FORT WORTH, Texas – As noted in USA TODAY, the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s IS Texas. It’s the home of big-name concerts, bull riding and chicken fried steak with a reputation as gigantic as the state itself…a with a new dance floor, Billy Bob’s Texas fans will be two-stepping throughout the month of August with top name entertainers gracing its historic stage.
AUG 03 – Deryl Dodd
AUG 04 – Corey Smith
AUG 10 – Drake White
AUG 11 – Stoney LaRue
AUG 17 – Jack Ingram
AUG 18 – Randy Houser
AUG 24 – The Charlie Daniels Band
AUG 25 – Jamey Johnson
The 10-time Academy of Country Music “Nightclub of the Year” has had over 17 million visitors since opening in 1981.
When Tanya Tucker was asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied “She’s not here, she’s playing at Billy Bob’s.” Tanya has been a 30-year friend of the club, delivering dynamic performances every time she stops by including her most recent performance in June.
In addition, Merle Haggard made the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the largest round of drinks when he bought 5,095 drinks of Canadian Club for the entire club. The bill totaled $12,737.50 and equaled 40 gallons of whiskey.
Billy Bob’s Texas has also been featured in many notable movies, including Pure Country starring George Strait, Baja Oklahoma starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote and Willie Nelson, Necessary Roughness starring Scott Bakula, Sinbad, Robert Loggia and Kathy Ireland, and Over The Top starring Sylvester Stallone just to name a few. In addition, Billy Bob’s Texas can be seen on reruns of many episodes of Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Billy Bob’s Texas is not just about the concerts, more than 47,500 bulls have bucked in Billy Bob’s Arena to date.
.@BillyBobsTexas August lineup is out now featuring @Deryl_Dodd, @coreysmithmusic, @DrakeWhite, @stoneylarue, @Jacklngram_, @RandyHouser, @CharlieDaniels, @jamey_johnson + more! Get your tickets now! bit.ly/2sk3nXs #BillyBobsTX
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For over 38 years Tim Atwood has played in the spotlight’s fringe, backing country music elites on the most venerable stage in country music history—the Grand Ole Opry. Now Tim Atwood takes a step into center stage, as he prepares to release his 3rd solo album Livin’ The Dream on Friday, July 27th, independently. The album is available now for pre-sale, with four instant gratification tracks (“Country Medley,” “I’ll Stand Up & Say So,” “What Have You got Planned Tonight Diana,” & “Count Your Blessings”) available upon purchase.
Then, on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 pm, Tim will officially kick-off the album release celebration by guest hosting Ernest Tubb Record Shop’s “Midnite Jamboree” at the Texas Troubadour Theater, which broadcasts live on-air at 650 AM WSM. Tim will perform several of the new tracks off the album, along with talking about the stories behind the songs to the thousands of listeners who will tune in.
Livin’ The Dream’s first single, “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” is a patriotic tune with an equally patriotic story behind it. In 2017, Tim was gifted a memorial bracelet by an endearing fan at one his shows. The bracelet was in honor of Capt. William D. Grimm, an Airman who was killed in action during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. The fan had worn the bracelet continuously for 26 years, and confided that she wanted to pass the bracelet along to Tim to keep Capt. Grimm’s memory alive. Through tear-filled eyes, she told Tim, “It’s time I share this bracelet with you…and it’s time you share Capt. Grimm’s memory with the world.”
With recent appearances on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Fox News, RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner, and a busy tour schedule, audiences understand the long time veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage is more than a singer—more than a pianist; Tim Atwood is an entertainer and a dynamic country showman.
“For thirty-eight years I played piano in the Grand Ole Opry staff band. I got tired of looking at everybody’s backsides, so I decided to change my view. I’ve transitioned from the spotlight’s fringe to center stage. Time for others to look at my backside for a while,” says Atwood.
Livin’ The Dream Track Listing:
1. Country Medley (Hank Cochran, Eddie Miller, Bob Morris, Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals)
2. Under Your Spell Again (Buck Owens)
3. Cinderella (Buddy Mize)
4. Boney Fingers (Renee Armand, Hoyt Axton)
5. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana (Dave Kirby)
6. You Pop My Corn (You Melt My Butter) (Roxane Atwood, Gary Gibson)
7. I Love You (What Can I Say) (Dick Feller)
8. Mom (Wynn Varble, Don Sampson)
9. Traveling Band (John Fogerty)
10. Over The Moon Over You (Mike Headrich, Teri Headrick)
11. Count Your Blessing (Paul Lancaster, Buddy Mullins, Brian Mark Willett)
12. I’ll Stand Up And Say So (Chuck Day)
To request a review copy of Livin’ The Dream, please email Scott Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to request an interview with Tim Atwood, please click here.
Tim Atwood on Tour:
JUL 28 Midnite Jamboree (LIVE on WSM) – Nashville, Tenn.
JUL 29 Two Rivers Campground – Nashville, Tenn.
AUG 02 Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood Music Ranch Montana – Livingston, Mont.
AUG 16 Tan Turtle Tavern – Northeast Harbor, Maine
AUG 17 Tan Turtle Tavern – Northeast Harbor, Maine
AUG 18 Countrygrass Music Festival – Jefferson, Maine
AUG 19 Christ Community Fellowship Church – Madison, Maine
AUG 22 Wilson County Fair, Opry Stage – Lebanon, Tenn.
AUG 24 Wilson County Fair, Opry Stage – Lebanon, Tenn.
AUG 26 Two Rivers Campground – Nashville, Tenn.
SEP 02 Tim Atwood’s Labor Day Bash – Nashville, Tenn.
Please click here for complete tour schedule
About Tim Atwood:
Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News. Tim is a regular guest host on the iconic Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on WSM Radio.
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.@timatwoodmusic readies 3rd solo album #LivinTheDream, available everywhere on July 27. Smarturl.it/timatwood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kentucky native, and Nashville recording artist J.D. Shelburne is proud to announce the official release of his fourth studio album, Two Lane Town, on Saturday, July 28th, with a presale beginning on Saturday, July 21st. Additionally on July 28th, Shelburne will play host to a FREE album release concert on Main St. in his hometown of Taylorsville, Kentucky at 7:00 pm ET. For detailed show information, please click here.
“I have worked non-stop in this town for the last ten years trying to make a name, write great songs, meet as many contacts as I can, stay relevant and make as many fans as possible along the way,” says Shelburne. “It is all finally starting to all pay off! I have been on a whirlwind these past few years performing over 200 shows per year and releasing three albums independently. Most recently I have recorded my fourth album out of Nashville and I feel this collection of songs is my best work yet. The album ‘Two Lane Town’ due out July 28th, features songs that I think will take me to the next level and introduce my music to a larger audience nationwide. I am also traveling back home to Taylorsville, Ky. to host a FREE concert for my hometown fans to celebrate this brand new release on Saturday July 28th. I am excited to share all new music with my fans and perform new songs in our set! I’ll see you in my hometown on July 28th!”
Of the tracks from the new album, JD says there’s one in particular that has a special place in his heart. “I co-wrote a song on the record called ‘Born For This.’ It’s the first song on the record, and it talks about picking up guitar and adapting to a new venture in life while attending college and just running with it – I was nineteen, when my grandmother passed away. My life turned around in an instant when I found that guitar after her death. I didn’t realize until early in college that music was my true passion in life. I had played three different sports growing up, and just led the simple small-town life. I picked up the guitar, and my life hasn’t been the same since. It’s kind of the title track of my life. When I was about to finish college, there was a point where I realized I was about to be an adult and wondered what I was going to do with my life. Where I was going to go? I honestly felt like I was born to play music and entertain people. It was just something that I gravitated towards naturally. Nashville, Tennessee was my next destination and I haven’t looked back since.”
Two Lane Town Track Listing:
1. Born For This (JD Shelburne, Ryan Broshear)
2. Good Ol’ Boy Good Time (Mark Nesler, Jim McCormick)
3. She Keeps Me Up Nights (Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson, Carson Chamberlain)
4. One Less Girl (Mark Nesler, Andrew Dorff, Blair Daly)
5. Young Again (Brian Kolb, Brian Davis)
6. Stuck In My Memory (JD Shelburne, Ryan Broshear)
7. Lovin’ On A Dirt Road (JD Shelburne, Bob Stewart)
8. Superman (JD Shelburne, Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson)
9. Make It That Far (JD Shelburne, Mark Nesler, Carson Chamberlain)
JD Shelburne On Tour:
JUL 21 PGA Barbasol Golf Championship – Nicholasville, Ky.
JUL 22 Private Acoustic Event for Charity – Louisville, Ky.
JUL 27 Ole Red Nashville – Nashville, Tenn.
JUL 28 Hometown CD Release Party on Main Street – Taylorsville, Ky.
JUL 31 The 615 Hideaway LIVE Session! – Nashville, Tenn.
JUL 31 Ole Red Nashville – Nashville, Tenn.
AUG 03 Gilleys’ Nightclub Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
AUG 04 Gilleys’ Nightclub Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
AUG 10 Cumberland County Fair (w/ Dylan Scott) – Greenup, Ill.
AUG 15 Levee At The Riverhouse – Louisville, Ky.
AUG 16 The Goat Murfreesboro – Murfreesboro, Tenn.
AUG 17 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
AUG 18 Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, Ky.
AUG 18 Horseshoe Southern Indiana – Elizabeth, Ind.
AUG 23 Louisville Slugger Field – Louisville, Ky.
AUG 24 Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen – Louisville, Ky.
AUG 31 The Goat Louisville – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 06 Newport on the Levee, Sundown Concert Series – Newport, Ky.
SEP 12 Levee at the Riverhouse – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 14 Madison Music in the Park Concert Series – Madison, Ind.
SEP 15 Waterstep 2018 Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille – Prospect, Ky.
SEP 19 Timber Pointe Golf Club – Poplar Grove, Ill.
SEP 20 Bourbon, Bluegrass and Bluejeans Event – Chicago, Ill.
SEP 21 Hurstbourne Country Club, Bourbon, Boots & BBQ Concert – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 28 Four Roses Bourbon, Private Event – Lawrenceburg, Ky.
SEP 28 Waylons Feed & Firewater – Louisville, Ky.
SEP 29 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 11 The Goat Mount Juliet – Mount Juliet, Tenn.
OCT 15 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 16 Private Event – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 19 Waylon’s Feed & Firewater – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 20 Bourbonanza Street Fair – Frankfort, Ky.
OCT 20 Halloween Bash, Private Event – Simpsonville, Ky.
OCT 24 Levee at the Riverhouse – Louisville, Ky.
OCT 26 Kentucky Derby Museum, Winstar Farm Gala – Louisville, Ky.
About JD Shelburne:
Country Artist JD Shelburne grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, a tiny town southeast of the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky. At age 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother and began learning to play and sing on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in the Louisville/Lexington, Kentucky area and developed a fan-base that eventually landed him on some of the biggest stages in the business, opening for some of the nation’s hottest stars.In the last few years, JD Shelburne has become one of Kentucky’s fastest rising stars, with album credits, countless shows, a loyal fan base, charity work that has raised thousands of dollars, and a list full of accolades that sets Shelburne apart from the rest.
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readies new album #TwoLaneTown for July 28th release & celebrates with a FREE concert in his #Hometown of Taylorsville, Ky. bit.ly/2mbGUIG
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Known for her energetic stage shows and pioneering presence as a female artist, the one-and-only Wanda Jackson – popularly known as the Queen of Rockabilly and the First Lady of Rock & Roll – has returned to Nashville to work on new music. Fellow female Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Joan Jett, is producing the project. The as-yet-unnamed project is currently anticipated for a 2019 release. After decades of recording covers, Jackson hit the writing room for this project, co-writing with many hit Nashville songwriters including Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies. “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer Elle Kingalso contributed a song to the project.
Jackson is excited to go into the studio at the end of this month in Nashville to record vocals for the project with four-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell. Powell also assisted on Jackson’s 2011 collaboration project with Jack White; The Party Ain’t Over, which peaked at #17 on Top Rock Albums, and #58 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album also earned rave reviews from critics, as well as landing Jackson guest spots on such programs as Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman.
“The songs on this project are very dear to my heart, as a lot of them are based on my own life experiences,” said Wanda. “I’m really looking forward to sharing what Joan and I have been working on.”
Wanda Jackson has landed more than 30 singles on the Country and Pop Music Charts between 1954 and 1974. With over 40 albums to her credit, Wanda has proven to be an enduring and genre-defying legend of American music, who is still creating and establishing her legacy as an artist. In 2009 Wanda Jackson celebrated her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The announcement of Jackson’s new music comes nearly a year after the release of her autobiography Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Wanda tells the story of being discovered by Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson, why she refused to return to the Grand Ole Opry for more than fifty years, the challenges she and her integrated band, The Party Timers, faced when touring in a less racially tolerant era, her relationship with Elvis, and how she ultimately found the love of her life.
Jackson has also secured booking representation by Deric Brown at artistLIVE in Nashville, and is now accepting offers for Wanda to perform.
“Wanda is a legend!” said Brown. “I’m very honored to have the opportunity to represent her here at Artist Live!”
Wanda Jackson 2018 Concert Dates:
JAN 12 Santa Ana, Calif. / The Observatory
JAN 21 Tulsa, Okla. / Cain’s Ballroom
JAN 26 Greenville, Texas / Texan Theater
FEB 17 Oklahoma City, Okla. / Tower Theatre
MAR 02 Weirsdale, Fla. / Orange Blossom Opry
MAR 17 Arlington, Texas / Arlington Music Hall
APR 05 Las Vegas, Nev. / Backstage Bar & Billiards
APR 07 Pioneertown, Calif. / Pappy & Harriet’s
APR 08 Los Angeles, Calif. / Roots Roadhouse
APR 26 Little Rock, Ark. / Ron Robinson Theater
APR 12 Oklahoma City, Okla. / Rodeo Opry
APR 20 Houston, Texas / Great Texas BBQ Fest
JUL 07 Tustin, Calif. / Marty’s on Newport
JUL 08 Tustin, Calif. / Marty’s on Newport
JUL 21 Cleveland, Ohio / Rock Hall of Fame
JUL 22 Detroit, Mich. / El Club
SEP 29 Montreal, Quebec / Theatre Fairmount
SEP 30 Ville de Quebec, Quebec / L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
OCT 05 Bon Aqua, Tenn. / Johnny Cash Farm
About Wanda Jackson:
Originally hailing from small-town Oklahoma, Wanda Jackson came onto the music scene at the young age of 17 with her 1954 single, “You Can’t Have My Love.” Her unique growl electrified her audiences and fans, quickly earning her the title “Queen of Rockabilly.” “Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad” and “Let’s Have A Party” were two of her earliest hits. She made her chart debut with crossover hits such as “Right Or Wrong” and “In The Middle Of A Heartache,” which were Top 30 hits on both the Billboard Country charts, as well as the Hot 100. Her 1963 Grammy-nominated album, Two Sides Of Wanda, helped to further introduce her to Country fans with hits like “The Box It Came In” and “Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your Wine.” In recent years, appreciation of Jackson and her music have grown to include multiple generations. She is a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was named as one of CMT’s 40 Greatest Women In Country Music during a 2002 special, and also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance from the Americana Music Honors and Awards in 2010. In 2011, Wanda released The Party Ain’t Over, a collaboration with Jack White, earning rave reviews from critics. In 2012, Wanda released her last album, Unfinished Business, with Americana musician Justin Townes Earle producing. In 2017, Wanda released her autobiography, Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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.@WandaJOfficial announces new album in the works for 2019 with @JoanJettproducing. Catch Wanda Jackson LIVE at @RockHall on Jul 21. bit.ly/2uBOjoF
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 93rd birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride at 3 PM Sat., Oct. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records, and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Concert tickets go on sale July 20 at 10:00 am at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.
Pride is also scheduled for that weekend’s four Opry performances. Opry Birthday Bash packages are on sale now at opry.com and (615) 871-OPRY and include the birthday concert, an Opry Birthday Bash performance, Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium tours, a picnic on the Opry Plaza, and an exclusive Birthday Bash poster.
Among other artists coming soon to the Opry are Asleep at the Wheel, Brothers Osborne, Terri Clark, Charlie Daniels Band, Charles Esten, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Del McCoury Band, Craig Morgan, Oak Ridge Boys, Pure Prairie League, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, and more.
Charley Pride Tour Dates:
JUL 20 – Shooting Star Casino / Mahnomen, Minn.
AUG 11 – Sugar Creek Casino / Hinton, Okla.
SEP 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
SEP 22 – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino / Salamanca, N.Y.
SEP 28 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) / The Woodlands, Texas
OCT 05 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 26 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 07 – TCU Place / Saskatoon, SK
NOV 09 – Conexus Arts Centre / Regina, SK
NOV 10 – Club Regent Event Center / Winnipeg, MB
Be sure to follow Pride on Facebook and charleypride.com.
About Charley Pride:
Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years. For more information, visit CharleyPride.com.
About The Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December and season Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
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Birthday Bash with special performance on Oct. 13. Get your tickets now! bit.ly/2uG0QY4 @wsmradio