Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is continually recognized as one of the greatest and most treasured performance halls in the world. Last night, the Ryman was named Theatre of the Year for the ninth consecutive year, and her 11th lifetime win, at the 30th Annual Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles.
With annual U.K. shows becoming the norm for Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Chase Rice, his passionate audience base has spread across the pond at an incredible rate. He was recently featured on the U.K.'s biggest radio station, BBC R2, for a session on “The Country Show with Bob Harris” and will soon return for the C2C: Country to Country Music Festival 2019. To celebrate this international success, Rice is thanking his loyal fans across the globe with Lambs & Lions (Worldwide Deluxe), available worldwide as the title implies on Friday, March 1.
Fresh off of his headlining Seasons Change Tour, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery earns his second consecutive No. 1 single with the romantic love song “This Is It,” as the single reaches the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts.
Chris Hemsworth’s personalized digital health and fitness program Centr has officially launched. Created by Chris Hemsworth and his hand-picked team of internationally renowned experts, including elite trainers, celebrity chefs, meditation teachers and well-being experts, Centr’s unprecedented offering created global headlines following its January 23 announcement.
Iconic pop-rockers Hootie & the Blowfish thrilled fans by announcing a return to full-time touring with the Group Therapy Tour in support of their forthcoming album under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and supporters have been quick to express their excitement through an overwhelming demand for tickets. Today, the band announced the addition of a second Madison Square Garden date on Sunday, August 11 in response to the initial Saturday, August 10 date’s sell out.
King of Country Music George Strait releases brand new single “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” with an iHeart world premiere today at 2 p.m. CT. “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, is also available on all digital and streaming partners HEREwith its official radio add date being Feb. 19.
650 AM WSM will host Music City Mentors on Saturday, March 23. Pairing entertainment professionals with individuals who dream of a career in the music industry, Music City Mentors will take place at The Factory at Franklin. This inaugural event will provide music education and professional development opportunities to aspiring music professionals ages 15 and over. The day will feature 45-minute sessions focusing on songwriting, artist management, tour life, publicity and everything in between. SVP Artists Relations and Grand Ole Opry GM, Sally Williams, will give the keynote address. Attendees will conclude the day of unique professional development with “speed networking” opportunities from best-in-the-business professionals.