Garth Brooks, Legendary Lunch, LOCASH, ACM Nominees And More Featured In This Edition Of ‘The Pickup’


Continuing to present the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the Webster PR Legendary Lunch co-hosted by the CMA, Garth Brook’s celebration of 5 million ticket sales, a surprising twist on CMT’s “Nashville” TV series, legendary television duo Crook & Chase honored in Nashville and more of the top stories in country music.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, broke his own record by selling 5 million tickets in just 60 cities. Over 20 years ago, Brooks set the record by selling the same colossal amount of tickets in 100 cities.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on April 2nd. Nominees for the major event were announced and included Keith Urban with 7 nominations, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with 6 nominations and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with 5 nominations, amongst others. A full list of nominees can be found at Stay tuned to the pickup for complete ACM coverage in April.

CMT’s “Nashville” packed a killer surprise in a recent episode. Tune in to this week’s episode of “The Pickup” for the spoiler alert of the month. The mid-season finale is rapidly approaching and fans are left in suspense as they follow along with the music-related drama.

Webster PR’s 3rd Annual Legendary Lunch co-hosted by CMA included over 40 artists in attendance the staggering cumulative stats included 171 #1 Billboard chart hits, 559 Top 10 Billboard chart hits and over 1000 Top 40 Billboard charted singles. The attendees included country radio, music industry and media enjoying camaraderie and fellowship. First time artist attendees included Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Donna Fargo, The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Tim Rushlow, Confederate Railroad’s Danny Shirley, Dailey & Vincent, Baillie & the Boys, Razzy Bailey, Wilson Fairchild, Bobby Bare, Hee Haw’s Jana Jae, Wanda Jackson, and long-time Webster PR client (of 20 years) Janie Fricke.

Fan-favorites and ACM Nominees, LOCASH celebrated their first #1 hit with “I Know Somebody.” The hit song can be found on their album The Fighters in stores and online. Congratulations to the duo for this well-deserved success.

Legendary television duo, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase of Crook & Chase were honored with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award. The ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry and featured the who’s who of country music including Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy and more. You can listen to the Crook & Chase Countdown every week on stations across the country.

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Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, DUKE FM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television and Heartland Network.





Dailey & Vincent sign a guitar at the Academy of Country Music in Encino, CA.

Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Bluegrass superstar duo Dailey & Vincent to the office while they were in Los Angeles recently.  While at the Academy, they performed their hits, “Steel Drivin’ Man,” “Big River,” and “River of Time.” The duo is currently on the road for their “Musical Landmarks of America” tour, which includes stops at iconic venues such as the legendary Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium and the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN among others.

Watch a video from Dailey & Vincent’s visit featuring an exclusive interview and clips from their performance.

For the second consecutive year, the duo sold out the Ryman Auditorium, where they first debuted their music as a duo in 2007, for the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights series performance scheduled for Thursday, July 17.  Also coming this fall is the duo’s first ever LIVE CD, DVD, and a Public Television concert special on September 13, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center  on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, VA.


About Dailey & Vincent:
The Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including:  13 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as 3-time “Entertainer of the Year,” 3-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year;” 3 Grammy Award Nominations including nomination for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” and; 2 Dove Awards for “Bluegrass Album of the Year.”  

2014 is shaping up to be a record year for Dailey & Vincent: They enter 2014 with a GRAMMY nomination for Bluegrass Album of the Year (their 3rd GRAMMY nom), a 1st-time performance at Carnegie Hall in June, their 2nd Dailey & Vincent Festival in Denton, NC in September, and the announcement of their very first headlining cruise (which will set sail in early 2015).   

Prior to forming the duo in 2007, both Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were already seasoned veterans in the Bluegrass world, having garnered great personal success.  A 4-time IBMA ‘Vocalist of the Year’ award winner, Dailey sang and performed with groups such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Vincent has accumulated 5 GRAMMY Awards, has been voted Bluegrass Bass Player of the Year 4 years in a row (2009-20012), and is a former, 10-year band member for the GRAMMY Award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Both have performed alongside famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more.  The duo performs over 120 shows per year with an 85% sell-out rate in the United States and presently resides at #34 on Pollstar’s “Concert Pulse.”  

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