Kelsea Ballerini Becomes Newest Member of Grand Ole Opry
Kelsea Ballerini inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Opry member Carrie Underwood
Kelsea Ballerini and Carrie Underwood performed Opry member Trisha Yearwood’s 1992 hit “Walkaway Joe"
Kelsea Ballerini becomes newest member of the Grand Ole Opry
l to r: Grand Ole Opry's Sally Williams, Black River Entertainment's Kim and Terry Pegula, Kelsea Ballerini, Black River Entertainment's Gordon Kerr, Sandbox Entertainment's Jason Owen and Black River Entertainment's Rick Froio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (April 16, 2019) – Kelsea Ballerini was inducted as the newest and youngest current member of the Grand Ole Opry tonight by Carrie Underwood, an Opry member since 2008.
NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 15, 2019) — KELSEA BALLERINI fired up her first-ever arena tour – THE MISS ME MORE TOUR – with three back-to-back sold-out shows this past weekend in Salisbury, MD (4/11), Reading, PA (4/12), and Erie, PA (4/13).
BROOKS & DUNN RETURNS TO NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART WITH “HIGH-OCTANE” REBOOT
The 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Makes History with the Most Top 10 Albums on the Billboard 200 by a Country Duo or Group
Nashville, Tenn., April 15, 2019 - The best-selling duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, debuts at No. One this week on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their collaboration project REBOOT. Proving “the timing couldn’t be better to celebrate the influence of Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks” (Music Row), the impressive feat marks the first time the duo has topped the album charts since 2009 while simultaneously earning the duo their 10th Billboard
200 Top 10 album, the most of any country duo or group in the chart’s history. The 12-track collection produced by Dann Huff “revisits some of the duo’s most iconic songs with the genre’s hottest young talents” (PEOPLE) including Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves.
COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR AND ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ JUDGE LUKE BRYAN
TO APPEAR ON ABC’S FIRST PRIME TIME COVERAGE EVER OF THE NFL DRAFT
ON THE ‘2019 NFL DRAFT ON ABC’
Bryan Will Join the GameDay Hosts on Night One, Thursday, April 25
Nashville- (April 15, 2019) – Country music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan will join ABC’s first time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast-to-coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” THURSDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-11:30 p.m., EDT), on The ABC Television Network and via streaming. The appearance was announced tonight on ABC’s live “American Idol” telecast from Los Angeles.
TENTH ANNUAL “DARIUS AND FRIENDS” BENEFIT CONCERT SET FOR
MONDAY, JUNE 3 AT NASHVILLE’S RYMAN AUDITORIUM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-Platinum superstar Darius Rucker will return to the historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 3 for his 10th Annual Darius and Friends concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event, which unofficially kicks off CMA Music Fest in downtown Nashville and has raised $1.6 million to date, will celebrate hitting the decade mark with an all-star roster of friends to be announced in the coming weeks.
GEORGE STRAIT'S NEW ALBUM HONKY TONK TIME MACHINE TRAVELS STRAIGHT TO NUMBER ONE
Strait’s 30th Studio Album is the Best-Selling Country Album of 2019 and Sets a Record-Making 27th No. 1 Album of His Career
Current Single “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” Top 20-and-Climbing Country Radio Airplay Charts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – George Strait further cemented his iconic status within the history of country music today with a record-making 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with his latest, Honky Tonk Time Machine. With 51,000 equivalent album units, the album also lands at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and marks the largest week of 2019 for any country album.
As reported by Billboard, “George Strait extends his record for the most No. 1s in the five-decade history of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as the King of Country logs his 27th leader with the chart-topping debut of Honky Tonk Time Machine.”
KELSEA BALLERINI SURPRISED DURING
THE MISS ME MORE TOUR REHEARSALS WITH GOLD PLAQUE
Arena Headline Tour Kicks Off in Salisbury, MD
on April 11th
PICTURED (L-R): BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT’S GORDON KERR, DEREK ANDERSON, RICK FROIO; SANDBOX ENTERTAINMENT’S JASON OWEN; KELSEA BALLERINI; BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT’S DOUG JOHNSON; SANDBOX ENTERTAINMENT’S CAMILLE ALSTON; BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT’S DAWN DELVO, TANYA WELCH
NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 5, 2019) – Black River Entertainment surprised Kelsea Ballerini at tour rehearsals with a GOLD-certified plaque for the now Top 10 and climbing “Miss Me More.” This milestone marks her eighth career RIAA GOLD-certified single and third one from her GRAMMY-nominated album, Unapologetically, following “I Hate Love Songs” and “Legends.”
MIRANDA LAMBERT EMBARKS ON ROADSIDE BARS & PINK GUITARS TOUR 2019
Tour Features Very Special Guests Maren Morris and Elle King on Various Dates, Plus Appearances by Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack
Tickets Begin to Go on Sale April 12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two-time GRAMMY Award-winner and reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert returns to the road this fall on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019 – and she’s bringing a heavyweight roster of female powerhouses along for the ride. The tour, which launches Friday, September 13 in Uncasville, Conn. and runs through Saturday, November 23 in Greensboro, N.C., will feature very special guests Maren Morris and Elle King as well as Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack on various dates (details below).
KENNY CHESNEY KICKS OFF SONGS FOR THE SAINTS 2019 TOUR
1,000 Tickets Added for Music-Packed Opening Night
Louisville, Ky. – “We’re going to have an entire summer here in Louisville tonight,” Kenny Chesney told the sold-out crowd at the KFC Yum! Center three songs into his two hour set. With triple guitars blazing and the crowd dressed in flannel, No Shoes, No Shirts, No Problems Tour t-shirts, embroidered shorts, combat boots and sundresses, it was a night to get loud, to let go and to celebrate the collective joy of being alive.
LUKE BRYAN, OLD DOMINION, BLAKE SHELTON AND KEITH URBAN
TO PERFORM AT THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
STAR-STUDDED LIST OF PRESENTERS INCLUDES LAUREN ALAINA, BETH BEHRS,
CLINT BLACK, NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, JESSIE JAMES DECKER, HUNTER HAYES,
JAY HERNANDEZ, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MIDLAND, NANCY O’DELL, DANICA PATRICK,
CARLY PEARCE, DENNIS QUAID, MICHAEL RAY, COLE SWINDELL AND WILMER VALDERRAMA
AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON CBS
ENCINO, CA (April 2, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the exciting lineup of live performances for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ and will be joined by a star-studded list of presenters including Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama. The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE PRESENTS’ “LORETTA LYNN: AN ALL-STAR BIRTHDAY CONCERT CELEBRATION”
Sold-Out Evening Features Performances by Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Cam, Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Holly Williams, Jack White & The Do-Whatters, John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker, The Highwomen and Trisha Yearwood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music icon Loretta Lynn celebrated her birthday last night with a once-in-a-lifetime music event at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Produced by Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, net proceeds from ticket sales to "Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert" benefitted the Loretta Lynn Fund in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Opry Trust Fund.