Kenny Rogers announces star-studded concert in Nashville

KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CONCERT IN NASHVILLE CELEBRATING 60-YEAR CAREER


“ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER: KENNY ROGERS’ FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION”

TICKETS ON SALE JULY 21 AT 10AM CT VIA TICKETMASTER

Blackbird Presents and Kenny Rogers are proud to announce “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time. “As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. “All In For The Gambler” will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests to be announced in the coming weeks. “Kenny is like a family member to me. We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands In The Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes,” says Dolly Parton. “Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as hefades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”

Tickets go on sale July 21, 2017 at 10AM CT online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna & More to Perform During Special Grand Ole Opry “Total Eclipse” Show on Aug. 21

Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna & More to Perform During Special Grand Ole Opry “Total Eclipse” Show on Aug. 21

If you needed another reason to come to Nashville, the sun and moon are providing one next month—and so is the Grand Ole Opry.

A total solar eclipse will be occurring on Monday, August 21. And Nashville just happens to be the biggest city in the country in the direct path of the eclipse (beginning at 11:58 a.m. CT in Nashville with the total eclipse at 1:27 p.m.).

The Grand Ole Opry will be getting the party started a day before on August 20 with a special Sunday show dubbed Total Eclipse that features Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna and more.

The Opry eclipse celebration is set to continue the next day with a free Total Eclipse Plaza Party. Guests can expect live music on the Plaza stage, commemorative gifts, food and drinks and eclipse glasses. The Opry will feature a one-of-a-kind Total Eclipse soundtrack to accompany the approximately two minutes of eclipse totality.

Tickets go on sale on July 7 at 12 p.m. CT for the Opry show on August 20.

Source: www.nashcountrydaily.com

Little Big Town lends Old Dominion a hand on “Happy Endings”

Old Dominion’s new album, Happy Endings, will feature a dozen tracks, including a collaboration with Little Big Town.

Along with the LBT duet “Stars in the City,” the five-man-band’s sophomore effort closes with a live cut, titled “Can’t Get You.”

Fans who pre-order the record now will instantly be able to download the track “Written in the Sand,” as well as the lead single, the top-15 hit, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.” Three more songs will also be unlocked before the project’s August 25 release.

Here’s the complete track listing for Old Dominion’s second album, Happy Endings:

“No Such Things as a Broken Heart”
“Shoe Shopping”
“Not Everything’s About You”
“Hotel Key”
“Be with Me”
“Written in the Sand”
“So You Go”
“Stars in the City” (featuring Little Big Town)
“New York at Night”
“A Girl Is a Gun”
“Still Writing Songs About You”
“Can’t Get You” (Live)

Source: kwbe.com

Performance: Good Morning America (Videos)


‘Better Man’

‘When Someone Stops Loving You’

‘Rollin’

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Day Drinking With Little Big Town: On Tipsy Songwriting and Getting Kicked Out of a Casino with Blake Shelton

“We write a lot of songs while we’re drinking wine – so it’s a tax write-off, maybe?”

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild is explaining the origins of the band’s new Four Cellars wine club over a glass of chardonnay in a private back room at Nashville’s The Thompson hotel. In a few minutes, we’ll launch into a boozy, hilarious game of “Never Have I Ever” – but first, we talk shop.

Produced in partnership with the Browne Family Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington, LBT is kicking off its Four Cellars collection (named for, you guessed it, the four members of the band) with a chardonnay and a red blend. In addition to being poured at select venues in Nashville – including The Ryman Auditorium, where the band currently holds residency – it’s also the “very sophisticated, but super easy to drink” anchor of a wine club experience.

“It’s been a long process because we didn’t want to just throw our name on a bottle of wine. We drink a lot of wine, so we do know good wine, I’m gonna confidently say that,” Fairchild says. “We did kind of an experience in a box, so with the first box shipment comes a vinyl of The Breaker, a beautiful gold corkscrew, a recipe from Kimberly [Schlapman, who hosts Kimberly’s Southern Cooking on The Cooking Channel] for your evening, a playlist from us of some of our favorite songs for the summer, and then two beautiful wines. All you have to do is add friends.”

With feel-good hits like “Day Drinking” and “Painkiller,” it’s no surprise that Fairchild, Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook draw inspiration from good times with good friends. As the Four Cellars roster expands, fans can expect to taste a sauvignon blanc, syrah, rosé, merlot, and, around the holiday season, a sparkling wine.

“We’ve taken a lot of pride in the process,” Fairchild says, with Sweet noting that they “started developing over the last year and a half.”

But don’t label them “wine snobs” just yet. Trust us, you’re gonna want to hear their drinking stories…

Gamely swapping tales for ET’s “Interviews Under the Influence” series, Little Big Town reveal which of their songs were written with a buzz (the answer might surprise you), how they were once kicked out of a casino with Blake Shelton and Zac Brown, and the only A-listers to have ever convinced Schlapman to take shots of tequila. Watch below for all the details!

The interview came just a few days after LBT’s powerhouse performance of “When Someone Stops Loving You” on the CMT Awards. Now, the band has announced that the song will officially serve as their next breakout single, marking the first Westbrook-led single since their massively successful breakthrough hit, “Boondocks.”

Source: ET Online

CMT Music Awards 2017

LBT won ‘Group Video of The Year’

Performing ‘When Someone Stops Loving You’

LBT performing on ‘The Voice’ finale

Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, and More Performing on The Voice Finale!

It will be a star-studded finale of Season 12 of The Voice with some of country music’s biggest stars hitting the stage! Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and Chris Stapleton will be performing on Tuesday’s (May 23rd) two-hour finale.

The four remaining finalists, Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden from Team Blake Shelton, Chris Blue from Team Alicia Keys, and Jesse Larson from Team Adam Levine, will also be performing. Other guest singers include Gladys Knight, Miley Cyrus, Zedd, Alessia Cara, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, and former The Voice Coach, CeeLo Green.

Before The Voice winner is announced on Tuesday’s finale, the remaining four finalists will hit the stage for fan votes one last time on Monday night. Each finalist will be performing a duet with their coach. Lauren and Blake will be singing ‘There’s a Tear in My Beer’ by Hank Williams. Blake will join Aliyah on ‘Dancing in the Streets’ by Martha & The Vandellas. Jesse and Adam will be singing ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ by Prince, and Chris and Alicia will be teaming up for ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ by Prince & The New Power Generation.

Watch as Season 12 finalists talk about their favourite moments on The Voice, including a special dance Blake was taught that he wants to use next year in the Blind Auditions!

Source: www.cisnfm.com

2017-05-20 Hot 20 Countdown (Video)

iHeartCountry Festival Edition

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Karen Fairchild on Italian Food, Vinyl Records & Women In Music


Karen Fairchild, member of the band Little Big Town, is hands down one of the coolest and most well-rounded women whom we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. Her know-how extends far beyond her killer musical talent – not only is she a performer, wife, and mom, but she also has an eponymous clothing line, Fair Child (available at Macy’s). Yeah…Fairchild basically does it all. Below, the songstress shares her favorite beauty products (spoiler: she’s a product junkie), words of wisdom, and what she’s currently listening to. Happy reading…

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

My ideal food day would be an egg white omelette with spinach and tomatoes for breakfast, a green salad with salmon for lunch, and great wine and spaghetti bolognese for dinner. I’m a sucker for Italian food.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

Working out and eating right are the obvious answers for everyone trying to look and feel their best from the inside out. As a busy working mother, it’s not always easy to find time for workouts, so I balance my time like every other woman trying to stay in shape. Portion control is key and when I have time I love Barre Method. It also doesn’t hurt having a seven-year-old boy to chase around all day! Keeping a normal sleep pattern is also really important to overall well-being.

How do you always start your day? What’s your go-to breakfast?

I love starting the day with a coffee and Grain and Nut granola from Blackberry Farm over yogurt. Sometimes I top it with fresh blueberries or strawberries.

What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?

I’m a bit of a product junkie. In the morning I cleanse my face with Eve Lom Cleanser and use Orlane B21 Extraordinaire to prep my skin. I add ZO Vitamin C Serum and Le Mieux Hyaluronic Serum and Le Mieux face cream. I finish with IT Cosmetics CC Cream with an SPF 50. It has a great finish and coverage for everyday wear.

At bedtime, I cleanse again with Charlotte Tilbury Cleansing Balm. I use ZO TE Pads, ZO Growth Factor Serum and Eau Thermale Avene RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream. I love finishing with a touch of the Charlotte Tilbury Cleansing Balm and sleeping in it – it makes your skin so soft and hydrated. I love adding Sisley’s Eye Contour Mask, another great product for sleep.

What would you last meal be? Who would it be with?

My last meal would be with my family…probably Thanksgiving dinner because it’s my favorite.

What is your favorite Southern meal? Why?

My favorite Southern meal would be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and biscuits. My mom is an incredible Southern cook and so is my bandmate, Kimberly. I’m spoiled rotten with the best comfort food in the world.

You never liked X till you tried it at Y…

I never liked oysters until I had them at Fin & Pearl in Nashville; they’re so fresh and good.

Congrats on your ACM win! What is the hardest part of touring?

Thank you! The hardest part of touring is missing my family. I’m lucky because I get to travel with my husband Jimi and our son Elijah, and I couldn’t do it any other way, but I don’t get to see friends and extended family as much as I’d like.

Where do you love to travel? What won’t you travel without?

I love London: the shopping, the people, the culture, the food. We’ve had some incredible meals and memories as a band in London. I also love the beach. There’s something calming about being near the water. I love Alys Beach in Florida and Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. I won’t travel without my iPad. What did I do before I had this thing?

What does your diet on the road usually look like?

I try to load up on veggies and protein before a show, but I do need carbs to keep my energy up. I’ll do a small portion of mashed potatoes or rice to sustain me through a performance. After-show food can be tricky when you’re trying to find healthy options, so that’s when it’s all about making good choices. I am a sucker for sweets, and I try to adhere to the philosophy of not denying yourself, so I’ll take a bite or two of a treat and then put it down.

Who serves the best coffee in Nashville?

Crema in Nashville is my go-to coffee spot. They make the best Cuban I’ve ever had.

What do you wear when performing?

Performance clothing is a collaborative effort based on what we’re doing for a given TV performance or song. We have the most wonderful stylist, Karla Welch. She is so creative and bold in her choices. She’s thinking about the drama on stage and the way light hits clothing.

What advice would you give to girls looking to enter the music industry?

As women, we have to always remember to listen to our instincts and go with our guts. I think too often girls feel like they have to make concessions or change who they are, or what their music says, to make it in this industry. We need to nurture these women to write honest songs, to write from their hearts, and not to pander. Let’s give them some room to do what they do. Being a woman is a very powerful thing; we need to embrace that rather than shy away from it or make excuses for it.

What are your favorite cities for food? What restaurants do you go to in each?

In New York City, Mario Batali’s Babbo is heavenly. We stop there every time we are in the city. In Nashville, Tartufo, City House, Kayne Prime, and Rolf & Daughters are my favorites. The Nashville food scene has blown up over the past five years. If you’re in Alys Beach, George’s is a must, and perfect for a breezy beachside dinner. In Las Vegas, Javier’s in the ARIA has the best margaritas and super fresh Mexican food. Sugarfish, Madeo, and Crustacean are three of my favorite LA spots. Each is so different, but offers dishes that I absolutely love.

What’s on your Spotify (or Apple) playlist right now?

John Mayer, In The Blood; Chris Stapleton, Either Way; Seth Ennis, Woke Up in Nashville; The Weeknd; Daft Punk, I Feel It Coming; Ed Sheeran, Castle On The Hill; Harry Styles, Sign of the Times.

In the same vein as ‘what is the new black’ in fashion, what’s the new potato in music right now?

Vinyl records. There’s nothing like the experience of a whole record top to bottom. Back to the way music was intended; it’s an experience.

*Karen Fairchild, photographed in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann

Source: The New Potato

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