March 28th, 2013
Only a few of country music’s main acts are adventures enough to embark on an overseas tour, but those that do have seen an increasing benefit from their time, efforts, and investment to bringing their music across North America’s borders.
In 2012, only Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood made the leap.
2013 has already seen the likes of Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts give it a go.
Who will be next and what does it mean for country music to expand the horizon?
Check out this insightful article all about it at: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/03/26/can-country-music-blossom-overseas/
April 9th, 2012
Now that superstar group Rascal Flatts is free from the Disney/Lyric Street shackles and soaring with Big Machine, they’ve put on a fitting opening for their latest album that befits the stars they are.
According to Billboard.Biz, the Superstar country music trio, in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom, held a one-night only special theater event titled “Changed,” to coincide with the release of the bands eighth studio album of the same name, which hit retail two days earlier. The film was broadcast to over 600 theaters nationally.
The trio – Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney- were in attendance at the Red Carpet VIP screening at AMC Empire Theater in New Yorks Times Square among a crowd of record label executives, radio programmers, industry luminaries and – fitting for the theme of the documentary/performance hybrid – family
November 17th, 2011
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will host the two-hour holiday extravaganza CMA Country Christmas, airing Thurs., Dec. 1 9:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC. Sugarland will perform “Silent Night” plus there will be performances from American Idol runner up Lauren Alaina, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Idol winner Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer with special guest Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill in a special duet with Miss Piggy
September 28th, 2011
As the Grand Ole Opry ages, it tends to grow stronger. As newer acts embrace the legendary show, the public is developing a whole new view from the days when the bulk of the show was taken up by older entertainers who no longer have hits on the charts. As evidence, this from Music Row.com:
Tuesday night 9/27, Opry member Vince Gill invited Rascal Flatts to join the Grand Ole Opry. Gill surprised the group on stage with the invitation, after they’d finished performing “Bless The Broken Road.”
Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, members of Rascal Flatts, will be inducted Saturday, Oct. 8. The induction will take place during the Opry’s 86th birthday weekend. The show will broadcast live on GAC at 8 p.m. CDT.
To read more, click Rascal Flatts To Join The Grand Ole Opry : MusicRow.
June 23rd, 2011
Did you make it to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville earlier this month? Whether you did or not, you’ll want to catch the television version on ABC in August.
The ABC-TV special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Sun., Aug. 7. The concert special was taped June 9-12 at the 40th annual festival.
Among the artists who will perform on the program are Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band.
More via Country’s Night To Rock TV : MusicRow.