CMA NOMINEE ERIC CHURCH ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL “THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR”
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:33
Initial 2015 Tour Dates Announced; Church to make triumphant return to the iconic Madison Square Garden stage October 17
Church to perform “Talladega” from The Outsiders tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (11:35p ET/10:35 CT)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Eight long years ago, Eric Church stepped foot onto the stage of the legendary Madison Square Garden and changed the trajectory of his career forever. At the time, his debut album Sinners Like Me was receiving critical acclaim and his debut single “How Bout You” was climbing the charts and as opener for a country trio on a chilly October 14, 2006 evening, Church was ready to play long and loud and late into the night…or at least that’s how the story goes.
The Chief hasn’t been back since.
Fast forward eight years, and the EMI Nashville recording artist is ready to recreate that long and loud and fateful night. Except this time, the Chief is in charge. Now holding the deserving title of headliner, Church is preparing to take the MSG stage once again on October 17, 2014 in celebration of his top selling album The Outsiders, his rising single “Talledega” and the unveiling of the second leg of Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour.
MICHAEL W. SMITH’S HYMNS WINS 2014 DOVE AWARD FOR “INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
Monday, 13 October 2014 16:51
Album Available Exclusively at All Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Locations and CrackerBarrel.com
LEBANON, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Michael W. Smith’s first traditional hymns album, appropriately titled Hymns, won the 2014 Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year on Oct. 7. The album is exclusively available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com and features many of the songs that Smith sang in church when he was young. This is the first Dove Award for an album released through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program.
“Everyone at Cracker Barrel® congratulates Michael and his team on winning the Dove Award for Hymns,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “It is wonderful to receive such high recognition for a project that truly exemplifies both the talent and quality of albums that are part of our exclusive music program.”
Cracker Barrel recently announced that the company is sponsoring Smith’s upcoming “Spirit of Christmas Tour,” which kicks off Nov. 30 in Anaheim, Calif., and runs through Dec. 21 in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
With 94 Stations BEFORE Add Week, This Is One for the No Shoes Nation
New York/Nashville/Athens, GA: Kenny Chesney took the stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theater to share a surprise night of music – classics, covers and new songs – with the No Shoes Nation. With less than 1,000 people on hand for the surprise show filmed for CMT Instant Jam, the energy, the heat and the love was palpable, especially after the high impact performer had taken the year off to concentrate on making The Big Revival.
“In life, everything is a trade,” Chesney says. “You have to give up certain things to gain others. To create from a different place, I had to slow down and let the music come to me instead of chasing it. But once I had The Big Revival done, I wanted to go out and play those songs. Beyond the Flora-Bama, which was a stadium show on the beach, it’s when you get tight and loud and crowded, you can really tell what you got.”