GRAMMY®-Winning Oak Ridge Boys ‘Live From Branson’ Christmas Special Premieres On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Friday, Dec. 21 At 12PM ET

Tune In Alert: GRAMMY®-Winning Oak Ridge Boys ‘Live From Branson’ Christmas Special Premieres On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Friday, Dec. 21 At 12PM ET

GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys will premiere an all new ‘Live From Branson’ Christmas Special on SiriusXM’s Prime Country on Friday, December 21 at 12 p.m. ET. Performing songs from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, along with Christmas classics, the Oak Ridge Boys authentic sound was captured live at The Mansion Theater in Branson, Missouri during their ‘Shine The Light On Christmas Tour.’

“Two of the most important parts of our 2018 year are the release of 17th Avenue Revival and our Shine The Light On Christmas tour,” says Oak Ridge Boys singer, Duane Allen. “We recorded these live, some of the best songs from both of these collections of songs and they will be on SiriusXM Prime Country for Christmas weekend. This is our ‘Merry Christmas’ to all our fans.”

Tune in to SiriusXM Channel 58 Friday, December 21 at 12 p.m. ET (Also available on DISH 6058 & 099-58)

ADDITIONAL AIR DATES & TIMES: •Saturday, December 22 at 12 a.m. ET
•Sunday, December 23 at 11 a.m. & 9 p.m. ET
•Monday, December 24 at 2 p.m. ET
•Tuesday, December 25 at 6 p.m. ET
The Oak Ridge Boys on Tour:
DEC 21 Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 Crouse Performance Hall / Lima, Ohio
DEC 23 Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, Tenn.
JAN 15 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park / Cedar Park, Texas
JAN 16 Waco Hippodrome Theater / Waco, Texas
JAN 17 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center / Midland, Texas
JAN 18 Brauntex Performing Arts Theater / New Braunfels, Texas
JAN 19 The Grand 1894 Opera House / Galveston, Texas
JAN 20 The Grand 1894 Opera House / Galveston, Texas
JAN 25 Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts / Franklin, N.C.
JAN 26 Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla.
For entire tour schedule, please click here.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

Blake Shelton Announces Billy Bob’s Texas Free Pop Up Concert 

BLAKE SHELTON ANNOUNCES BILLY BOB’S TEXAS FREE POP UP CONCERT

The pop up show is FREE on a first come, first served basis to those patrons who are 21+

 Blake Shelton, who has performed at Billy Bob’s Texas numerous times since his debut in on the historic stage in 1990, has announced a special free pop up concert for this Thursday, September 20, 2018.

The one-night only event will be first come, first served for the first 5,000 fans. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Line-Up For Wristbands Starts At: 10:00AM on 9/20
Line-Up For Doors: 4:00PM on 9/20
Doors: 5:30PM
Concert: 8:30PM

About Blake Shelton:
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. In November he released his album Texoma Shore, which became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features smash hits “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 90 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. His current single, “Turnin’ Me On,” is the third single from Texoma Shore and was most-added upon impact at country radio. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, Shelton has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name. The first location in his hometown of Tishomingo, OK opened in September 2017, while the space on Nashville’s lower Broadway hosted a week-long grand opening in June of 2018. Locations in Gatlinburg, TN and Orlando, FL are due to follow.

For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.

About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, hosts over 200 live music concerts annually, is home to live bull riding, host to private and corporate events, authentic Texas cuisine, and retail store; all in a world class, authentic Western venue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Billy Bob’s Texas has won the ACM Nightclub of the Year award 9 times. For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com or contact Billy Bob’s at 817-624-7117.

Please visit billybobstexas.com for additional information.

J.D. Shelburne’s “One Less Girl” Video Premieres On CMT

J.D. SHELBURNE’S “ONE LESS GIRL” VIDEO PREMIERES ON CMT

Shelburne’s debut single off ‘Two Lane Town’ is set to air on CMT’s 24/7 digital music channel, CMT Music, and CMT.com

Nashville recording artist J.D. Shelburne is excited to announce the official video for “One Less Girl” – the first single from his newly released album, Two Lane Town – has made its premiere on CMT today. The video will air 8 times today on CMT’s 24/7 digital music channel, CMT Music, and CMT.com between 6-6:30 am ET; 9-9:30 am ET; 12:30-1pm ET; 3-3:30 pm ET; 6-6:30 pm ET; 9:30-10 pm ET; and 12-12:30 am ET; 4-4:30 am ET the morning of Sept. 19.

“I moved to Nashville 10 years ago to chase this dream. One of my early goals was to land a video on CMT,” said Shelburne. “I grew up watching their network. To finally say I have achieved that goal and will premiere on CMT on Tuesday is a dream come true. I am thrilled for this!”

Shot and recorded in both Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, the “One Less Girl” video gives the viewer a personal look into the emotional reflections, and post-breakup memories that linger from a relationship that no longer exists.

J.D. has high hopes and expectations for his new music. “One of my goals is to play the Grand Ole Opry. I’ve been on the verge couple of times, but have never been asked to play. I am also looking to propel into national success. I would love to guest on a national TV show like Today, where I can introduce my music to a national audience overnight. I want to try to get on a national tour and spread my music and my name to places I’ve never played. I think I’ve got some great songs on this record, and I think so many fans will relate and be drawn to this new album. I still have a lot of ground to cover and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.”

Two Lane Town Track Listing:
1. Born For This (J.D. Shelburne, Ryan Broshear)
2. Good Ol’ Boy Good Time (Mark Nesler, Jim McCormick)
3. She Keeps Me Up Nights (Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson, Carson Chamberlain)
4. One Less Girl (Mark Nesler, Andrew Dorff, Blair Daly)
5. Young Again (Brian Kolb, Brian Davis)
6. Stuck In My Memory (J.D. Shelburne, Ryan Broshear)
7. Lovin’ On A Dirt Road (J.D. Shelburne, Bob Stewart)
8. Superman (J.D. Shelburne, Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson)
9. Make It That Far (J.D. Shelburne, Mark Nesler, Carson Chamberlain)

J.D. Shelburne On Tour:
SEP 19 Timber Pointe Golf Club – Poplar Grove, Ill.
SEP 20 Bourbon, Bluegrass and Bluejeans Event – Chicago, Ill.
SEP 21 Hurstbourne Country Club, Bourbon, Boots & BBQ Concert – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 23 Ole Red – Nashville, Tenn.
SEP 27 SIP + SEE @ Marriot Hotel – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 28 The GOAT – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 30 Ole Red – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 05 Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Ky.
OCT 05 Anjay’s Kids Charity Event @ Kentucky Castle – Versailles, Ky.
OCT 07 TBA – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 10 Tin Roof Broadway – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 13 Harvest Homecoming – New Albany, Ind.
OCT 14 TBA – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 15 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 16 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 19 Waylon’s Feed & Firewater – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 20 Bourbonanza Street Fair – Frankfort, Ky.
OCT 20 ClarksFest – Clarksville, Ind.
OCT 20 Halloween Bash, Private Event – Simpsonville, Ky.
OCT 21 TBA – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 24 Levee at the Riverhouse – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 26 Kentucky Derby Museum @ Winstar Farm Gala – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 28 TBA – Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 30 The Wahlberg Foundation Event @ Freedom Hall – Louisville, Ky.
NOV 01 Puckett’s Franklin – Franklin, Tenn.
NOV 09 The blind Squirrel – Louisville, Ky.
NOV 21 Levee at the Riverhouse – Louisville, Ky.
NOV 24 The GOAT – Louisville, Ky.
NOV 30 Opry City Stage – New York, N.Y.
For a complete tour schedule, please click here.

About J.D. Shelburne:
Country Artist J.D. Shelburne grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, a tiny town southeast of the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky. At age 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother and began learning to play and sing on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in the Louisville/Lexington, Kentucky area and developed a fan-base that eventually landed him on some of the biggest stages in the business, opening for some of the nation’s hottest stars.

In the last few years, J.D. Shelburne has become one of Kentucky’s fastest rising stars, with album credits, countless shows, a loyal fan base, charity work that has raised thousands of dollars, and a list full of accolades that sets Shelburne apart from the rest.

Tune-In Alert: The Oak Ridge Boys on SiriusXM’s Prime Country

TUNE IN TO HEAR GRAMMY®-WINNING OAK RIDGE BOYS ON SIRIUSXM’S PRIME COUNTRY TODAY AT 6PM ET WITH ADDITIONAL AIRINGS THROUGH MAY 17

GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys join host Storme Warren and a live studio audience for SiriusXM’s Prime Country. They deliver inspiring performances from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, with insightful discussion, opening up about their controversial crossover from Gospel to Country and their storied 40-plus year journey that has taken them around the globe.

Tune in to SiriusXM Channel 58 Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Eastern (Also available on DISH 6058 & 099-58)

ADDITIONAL AIR DATES & TIMES: •Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. EDT
•Sunday, May 13 at 10 a.m. EDT
•Monday, May 14 at 9 p.m. EDT
•Wednesday, May 16 at 3 a.m. EDT
•Thursday, May 17 at 3 p.m. EDT

The Oak Ridge Boys on Tour:
MAY 11 Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences / Charleston, W.Va.
MAY 12 Little River Casino Resort / Manistee, Mich.
MAY 17 NYCB Theatre at Westbury / Westbury, N.Y.
MAY 18 del Lago Resort & Casino / Waterloo, N.Y.
MAY 19 Paramount Theatre / Rutland, VT
MAY 20 The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
MAY 25 Dothan Civic Center / Dothan, Ala.
MAY 26 Atwood Music Festival / Monticello, Miss.
JUN 01 Beaver Dam Amphitheater / Beaver Dam, Ky.
JUN 02 Renfro Valley / Mt Vernon, Ky.
JUN 08 Hartville Kitchen / Hartville, Ohio
JUN 09 Hartville Kitchen / Hartville, Ohio
JUN 16 Porterfield Country Fest / Marinette, Wisc.
JUN 21 Pinewood Bowl Theater / Lincoln, Neb.
JUN 23 The Mighty Howard County Fair / Cresco, Iowa
JUN 30 Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Bossier City, La.
JUL 14 Island View Casino Resort / Gulfport, Miss.
JUL 20 Thrasher-Horne Center / Orange Park, Fla.
JUL 26 Paradise Cove Margaritaville / Tulsa, Okla.
JUL 27 Gasconade County Fair / Owensville, Mo.
JUL 28 Adams County Fair / Mendon, Ill.
JUL 29 Ohiya Casino & Resort / Niobrara, Neb.
For entire tour schedule, please click here.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys To Perform On ‘Huckabee’ This Weekend On TBN In Advance Of The Release Of Their New Album, ’17th Avenue Revival’

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS TO PERFORM ON ‘HUCKABEE’ THIS WEEKEND ON TBN IN ADVANCE OF THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM, 17th AVENUE REVIVAL

 

“Before Russia was a topic in our daily news, The Oak Ridge Boys performed as one of the first country acts in Russia on a three-week tour. You could say ‘they were in Russia before Russia was cool!'” – Chuck Dauphin

Appearances set for The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Grand Ole Opry, Larry’s Country Diner, RFD, SiriusXM, and so much more!

 

Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry and achieved, arguably, country music’s highest honor when they were inducted into The Country Music Hall Of Fame in October 2015.

The group has given many command performances throughout their legendary career, from performing for King Gustaf of Sweden, to Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco, to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain and five U.S. presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1976, they performed in Russia during the “Iron Curtain” days on a three week tour with Roy Clark – a first for ANY country music artist.

Since the start of their highly decorated career, the Oaks have achieved five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations.

In preparation for the release of their highly anticipated new album 17th Avenue Revival (March 16, Lightning Rod Records), The Oak Ridge Boys are gearing up for media rounds in Nashville and New York City where the quartet will make appearances on The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Larry’s Country Diner, The Grand Ole Opry, a sit-down one hour special on RFD, The 700 Club, SiriusXM, Jesus Calling, Southern Living, Fox News Radio, METRO Focus, Westwood One, Celeb Secrets, Heartland, Nashville Insider, Country Rebel and more.

In front of an at-capacity, standing-room-only crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame™ and Museum CMA Theater on Monday (3/5) night, The Oak Ridge Boys electrified with hit after hit, and then introduced their the new album. In addition, and in typical Oak Ridge Boys fashion, the group set a unique precedent by presenting the Country Music Hall of Fame with a special Edison cylinder recording of “Brand New Star,” the first track from their new album.

“It’s exciting to me that our manager, Jim Halsey, and Logan Rogers, President of Lightning Rod Records, were able to envision the idea of releasing the new album, all or in part, on virtually every format of commercial recording technology since the Edison cylinder — and to find people to record ‘Brand New Star’ on cylinder,” said Duane Allen.

“We thought it was a fantastic idea to include vinyl, cassette, CD and cylinder — the only format we left out was eight-track and, who knows, that might be next.” Allen said. “It’s proof that our team can cover all the bases, while coming up with a fun and provocative promotion for the new product.”

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

About Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.

About Thirty Tigers:
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many others in their 15 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution, now The Orchard.

Billboard Premieres The Oak Ridge Boys’ Latest Video “Pray To Jesus” From Forthcoming New Album ’17th Avenue Revival’

Billboard premieres The Oak Ridge Boys’ latest video “Pray To Jesus” from forthcoming new album 17th Avenue Revival

The Oak Ridge Boys: “Pray To Jesus”

The Oak Ridge Boys Team Up With Grammy Museum For Intimate Performance on February 15th

TV Alert: The Oaks Set To Perform On Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Tomorrow!

The Oak Ridge Boys announce the exclusive premiere of their latest video, “Pray To Jesus,” a song that was originally recorded by its co-writer, Brandy Clark, who was GRAMMY nominated for “Best New Artist” in 2015, at Billboard.com. The new track is included in the Oaks’ forthcoming album, 17th Avenue Revival, available everywhere March 16th on Lightning Rod Records.

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and produced by acclaimed pop/rock producer Dave Cobb, 17th Avenue Revival finds The Oak Ridge Boys returning to their gospel roots. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.

The Oak Ridge Boys are also set to play the prestigious GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater on February 15th, for an intimate conversation and performance spotlighting 17th Avenue Revival. The performance will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.

The Oak Ridge Boys will continue the promotional trail as they make an appearance on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family on February 15th. In addition to providing a little help in the kitchen with hosts Mark Steines & Debbie Matenopoulos, fans can catch a special performance by The Oak Ridge Boys.

 

Tour Schedule:
Feb 16 Cache Creek Casino Resort / Brooks, Calif.
Feb 17 Cactus Petes Resort Casino Gala Showroom / Jackpot, Nev.
Feb 22 Mobile Civic Center Theater / Mobile, Ala.
Mar 01 Florida Strawberry Festival / Plant City, Fla.
Mar 03 Seminole Casino / Immokalee, Fla.
Mar 07 Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, Tenn.
Mar 16 Birchmere / Alexandria, Va.
Mar 17 American Music Theatre / Lancaster, Pa.
Mar 18 Sellersville Theater 1894 / Sellersville, Pa.
Mar 23 Paramount Theatre / Middletown, N.Y.
Mar 24 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center / New Bedford, Mass.
Mar 30 Harvester Performance Center / Rocky Mount, Va.
Mar 31 Harrington Raceway & Casino / Harrington, Del.
Apr 06 Stiefel Theatre / Salina, Ks.
Apr 07 Riverwind Casino / Norman, Okla.
Apr 08 Texan Theater / Greenville, Texas
Apr 13 Newberry Opera House / Newberry, S.C.
Apr 14 Alabama Theatre / North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Apr 20 The Mansion Theater / Branson, Mo.
Apr 21 The Mansion Theater / Branson, Mo.
Apr 22 Oxford Performing Arts Center / Oxford, Ala.
Apr 27 Medina Entertainment Center / Medina, Minn.
Apr 28 The Arcada Theater, Saint Charles, IL
Apr 29 Peoples Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio
Apr 30 Packard Music Hall / Warren, Ohio
May 04 Peoples Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio
May 05 BMI Speedway / Versailles, Ohio
May 06 Civic Center / Des Moines, Iowa
May 12 Little River Casino Resort / Manistee, Mich.
May 18 del Lago Resort & Casino / Waterloo, N.Y.
May 19 Paramount Theatre / Rutland, VT
May 20 The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
May 26 Atwood Music Festival / Monticello, Miss.
Jun 01 Beaver Dam Amphitheatre / Beaver Dam, Ky.
Jun 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
Jun 08-09 Hartville Kitchen / Hartville, Ohio
Jun 16 Porterfield Country Fest / Marinette, Wisc.
Jun 22 Howard County Fair / Cresco, Iowa
Jun 30 Horseshoe Bossier City / Bossier City, La.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

About Billboard Magazine: 
Billboard is the world’s most influential music media brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard receives hundreds of millions of brand impressions daily through many strategic relationships with major companies across various industries. These relationships leverage Billboard’s brand recognition, proprietary chart data and information resources to develop products, live events and print, television, radio, digital and mobile platforms. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea and Russia.

About Hallmark Channel:
Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 88 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.” Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”

About Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.

LANCO SURPRISED WITH GOLD FOR “GREATEST LOVE STORY” AFTER STANDING OVATION AT OPRY DEBUT LAST NIGHT

 

BREAKOUT BAND LANCO SURPRISED WITH GOLD FOR “GREATEST LOVE STORY”
AFTER STANDING OVATION AT OPRY DEBUT LAST NIGHT

The “Sweeping” (HITS Magazine) Top 10 Track Hit No. One on iTunes Country Songs Chart
Immediately After Performance

Emerging Sony Music Nashville band LANCO made their Grand Ole Opry debut last night (10/24) during the ninth annual “Opry Goes Pink.” The five-man band received a standing ovation after offering up a performance of “Trouble Maker” off their self-titled EP, a medley of Alabama’s iconic hits “Dixieland Delight” and “Song of the South” along with their Top 10 single, “Greatest Love Story.” Adding to the band’s night of career firsts, LANCO was surprised with the news that “Greatest Love Story” has been certified GOLD by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 units, and it immediately shot to the No. One spot on the iTunes Country Chart as they walked offstage.

“It was an honor to make our Grand Ole Opry debut during such a special night and take the stage that is the original home to the entire country music genre,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “Since I was six-years-old I remember sitting in those pews and seeing acts like Alabama so to have our families out there watching us was a full circle moment.”

LANCO has built a groundswell movement behind “Greatest Love Story,” with Lancaster as the sole songwriter. It has been 10 years since a country artist/writer has penned a chart topping hit alone as a look back in time to the early 2000’s reveals that the last artists able to make that claim are Taylor Swift (“Our Song”), Zac Brown (“Free”) and Jennifer Nettles’ (“Stay”). That success has propelled Lancaster to the No. One spot on the Top 60 Country Songwriters Chart for three consecutive weeks, based on streams, sales and airplay and he continues to serve as the only artist to earn that honor in 2017.

As a native to the Nashville area, Lancaster’s truly authentic style has resonated with fans through LANCO’s self-titled debut EP, which can now count more than 60 million streams. The band recently wrapped the recording process behind their debut album with award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town), which is slated for release early next year. Named as “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Faster Horses and more. They will head out on the road in November serving as direct support for Dustin Lynch. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.

Photo (L-R): LANCO’s Eric Steedly (lead guitar), LANCO’s Tripp Howell (drums), LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Grand Ole Opry GM Sally Williams, LANCO’s Chandler Baldwin (bass), LANCO’s Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo)

Photo Credit Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry’s Chris Hollo

Alan Jackson to Perform Greatest Hits at Laughlin Event Center

 

 

Alan Jackson to perform greatest hits
at laughlin event center, feb. 25

 

Country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson is revered as one of the best-selling male vocalists of all time, in all genres. The “singer of simple songs” will perform more than 60 singles, including “Livin’ on Love,” “Drive” and “Good Time” at the Laughlin Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 25.

 

Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. His extensive career has resulted in more than 150 music industry awards, consisting of 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, Grammys and many others. The country star has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, earning his placement as one of the top 10 country artists of all-time. Jackson is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Tickets for the concert start at $40 and can be purchased at www.laughlineventcenter.com.

The Laughlin Event Center is home to top-tier concerts, festivals, bull riding, rodeos and more. The open-air amphitheater, which was completed in February 2014, contains modular sections that can be added or removed to accommodate all forms of entertainment. Notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba, Ramon Ayala, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have previously taken the stage to wow fans.

 


When:
Saturday, Feb. 25
Concert starts at 8 p.m.

 


Where:

Laughlin Event Center
500 E Bruce Woodbury Dr.
Laughlin, Nev. 89029

 

Contact:
Allie Edwards, R&R Partners
702.318.4289
Allie.Edwards@rrpartners.com

 

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly two million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information: www.visitlaughlin.com.

Multi-Platinum Country Star Josh Turner Takes the Stage at The Orleans Showroom Dec. 2-3

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Multi-Platinum Country Star Josh Turner Takes the Stage at The Orleans Showroom Dec. 2-3

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Country star Josh Turner will perform his greatest hits at The Orleans Showroom on Dec. 2-3.

Turner’s career began in 2001 when he debuted the hit song “Long Black Train,” in Nashville at the “Grand Ole Opry.” His second album, “Your Man,” was released in 2006 with the title track claiming the #1 spot on the country charts. The album’s second single, “Would You Go with Me,” also claimed the top spot on the country charts and reached #48 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Turner’s 2007 album “Everything is Fine” included the smash hit “Firecracker,” which charted at #2. He followed the single’s success with his 2009 release “Why Don’t We Just Dance” from his fourth album “Haywire,” which spent four consecutive weeks at #1. “All Over Me,” the album’s second single, was released in 2010 and became Turner’s fourth #1 hit.

Turner’s fifth studio album, “Punching Bag,” was released in 2012. The album’s lead single, “Time Is Love,” finished the year as the #1 country song of 2012, according to Billboard. That same year, Turner released “Live Across America,” a full-length album featuring audio of live performances throughout his tour. Turner released his latest single, “Hometown Girl,” earlier this year.

Showtime is at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $54.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at the gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

Josh Turner’s performances are one of many events Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada host during Rodeo Week each year, including its three-day rodeo event, CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at the Orleans Arena; fan-favorite events National Finals Tonight show and Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; and The Buckin’ Bull Party for the first time at Fremont Hotel and Casino. For more information on Rodeo Week events, please visit www.BoydEvents.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Dolly Parton & More Featured In The Latest Episode Of ‘The Pickup’

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REBA McENTIRE, FAITH HILL, TIM McGRAW, AARON LEWIS, DOLLY PARTON AND MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘THE PICKUP’

Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the performance list announced for the 50th Annual Country Music Awards, the birthday sing-along for the Grand Ole Opry’s 91st birthday, Dolly Parton’s new children’s book as well as stories featuring Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

The 50th Annual Country Music Awards will air November 2 on ABC. The first list of performers have been announced and include some of the hottest acts in country music, including Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and more.

The Grand Ole Opry, the largest house that country music built, celebrated its 91st birthday on October 7 and 8. The birthday celebration involved a star-studded rendition of “Happy Birthday.” This sing along included Larry Gatlin, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Riders In The Sky, and many, many more.

From a song to a movie, Dolly Parton is now bringing her classic “Coat of Many Colors” to a children’s picture book. Parton released the book as the latest part of her mission to improve childhood literacy. You can find the book in stores beginning October 18.

As Halloween approaches, artists have been known to get in the spirit with their costumes. This includes Tanya Tucker dressing as Dolly Parton on stage singing “I Will Always Love You,” Lady Antebellum dressed as Reba and Brooks and Dunn and more.

Aaron Lewis had a big month with the release of his newest studio album, “Sinner.” The Pickup was on hand to celebrate with him and a packed house at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard at Margaritaville on Nashville’s famous Broadway strip.

Reba McEntire recently received another accolade. McEntire was named Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 Artist of the Year. “The Pickup” was on hand to speak and celebrate with McEntire at The Women In Music City Awards.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are celebrating after receiving stars in Nashville’s elite Walk of Fame Park. In the same week that the power couple received their stars, Tim and Faith announced their Soul 2 Soul World Tour kicking off in New Orleans in April. For more information go to www.soul2soultour.com.

Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here

ABOUT THE PICKUP:
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, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network.

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster and Randy Travis Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

CHARLIE DANIELS, FRED FOSTER AND
RANDY TRAVIS INDUCTED INTO
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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TRACE ADKINS, GARTH BROOKS, BRANDY CLARK, ALAN JACKSON, JAMEY JOHNSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, CHARLIE McCOY, BRAD PAISLEY, DOLLY PARTON, TRISHA YEARWOOD, AND ANDREA ZONN AMONG ALL-STAR CAST PAYING MUSICAL TRIBUTES TO INDUCTEES

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Three visionary iconoclasts, whose creative skills altered the direction of commercial country music, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.

Hosted by Country Music Hall of and Museum CEO Kyle Young and held in the museum’s CMA Theater, the annual ceremony paid tribute to country rock pioneer Charlie Daniels; music producer, publisher and Monument Records founder Fred Foster; and neo-traditional singer Randy Travis with speeches, live musical tributes and original video biographies. The artists paying tribute crossed generations and styles, underscoring the eclectic nature and groundbreaking stature of the three men being inducted.

“These three Tar Heels came to Tennessee and created music that enriched our lives and enhanced our culture,” said Young. “We are better for their presence and for their talents, and we are proud to hang their plaques in the Hall of Fame Rotunda.”

Musical tributes, with surprise guests, are a highlight of the Medallion Ceremony. Foster’s celebration began with Dolly Parton performing her first hit, “Dumb Blonde,” produced by Foster and released on Monument Records.

“If anybody deserves one of these medallions, you do.” Parton said to Foster. “You gave me a shot, and you were a gentleman when Porter Wagoner stole me away. You saw things in me that nobody else did. I hope that I made you proud.”

Whenever she reflects on the blessings bestowed upon her, Parton said, “I thank God. I thank the fans. And I thank you.”
Grammy-winning songwriter Brandy Clark performed “Blue Bayou,” which Foster originally produced with Orbison. Linda Ronstadt later transformed the song into a pop classic.

Kris Kristofferson, the last of Foster’s tribute performers, walked out with harmonica specialist and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy to perform a touching version of his famous song, “Me and Bobby McGee.” The song’s inspiration, former Music Row office worker Barbara McKee (now Barbara McKee Eden by marriage), was in the audience.

A Hall of Fame member always inducts the newcomers, as a way of welcoming them to the elite group. Foster requested that Hall of Fame member Vince Gill make his induction official.

To begin the musical tribute to Daniels, Young spoke of the important role producer and record executive Bob Johnston, who died in 2015, played in the new inductee’s career. Johnston and Daniels co-wrote “It Hurts Me,” and Daniels moved to Nashville in 1967 at Johnston’s invitation.

Trisha Yearwood began the musical tribute to Daniels with a soulful version of “It Hurts Me,” recorded by Elvis Presley in 1964. Getting a cut by Presley was the first major breakthrough in Daniels’s career.

Jamey Johnson performed Daniels’ 1980 hit “Long Haired Country Boy.” With his hair several inches beyond his shoulders and a beard that reached his chest, Johnson said, “I started singing this song when I was in the marines. I didn’t have long hair then.”

For the last of the musical tributes to Daniels, Grand Ole Opry star Trace Adkins and fiddler Andrea Zonn took the stage to perform “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” “I got the hardest song to do,” Adkins said with a wry smile, before nailing the vocals. Zonn played the difficult fiddle parts with stunning virtuosity, drawing an ovation from Daniels who pointed at her as she bowed toward him.

Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee inducted Daniels.

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Alan Jackson began the musical tributes to Randy Travis by explaining that he moved to Nashville in 1985 with the goal of bringing real country music back to the airwaves. “Nobody was carrying it on,” he said, but shortly after he got to town, Jackson heard Travis on the radio. “You opened the doors for a lot of guys and girls who wanted to record real country music,” Jackson said. “You made it easier for us.” Jackson went on to perform “On the Other Hand.”

Brad Paisley followed Jackson with a performance of “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Paisley noted that, in previous generations, there were country artists who emulated Roy Acuff, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. “And there’s Randy, for my generation.” Addressing Travis directly, he continued: “To this day, you are still one of the greatest singers we’ve ever had. I am honored to do this for you today, pal.”

For the final musical tribute of the evening, Garth Brooks performed Travis’ hit “Three Wooden Crosses.” Following his performance Brooks welcomed Travis into the Hall of Fame. Tribute performers don’t usually do the induction as well but the Hall of Fame honored Travis’s request that Brooks take that role.

To accept his induction, Travis took small steps up the four stairs, fighting the effects of his stroke with help from his wife Mary and from Paisley, who came out from backstage to assist him. At the podium, he stood next to his wife as she read what he wanted to say.

She recounted the tragic circumstances of Travis’s stroke, which nearly took his life in 2013. “The doctors suggested we pull the life support,” said Mary. “I went to his bedside and asked if he wanted to fight some more. I knew he did. He squeezed my hand, and a little tear fell down his cheek. He and God had other plans.”

Doctors told the couple that Travis would never walk again and would be bed-ridden. Standing onstage he accentuated how he beat the odds.

Despite Travis’s ongoing struggle to speak, Mary and her husband sing every day. “Sometimes we sing the greatest redemption song of all time, and it fills us with God’s grace,” she said. That song is ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Mary Travis said that, for the first time since his stroke, she wanted to share her husband’s voice with those gathered to celebrate this special occasion. Her voice breaking with emotion, she said, “Please join us in singing ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Travis leaned into the microphone, his baritone voice strained but instantly recognizable. As he sang the first verse to a stunned crowd, many were too overcome with emotion to sing along. Taking more effort to speak than to sing, “Thank you,” Travis said, and after pausing for a breath, “for everything you’ve done.”

A thunderous standing ovation lasted for minutes, longer than any of the numerous ovations of the night.

The audience at the private celebration was packed with Hall of Fame members, who welcomed the new inductees to their exclusive club. Hall of Famers in attendance were Alabama members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, Bobby Bare, Harold Bradley, Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Ralph Emery, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Charlie McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride and E. W. “Bud” Wendell.

The evening ended, as always, with a performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Museum employee, ace guitarist Ben Hall, and harmonica maestro Charlie McCoy started the song, performing a verse and chorus while Hall of Fame members gathered at the front of the stage. The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels took turns singing the verses, with the audience, the night’s guest performers, and the Hall of Famers joining in on the choruses.

For a complete wrap-up of last night’s show click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using
#honorthymusic.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Tops Bluegrass Chart at #1, Reaches #11 on Country Albums and Americana Folk Charts

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years Tops
Bluegrass Chart at #1, Reaches #11 on Country Albums and Americana
Folk Charts in First Week of Sales

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American roots music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year’s Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, released Sept. 30 on NGDB’s own label, distributed by Warner Nashville. As of yesterday’s SoundScan report,Circlin’ Back hit #11 both on the Country Albums chart and Americana Folk chart, while topping the Bluegrass chart at #1 in the first week of sales. Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration, the band played early and late sets at the Grand Ole Opry’s Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Nashville, TN.

About the record: Recorded live at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends captures a group of longtime road warriors who’ve yet to lose their grit, joined onstage by John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House, and Jerry Douglas. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and early Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne joined in, along with longtime member Jimmy Ibbotson, while a sold-out crowd sings along in the background. From country classics to deep cuts, the tracklist finds bandmates Jeff Hanna (guitars/vocals), Jimmie Fadden (drums/harmonica/vocals), Bob Carpenter (keyboards/accordion/vocals) and John McEuen (banjo/fiddle/guitar/mandolin) swapping harmonies, trading solos, and shining new light on a catalog of vital, vibrant music.

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. The guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future. Released in 1972 – just six years after the group formed in Southern California – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will the Circle Be Unbroken still stands as one of the most beloved albums in the country catalog, pairing the young band with legends like Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Mother Maybelle Carter.

Many decades have passed since that milestone album’s release, with the members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band now enjoying their own legendary status. They continue to blur lines between genres, however, and the upcoming Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends accomplishes something very similar to the classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken pairing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with the hit-makers, rule-breakers, and iconic figures of today’s roots music community. This time, Hanna, Fadden, Carpenter, and McEuen are the elder statesmen, passing down their influence and inspiration to a younger class without giving up the torch just yet. There’s more music to be made, after all. More shows to play. Another half-century to chase down. The circle rolls on.

Fans are able to purchase the cd or cd/dvd combo via www.nittygritty.com, Amazon (cd or cd/dvd), and iTunes (cd or dvd).

For more information on NGDB, please visit www.nittygritty.com.

Huffington Post talks to Jeff Hanna re: IBMA and Circlin’ Back
Barry Mazor interviews Jeff Hanna on Acme Radio’s Roots Now, talks new record & 50 years
LA Times premieres “Truthful Parson Brown” with Jackson Browne
Relix Magazine premieres “Catfish John” with Alison Krauss

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years CD track listing:

1. “YOU AIN’T GOING NOWHERE”
2. “GRANDPA WAS A CARPENTER” feat. JOHN PRINE
3. “PARADISE” feat. JOHN PRINE
4. “MY WALKIN’ SHOES”
5. “TENNESSEE STUD” fest. VINCE GILL
6. “NINE POUND HAMMER” feat. SAM BUSH with VINCE GILL
7. “BUY FOR ME THE RAIN”
8. “THESE DAYS” feat. JACKSON BROWNE
9. “TRUTHFUL PARSON BROWN” feat. JACKSON BROWNE with JERRY DOUGLAS, SAM BUSH
and BYRON HOUSE
10. “KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE” feat. ALISON KRAUSS
11. “CATFISH JOHN” feat. ALISON KRAUSS
12. “AN AMERICAN DREAM” feat. RODNEY CROWELL with ALISON KRAUSS
13. “LONG HARD ROAD (THE SHARECROPPER’S DREAM)” feat. RODNEY CROWELL
14. “MR. BOJANGLES” feat. JERRY JEFF WALKER
15. “FISHIN’ IN THE DARK” feat. JIMMY IBBOTSON
16. “BAYOU JUBILEE/SALLY WAS A GOODUN”
17. “JAMBALAYA”
18. “WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN”

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years DVD track listing:

1. “YOU AIN’T GOING NOWHERE”
2. “GRANDPA WAS A CARPENTER” feat. JOHN PRINE
3. “PARADISE” feat. JOHN PRINE
4. “MY WALKIN’ SHOES”
5. “TENNESSEE STUD” fest. VINCE GILL
6. “NINE POUND HAMMER” feat. SAM BUSH with VINCE GILL
7. “BUY FOR ME THE RAIN”
8. “THESE DAYS” feat. JACKSON BROWNE
9. “TRUTHFUL PARSON BROWN” feat. JACKSON BROWNE
with JERRY DOUGLAS, SAM BUSH and BYRON HOUSE
10. “KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE” feat. ALISON KRAUSS
11. “CATFISH JOHN” feat. ALISON KRAUSS
12. “AN AMERICAN DREAM” feat. RODNEY CROWELL with ALISON KRAUSS
13. “LONG HARD ROAD (THE SHARECROPPER’S DREAM) feat. RODNEY CROWELL
14. “MR. BOJANGLES” feat. JERRY JEFF WALKER
15. “RIPPLIN’ WATERS” feat. JIMMY IBBOTSON
16. “FISHIN’ IN THE DARK” feat. JIMMY IBBOTSON
17. “BAYOU JUBILEE/SALLY WAS A GOODUN”
18. “JAMBALAYA”
19. “WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN”

On Tour:
Oct. 21 Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Oct. 22 The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, Texas
Nov. 10 Grand Theatre – Frankfort, Ky.
Nov. 11 Midland Theatre – Newark, Ohio
Nov. 12 Temple Theatre – Saginaw, Mich.
Nov. 13 MotorCity Casino Hotel – Detroit, Mich.

PHOTOS: Dierks Bentley & Elle King Take On Nashville

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DIERKS BENTLEY AND ELLE KING TAKE OVER NASHVILLE TO CELEBRATE
“DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS” WITH NO. ONE PARTY AND
EXCLUSIVE GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE

The Collaborators Perform Past and Present Hits
With CMA Nominated Song and Gritty Rendition of “Jackson”

Current four-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley celebrated his 15th career No. One “Different For Girls” on Tuesday (10/4) during an intimate sit-down lunch at Nashville’s Moto’s with close friends and family alongside collaborator and friend Elle King. After celebrating the chart-topper with co-writers JT Harding (ASCAP) and Shane McAnally (GMR), Bentley and King performed the CMA nominated song at the Grand Ole Opry, where King made her Opry debut. Paying homage to legendary collaborations, the pair gave the audience a bluesy performance of “Jackson.”

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To watch Bentley and King perform “Jackson” on the Grand Ole Opry and backstage here: http://bit.ly/2cV7dRj

Known for “traveling his own path…Country music’s most relatable star” (Esquire) shows his depth and diversity as an artist with four CMA nominations in the Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year categories. “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and is currently set to head into the second leg of his headlining 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR on October 13. Recently announced Bentley will embark on his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR launching Jan. 19 in Dayton, OH, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Collin Raye To Appear On “Ray Stevens’ Nashville”

COLLIN RAYE TO APPEAR ON “RAY STEVENS’ NASHVILLE”

Raye Continues On ‘The Big 25 Tour’ Throughout The Remainder Of 2016

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 Country superstar Collin Raye will perform his timeless No. 1 hits “My Kind Of Girl” and “Love, Me” on “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” this Saturday night, October 1, at 8:30/7:30c on RFD-TV. Visit www.rfdtv.com to find RFD-TV in your area.

With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top tens and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye emerged on the country music scene 25 years ago and has sustained as one of the most recognized voices of the genre. In celebration of his 25th anniversary, the energizing showman is currently entertaining fans on a nationwide tour, including an upcoming Mexican Riviera Cruise that sets sail in mid-October.

Fans are anxiously awaiting Raye’s soon-to-be released “Silver Anniversary Album” to commemorate his quarter-century in country music, featuring new recordings of his greatest hits. Raye’s most recent projects include a tribute to Glenn Campbell, Still On The Line, an inspirational album, His Love Remains, and his first autobiography A Voice Undefeated. To purchase, please visit www.collinraye.com.

COLLIN RAYE’S THE BIG 25 TOUR
Sept. 30 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 01 Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center – Huntingdon, Tenn.
Oct. 09 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 10 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 11 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 12 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 13 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 14 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 15 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 16 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 21 North Park Assembly Center –30 Denham Springs , La.
Oct. 22 Arkansas State Fair – Little Rock, Ark.
Nov. 06 Tribute to the Veterans, Foothills PAC – Oneonta, N.Y.
Nov. 12 Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, Ky.
Nov. 17 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa – Tulsa, Okla.
Nov. 18 Benton Civic Center – Benton, Ill.
Dec. 09 California Center for the Arts – San Diego, Calif.
Dec. 10 California Center for the Arts – San Diego, Calif.

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ABOUT COLLIN RAYE:
Collin Raye’s searing ballads and electric performances have been captivating country audiences for more than 25 years. With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top 10s and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye has clearly emerged as one of the great voices of our time. The De Queen, Arkansas native rose to fame in 1991 with the timeless number one hit, “Love, Me.” In 1994, his music video for “Little Rock,” led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from addicts seeking help. “Not That Different,” was a song that pleaded for tolerance, and “I Think About You” (awarded as “Video Of The Year” by the Academy of Country Music in 1997) exposed exploitation of women and children. His latest album projects include His Love Remains, his first inspirational hymns album, as well as Still On The Line, a tribute album to Glen Campbell. In 2014, he released his moving autobiography, A Voice Undefeated. He has topped the charts with songs such as “In This Life,” “I Can Still Feel You,” and “That’s My Story.” He is currently performing across the U.S. on The Big 25 Tour. For more information on Collin Raye and upcoming tour dates, visit collinraye.com.

 

ABOUT “RAY STEVENS’ NASHVILLE”:
“Ray Stevens’ Nashville” is a 12-episode (aired weekly), 30-minute music, entertainment, TV show centered on music and comedy airing on RFD-TV, hosted by Grammy winner Ray Stevens. Ray has over 50 years of hits and comedy to his name. The show features a musical performance by a guest artist on each episode. Ray ensures viewers will get to see a fun side of Nashville during the show. For more information, click here.

Jason Aldean’s Concert For The Cure Collides With Opry Goes Pink – 10/25

MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER
JASON ALDEAN’S “CONCERT FOR THE CURE”
RETURNS TO NASHVILLE AS PART OF
THE OPRY’S EIGHTH ANNUAL “OPRY GOES
PINK” IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT
AGAINST BREAST CANCER ON OCT. 25

Aldean to “Flip The Switch” on Signature Barn, Benefiting Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen

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Since beginning his career, RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean has continued to find new ways to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and for the first time in his career he partners with the Grand Ole Opry and incorporates his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” as part of the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink,” the annual special performance staged to fight breast cancer. In addition to the multi-platinum superstar flipping the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows on Tuesday, October 25, Aldean will take the stage to perform along with other favorites and raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure™ and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville Chapter. A host of artists joining Aldean for the Opry shows will be announced soon.

“Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I’ll continue to fight for the rest of my life,” said Aldean. “Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease.”

This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale towards his longstanding partner, Susan G. Komen, while also honoring one breast cancer survivor and guest during his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS, with a VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience.

“Both Jason Aldean and the Opry have been working for several years now to fight breast cancer,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “We’re excited that the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and the Opry are joining forces this year to make what we know will be a bigger impact than ever.”

Aldean will take the stage that night to present a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from monies raised on his tour throughout the year. Additionally, beginning today, when fans order tickets to the night’s shows, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.

About Jason Aldean
Hot on the heels of his 17th career No. One this week, Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean deploys “A Little More Summertime” to Country Radio serving as the second release from the multi-Platinum singer’s newly announced seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW (Broken Bow Records), available Sept. 9. Aldean has teamed up with longtime producer Michael Knox on the forthcoming album along with the same band on-and-off stage for a full decade. The new music follows the coveted ACM Triple Crown winner’s OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT which debuted at the No. One spot on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, earned its PLATINUM certification only nine weeks after release and spawned three consecutive No. Ones. Aldean has “never been afraid to let his diverse musical interests influence his sound” (The Oklahoman) as each album released has earned PLATINUM or better tallying more than 14 million album sales. Aldean is currently headlining his SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR and for more information on new music and a full list of tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

About Women Rock For The Cure
Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Founded in 2007, the organization works to build awareness and provide outreach programs through the power of the entertainment industry. Fueled by the annual Opry Goes Pink concert, the signature event has featured performances by Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and more. All proceeds benefit the organization’s outreach efforts, including the impactful Young Survivors Retreat, which brings together young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

Tickets Now on Sale for Grammy-Nominated Trace Adkins at Primm Valley Resort & Casino

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Tickets Now on Sale for Grammy-Nominated Trace Adkins at 
Primm Valley Resort & Casino

Tickets are now on sale for Grammy-nominated and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner Trace Adkins, live in concert at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. This one night only show is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 with doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.10 each and room packages including two concerts and a one-night stay are available for $139.95 plus taxes and fees.
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more 10 million albums. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins is also an actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.
“We are thrilled to bring big name artists such as Trace Adkins, amongst many others to be announced, to Star of the Desert Arena,” said Shana Gerety, Vice President of Marketing at Primm Valley Casino Resorts. It’s the perfect opportunity for the community to take the short drive to Primm to experience a concert, dine, stay and play.”
For tickets, visit primmvalleyresorts.com or call the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office at 702.386.7867. Box office hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Hitmakers The Charlie Daniels Band to Rock The Orleans Showroom December 12-13

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Hitmakers The Charlie Daniels Band to Rock The Orleans Showroom December 12-13

 
The Charlie Daniels Band will bring their unique blend of country, southern rock and Christian music to The Orleans Showroom, December 12 and 13, as part of Boyd Gaming’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo entertainment line-up.

During the course of Charlie Daniels’ 50-plus year career, he has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts and has received numerous awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), TNN/Music City News Awards and the Gospel Music Association (GMA). Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

Born in Wilmington, N.C., Daniels was raised on a variety of music that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands, rhythm & blues and country.

His signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” topped both country and pop charts, bringing him international recognition. The single was certified platinum, earned three CMA awards, became a cornerstone of the soundtrack for the movie “Urban Cowboy” and propelled Daniels’ “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple platinum sales levels.

In 2010, Daniels’ released a patriotic compilation called “Land That I Love” which including a new version of his 1989 classic, “(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks.”

Other members of the Charlie Daniels Band include Shannon Wickline, Charlie Hayward, Pat McDonald, Bruce Brown and Chris Wormer.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

 

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Country Crooner Josh Turner to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom November 1

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Country Crooner Josh Turner to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom November 1

Grammy nominee and multiplatinum recording artist Josh Turner will perform at the Orleans Showroom on November 1.

After graduating high school, Turner moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music and enrolled in Belmont University. After college, his fledgling career got a boost in 2001 during his debut on the “Grand Ole Opry,” when he first introduced his hit song, “Long Black Train.”

Known for his soulful vocals and thick South Carolina accent, Turner sites Johnny Cash’s unconventional “At San Quentin” and Lyle Lovett’s “Live in Texas” as inspiration for his own music career.

Turner’s debut album’s title track, “Long Black Train,” was his breakthrough single release. His second album, “Your Man” was released in 2006 and accounted for his first two #1 hits “Your Man” and “Would You Go with Me.” Released in 2007, Turner’s album “Everything is Fine” included a #2 track titled “Firecracker.” 2010’s “Haywire” contained Turner’s biggest hit, the #1 single “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and another #1 in “All Over Me.”

Turner’s most recent album, “Punching Bag,” was released in 2012. The album’s lead single “Time Is Love” was the biggest hit of 2012, according to Billboard Year-End. The same year, Turner released “Live Across America,” a full-length album featuring audio of live performances throughout his tour.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $54.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.