Tuesday, September 26, 2017

KID ROCK SETS LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH 86,893 ATTENDEES IN SIX SOLD-OUT SHOWS

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kid Rock wrapped up six explosive sold-out shows in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, setting the attendance record with 86,893 tickets sold and bringing thousands of fans to The Motor City. From “Born Free” and “Batwitdaba” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock gave his fans a little bit of every genre he covers. Not only was Kid Rock the inaugural act for the venue, but he also opened Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at the recently completed Little Caesars Arena. The restaurant features an array of contemporary food and music inspired by the award-winning musician.
 
The recording artist has blazed his own trail in the music world, having sold over 26 million albums to date. Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos in July, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions, with hints of a Senate run in the near future.
 
The Detroit run comes on the heels of Kid Rock’s latest release, “Tennessee Mountain Top,” currently available on streaming and sales platforms and impacting country radio October 2. While Kid Rock’s early career was linked to the hip-hop and rap genres, his musical talents intersected early with country audiences and created a connection that has continued to grow each year. He found success in country music with “Picture” featuring Sheryl Crow (2003) and “Can’t You See” with Zac Brown Band (2010). In 2016, Kid Rock joined Jason Aldean at Fenway Park in Boston for part of Aldean’s Six String Circus Tour. This October 6th and 7th, he will host Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry in Nashville, yet another sign of his close ties to Nashville and country music.

Purchase/Stream “Tennessee Mountain Top” here.

For more information visit: www.kidrock.com

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MEGHAN LINSEY OF THE VOICE RELEASES STATEMENT ON DECISION TO 'TAKE A KNEE' AFTER SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT TENNESSEE TITANS GAME

Meghan Linsey

I want to say, I love my country and I have so much respect for those who died for our right to stand, kneel, or be absent during the anthem yesterday. The heart of our country is our Constitution, and we are all walking, talking, breathing symbols of that Constitution.

Yesterday upon finishing the anthem, I kneeled in solidarity with the players and for those who experience racism and police brutality on a daily basis. I love the American Flag, but a symbol is nothing without the people it represents, so yesterday, I kneeled for those who are mistreated, beaten down and disregarded.

It was never a choice for me as to whether or not I would show support for many of my fans and friends who have a heightened level of anxiety and fear because of the hateful, polarizing rhetoric from the President perpetuating a dangerous climate.

I can never be anything but me, the way God made me, and what I do is not just my art, it’s my calling. I will never normalize hate, whether that angers people or not. I knew there would be some backlash from people who don't understand, but there has also been such an overwhelming amount of support from those who applauded and knelt with me, and I’m so grateful for that.

I pray that change is sparked and that our great country can find unity despite our differences.
 
Love and Light-
Meghan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS JASON CRABB AND SELAH KICK OFF YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR Presented by World Vision, 13-City Fall Tour Begins Sept. 23, Runs Through Nov. 4

 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2017 – Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will join fellow GMA Dove Award-winners Selah on the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour this fall. Presented by World Vision, the co-headlining tour kicks off Sept. 23, 2017, and is slated to hit 13 cities during the months of September, October and November. 
 
A Grammy winner and 21-time GMA Dove Award winner, Jason Crabb and the critically-acclaimed, 8-time GMA Dove winners Selah are the ultimate pairing with their powerhouse vocals and stylistic interpretations that bring audiences to their feet. The Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour will give concert attendees the unique opportunity to hear some of their best-loved radio hits while experiencing a night of unforgettable on-stage collaborations and worship. The tour takes its name from Selah’s current album, Unbreakable, which released earlier this year. Crabb will also be touring in support of his latest release, the Grammy-nominated Whatever The Road.
 
“We are so excited to be touring with Jason Crabb,” said Selah’s Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall. “That voice! We are looking forward to a special night of songs and stories about hope, victory, and encouragement.  There are going to be collaborations throughout the night and we can’t wait to lift up our voices along with yours to sing praises to the One who loves us so much, Jesus.”
 
“I can’t wait to tour with Amy, Todd and Allan,” Crabb adds. “You just don’t get any better harmony than Selah. What I love more than their musical excellence is their hearts for ministry and for people -- they love people. That’s where it counts. We’re going to have a great time on this tour and we can’t wait to see YOU!”
 
YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR - Fall 2017 – Selah & Jason Crabb
Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
 
SEPTEMBER
23    Cuero, TX – Cuero Performing Arts Center
24    Paris, TX – Love Civic Center
30    Dover, OH – Dover First United Methodist Church
 
OCTOBER
5      El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
7      Liberal, KS – Liberal High School
8      Cape Girardeau, MO – Cape First Church
12    DeFuniak Springs, FL – Walton High School
13    Effingham, SC – Lebanon Church
14    Bradenton, FL – Christian Retreat Church
15    Baxley, GA – Baxley Church of God
27    Watertown, SD – DD Miller Auditorium
28    Galena, KS – ChristPoint Church
 
NOVEMBER
4      Mifflintown, PA – Cedar Ridge Brethren in Christ Church
 
Tickets for the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour are on sale now. For details and ticket links, visit www.JasonCrabb.com or www.SelahOnline.com.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lorrie Morgan and Jesse Keith Whitley Featured on Premiere Episode of Fox News Podcast: Children of Song

Jesse Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan

Nashville, Tenn (September 21, 2017) – Country music star Lorrie Morgan and her son Jesse Keith Whitley are featured In the premiere edition of Children of Song, a new podcast produced by Fox News. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
 
The daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, Lorrie was encouraged by her famous father and made her mark early on, singing at the Grand Ole Opry when she was just 13 years old.
 
With three #1's and numerous hits over the years, Lorrie has eclipsed her famous daddy in many ways, who died of a heart attack when she was just a teenager.  But her life off-stage is almost as well-known as that velvety voice, which has wowed Opry crowds for three decades.
 
In the podcast, Lorrie discusses her relationship with the late country music great, Keith Whitley, Lorrie shares touching stories about losing the love of her life to alcohol addiction and how she soldiered on for her kids, herself and ultimately for the fans who she still plays for today.
 
In this episode, Lorrie weaves spectacular stories, singing snippets of her greatest hits while leaving the room in stitches with her wild sense of humor. Joined by her son Jesse, she still sings with a lot of emotion and joy.  She'll make you laugh; she'll make you cry; sometimes all at the same time.

For more information on Lorrie Morgan or upcoming tour dates, visit www.Lorrie.com

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COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS TO RELEASE TIMELESS, A COLLECTION OF CONWAY TWITTY HITS AND HIDDEN RECORDINGS



NASHVILLE, Tenn.
 – Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved musical performers of all-time with 55 No. 1one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993 There haven't been many releases of unreleased music from the Country Music Hall of Fame member over the years, but that will change October 6 when Country Rewind Records releases TIMELESS. The album will be available on CD at all major One Stops, Amazon.com and select retailers. TIMELESS will also be available for download through all major digital retail outlets and through ConwayTwitty.comCLICK HERE to pre-order TIMELESS.

The songs on TIMELESS haven't been heard since their recording in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Performers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings - which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

The music on TIMELESS is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful - “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds - featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham - are featured on TIMELESS, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni - who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” - says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection.

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn't be prouder of Dad's performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars - something for which she is grateful.

“It is so gratifying to learn that today’s country music superstars (Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and many more) identify my dad as an impactful influence in their career development and artistic direction—listening to his music growing up.”

While the sessions that comprise TIMELESS weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks - cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore - drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn't like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

For more on TIMELESS and other Country Rewind Records productions, visitcountryrewind.com.

TIMELESS Track Listing:
1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line

 
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WWE® SUPERSTAR MICKIE JAMES BACK ON COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE, "GET DOWN"

 
Nashville, Tenn. (September 19, 2017) — WWE Superstar Mickie James is back on the radio airwaves with her latest country single, "Get Down." The new tune, written by James and Nashville songwriter Bridgette Tatum, is the debut single from her forthcoming untitled full-length album.
 
"I am beyond excited to release 'Get Down' as my newest single and just one of the tracks off my upcoming album," says James. "After my last album, I took a step back from touring and recording to have my son, Donovan, which honestly, was one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. But, I kept hard at work writing and trying to get back to my roots... now with a new purpose for everything. I teamed up with SMG Records & Media in Grand Rapids to hopefully bring you something fresh, new, and true to me. It's so amazing to be able to share this with you all."
 
James, a six-time WWE Women's Champion, is no stranger to the country music scene. The upcoming project will be her third country album since releasing her first in 2010.  
 
"Get Down" is impacting country radio now and can be purchased through iTunesAmazon and other online digital retailers.
 
Fans can catch James on WWE's flagship program RAW on Monday nights at 8 PM ET on the USA Network.
 
For more information on Mickie James, visit wwe.com and mickiejames.com.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MR NASHVILLE TALKS WITH JEANNIE SEELY S1,Ep1


Grammy winning, Grand Ole Opry Star, Jeannie Seely from her Nashville home guests on Mr Nashville Talks with Larry Ferguson 9/20/17! Tune in every Wednesday for a new celebrity episode. 

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Upcoming Guests:

September
20- Jeannie Seely (Grand Ole Opry Star) 
27- George Wallace (Stand Comic, Movie Actor)

October
4- Bebe Buell (Rock Singer, Author, Pop Culture legend, Mother of Liv Tyler)
11- Ronnie McDowell (Country Music Star, Songwriter, Author, Painter, Elvis Tribute)
18- Manuel (Fashion Designer to the Stars, Rhinestone Couture, clothed country stars, rock, movie stars and Presidents) 
25- NMAAM Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, David and Tamela Mann, Kelly Price and more red carpet coverage

November
1- James Gregory (Stand Up Comic) 
8- Donna Fargo (Country Music Legend, Songwriter, Author)
15- Bettye LaVette (R&B, Rock and Blues Icon)
22- Dennis Banks(American Indian Movement, Actor, Civil Rights Leader, Wounded Knee Stand Off)
29- Waylon Payne (Singer/Songwriter, Movie Actor; Walk The Line, Identical)

December
6- Charlene Tilton (Actress, Lucy Ewing on Dallas)
13- Mo'Nique (Oscar winning actress, stand up comic, tv personality)
20- Bobby Bare (Architect of the Outlaw Country movement, Songwriter, Legend)
27- Angela Primm (Gospel Music, Evangelist, Producer and Businesswoman)

January
1- Johnathan Kayne (Fashion Designer, Reality Star; Project Runway, Project Runway Allstars)
10- Jody Miller (Pioneer of the Country Pop Female Crossover, Gospel Singer)



Monday, September 18, 2017

LARRY, STEVE & RUDY GATLIN: "WE SADLY, BUT JOYFULLY ANNOUNCE THE 'HOMEGOING' OF OUR MOTHER"

Photo caption: Billie Doan Gatlin, mother of Larry, Steve, Rudy and La Donna, plays piano as the Gatlin Brothers perform  in Abilene, Texas -- circa 1955
 
Photo caption: Billie Doan Gatlin Accompanies Larry, Steve & Rudy on Piano at the Grand Ole Opry 
*Photos courtesy of the Gatlin Brothers
 
Nashville, Tenn. (September 16, 2017) — Larry, Steve, andRudy Gatlin, the Gatlin Brothers, have released the following statement:
 
"On behalf of our father, William Wayne "Curley" Gatlin, our sister, La Donna Gatlin Johnson, and a whole 'gang' of grandkids and great grandkids, we sadly, but joyfully announce the HOMEGOING of our mother, Billie Christine Doan Gatlin. Our mother went to heaven on Friday night at 11:30pm. We loved her, we will cherish our memories of her, and we will see her again. HALLELUJAH TO THE RISEN LORD!!"
-Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin
 
Billie Doan Gatlin was born in Megargel, Texas on December 21, 1928. She was instrumental in nurturing the early days of the brothers when they began singing together 62 years ago. She often accompanied the young brothers on piano as they performed together at church events, television and radio shows, and live concerts throughout the United States, which included an appearance at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
 
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Wayne "Curley" Gatlin, three sons and a daughter, Larry, Steve, Rudy and La Donna, nine grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren (with another on the way). She was 88 years old.
 
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

DOLLY PARTON STUNS AT VARIETY and WOMEN IN FILM'S PRE-EMMY PARTY


Country superstar Dolly Parton popped in at the 2017 Variety and Women in Film pre-Emmy celebration at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood last night. Stunning in a black, rhinestoned gown, Parton talked about her Emmy nomination in the TV Movie category for Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. 

“We’re not expecting to win, but we’d be tickled to death if we did!” Parton told Variety. 

The country legend also spoke about how she’s never gotten tired of going big Hollywood events. She said, “All the parties, seeing all the stars... I still get a kick out of it.” 

Parton also mentioned she’s also excited about showing off her gown and wig for the Emmy Awards this Sunday. 

Parton was also named one of the best dressed at the event by the UK’s Telegraph. 

Let’s hope the country queen takes home an Emmy Award this Sunday and gives Hollywood a little taste of Dollywood!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO UNVEIL RAY STEVENS: EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY ON SEPTEMBER 22

 
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO UNVEIL 
RAY STEVENS: EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY ON SEPTEMBER 22
Nashville, Tenn. (September 13, 2017) – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will feature items from Grammy Award-winning Ray Stevens in its permanent exhibition SingMe Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music beginning September 22. The display entitled Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful will celebrate Stevens' 60 years in country music. 
  
"I am very flattered that the Country Music Hall of Fame has chosen to display some items from my career," says Stevens. "I can hardly wait to see the items on exhibition myself!"
 
Artifacts on loan to the museum from Stevens include:
  • Spinet keyboard used by Stevens to compose "Everything Is Beautiful"
  • Handwritten studio chart for "Everything Is Beautiful," with musical notation for rubato, piano, and voice
  • Grammy®, Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male (1970) for "Everything is Beautiful"
  • Grammy®, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (1975) for "Misty"
  • Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame induction award (1980)
  • Rhinestone-embellished "Coy" fez used in Stevens' video for "Shriner's Convention"
Stevens has been burning the candle at both ends as of late. His hit national television show, Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashvillenow in its 3rd season, has moved to Public Television and this fall, the country music legend will open the doors to his new Nashville entertainment venue, CabaRay. The 35,000 square foot live music venue will include a 700-seat showroom, a full service kitchen, a piano bar, a gift shop as well as television production and recording studios.
 
Items on display in the museum's permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home, are updated frequently. These short-term, informal displays provide a closer look at a particular person or special anniversaries. Rotated often, these displays also offer a glimpse into the museum’s unique collection of over 2.5 million artifacts, which includes recorded discs; historical photographs; films and videotapes; thousands of posters; books; songbooks; periodicals and sheet music; personal artifacts such as performers' instruments, costumes and accessories; and more. Recent Sing Me Back Home displays have featured Bob Moore, Keith Whitley and John Anderson. 

Cody McCarver's Rise Up Available Today

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 8, 2017) – Rise Up, the highly anticipated project from Cody McCarver, is available today. Packed with inspirational tunes, McCarver's brand of music - he calls it 'Outlaw Gospel' - encourages and challenges the listener. 
 
The release marks a new chapter in the musician's life and Cody, well-known for his over 10-year career with country music supergroup, Confederate Railroad, is excited. "I've poured my heart and soul into this project," states McCarver. "This is truly from the heart and I hope it's a blessing to all who hear it."
 
Audiences are already connecting with McCarver - the video for the single "Rise Up" has gone viral with over 330K views and the single is being played on radio across America. 
 
In his career, McCarver seemed to have it all, but something was missing. “Here I was with everything I could imagine,” states Cody. “My CD’s all over in Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc., everything I wanted. I had a bus, band – I had it all. But, I was miserable. I started filling that void with Jack Daniels, who became my best friend, every single day.”
 
Cody’s life began to spiral out of control. “I was headed for death,” says Cody. “I knew something had to change…so I went to church.” Cody searched and found joy in his renewed relationship with God. Cody says: “God let me know that He never left me and He was with me the entire time.”
 
Once again, Cody is making waves with his music. This time it’s Christian and country music with a new genre of music called OUTLAW GOSPEL. After being told by several people in Christian music industry his voice and songwriting sounded “outlawy,” Cody said, “Well, maybe I’ll call it Outlaw Gospel.”
 
That’s where Cody McCarver is today – a renewed focus, a fresh outlook and a vision for the future and this project represents this new chapter. 
 
Rise Up, on 8:14 Records, is available on iTunes, Amazon and at CodyMcCarver.com
 
 
Track Listing:
  1. RISE UP
  2. NO SUCH THING
  3. SING HALLELUJAH
  4. COMMEND MY SPIRIT
  5. WHAT I KNOW
  6. AMAZING GRACE
  7. TREE OF THE CROSS
  8. HE'LL MAKE A WAY
  9. THE LORD'S WILL
  10. I HAVE DECIDED
  11. I'M AMERICA
  12. Bonus Track - RISE UP REMIX with SHAWN COOLEY

Bradley Walker to Release Blessed, All-New Recording of Gospel Songs and Hymns, Oct. 6

Bradley Walker - Blessed: Hymns And Songs of Faith

Walker Joined by Many of His Musical Heroes
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer and GMA DOVE Award nominee Bradley Walker has just completed an all-new, studio recording and LIVE concert DVD of gospel songs and hymns that will be released on October 6. Produced by Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs) Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith(Gaither Music Group) captures many of the songs that inspired Bradley to become a singer.

“As a singer, I’d have to say an album like this has always been on my ‘bucket list,’” said Walker.“I have always hoped I would have the chance to make a record full of classic gospel songs that I’ve grown up on, with some new ones thrown in, and make it a good representation of who I am musically. I believe we’ve done that.”

That accomplishment not only finds the Alabama native fulfilling a lifelong dream, but doing so alongside some of his musical influences and heroes.

“Ben [Isaacs] and I wanted to capture the combination of country, bluegrass and gospel that we both love so much. I’m so thrilled for folks to hear how it came together,” said Walker. “We also asked several of my favorite singers on the planet to be on this album with me. These are folks who I’ve listened to and admired for many years and who I’m proud to say have all become friends.”

That group of friends includes the legendary Vince Gill, who joined Walker for “Drifting Too Far from the Shore,” a classic previously performed by Hank Williams, Sr. and Emmylou Harris, among others. Award-winning songstress Alison Krauss lent her vocals to Walker’s rendition of “Angel Band,” and bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent added her talent to the gospel classic “One Day at a Time.” Country and Gospel Music Hall of Famers Jimmy Fortune and The Oak Ridge Boys performed on the new recording in addition to the GRAMMY®-nominated Isaacs and 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs.

The LIVE concert DVD recording, filmed in Alexandria, Indiana, features an all-star cast of musicians including Isaacs and soloist Charlotte Ritchie. Hosted by Gaither Music Group’s founder Bill Gaither, the DVD spotlights Bradley’s heart for this style of music and his dream to record this collection of songs.

The Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith CD and DVD recordings will be airing this fall as part of a TV special on networks including TBN, RFD-TV, PBS, The Heartland Network, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and Gaither TV (available on Roku, Google and the Internet). It will be airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.

Known for his unequivocal baritone voice and inspiring story, this International Bluegrass Male Vocalist of the Year Award winner received his first three DOVE nominations this year surrounding his release Call Me Old-Fashioned (Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings), produced by longtime friend, singer and songwriter Rory Feek (Joey+Rory). A well-loved performer for years among country and bluegrass music circles, Walker garnered nods for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year, Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year.

That debut recording landed at #9 on the Country Albums chart, #4 on the Contemporary Christian Albums chart and at #1 on the Bluegrass Albums chart in 2016. The companion DVD, hosted by Rory Feek (Joey+Rory), topped the Christian Music Video chart and landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart.


Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com. The recording will also be available this fall at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.

View a preview of the DVD here.
 
To pre-order the CD and DVD visit:
Amazon: capcmg.me/BW.BlessedDVD.AM,
iTunes: capcmg.me/BW.Blessed.iT or the
Gaither Store: capcmg.me/BW.Blessed.

To enjoy a Facebook Live Event with Bradley on September 13th, visit: capcmg.me/BW.BlessedFBLive

To join Bradley’s Facebook Fan Group visit: capcmg.me/BW.FriendsandFans
 
For further information regarding Bradley, visit www.bradleywalker.com or follow him at facebook.com/bradleywalkermusic.

Blessed CD and DVD Song Listing:
1. AMAZING GRACE
2. FAMILY BIBLE with The Oak Ridge Boys
3. ANGEL BAND with Alison Krauss
4. I WILL SOMEDAY with The Isaacs
5. DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE with Vince Gill
6. I’LL FLY AWAY
7. CAST THE FIRST STONE
8. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS with Jimmy Fortune
9. BECAUSE HE LIVES with Charlotte Ritchie and Ben Isaacs
10. SAY SOMETHING
11. VICTORY IN JESUS
12. ONE DAY AT A TIME with Rhonda Vincent
13. WHO WILL SING FOR ME with Ricky Skaggs

DOLLYWOOD SOUTHERN GOSPEL JUBILEE CONCERT SERIES BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. ARTIST SHOW SCHEDULE!



Back by popular demand, the music-filled festival features FREE concerts all included with Dollywood admission.
ArtistDateLocation
Adam CrabbSunday, October 01Celebrity Theater
Collingsworth FamilyFriday, Sept. 29
Saturday, Sept. 30
Celebrity Theater
Ernie Haase & Signature SoundSaturday, Oct. 14
Sunday, Oct. 15
Celebrity Theater
Freedom QuartetSaturday, Oct. 14
Sunday, Oct. 15
Showstreet Palace Theater
Gordon MoteMonday, October 16Showstreet Palace Theater
Gold CityMonday, Oct. 02
Tuesday, Oct. 03
Celebrity Theater
Greater VisionMonday, Oct. 23
Tuesday, Oct. 24
The Pines Theater
Guy PenrodMonday, Oct. 23
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Celebrity Theater
Ivan ParkerSunday, October 08Celebrity Theater
Jason DavidsonSaturday, Oct. 21
Sunday, Oct. 22
Showstreet Palace Theater
Jeff and Sheri EasterFriday, Oct. 27
Saturday, Oct. 28
The Pines Theater
Jeff SticeThursday, October 19The Pines Theater
Jim Brady TrioFriday, October 20The Pines Theater
Jonathan WilburnSaturday, Oct. 21
Sunday, Oct. 22
The Pines Theater
Karen Peck & New RiverSaturday, Oct. 21
Sunday, Oct. 22
Celebrity Theater
Legacy FiveFriday, Sept. 29
Saturday, Sept. 30
Showstreet Palace Theater
Mark BishopMonday, October 16The Pines Theater
Mark Trammell QuartetWednesday, October 11Showstreet Palace Theater
MARK209Sunday, October 08Showstreet Palace Theater
Michael CombsThursday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 20
Showstreet Palace Theater
Michael EnglishMonday, Oct. 16
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Celebrity Theater
Misty FreemanMonday, Oct. 02
Tuesday, Oct. 03
Showstreet Palace Theater
Old Time Preacher's QuartetThursday, Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 13
Showstreet Palace Theater
Sunday DriveSunday, October 01Showstreet Palace Theater
The Ball BrothersMonday, Oct. 09
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Showstreet Palace Theater
The Booth BrothersWednesday, October 11Celebrity Theater
The Bowling FamilyWednesday, Oct. 04
Thursday, Oct. 05
Showstreet Palace Theater
The Diplomats QuartetWednesday, October 18Showstreet Palace Theater
The ErwinsWednesday, Oct. 25
Thursday, Oct. 26
The Pines Theater
The HoppersFriday, Oct. 06
Saturday, Oct. 07
Showstreet Palace Theater
The IsaacsThursday, Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 13
Showstreet Palace Theater
The KingsmenWednesday, Oct. 18Celebrity Theater
The MartinsMonday, Oct. 09
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Celebrity Theater
The McKameysFriday, Oct. 06
Saturday, Oct. 07
Celebrity Theater
The NelonsThursday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 20
Celebrity Theater
The TalleysWednesday, October 18The Pines Theater
Three BridgesTuesday, October 17The Pines Theater
Tim LovelaceTuesday, October 17Showstreet Palace Theater
Triumphant QuartetWednesday, Oct. 04
Thursday, Oct. 05
Celebrity Theater

Please check the daily Entertainment Schedule for specific performance dates and hours.


*All information is subject to change without notice*