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  • COUNTRY NEWCOMER ANNA VAUS ASKED TO MAKE GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT

    May 29, 2019

    Country newcomer Anna Vaus was asked last week, May 22 by Grand Ole Opry GM Sally Williams to make her Opry debut. The invitation comes as Vaus wraps her residency at Ole Red's Nashville location. Catch the final performance of her residency tonight, May 29, and her Opry debut on June 22.

  • WHISKEY MYERS WRAP EIGHT-COUNTRY EUROPEAN RUN

    May 28, 2019

    As the month of May draws to a close, country-rockers Whiskey Myers are riding high. Coming off a standout performance at Stagecoach, where Whiskey Riff included the genre-bending band in their list of “10 Can’t-Miss Artists” and the Desert Sun remarked on their energetic performance to a “full house of more than 5,000 people in the Palomino tent,” the band crossed the pond for a run of 15 shows and multiple sell-outs throughout Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland.

  • ERIC CHURCH’S MARATHON SOLO PERFORMANCE AT NISSAN STADIUM SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD: 56,521

    May 26, 2019

    After delaying the show open to allow the new record-setting concert crowd of 56,521 fans into Nissan Stadium, multi-Platinum superstar Eric Church appeared at the end of his 50-yard-line catwalk beneath a single spotlight to set the tone for the marathon Saturday night ahead. Adorned in his trademark aviators, t-shirt and a Gibson guitar, Church opened his first headlining stadium show with “Drowning Man” before meeting powerhouse backup singer Joanna Cotten center stage for “Country Music Jesus” and what could have been the official mantra of the evening: “That’s Damn Rock & Roll.”

  • RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES CELEBRATES OPENING OF THE DOGHOUSE AT OLE RED TISHOMINGO WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY LUKE BRYAN AND BLAKE SHELTON

    May 25, 2019

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton celebrated the grand opening of The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, a music hall and events venue expansion to the Shelton-inspired bar and restaurant located in downtown Tishomingo, with special performances by country music mega-stars Luke Bryan on Thursday, May 23 and Shelton on Friday, May 24. 

  • DYLAN BRADY DELIVERS ULTIMATE BREAK-UP SONG "OVER US"

    May 24, 2019

    At only 20 years old, Dylan Brady is the much-buzzed-about accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has already caught the attention of Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, as well as industry veteran Barry Weiss, who immediately signed Dylan to his Sony joint-venture, RECORDS LLC. In partnership with Riser House/Columbia Records, Brady's "Over Us" out today, is a co-write between the New York native and writer Jared Scott and writer/producer Andy Sheridan.

  • JIMMIE ALLEN DEBUTS MAGICAL NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “MAKE ME WANT TO” TODAY ON CMT

    May 23, 2019

    Breakout country star, Jimmie Allen made a splash in New York’s Times Square today with the premiere of his eye-popping new music video on Viacom’s Times Square billboard. The fun and fantastical video for his current single “Make Me Want To” also made its premiere today across CMT platforms as well.

  • MAVIS’ ALL-STAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND RETURN TO THE RYMAN

    May 22, 2019

    Fifty years since first stepping foot on stage at the Mother Church as a member of the Staples Singers in 1969, gospel great Mavis Staples returned to her hallowed stage Wednesday, May 15, 2019, for a show featuring special guests, friends and admirers to not only celebrate her birthday but also her life's music.

  • RYMAN AUDITORIUM WINS ACM VENUE OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY AWARD

    May 21, 2019

    The Academy of Country Music® has announced Industry Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with Ryman Auditorium taking home Venue of the Year – Small Capacity for a sixth time. The win marks the third honor for the historic landmark this year. The venerable venue was also named Pollstar's Theater of the Year and CMA's Venue of the Year. The Mother Church was in good company as Nashville venues swept the ACM Venue of the Year category with wins for Ascend Amphitheater (Medium Capacity) and Bridgestone Arena (Large Capacity). 

  • HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH JOIN NBC'S "THE VOICE" FOR LIVE SEASON FINALE

    May 20, 2019

    As Hootie & the Blowfish prepare to hit the road on their highly-anticipated Group Therapy Tour next week, the two-time GRAMMY winning group returns to television screens for multiple performances on the season-finale of NBC's "The Voice" this Tuesday, May 21.

  • ERIC CHURCH CONTINUES TO DEFY THE RULE BOOK AS HE BECOMES THE FIRST ARTIST TO HEADLINE NISSAN STADIUM SOLO

    May 20, 2019

    For the first time in its 20+ year history, Music City’s Nissan Stadium will host a live show featuring a singular artist, sans opening act, as multi-Platinum superstar Eric Church is set to make his stadium-headlining debut this Saturday, May 25. As usual, the country music renegade is doing it his own way.

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