Lauren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Emerson Drive, Chris Janson, Krystal Keith, Robin Meade, Chase Rice, Chuck Wicks, and more.
Free and open to the public, the Bud Light Stage launches on Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. CT.
May 21st, 2013
This past weekend singer-songwriter Taylor Swift proved to be a torrential force at the Billboard Music Awards.
Hot off the success of her multi-platinum fourth studio set, Red — which has spawned two No. 1 pop hits (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “I Knew You Were Trouble.”) and one Country No. 1 (“Begin Again”) — Swift swept early honors, including Top Country Artist, Country Album and Country Song.
Congratulations to Taylor on her continued success!
May 20th, 2013
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame finally has a home. The gallery, which opened Sunday (May 19) at the Music City Center, is the first time the revered hall will have a physical location.
“It’s a big day for the Nashville songwriting community,” said Pat Alger, Hall of Fame member and chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. “It took a lot of devoted volunteers a long time to get this done, but after seeing the Hall of Fame Gallery with people standing around it, appreciating the work and using the touch screen displays to learn about the writers behind the songs, I’d say it was well worth it.”
During the grand opening event, several Hall of Fame members were on hand to talk with the visitors, and perform a few of their biggest hits. The Hall of Famers participating included Alger (“Small Town Saturday Night,” “Unanswered Prayers”), Bill Anderson (“The Tips Of My Fingers,” “Whiskey Lullaby”), Rory Bourke (“I Know A Heartache When I See One,” “Shadows In The Moonlight”), Bobby Braddock (“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “I Want To Talk About Me”),Sonny Curtis (“I’m No Stranger To The Rain,” “I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)”), Larry Henley (“Wind Beneath My Wings,” ‘Til I Get It Right”), Don Schlitz (“The Gambler,” “Forever And Ever Amen”) and Thom Schuyler (“16th Avenue,” “Love Will Turn You Around”).
May 17th, 2013
As the weather heats up here in Music City that can only mean one thing; SUMMER’S ON THE WAY!!!
With this wonderful time of year comes many music festivals around the country. In our own backyard we have CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, the Midwest has Lollapalooza and Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and so many more.
We always love this time of year and the many choices for great live music and would love to hear about your favorite festivals to attend?
May 15th, 2013
Country superstar Carrie Underwood inserted her worldwide dominance with her current Blown Away Tour — taking her extravagant staging, powerhouse vocals and chart-topping hits across the waters to the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Last summer, in fact, the songstress performed her first-ever show at The Royal Albert Hall in London, with tickets selling out in under 90 minutes. Along the way on her 100-plus concert tour, Underwood has thrilled and impressed fans and critics, alike. Her phenomenal success has landed the singer her first ever nomination for this year’s upcoming British Country Music Awards.
The live awards show is set for Sunday, November 24, 2013. Voting by industry members in the British Country Music scene is currently underway.