The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Video For “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” Featuring A Cameo By Producer Dave Cobb

The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Video For “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” Featuring A Cameo By Producer Dave Cobb

Produced By Dave Cobb, ‘Down Home Christmas’ Is Available Everywhere Now

SoundsLikeNashville.com Exclusively Premieres New Video
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“The Oak Ridge Boys got their own little Christmas miracle while recording their new holiday album…”
– Deborah Evans Price, Billboard Magazine

“If the holiday season is all about long-held traditions, then pushing play on an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas album should absolutely be up there with spiking the eggnog, arguing with your crazy uncle and watching “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours straight.”
– Kelly Dearmore, Sounds Like Nashville

“Cobb puts the signature vocal harmonies of the four Oaks out front, a wise approach that works well on ‘Down Home Christmas.’”
– Allan Sculley, TRIB LIVE

GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, released a new video today for “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard,” the second song from their 8th holiday themed album, Down Home Christmas, from Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers and is available now everywhere music is sold.

SoundsLikeNashville.com exclusively premiered the merry and cheerful video which features a cameo appearance by the album’s Producer, Dave Cobb, marking the 3rd collaboration between the famed Nashville hit-maker and country music’s all-time greatest vocal quartet.

“We told songwriter Aaron Raitiere that we needed a fun Santa song, and almost immediately he and Anderson East wrote ‘Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus Beard,’” said singer, Joe Bonsall. “Aaron wrote or co-wrote six songs on Down Home Christmas and it was like old Nashville again. Writers would bring us a song and we would record it while they wrote another one. It was all magic and our producer Dave Cobb led us all the way! Quality songwriters writing great songs. It was all really fun! This song is now one of the highlights in our Christmas tour.”

Down Home Christmas also includes standards such as “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night,” plus new originals like “South Alabama Christmas,” written by Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon.

Billboard Magazine premiered the “Reindeer On The Roof” video [click to watch/view], the album’s first single, another fun and festive original tune which puts Oaks bass singer Richard Sterban at the vocal helm. Shot on location in Nashville’s famed Santa’s Pub, the video features cameo appearances by John Rich, Dennis Quaid and Jamey Johnson.

Down Home Christmas Track Listing:
1. The Family Piano (Aaron Raitiere)
2. Angels (Aaron Raitiere)
3. Bring Daddy Home (Channing Wilson, Aaron Raitiere)
4. Reindeer On The Roof (Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
5. Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
6. Hallelujah Emmanuel (Robert Jason, Paul Bradley Sr.)
7. Down Home Christmas (Mando Saenz, Aaron Raitiere)
8. South Alabama Christmas (Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon)
9. Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere)
10. Amazing Grace (spoken introduction by Joseph Bonsall)
11. Amazing Grace (John Newton)

Album Name: Down Home Christmas
Release date: October 25, 2019
Pre-sale date: October 4, 2019
Label: Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers
UPC: 644216238361
DISC: LRR38361
Produced by: Dave Cobb
Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/downhomechristmas

Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas Tour:
DEC 05 – Riviera Theatre / N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
DEC 06 – Palace Theatre / Greensburg, Pa.
DEC 07 – Roland E. Powell Convention Center / Ocean City, Md.
DEC 08 – Sherman Theater / Stroudsburg, Pa.
DEC 10 – Brown County Music Center / Nashville, Ind.
DEC 11 – Paramount Theater / Anderson, Ind.
DEC 12 – Holland Civic Center / Holland, Mich.
DEC 13 – Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom / Peshawbestown, Mich.
DEC 14 – Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
DEC 15 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
DEC 18 – Mayo Civic Center Presentation / Rochester, Minn
DEC 19 – Five Flags Center / Dubuque, Iowa
DEC 20 – Shooting Star Casino Hotel / Mahnomen, Minn.
DEC 21 – Crystal Grand Music Theatre / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 – Rialto Square Theatre / Joliet, Ill.
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.

Country Music’s Biggest Stars Performing Live at Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 5-13

 

Country Music’s Biggest Stars Performing Live at
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 5-13

Tickets Now on Sale at https://bit.ly/2ACjODr

Put on your cowboy boots and join country music legends as they sing and dance the night away at Golden Nugget Las Vegas during this year’s National Finals Rodeo Dec. 5 through 13. Guests can enjoy live music and party ‘til the cows come home with a wide variety of country artists such as Terri Clark, Clay Walker, John Michael Montgomery, Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Milsap, Tracy Lawrence, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Jamey Johnson as they perform live at The Showroom inside the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Terri Clark – Dec. 5 at 10:00 p.m.
Terri Clark was the first Canadian woman to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Her hits include: “Better Things To Do,” “When Boy Meets Girl,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” and “I Wanna Do It All.”

Clay Walker – Dec. 6 at 10:00 p.m.
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It To You” and followed with his consecutive No. 1 hit “Live Until I Die.” Since then, he’s placed 31 titles on the charts with 11 No. 1 singles to date and 6 platinum and gold records.

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7 at 10:00 p.m.
Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist in the 90s, John Michael Montgomery entertains in the 600-seat showroom with “Sold,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Swear,” and “Life’s A Dance.”

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Rock out country style with Charlie Daniels Band at the Golden Nugget. Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bull rider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyhood dream come true), his love of horses, cowboy lore and the heroes of championship rodeo, Western movies, and Louis L’Amour novels, identify him as a Westerner. The son of a lumberjack and a Southerner by birth, his music – rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel – is quintessentially Southern. This band is sure to keep you entertained all night.

Ronnie Milsap – Dec. 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning country singer and musician, Ronnie Milsap returns to the Golden Nugget. Swoon to the hits that have made him a legend including “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World” and “Lost in the Fifties Tonight.” Witness this legend in the intimate 600-seat showroom.

Tracy Lawrence – Dec. 10 at 10:00 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence started working in honky tonk when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album, Sticks and Stones, which sold over 500,000 copies. Country hits from that album included “Today’s Lonely Fool,” “Runnin’ Behind” and “Somebody Paints the Wall.” In 1993, Lawrence enjoyed a hat trick of number 1s, “Alibis,” “Can’t Break It to My Heart” and “My Second Home.” In 1996, he reached number 1 again with “Time Marches On” and “Is That A Tear.”

Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 11 at 10:00 p.m.
American country music singer-songwriter Pam Tillis and country music singer Lorrie Morgan return to the Golden Nugget. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including Homeward Looking Angel, Sweethearts Dance, and a Greatest Hits Compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles, including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Dec. 12 at 10:00 p.m.
When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the century. Beginning with 2001’s aptly-titled Eternal and Lowdown through to his latest and greatest release, 2015’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune, he has spent well over a decade now chasing hellhounds through muddy waters and deep into the underbelly of the blues, with a Lightnin’ Hopkins gleam in his eyes and a Rolling Stones swagger in his step.

Jamey Johnson – Dec. 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single “The Dollar,” the title track to his 2006 album The Dollar. Johnson was dropped from BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, releasing his second album, the gold-certified That Lonesome Song. This album produced two singles, the Top 10 hit “In Color” and “High Cost of Living.” Johnson has since released two more albums, The Guitar Song in 2010 and Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran in 2012. In addition to most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James Decker.

Golden Nugget will host a variety of country music’s biggest stars in The Showroom starting Thursday, Dec. 5. Each concert will begin at 10 p.m. following the rodeo. Tickets are on sale now with select shows starting at $29, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available here.

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and has been recognized by USA Today’s 10 Best as one of the top casinos in the area. Critically-acclaimed for its customer experience, The Golden Nugget boasts over 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Chart House, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, the resort’s outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon live shark aquarium and the H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 6-14

 

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 6-14

Tickets Now On Sale

 

Break the barrier of entertainment at Golden Nugget Las Vegas during this year’s National Finals Rodeo with country music icons Dec. 6-14. Guests will be able to boot scoot the night away with a wide-variety of outstanding country artists such as Jo Dee Messina (Dec. 6), Tanya Tucker (Dec. 7), John Michael Montgomery (Dec. 8), Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 9), Tracy Lawrence (Dec. 10), Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan (Dec. 11), Lonestar (Dec. 12), Colt Ford (Dec. 13), and Jamey Johnson (Dec. 14), set to take the stage at The Showroom inside the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Jo Dee Messina – Dec. 6
Joe Dee Messina continues to reintroduce herself through her strong, empowered persona that places her at the top of the music charts. Her breakout sing “Heads Carolina, Tails California” contributed to the success of her debut. Since then, she has created nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, and sold over five million albums worldwide.

Tanya Tucker – Dec. 7
Throughout her years as a country music phenomenon, Tanya Tucker has received several accolades including a GRAMMY award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and three Country Music Television awards. Her number one hits include “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” and “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).”

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 8
John Michael Montgomery has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including seven number-one hits. Two of his chart-topping singles, “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” were successfully covered by R&B group All-4-One. Several of Montgomery’s albums have been certified multi-platinum, platinum, and gold over his three-decade-spanning career.

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 9
Rock out with The Charlie Daniels Band. The quick-singing country crooners, whose hits include “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long-Haired Country Boy” have collaborated with diverse artists including Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Mark O’Connor, Leonard Cohen, and Ringo Starr, and have had songs recorded by several artists including Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette.

Tracy Lawrence – Dec. 10
This Honky-Tonkin’ country singer has achieved twenty-two songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts and has accumulated a collection of CMA and AMC awards under his belt. Tracy Lawrence brings his steadfast workmanlike craft to life with his music and energy. With his double-platinum album Alibis, his smash hits will surely bring the crowd to their feet.

Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 11
Dos Divas Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will return to Golden Nugget Las Vegas following their 2018 Grits and Glamour tour. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweetheart’s Dance,” and a greatest hits compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Lonestar – Dec. 12
To date, Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums, with 10 No. 1 country hits as well as nine Top 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts including “I’m Already There,” “Come Cryin,’ To Me” and their smash, “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone.

Colt Ford – Dec. 13
Colt Ford has incorporated different styles of music into his album that sends a universal message to his fans. His musical talents continue to celebrate the things that bring friends, family and faith together for a better future.

Jamey Johnson – Dec. 14
Alabama born country artist Jamey Johnson broke into the music scene in 2005. As a multi-nominated artist Johnson has made several hits including “In Color” and “The High Cost of Living” and has written several hits for Trace Adkins, George Strait, and many others. Johnson released his most recent album in 2015 and has been touring the country ever since.

Golden Nugget will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 6. All concerts will be held in The Showroom following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $49, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to increase without notice. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call (866) 946-5336.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Chart Hours, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017

 

Tickets Now On Sale
 

 

 Turning Downtown into Cowboy Town, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will welcome country music icons Dec. 7 – 15 for National Finals Rodeo 2017. The all-star lineup of acclaimed musicians includes John Michael Montgomery (Dec. 7), Brenda Lee (Dec. 8), Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan (December 9), Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 10), Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 11), Tanya Tucker (Dec. 12), Lonestar (Dec. 13), Clint Black (Dec. 14) and Jamey Johnson (Dec. 15).

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7
John Michael Montgomery has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including seven number-one hits. Two of his chart-topping singles, “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” were successfully covered by R&B group All-4-One. Several of Montgomery’s albums have been certified multi-platinum, platinum, and gold over his three-decade-spanning career.
 
Brenda Lee – Dec. 8
Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee burst onto the music scene at the age of nine with a big voice that has been enjoyed by audiences ever since. Her high-energy performances – which span genres from rock and roll to country to rockabilly, have made her a fan-favorite, who is known for getting guests out of their seats. A member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music, and Rockabilly Halls of Fame, Lee is also the recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.
 

 

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 9
Dos Divas Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will return to Golden Nugget Las Vegas following their 2017 Grits and Glamour tour. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweetheart’s Dance,” and a greatest hits compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No,” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 10
Rock out with The Charlie Daniels Band. The quick-singing country crooners, whose hits include “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long-Haired Country Boy,” have collaborated with diverse artists including Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Mark O’Connor, Leonard Cohen, and Ringo Starr, and have had songs recorded by several artists including Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette.


Ronnie Milsap – Dec. 11
With 40 number one country music hits and six GRAMMY awards under his belt, Ronnie Milsap is one of country’s most influential artists. Known for his genre-bending versatility, the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is known for timeless hits including “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” and more.

Tanya Tucker – Dec. 12
Throughout her years as a country music phenomenon, Tanya Tucker has received several accolades including a GRAMMY award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and three Country Music Television awards. Her number one hits include “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” and “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).”

 

Lonestar – Dec. 13
To date, Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums, with 10 No. 1 country hits as well as nine Top 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts including “I’m Already There,” “Come Cryin’ To Me” and their smash, “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone.

 

Clint Black – Dec. 14
With more than 30 singles US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, Clint Black has led a four-decade career as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and actor. Known for his country music traditionalism, Black is the winner of several Academy of Country Music awards. In 2015, he released his 12th studio album, “On Purpose.”

 

Jamey Johnson – Dec. 15
Alabama born country artist Jamey Johnson broke into the music scene in 2005. As a multi-nominated artist Johnson has made several hits including “In Color” and “The High Cost of Living” and has written several hits for Trace Adkins, George Straight and many others. Johnson released his most recent album in 2015 and has been touring the country ever since.

 

Golden Nugget will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 7. All concerts will be held in The Showroom following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $49, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to increase without notice. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call (866) 946-5336.
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ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. Golden Nugget offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Red Sushi, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum & Wynonna Judd Added To All-Star Concert Celebration Honoring Kenny Rogers

MUSIC STARS REBA MCENTIRE, CHRIS STAPLETON, LADY ANTEBELLUM & WYNONNA JUDD ADDED TO ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING KENNY ROGERS

“ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER:
KENNY ROGERS’ FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION”
TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON OCTOBER 25, 2017

EVENT TO INCLUDE A VERY SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE JUDDS

JUST RELEASED: FINAL BLOCK OF TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

Music stars Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd have been added to the momentous lineup for “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. In addition, The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi Judd) will reunite for an unforgettable performance.

The new additions to the lineup will join previously announced artists Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King.

The final block of tickets is now available via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

“It is a great honor to learn that my friends Reba, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna, and The Judds will be performing at this show,” says Kenny Rogers. “I admire each one of them for the music they create and for the integrity that is always evident in their work. Having them be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime night is going to make things even more exciting for me. I appreciate them doing this, and all of the other artists who will perform, more than they know.”

In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” is the creator and executive producer of “All In For The Gambler.” GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion.” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:
allinforthegambler.com
#allinforthegambler

 

About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

About Kenny Rogers:
Kenny Rogers began recording in the late 1950s, notching a local hit in the Houston, TX market with “That Crazy Feeling” that resulted in a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand.” After stints with the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three and folk favorite The New Christy Minstrels, Rogers formed The First Edition in 1967. As the lead singer of the group, Rogers sang on the band’s biggest hits, such as “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” The group, who hosted their own syndicated television series, “Rollin'”, stayed together through 1975.

In 1976, Rogers signed a deal in Nashville with United Artists. With the help of producer Larry Butler, Rogers released “Lucille” in early 1977, his first No. 1 hit. The singer would tally many classics through the decade, including “Love Or Something Like It,” “Sweet Music Man,” “The Gambler,” and “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” which he recorded with the late Dottie West. Rogers was named Male Vocalist of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM, being also recognized as Entertainer of the Year by the latter in 1979.

In 1980, Rogers made musical history with his cross-over success of “Lady.” The Lionel Richie composition netted the singer a hit in the Country, Pop, AC, and R&B fields. The album from which the song was pulled, Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits, was certified Diamond for sales of over ten million units. In the 1980s, he stayed on top of the charts with hits like “I Don’t Need You,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Morning Desire,” and sang on the GRAMMY® winning USA For Africa charity single, “We Are The World,” joined by an unprecedented number of music legends. He also established a successful career as an actor – with roles in The Gambler movie series – and as a photographer, with several published books of photos to his credit, including “This Is My Country.”

Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his career, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with twenty Platinum albums and eleven Gold. He has won awards from every organization imaginable, including multiple GRAMMY® Awards, as well as CMA, ACM, CMT, TNN, Music City News, and American Music Awards. In 2012, Rogers released his successful memoir, “Luck or Something Like It” and became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In the fall of 2013, Rogers was bestowed with his biggest honor, being inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. He continues to endear himself to audiences through his timeless music, and appearances on television – including a well-received Geico commercial in 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Kenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour – after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business. The spring of 2016 saw the singer begin that process with his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour, saying goodbye to his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories. www.kennyrogers.com

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jamey Johnson at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

STAGECOACH SPOTLIGHT TOUR:
JAMEY JOHNSON
With MARGO PRICE and BRENT COBB

 Friday, April 28

Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. PST

 

 

Alabama native and acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will take the stage at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in The Linq Promenade on Friday, April 28 at 8:30 p.m. The Nashville-based country superstar makes a Stagecoach Spotlight stop before heading to California to play night two of Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival.

 

Johnson funded his early music career by running his own construction company and performing in Nashville nightspots, landing his first recording contract in 2005. Following a well documented period of darkness after losing his record deal and going through a difficult divorce, Johnson found solace in the creative process and, particularly, life on the road.

 

“The road is where it’s at. I love it,” notes Johnson on his website. “That’s where you take country music. You don’t get the message out there by sitting at the house. I go out there and meet the people. When I come back home to make an album, I don’t want you to second-guess me. I’m telling you what is the right thing, because I’m the guy out there shaking their hands every night.”

 

Johnson’s emotions and understanding of the struggles faced by all drive his music to both ends of the spectrum. From “By the Seat of Your Pants” to “That’s How I Don’t Love You,” Johnson’s lyrics take listeners on a familiar journey sure to resonate with everyone in his audience.

 

Johnson has shared the stage with country legends like Hank Williams Jr. and Willie Nelson and has been one of the few country acts invited to play some of the largest pop music festivals in America. He recently performed along with Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry, Ricky Skaggs and others at the tribute to the life and career of Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting act Margo Price grew up in Aledo, IL. Through a voice reminiscent of Loretta Lynn mixed with the soul of Janis Joplin, Price uses her album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” to recant stories of hardship and loss with a tone of elegance and a new understanding. Fans can expect high-energy honesty in the intimate Brooklyn Bowl setting.

 

Opener Brent Cobb’s album “Shine on Rainy Day” was produced by cousin David Cobb and, similar to Price, is reminiscent of his upbringing in Ellaville, GA. “It just is Georgia,” notes Cobb. “It’s just that rural, easy-going way it feels down there on a nice spring evening when the wind’s blowing warm and you smell wisteria, you know?”

 

Doors for Jamey Johnson with Margo Price and Brent Cobb at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas open at 7:30 p.m. This show is for ages 18+. Venue presale tickets are available starting at $35 on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. PT using password “ALABAMA.” General admission tickets start at $45 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. PST at the Brooklyn Bowl box office, by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/2lczVQy.

 

For more information on Jamey Johnson please visit https://www.jameyjohnson.com/  or Facebook or Twitter. For more information on Margo Price please visit http://margoprice.net/ or Facebook or Twitter. For more information on Brent Cobb please visit http://www.brentcobbmusic.com/ or Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

About Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas boasts three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet and is one of the largest performance venues of its class in America. Early on, People Magazine projected the venue as “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place” and in 2015, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas cracked the top 20 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Club Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. Since, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has been voted “Best Music Venue” in the 2016 Las Vegas Weekly “Best of Vegas” issue, “Best Music Booking” by Vegas Seven magazine and “Best Live Music Venue” in Desert Companion’s “Best of the City.”

 

Located on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, six on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Bryson Tiller, Jack White, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Chance the Rapper, Robert Plant, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots and Jane’s Addiction.

 

For real-time show announcements and the latest information direct to you, follow Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the most up-to-date show lineup, or to schedule your next event at Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas/. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

 

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup For February 8 Tribute To Randy Travis

GARTH BROOKS JOINS LINEUP FOR FEBRUARY 8 TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS

Tickets On Sale Now to 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Tickets for the historic night are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry. Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement,” said Travis.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from over 30 artists including Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, Mark Chesnutt, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Daryle Singletary, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna, Chris Young with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.

Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.

 

You can follow him at:
facebook.com/GarthBrooks
twitter.com/garthbrooks
instagram.com/garthbrooks

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

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.

Four-Time Grammy Award-Winner Jamey Johnson to Perform at The Orleans Showroom October 10-11

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Four-Time Grammy Award-Winner Jamey Johnson to Perform at The Orleans Showroom October 10-11

Singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 10 and 11.

The Alabama native launched his career in 2006 with his debut song “The Dollar,” the title track for his album. That same year, Johnson co-wrote “Give It Away” for George Straight, which reached #1 on Billboard’s Country charts. Additionally, Johnson co-authored Trace Adkin’s songs “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “I Got My Game On.”

In 2008, Johnson released his second album, “That Lonesome Song,” which was certified platinum for exceeding one million in sales. The album produced two Billboard Top 40 hits with “In Color” and “High Cost of Living.” His subsequent album, “The Guitar Song” received gold certification.

Johnson went on to win two “Song of the Year” recognitions for his tracks “Give It Away” and “In Color” from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal among others have recognized Johnson for his music.

In 2012, the Johnson released his fifth studio album, a tribute to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95 plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by 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. 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, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic — Concerts, Food Trucks and Honoring Fallen Heroes

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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic — Concerts, Food Trucks and Honoring Fallen Heroes

On Independence Day, Ron White – America’s Memory Expert tackles Operation Enduring Memory and a Food Truck Court will satisfy a variety of tastes and a full day of concerts

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic always provides good times and great entertainment. This year’s 40th anniversary event will have a strong patriotic tribute on Independence Day. Ron White is without question the nation’s #1 Memory Expert. He is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan and 2 Time USA Memory Champion. White has memorized all 2,200 fallen heroes from Afghanistan, their rank, 1st name and last (7,000 words) in order of their death. He’s traveling the USA writing the names out strictly from memory with no notes… his way of saying ‘You are not forgotten.’ It’s a powerful tribute that is getting national media coverage. It will take 10 hours for White to complete the task on a 50-foot wall at Willie’s Picnic.

Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday at the end of April and celebrates the 40th annual Fourth of July Picnic. The Fort Worth Stockyards “North Forty” field will again be the site of the highly anticipated annual all-day outdoor concert with tons of star-power. Music for all ages includes Gary Allan, The Randy Rogers Band, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, and Justin Moore. Picnic staples Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, and Ray Price will return. In addition, his family – son Lukas and daughters Paula Nelson and Amy Nelson will join Willie.

“We are thrilled to play a small part in the 40-year history of the picnic and do it in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Our mission this year was to design a monumental event worthy of a 40-year anniversary and Willie’s 80th birthday. When you see it you will agree.” Said Concho Minick.

Two outdoor stages will provide non-stop entertainment from noon until night. Special areas including the Metro PCS Cool Zone and Svedka/Rex Goliath Sky Box will add to the concert-going experience and provide guests with a place to stay cool.

In addition to Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Que on site at Willie’s Picnic, Fort Worth Food Trucks will provide a variety of delicious fare through the day and evening to satisfy any taste. Pompeii – Explosive Italian Cuisine; Oink n’ Moo Bar B Q; Gepetto’s Pizza; Hummingbird Sweet Shoppe; and Enticed Gourmet Snow Cones have already secured their spaces.

Tickets to Willie’s Picnic include all-day free admission to the world’s largest honky tonk and cool zone, Billy Bob’s Texas, where music kicks off at 2:15 with The Quebe Sisters Band, followed by Amber Digby, Jody Nix, David Allan Coe, and Dale Watson.

Tickets are $35 in advance $55 at the gate – on sale at www.williespicnic.com  or by calling 817-624-7117. A limited number of VIP and Sky Box tickets are still available.

About Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
Long before Lollapalooza and Coachella Music Festival, there was Willie’s Picnic — an outdoor music festival that began in a small Texas town that would continue for decades.

The event has changed much in its nearly four decades, culminating into this year’s event, the 40th annual– an all-day concert outside of Billy Bob’s Texas with a fan base spanning several generations.

At its start in 1973, the hippie movement was well under way when a 40-year-old Willie Nelson decided to hold a music festival in a field in Dripping Springs. Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Tom T. Hall headlined the festival that brought over 40,000 people to the inaugural run of what would become a Texas tradition.

Over the next 3 decades the picnic continued to hold steady in fans and entertainers, moving around various cities in Texas, from Austin to Luckenbach.

It was a big deal in 2004 when Nelson announced at a press conference in the Fort Worth Stockyards that he was bringing his picnic to one of his boyhood homes – Fort Worth. The announcement made the front page of the Dallas Morning News and the mayor of Fort Worth gave Nelson a key to the city.

In 2011 and 2012, a scaled down version of Willie’s 4th of July Picnic was held inside and outside Billy Bob’s Texas.

About Billy Bob’s Texas
Billy Bob’s Texas is the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk” that can accommodate more than 6,000 guests in its 127,000 square-foot venue featuring more than 30 bar stations. It opened in 1981, and quickly vaulted to national prominence with two dance floors, musical stages, arcade games, and billiards tables, Billy Bob’s sports an indoor rodeo arena that features weekend bull riding events.

Billy Bob’s Texas has won the Country Music “Club of the Year” award 12 times.

For more information please visit www.billybobstexas.com.

Trace Adkins Making Highly Anticipated Return to Riviera Casino & Hotel Dec. 15

Trace Adkins Making Highly Anticipated Return to Riviera Casino & Hotel on Dec. 15

Country Music Weekend at Riviera begins with Jamey Johnson on Friday, Dec. 14

Country music titan Trace Adkins is set to once again energize the Riviera Casino & Hotel’s Royale Pavilion as he takes the stage on Saturday, Dec. 15. The show begins at 10 p.m. and offers three different ticket options: General Admission is $44, Preferred Seating is $55 and the VIP Package is $75. All ticket prices include taxes and fees. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance at www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> , by visiting the Riviera Box Office or calling 702-794-9433. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com  http://www.ticketmaster.com .

The Riviera’s country music concert weekend begins with Jamey Johnson on Friday, Dec. 14. Johnson co-wrote the smash hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” with Adkins. Johnson’s show begins at 10 p.m. and tickets options include General Admission, $29.99; Preferred Seating, $39.99; and the VIP Package, $59.99. All ticket prices include taxes and fees.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased in advance by visiting www.RivieraHotel.com , calling the Riviera box office at 702-794-9433, or at www.ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com .

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com .

About Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins is one of Country music’s most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million. He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He charmed millions as a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and he was recently seen in the box-office topping theatrical release, The Lincoln Lawyer. For the past two years, he has served as co-host of the American Country Awards on FOX.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins was raised on Country and Gospel music and is known as an artist who speaks his mind and honors the past. The 6’6″ former oil rigger-turned-Country star is the father of five daughters. Adkins has famously faced his share of life-changing events – most recently a fire claimed his home in June 2011 in Tennessee. With his family unharmed, Trace requested that fans redirect their kind offers of support to the Red Cross to help those in need.

Trace Adkins’ last studio album, PROUD TO BE HERE, featured the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin'” and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart when it was released in August 2011 by Show Dog – Universal Music. He is currently preparing his eleventh studio album (release date to be announced).