Omnivore Recordings will release definitive compilations by three giants of country and rockabilly music — Wanda Jackson, Merle Haggard and George Jones — on February 12, 2013.
“I Just Come Here For The Music” from country music legend Don Williams and featuring Alison Krauss was nominated for a GRAMMY last night in the Best Country Duo/Group Category. Awards will be given out at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2013.
The San Joaquin Valley city with a population of just over 300,000 served as the Western counterpart to Nashville from the ’50s on through the ’70s, producing such stars as Buck Owens & The Buckaroos, Merle Haggard, and the Maddox Brothers & Rose. Owens and Haggard topped the country charts for decades while retaining their Central California roots.
MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Jason Aldean continues to solidify his status as a stadium headliner as two more of his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR stadium dates sell out at a dizzying speed today. Every ticket to the April 13 concert at University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium and the second show of a two night stand at Boston's Fenway Park on July 12 was swept up in under an hour this morning. The first night at Fenway sold out in a record seven minutes."I got to open the CMA Awards last night with two of my really good friends, and then I got to wake up this morning with more sold out stadiums…a
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, honored its Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year at the 60th annual BMI Country Awards held at the company’s Nashville, TN building. Also saluted were the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed songs on radio and TV from BMI’s country repertoire. In addition, the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall was celebrated by naming him a BMI Icon.
Is Kinky Friedman, self-proclaimed author, columnist, musician, beautician and Governor of the Heart of Texas, really bipolar? Though this is likely a question for a higher authority or licensed professional, Kinky will nonetheless reprise his super-successful BiPolar Tour in December. Beginning with dates at some of his favorite haunts in the Midwest (he starts in Kansas City on November 30), the tour will wind through the Rockies, before going coastal in California and Oregon.
Country music star Dierks Bentley wrapped his Country & Cold Cans: Back to College Tour Wed. night when he and a sea of fans stormed Ole Miss’ legendary tailgating grounds, The Grove. The college leg of the tour hit two additional SEC campuses this week, The University of Georgia and The University of South Carolina, to toast the release of Bentley’s new COUNTRY & COLD CANS EP that is now available on iTunes. “This week was a total blast…the shows were killer, and the crowds were big and loud. I think having a BYOB set up probably helped that," laughed Bentley.
Multi-Platinum selling country star Dierks Bentley was joined by a sold out crowd of over 9,450 rowdy country fans last night at the striking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. The naturally formed amphitheatre is known for its perfect acoustics and has hosted some of music’s biggest names including The Beatles and U2.“Red Rocks is right there at the top of every artist’s bucket list to play,” said Bentley.