For the last decade, public television’s critically acclaimed live music series “Front And Center” has showcased an eclectic variety of musicians, from industry veterans to emerging artists, in an intimate setting that uniquely connects an artist to their fans. Artists play their defining hits and introduce new work in a dynamic hour of music and banter about life on the road, songwriting influences and the hard work and heartbreak that come before the sold-out shows and crowded award shelves. Season 10 premieres nationwide beginning August 1 on public television stations (check local listings) with eight concerts that span genres from Rock to Country to Blues to New Age.
Talent agency veteran William Lowery has announced his departure from Endeavor Content to launch Brigade Media Capital, a media advisory practice focused on a portfolio of entertainment ventures. Services include capital management strategy, content financing and sales, as well as creative marketing services for brand optimization. BMC opens its doors with offices in Austin, Nashville and Atlanta, and will announce new hires in the coming weeks.
Filmed in Muenster, Texas, near her family’s ranch, country newcomer Jenna Paulette shows off her real-life rustic roots in the music video for current single “Country In The Girl,” available everywhere today after its premiere on CMT and CMT.com.
Boasting more than 500 Monday nights, 750+ live events, over 1 million in attendance and 2,250 performances by the artists and songwriters behind 300 No. 1 songs, 75+ ACM Awards, 50 CMA Awards and 25 GRAMMY Awards, Nashville’s hottest ongoing concert series Whiskey Jam, established January 2011, celebrated its 10th anniversary last night. With an incredible night of music on a Monday– as is its tradition – the concert event packed the historic Ryman Auditorium for an unforgettable night with an entire line-up of surprise performances.
Blackbird Presents and Sight Unseen are thrilled to announce production is well underway on “Willie Nelson and Family,” the definitive docuseries on the extraordinary life and career of the iconic Willie Nelson. Emmy Award® & Grammy Award®-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny and Academy Award®-nominated & Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Oren Moverman are co-directors of this multi-part docuseries. Willie and his family and friends are providing exclusive participation and access to his archives. Filming is underway in the deep-rooted Nelson locales of Austin, Maui, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York.
Touted as “…the hottest comic in America,” by The New York Times, Sebastian Maniscalco,has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve. A string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows include a comedy record for Chicago’s United Center with 21,286, the highest gross for a single event at Boston’s TD garden and a historic four show run at Madison Square Garden breaking the record for most shows sold in a weekend for the venue. That blockbuster success coupled with Netflix original comedy specials and a starring role alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman, it’s no surprise that both Pollstar and Billboard have honored the standup with their top touring awards.
GRAMMY-nominated artist Sturgill Simpson is set to perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium for three consecutive evenings November 18-20. Tickets for An Evening with Sturgill Simpson start at $49.50 and are available now at ryman.com.
Since his debut just under a year ago, up-and-comer Chase Wright has logged over 35 million streams with a freewheeling approach to genre and songs like “Why Should We,” “Wish You’d Miss Me,” “Drive” and more. With Billboard noting he “continues to impress with his original material,” Wright is back with honest new track, “Lying With You,” available everywhere today. Listen HERE.