Since announcing his plans to no longer tour in the traditional sense: city-after-city, night-after-night, American music icon George Strait has redefined what it looks like to entertain crowds in the 21st century. From his 22-and-counting sell-out shows at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, to one-off performances at New Orleans’ Superdome and Austin’s Frank Erwin Center, to his upcoming March 30 performance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the man The New Yorker calls “country’s most consistent hitmaker” has discovered an entirely different way to engage and entertain his fans with select 2+ hour shows throughout the year. His latest: tonight’s show in Houston, Texas, on the heels of RODEOHOUSTON® and Strait’s 30th performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
After a rousing start to his Double Down Tour, Eric Church spoke directly to his faithful Church Choir in a video message, announcing 13 added shows across eight cities (with multiple nights in select arenas) to his 2019 trek, Sept. 13 through Nov. 23, to follow the 19 cities previously announced this spring.
Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton’s long-awaited restaurant and bar Ole Red Gatlinburg is officially open in downtown Gatlinburg. The entertainment venue celebrated “Spring Blake” yesterday, March 13, with a full day of activity including a memorable performance by Shelton featuring special guests the Swon Brothers on the Ole Red Gatlinburg stage.
Rising Country star and ACM Award nominee Jimmie Allen performed “21” off his debut album, Mercury Lane, today on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Host Amy Robach introduced the performance in the 8 a.m. hour, noting Allen’s history-making year as the first black artist to launch their career with a No. 1 song at Country Radio.
Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton’s long-awaited restaurant and bar Ole Red Gatlinburg is officially open in downtown Gatlinburg. The third of RHP’s Shelton-inspired entertainment venues celebrated today with a press conference and ribbon cutting moderated by 650 AM WSM’s Bill Cody featuring Shelton and RHP CEO Colin Reed.
Now in its fifth year, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has revealed the initial lineup of acts scheduled for September 21-22 at The Park at Harlinsdale in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. CT at PilgrimageFestival.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning today, Tuesday, March 12 at 12 p.m. CT through Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. CT.
Singer/songwriter and Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group artist Jimmie Allen is set to perform “21” off his debut album, Mercury Lane, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Thursday, March 14. Allen’s first-time GMA performance follows a number of firsts for the year and 2019 has just begun! Those milestones include the release of his second single “Make Me Want To,” his first Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Male Artist of the Year, a first-time performance at C2C Country to Country in London, a recently-announced performance spot on CMA Fest's Chevy Riverfront Stage this summer and the debut of a sizzling cover of the GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning smash hit “Shallow” (see the video with fellow country newcomer, Abby Anderson here).
If ever there was a country duo with the heart and conviction to never give up, it’s Haley & Michaels. Therefore, it seems quite apropos that the duo’s inspiring song “Hail Mary” is featured in the emotional and inspirational Netflix film Walk. Ride. Rodeo., now streaming.