Brad Paisley And Blake Shelton To Co-Host ‘Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years Of Country Music’ On NBC
countrymusicnewsblog.com Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:26:00
GRAND OLE OPRY members BRAD PAISLEY and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host the “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC” special airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9p (ET) on NBC-TV. The two-hour show will feature Country music stars performing their hits and covering classics. Additionally, the OPRY will open its archives that span a period of nine decades and include interviews, performances and appearances by Country artists in all stages of their careers. Later that same week, PAISLEY will celebrate his 20th anniversary as a GRAND OLE OPRY member. SHELTON is marking 10 years as a member.
Eric Church to Join Jazmine Sullivan on Superbowl National Anthem
countrymusicnewsblog.com Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:19:00
Country artist ERIC CHURCH and R&B singer JAZMINE SULLIVAN have been slated to sing the national anthem together at SUPER BOWL LV, according to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and other sources. Additionally, R&B star H.E.R. will sing “AMERICA the Beautiful” at the event, set for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM in TAMPA, FL. Both performances will take place during the pre-game festivities, to be followed later by the halftime show starring THE WEEKND. SUPER BOWL LV will be televised on CBS. CHURCH and SULLIVAN’s version of the national anthem will be arranged by EMMY-nominated producer ADAM BLACKSTONE.
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard Added to Celebrating America TV Special
countrymusicnewsblog.com Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:13:00
THE BLACK PUMAS and Country stars TIM McGRAW and TYLER HUBBARD join the PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE (PIC) list of participants and American heroes on the television special “CELEBRATING AMERICA,” for the inauguration of JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. and KAMALA D. HARRIS. The program will be hosted by TOM HANKS and broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th from 8:30-10p (ET/PT) on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. It will be streamed live at BidenInaugural.org/watch and on PIC social media channels: YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and TWITCH, as well as the PIC’s streaming partners, including AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, MICROSOFT BING, NEWSNOW from FOX, and AT&T U-VERSE/DIRECTV. During the primetime special, McGRAW and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s HUBBARD are expected to sing their new duet, “Undivided.” The lineup also includes: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, JON BON JOVI, ANT CLEMONS, FOO FIGHTERS, JOHN LEGEND, DEMI LOVATO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, LUIS FONSI and OZUNA.
countrymusicnewsblog.com Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:36:31
This week, CMT premiered the official music video for rising country singer/songwriter Joe Hanson’s song “Head Over Wheels.” In addition, the video has been picked as CMT’s ‘Next Up Now’ feature. Continue reading Listen Now: Head Over Wheels→
New Music From Morgan Wallen: Dangerous Double Album
countrymusicnewsblog.com Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:21:16
If nothing else, this is already setting up to be a phenomenal year for album releases as all of our favorite artists have had plenty of isolated time to work out their creative ideas. Morgan Wallen certainly lives up to this as we prepare for the release of not just one album, but a DOUBLE ALBUM set titled "Dangerous" this Friday, January 8th, 2021. Continue reading New Music From Morgan Wallen: Dangerous Double Album→
countrymusicnewsblog.com Sunday, 27 December 2020 23:54:58
First off, I want to thank Slickdeals for helping us get through such a financially difficult year by sponsoring so many of our posts (including this one) in the absence of live entertainment to promote. Not only are they helping us stay afloat, they’re actually SAVING us money as well with the number of discounts we’ve found through their site at stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, and Hobby Lobby. On that note, it was Hobby Lobby and some great 40% off coupons we found at Slickdeals that inspired us to create our kind of quarancation party for New Years Eve. We took advantage of the clearance on Christmas packaging and the killer deals on jars, bottles, and cushioning filler to create some pretty wonderful gifts for our contributors and staff to help send off 2020 with a twist, by creating custom mini-bars in jars for our team members. We can’t help by be amazed at the positivity and perseverance shown by our own crew as well as the musicians, publicists, sponsors, and of course, our readers this year. While we never know what the new year will bring, we do know that we are surrounded by some of the most talented, selfless, community-minded and creative humans to walk the face of the earth. We couldn’t imagine any other way to end the year then to tip one for those we lost, and give our best wishes to those that will carry the torch of the lessons we’ve learned into the future and grow from this adversity. We love you all. *I* love you all. Cheers!-Shauna “Whiskeychick” CastorenaFounder and Chief Editor
What We Know About the Christmas Day Bombing in Nashville:
countrymusicnewsblog.com Saturday, 26 December 2020 05:52:35
While the Nashville bombing that rocked music city early Christmas morning has been clearly labeled as intentional by local authorities, details are still flowing in about the explosion that injured at least three and forced the evacuation of hundreds from the heart of Music City. Here is what we know so far: Around 5:30am residents in the area of 2nd Ave N and Broadway reported hearing gunshots fired and called local police. Upon arrival police found no suspects or injured victims. Around 6:15am police who were investigating the shots fired call observed a dilapidated RV parked on 2nd Ave N. blaring a recorded warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said. Police evacuated nearby buildings and called in the bomb squad. At 6:30am The RV exploded while law enforcement was still calling in reinforcements and bomb technicians. One officer was injured. Human remains were also found in the vicinity of the explosion although it is unclear whether these were from the perpetrator or of a victim or victims. The blast caused widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded holiday travel at the city’s airport. The blast was located just outside an AT&T facility, as well as near the Ryman Auditorium, Ole Red’s, and Wildhorse Saloon. The FBI and ATF will be taking over the investigation and we will post additional updates once they become available. More details can be found at AP.com A statement from Ryman Hospitality’s chairman and CEO Colin Reed: “I want to express our deep concern for the individuals and business owners who have been impacted by the early morning explosion in downtown Nashville. We are thankful that, as of now, no major injuries have been reported. An initial assessment of our downtown properties revealed no damage at the Ryman Auditorium and Ole Red Nashville and minor damage to the Wildhorse Saloon. We do not anticipate any long-term business interruptions due to this incident. The Wildhorse Saloon is currently closed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We are in contact with our operator and local authorities and will conduct a full inspection of the Wildhorse Saloon as soon as we are cleared to do so. Our Gaylord Opryland and Grand Ole Opry complexes are outside of the downtown area and were not impacted by the explosion. I want to thank our local, state, and federal authorities for their diligence as they work to conduct a thorough investigation while also ensuring safety in the downtown area in the days ahead. Nashville is a strong and resilient community, and we will get through this together.”
countrymusicnewsblog.com Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:47:59
There are moments in your life where all signs point to the need for a major change. This year it seems to be the pandemic that's telling folks all over the country that they should stop renting shoeboxes in big cities and escape to a place where they can breath in the wide open spaces. Continue reading Time to Take Off From Tinsel Town!→