by Christal & Jeremy posted Oct 2 2015 10:15PM

Charles Kelley took the stage for an intimate show in Nashville on Wednesday night (9/30), but there was something different about this concert; his Lady Antebellum bandmates -- Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- sat in the audience in support of their friend. Kelley gave the industry-only crowd (including Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert) a preview of his forthcoming solo project and was even joined by Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, who helped him perform his first solo single, "The Driver." Lady A recently announced they were taking a break after their "Wheels Up Tour" wrapped up, but made it clear that the band was staying together. Lady A will play their final show before their break tomorrow (10/3) at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.


Luke Bryan may be rethinking the lyrics to his 2010 chart-topper, "Rain Is a Good Thing." Luke took to Twitter yesterday afternoon (10/01) to announce that his "Farm Tour" date in Lexington, Kentucky, scheduled for last night, had to be postponed due to weather. The message also said the Lexington concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 6. Luke soon returned to Twitter with another message for his fans. He said, "Postponing a show is so difficult for me because I know it's an inconvenience to the people that make my life amazing. The fans. Very sorry!" Bryan then tweeted in reference to his 2010 single, "Rain is not a good thing when farmers are trying to harvest crops and I'm doing farm tour shows."


Tracy Nunan, ex-wife of Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, has revealed that their son Hunter died of an overdose. In a message posted on Facebook just days after the death of her 19-year-old son, Nunan said the media did not respect their family's privacy as requested, but she hopes her message will help others who may be facing similar issues. Nunan's message comes after a statement was released over the weekend that said Montgomery lost his son after an accident that had him on life support in a Kentucky hospital.


Chris Young was in Nashville on Wednesday night (9/30) to kick off the U.S. leg of his "I'm Comin' Over World Tour" with a show at the city's Ascend Amphitheater. A light drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of the more than 5,000 fans who made it out for the concert, which was Young's first headlining show in Music City since 2012. The show featured performances from Chris' Sony label mates Cam and Jerrod Niemann and also included a few surprises. Halfway through his 75-minute set, Young brought his friend Brad Paisley onstage and the two performed Eric Clapton's classic "Change The World." The tour will continue through December and will feature special guests Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn on several dates.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 30 2015 4:18PM

Sister Act is playing now through November 8th at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater! Now, if you loved the Whoopie Goldberg movies, you’re in for a treat with the musical adaptation. Riverside is one of the VERY few lucky theaters to have secured the rights to this show, so if you’ve been trying to decide whether to get your tickets, stop hesitating because they are selling fast. You don’t want to miss your chance to go back in time to the glory days of disco, where Donna Summer reigned supreme. The soundtrack to Sister Act will have you dancing in your chair, and the voice of main character, Deloris Van Cartier (played brilliantly by Felicia Curry) will have you wishing you knew all the words so you could sing along.

You remember the story, Deloris witnessed a murder and was placed in protective custody until she could testify against her sleazy ex-boyfriend. She finds herself placed in a convent where she’s forced to clean up her act and pose as one of the nuns. She takes on the task of leading the church choir, and ends up leading them into temptation instead! Shenanigans ensue, and it’s all set to fun upbeat music that will keep you smiling through both acts with these spunky Sisters.

I attended a Saturday night performance with one of my good friends, and our girl’s night was perfectly spent. The menu was full of delicious combinations, we enjoyed the chicken and pork chop entrees and the cheesecake and cherry pie desserts. Service was stellar, Colby was as entertaining as he was efficient and polite. I always remind my dining partners that the servers are usually part of the show, and we pride ourselves on showing our gratitude for their hard work.

Riverside Center Dinner Theater is going through some renovations, and while the work is showing, it doesn’t hamper the great service or the wonderful performance.

I’m excited to see the next show, Mame, which opens November 14th and will feature the much anticipated return of Sally Struthers. Get your tickets now for Sister Act by visiting


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 29 2015 8:49PM

It's with a heavy heart that we report the death of Eddie Montgomery's 19-year-old son who died Sunday after an accident. Montgomery said this in a statement released to press, "My son Hunter went to heaven today. I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye."


During a press conference held in Las Vegas last week, George Strait announced that he'll be performing a series of concerts at the new Las Vegas Arena next year and also revealed the release of his new album, Cold Beer Conversation, on Friday (9/25). To celebrate the new album's release, Strait also launched the "Strait from Texas" pop-up store in Nashville on Friday morning. The pop-up store will be located at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville and will remain open for at least ten days. The store will be stocked with new merchandise including t-shirts, memorabilia and catalog albums along with the new Cold Beer Conversation record.


Chris Janson has shared the cover art and track listing from his forthcoming debut studio album, Buy Me A Boat, out October 30. The album cover features a T-shirt-and-blue jeans clad Janson sitting on a set of stairs strumming an acoustic guitar. Chris co-wrote all 11 tracks that appear on the record, including a duet with Tim McGraw titled "Messin' With Jesus." McGraw recently brought Janson onstage during his "Shotgun Rider Tour" stop in Nashville last month, and Chris even co-wrote Tim's 2012 hit, "Truck Yeah." The new album also features the Gold-certified lead single "Buy Me A Boat," which recently became Janson's first #1 song. Chris hits the road this week on Luke Bryan's "Farm Tour 2015," which kicks off in in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Wednesday (9/30).


Carrie Underwood recently uploaded a picture on Instagram to show support for her husband Mike Fisher's hockey team, the Nashville Predators. The picture shows Carrie sitting in a dressing room chair getting her hair and makeup done by the Predators' saber-toothed cat mascot, Gnash. Underwood posted the picture leading up to the kick off of the NHL's 2015-2016 season next month and captioned the photo with a countdown until the Preds' season opener and a "Ya'll ready?" The picture also shows the number 12 Predators jersey draped over the back of Underwood's chair, with 12, or course, being Fisher's number and also the number of days she was counting down until the start of the season. The Preds will open their regular season with a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 8.


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 25 2015 1:32PM

A crowd of about 10,000 country music fans flocked to Music Row in Nashville on Wednesday night (9/23) to see Blake Shelton perform a free show. The show served as Warner Music Nashville's final Pickin' on Patio concert of the year, and Shelton didn't disappoint, performing an hour-long set to a crowd that sprawled over two blocks of Music Square East. Blake kicked off his 12-song set off with a performance of his 2014 chart-topper "Neon Light" and even pulled deep from within his catalogue of hits to play his very first #1 song, "Austin." But before Shelton launched into the 2001 tune, he told the crowd, "I want to be cool like Luke Bryan. I'm still gonna play this song, but if you don't sing along to it, I'll know I messed up and I'm just an old dude. This is my very first #1 song, 'Austin.'" Audience members young and old were seen singing the words.


Good Morning America recently honored Heather Piccoli, an elementary school art teacher from Virginia Beach, Virginia, in their "Above and Beyond" segment. The segment brought attention to Piccoli's charitable work in her community and especially highlighted her anti-bullying campaign "Just Be." Piccoli was also presented with a MakerBot 3-D printer for her classroom and was flown to New York City to appear on GMA. While on the show, Piccoli received a video message Brad Paisley, who offered her six VIP concert tickets and the chance to meet him backstage at his show in Virginia Beach this Sunday (9/27).


Kacey Musgraves will flip the switch on the Grand Ole Opry's signature barn backdrop on October 27, turning it pink for the night in support of breast cancer awareness. The flipped switch is part of the seventh annual "Opry Goes Pink" show in partnership with Women Rock For The Cure, an organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Musgraves will also be on hand to perform during the night, as will Opry members Terri Clark and Montgomery Gentry.


CMT has announced that I Love Kellie Pickler, the upcoming docu-comedy starring Kellie Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs, will premiere on November 5 at 10 PM ET. The new show will follow Kellie and her fun-loving personality as she navigates her relationships with friends, family and Jacobs. Pickler can't wait to share the innermost quirks of their zany relationship with every one of her fans. Kellie is no stranger to the TV world as she catapulted to national fame thanks to her stint on American Idol and from winning Season 16 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 24 2015 8:37PM

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood took a break from their series of shows in Dallas this week to celebrate Trisha's 51st birthday. Yearwood turned 51 on Saturday (9/19), but the couple waited until Monday (9/21) to head out on the town to commemorate her birthday. Garth and Trisha spent Monday together at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington. The amusement park is usually only open on weekends, but a statement from Six Flags said they accommodated the country couple by opening the park for the special occasion. During Trisha's birthday on Saturday, Garth stopped his performance at the American Airlines Center in Dallas to honor "Miss Yearwood" for her birthday. Brooks placed a crown on Trisha's head and presented her with a Texas-sized cake and 51 roses to celebrate her special day.


Tim McGraw has joined the lineup at the 34th Annual WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Tim joins previously announced headliner Eric Church at the 3-day festival, which will be held at Soo Pass Ranch on August 4-6, 2016. Tickets are available now for WE Fest 2016. Some of the acts who took the stage at the 2015 We Fest included Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. WE Fest will be announcing more artists for their 2016 lineup in the coming months.


Blake Shelton did a few interviews in Nashville yesterday and he opened about the divorce. Blake's quotes on the subject of divorce through were this: "In Oklahoma, it happens so fast. Like, Miranda and I didn't have any kids, and we had a prenuptial agreement, whatever we had. Once we filed for divorce, it was over in, like, I think it was like a nine or 10-day waiting period until it's over. We knew if rumblings and rumors started coming out, they would just be that. By the time anybody knew anything, it was over ... It was done."


Thomas Rhett will release his second studio album, Tangled Up, tomorrow (September 25), and while some artists are nervous about releasing their sophomore record, Rhett got some reassuring words from one of his good friends that put his jitters to rest. Thomas recently made calls to his buddies Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan to get their advice about releasing new music. Rhett shares, "I was actually talking to Luke on the phone the other day, and Luke was like, 'Man, did you have a good time in the studio recording it? … Did you have a good time playing them live? … Do most people love it?'" After Thomas answered yes to all three questions, Luke told him, "Well, then, what are you worried about!?"


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 23 2015 7:04PM

Kenny Chesney's single "Save It For A Rainy Day" has topped Billboard's Country Airplay chart, giving Chesney his 26th # 1 hit on Billboard. The song also marks the fourth consecutive chart-topper from Kenny's The Big Revival album, following "American Kids," "Til It's Gone" and "Wild Child," featuring Grace Potter. The Big Revival is Chesney's second album to produce four #1 singles following 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey, but this is the first time he has landed those chart-toppers consecutively.


Following her headlining show at London's Roundhouse concert venue on Monday (9/21) at the Apple Music Festival, Carrie Underwood (9/22) performed an exclusive set of hits to an intimate crowd at The Edition Hotel yesterday (9/22) to launch her fifth studio album Storyteller, out October 23. In addition to her album launch performance, Carrie was also pleased to announce that she will headline all three nights at the fourth annual international Country to Country (C2C 2016) festival in March of next year. Underwood performed at the inaugural C2C event in 2013. The full event line up and on-sale details will be revealed during a C2C Launch Party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 6. There will also be a special guest performance that night.


Cole Swindell has earned a Platinum certification for his single "Ain't Worth the Whiskey," the third consecutive chart-topper from his self-titled debut album. "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" is a song about overcoming heartbreak that gives a nod to our troops serving in the military. One of the troops this song pays tribute to is Swindell's good friend Kyle Davis, who has served five tours in Afghanistan with U.S. Special Forces and actually appeared in the video for the tune. Cole is gearing up to launch his recently announced second annual "Down Home Tour" as part of the first country edition of Monster Energy's Outbreak Tour. The tour kicks off November 11 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City and features special guest Adam Sanders, co-writer of the newly Platinum "Ain't Worth the Whiskey."


While Taylor Swift makes it a point to have a surprise guest at most of her "1989 Tour" stops; Swift's special guest at her Kansas City show on Monday (9/21) was extra special. Dierks Bentley joined Taylor on her first of two nights in KC and helped her sing his #1 hit "Every Mile A Memory." After the show, Swift uploaded a picture on Instagram of the two performing together. Taylor said in the caption, "Thank you @DierksBentley for singing 'Every Mile A Memory' tonight in KC!! You've always been so nice to me, and I've wanted to share a stage with you. So fun!" Bentley later took to his own Instagram page to share a video of their performance. Some of the Swift's other surprise guests this year have included Sam Hunt,The Band Perry and Little Big Town.


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 22 2015 5:59PM

Chris Janson’s single “Buy Me A Boat” tops theMediabase Country chart this week, giving Janson his first #1 song. The song reached the chart’s summit after only 19 weeks at radio, but not before the tune achieved Gold status and sold more than 650,000 copies. Chris reacted to his first chart-topper, saying, “’Buy Me A Boat’ has changed our life. The way that the fans, radio have embraced it is incredible and I'm very grateful for the ride I'm on.” The song has become one of the biggest songs of the summer, and Janson’s still trying to wrap his head around the fact it’s his song everyone wants to hear. “Buy Me A Boat” is the lead single and title track from Janson’s forthcoming debut studio album out October 30.


Brett Eldredge’s sophomore album, Illinois, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, marking the first time he’s ever accomplished this feat. The album sold more than 43,000 copies in its first week out and also earned a Top 5 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart. Eldredge started writing for the new album the day his debut record, Bring You Back, was released in 2013. Eldredge was in his home state last week, where he threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game. The singer posted a picture of the pitch on Instagram.


Darius Rucker has partnered with the rideshare app Uber for select dates on the fall leg of his “Southern Style Tour,” giving fans the chance to win free rides and bunch of other prizes. Beginning next month, a few lucky Uber riders in cities across the country will win VIP packages for a “Southern Style Tour” stop which include 2 tickets to the show, an exclusive pre-show acoustic performance by Darius, and an invitation to a pre-show party in the VIP Party Lounge. Fans can enter the promo code SOUTHERNSTYLE to enter to win, and receive $20 off their first ride as well as a free download of Darius’ latest album, Southern Style, featuring his latest #1 hit single, “Homegrown Honey.” The fall leg of the “Southern Style Tour” will kick off October 8 in Chicago and will feature special guests David Nail and A Thousand Horses as the opening acts.


Carrie Underwood performed her first-ever pop-up show on Friday night (9/18) when she surprised fans in Atlanta with a special performance at the local concert hall, Variety Playhouse. After Underwood announced the news to fans Friday morning, the few hundred wristbands that were distributed sold out very quickly. Those who were lucky enough to see Carrie play in this rare intimate setting were treated to performances of hits including “Blown Away,” “Undo It,” “Before He Cheats,” and current single “Smoke Break” from her new album, Storyteller. The intimate Atlanta show was filmed for the CMT Instant Jam music series on an episode airing later this fall. CMT Instant Jam: Carrie Underwood will premiere on October 17 at 10:00 PM ET on CMT.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 18 2015 2:20PM

Miranda Lambert and Johnny Cash will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on October 6 in the Walk of Fame Park in Nashville. The newest group of inductees will receive the 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th stars, following the induction last week of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to the Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.


After releasing a series of cryptic clues about his new music, Tim McGraw has finally shared the details surrounding his forthcoming 14th studio album. The new album will be tilted Damn Country Music, which Tim hinted at earlier this week by posting a picture on Instagram of him painting the word "Damn" and the letter "C" with black paint on a white wall. The album's cover shows the words "Damn Country Music" painted on the white wall and features McGraw wearing his signature black cowboy hat while he leans up against the wall with his legs crossed and one hand in his pocket. The date that appeared in the cryptic clues, "11-6-15," has also been confirmed as the release date for the new album. McGraw has also revealed the track listing for the new album, which features a duet with his daughter Gracie McGraw as well as a collaboration with Big & Rich.


Kenny Chesney has announced that the first date on his 2016 stadium tour will take place at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Chesney is slated to become the first-ever concert at home stadium of the Auburn Tigers when he plays the iconic venue on April 23, 2016. The show will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Music & Miracles Super fest and will also feature Kenny's previously announced 2016 stadium guests Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion. The mission of the Music & Miracles Superfest is to bring some of America's biggest entertainers to the iconic stadium to help raise funds for two of the greatest needs in the Auburn community. Proceeds from the concert will go to fighting cancer and feeding the hungry.


Dustin Lynch has teamed up with steaming service Spotify to bring fans an exclusive performance session, recorded live from the Spotify offices in New York City. The session includes acoustic versions of select songs from Dustin's latest album Where It's At and some interesting covers. Lynch also provides commentary on each song during the session performance. Dustin also recently hosted the weekly VEVO Nashville Takeover on VEVO TV. During the takeover, Lynch discussed his favorite music videos with fans and shared videos that both moved and inspired him as an artist.


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 17 2015 6:03PM

Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are having a boy! The husband-and-wife-duo shared the exciting news on their Facebook page recently by posting a very clever gender-reveal video. Keifer and Shawna appear in the video holding several pink and blue balloons, and Keifer tells the camera they just got back from their 20-week ultrasound and want to reveal the baby's gender to everyone. Shawna then says the duo's fans voted on if the baby would be a boy or girl, with the majority of them voting girl. The couple then releases the bunch of balloons into the air, and Shawna continues to hold onto one of the strings attached to a giant balloon with the words "Baby Boy" on it. Keifer and Shawna revealed last month that they were expecting their first baby in January of 2016.


Chris Janson has announced that his debut studio album, Buy Me a Boat, will be released on October 30. Janson moved to Nashville at the age of 19, and, one decade later, the release of his debut studio album feels like the culmination of all the hard work he's put in from the start. Janson is beyond excited to be releasing his new record…a record Chris says he's poured himself into making. He shares, "I wrote all the songs on the record, so it's truly who I am and it's what I wanted to say. I wanted it to show all of me. It's fun and it can be rowdy, but there are also quiet and reserved moments." The album's release date is revealed just as its Gold-certified lead single and title track, "Buy Me a Boat," approaches the top spot on the country chart.


Tim McGraw has offered fans another cryptic clue about his new music, but this hint does reveal much more than his last one did. Tim took to Instagram recently and shared a picture of him painting the word "Damn" and what appears to be the letter "C" with black paint on a white wall. The picture also includes the date "11-16-15" painted on what appears to be the floor of an all-white room. The "11-16-15" date also appeared in Tim's first cryptic picture that showed the singer painting the letters "DA" on the same white wall. While it's unclear if the "11-16-15" stands for the release date for McGraw's forthcoming album, we're pretty sure he has another clue up his sleeve. Tim is currently on the radio with the lead single from his next album, "Top of the World."


The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate its 90th birthday on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 with a weekend full of Opry shows that will feature several very special guests. Some of the acts slated to take the Opry stage during the celebration's first night (10/2) will be Little Big Town, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan and Old Crow Medicine Show, followed by Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Charles Esten and The Oak Ridge Boys on the second night (10/3). The Oak Ridge Boys will also be on hand to perform during a special afternoon Opry Birthday Concert on October 3 at the Grand Ole Opry House. The birthday bash will also include free festivities located on the Plaza in front of the Opry House throughout the weekend.


by Christal & Jeremy posted Sep 16 2015 10:21PM

Luke Bryan recently reached out to a young girl with terminal cancer who was his biggest fan. According to People, 5-year-old Lila May Schow was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma at the age of 2, and touched by her story, Lila's hometown community of Hood River, Oregon, came together over the summer to help grant all of her birthday wishes. One of those wishes was to dance onstage with Luke, and after the singer learned about the Lila's wish, he contacted the family and talked to the brave girl. Sadly, Lila was placed in hospice care earlier this month and passed away on Saturday (9/12). Lila was already in hospice care when Bryan called her and her family, and it was his phone call that helped brighten some of their final days together. People also reports that Kristen Bell, star of Disney's animated film Frozen, personally called Lila to grant her "Princess of Arendelle powers."


Chris Young is currently in Europe playing a string of sold-out shows across the continent. Young is in the middle of headlining nine sold-out shows in England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland, including playing for a packed house at London's iconic O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire venue on Monday (9/14). Chris is set to perform in the U.K. again tonight (9/16). Young will head back across the pond later this month to kick off the U.S. leg of his "I'm Comin' Over Tour" at Nashville's new Ascend Amphitheater on September 30.


David Allen Coe has plead guilty to one count of impeding and obstructing the due administration of the internal revenue laws (tax evasion) and could be facing time in federal prison. Coe appeared in a Federal court in Cincinnati to plead guilty to tax evasion, a charge that could get him a maximum of three years in Federal prison, and a fine of up to $250,000. David reportedly owes more than $466,000 in unpaid taxes from three separate income tax years. The exact amount will be determined at the time of his sentencing. A press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office states, "Instead of paying his taxes in full, Coe spent the money earned from performing concerts on other debts and gambling." There's no word yet on when the sentencing will occur.


Over the weekend at a Shania Twain show in Spokane, Twain had given free tickets to local fire stations and it's a good thing she did. A man went into cardiac arrest during the concert on Saturday night ((9/12), and his life may have been saved when an emergency app called Pulsepoint alerted over 40 people within the arena, including the emergency responders located in the man's section.


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