Nashville News - Friday, February 14th
by Christal Blue
posted Feb 14 2014 9:04AM
Kenny Rogers had to cancel his planned performances with the Nashville Symphony this weekend due to illness. Wynonna Judd will step in for her dear friend Kenny to headline his scheduled performances at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Wynonna will headline shows today and tomorrow as part of the Valentine's Day program. Rogers took to Twitter yesterday to thank everyone for their kindness. He tweeted, "Thank you for the warm wishes, @nashvillesymph and thank you to @WynonnaMusic for stepping in this weekend!"
Tim McGraw will appear as a guest on The Tonight Show next week as Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as the host of the late night program. McGraw will appear on the show on February 19, with actor Bradley Cooper also listed as a guest that night. Other celebrities to appear on the show during Fallon's his first week on the job include Will Smith, U2, Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Lady Gaga, First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy’s BFF Justin Timberlake. Former host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, ended his longtime run on the program with a show on February 6 that featured appearances by Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Oprah Winfrey and more. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will air at 12 AM ET on NBC.
A baby is on the way for Bucky Covington and his fiancée, publicist Katherine Cook. The couple revealed to People that they are expecting their first child later this fall. The couple met in early 2007 and got engaged in 2010. When Katherine first broke the news to Bucky, it took him a minute to realize what she meant. He admitted, "Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn’t know what they were!” (Photo credit: www.nashville.com)
It's been 8 years since Chris Young made his debut as a recording artist in Nashville, and with 5 number one hits under his belt, the imprint he's made on the country music genre is undeniable. Chris understands how tough it can be for new artists trying to make a name for themselves in this competitive industry, and he's passing on a little advice to the acts who are trying to break through. Young tells Taste of Country, "The only piece of advice I've ever given anybody is learn to write songs and write as many songs as you can." The reason Chris feels that putting the pen to paper is so important is because it gives the artist control over the message they want to convey with their music. Chris says when it comes down to the wire, and you know what you want to say but nobody’s written it…you can just write it yourself.
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Bradley Cooper, Bucky Covington, Chris Young, Garth Brooks, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Katherine Cook, Kenny Rogers, Kristen Wiig, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Will Ferrell, Will Smith, Wynonna Judd