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Watch: Don McLean Reflects On His Songwriting & Performs ‘American Pie’ Acoustic On MIXTAPE, Thursday, Oct. 3 At 8:30pE

Watch: Don McLean Reflects On His Songwriting & Performs ‘American Pie’ Acoustic On MIXTAPE, Thursday, Oct. 3 At 8:30pE

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Legendary songwriter Don McLean joins an all-new episode of AXS TV’s star-studded classic rock series Mixtape this Thursday, Oct. 3, sharing his personal mixtape of songs that influenced his life and career, discussing the genius of Buddy Holly and delivering a soulful performance of his signature hit “American Pie.”

In this first-look clip, McLean reflects on the goals behind his songwriting, before performing an acoustic rendition of “American Pie.”

“My music is an effort to try to find out who I am. I don’t have any songs that are lies. All my songs are the purest part of me. I’m not perfect, I have a lot of flaws, but my songs are the best part of me.”

Mixtape airs Thursdays at 8:30pE/5:30pP on AXS TV. The eight-episode season puts the spotlight on a different rock icon each week as they sit down to discuss their favorite songs of all time—sharing their own personal mixtape playlist of meaningful music that shaped their lives and left an enduring impact on their legendary careers.

For more information on Don’s Mixtape segment, visit:

Don McLean On Tour:
SEP 27 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena / Savannah, Ga. (with Alabama)
SEP 28 – Hertz Arena / Estero, Fla. (with Alabama)
OCT 04 – Golden Nugget Casino / Las Vegas, Nev.
OCT 06 – Coach House Concert Hall / San Juan Capristrano, Calif.
OCT 12 – 7 Clans Paradise Casino / Red Rock, Okla. 
OCT 18 – City Auditorium / Eureka Springs, Ark. 
NOV 07 – Beach Point Club / Mamaronek, N.Y. 
NOV 09 – Jefferson Performing Arts Center / Metrairie, La.
NOV 16 – Arlington Music Hall / Arlington, Texas.
NOV 21 – City Winery / Chicago, Ill. 
NOV 22 – The Newton Theater / Newton, N.J.
DEC 13 – Capitol Theatre Clearwater / Clearwater, Fla.
DEC 14 – The Clubhouse at Valencia Shores / Lake Worth, Fla.
Click here for Don’s most updated tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

About AXS TV:
Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit For more information, see Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube. Press information is available at

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Don McLean Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby,, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft,, 833-537-2911 x801

Don McLean N. America Booking:
Guy Richard,, 310-598-4782
Andy Zumberge,, 424-285-2655

Debbie Anthony To Release New Gena Johnson Produced Album More To Be Said On October 4

Debbie Anthony To Release New Gena Johnson Produced Album More To Be Said On October 4

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The Minnesota-based contemporary country singer releases her sophomore album produced by Gena Johnson at Nashville’s MOXE studio.

Announces hometown album release party on Oct. 6 at Rochester Civic Theatre 

Duet with Dillon Carmichael on “There’s A Part Of Me”

“It was a pleasure working with Debbie Anthony. She has got to be one of the kindest people, and such a sincere vocalist.”
– Dillon Carmichael, Country Artist

“From my experience working with Debbie Anthony, she does everything all the way, and it always comes from a place of love. More To Be Said represents her heart and soul. As her producer and more importantly, her friend, I am so excited for the world to hear her new album.”
– Gena Johnson, Producer

“Anthony’s polished vocals and heartfelt determination deliver a poignant message in her new single, ‘Make Me Stay.’ For anyone struggling with the notion of giving up, especially in a relationship, give this song a chance. Anthony may just help you find the strength to realize the end result may just be worth the temporary challenges.”  
– Lindsey Sipe, The Country Note

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adult-contemporary country singer, and Minnesota-native Debbie Anthony is excited to announce the October 4 release of her sophomore album, More To Be Said. Anthony recruited fast-rising studio ace Gena Johnson (Ben Folds, Dave Cobb: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine) to produce the album, who also provides backing vocals throughout.

Recorded at Nashville’s MOXE studio, an airy, light-bathed studio and creative retreat on 20 wooded acres, More To Be Said features some of Music City’s most accomplished and nationally recognized musicians including Mike Webb (Hank Williams Jr., John Fogerty, Poco, Leann Rimes) on piano/organ/mellotron, Philip Towns (Anderson East) on additional keys, Steve Mackey (Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, The Wallflowers, John Oates) on bass, Guthrie Trapp (Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, George Jones) on guitars/mandolin, John Mailander (Lee Ann Womack) on fiddle, and Chris Powell (Brandi Carlile, Jamey Johnson) on drums round out the seasoned group  Anthony recruited for the project.

“The journey of recording More To Be Said has been such an incredible mix of excitement, hard work, learning––and learning more,” Anthony explains. “Each song on this album represents my heart, life experiences, and the dreams and future ahead of me.”

Anthony teased one of the album’s first songs “Make Me Stay,” which premiered at in March of 2019.

“I’m excited to share my heart in this piercing, emotionally-packed song about love and the elements that come with it––pain, passion, longing, and above all, hope,” Anthony explained.

Throughout More To Be Said , Anthony delivers a rare combination of experience and emotion, with a voice that will satisfy and surprise true lovers of country music. Producer Gena Johnson perfectly captured Anthony’s soulful and honeyed voice and emphasized the heartfelt lyrics.

“From my experience working with Debbie Anthony, she does everything all the way, and it always comes from a place of love,” said Johnson. “More To Be Said represents her heart and soul. As her producer and more importantly, her friend, I am so excited for the world to hear her new album.”

“Working with my incredibly gifted producer, Gena Johnson, and all the talented musicians, has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,” Anthony concluded.

More To Be Said Track Listing:
1. Run To The River (Caitlyn Koch, Bill DiLuigi, Dave Tough)
2. Faithful (Thomas M Anthony, Paul Bernard O’Sullivan)
3. Make Me Stay (Corey Lee Barker, Timothy McGeary, Megan Arial)
4. Second Best (Corey Lee Barker, Charlotte Woods)
5. Buried Gold (Mike Bloomer)
6. There’s A Part Of Me with Dillon Carmichael (Jamie Stever)
7. Live Your Truth (Karen Loveless)
8. Jesus And A Jukebox (Travis Meadows, Jeremy Spillman, David Tolliver)
9. Soul Of The Heartland (John Cirillo, Sarah Spencer, Tori Martin)

Album Name:More To Be Said
Release date: Oct. 4
Label/Distributor: Smith Music Group
UPC: 01921310606
Produced by: Gena Johnson

More To Be Said Album Release Show: Sunday, Oct. 6 in Rochester, Minn.:
Anthony will celebrate the release of her new album in her hometown of Rochester, Minnesota with an intimate live performance at The Rochester Civic Theatre on Oct. 6. She’ll welcome the album’s Producer, Gena Johnson, and Nashville-based Mike Webb to the stage that evening where they’ll perform the album in its entirety and share some special stories about the songs.

Anthony is excited to share these new songs and showcase them with all of the incredible musicians for her hometown.

“I could not think of any better way to celebrate the realization of this dream with my hometown than to have my Nashville producer, Gena Johnson, and Nashville keyboardist, Mike Webb, to join me at my launch party! Together, we will make it a memorable evening for everyone!”

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
7:00 pm CT / Doors at 6:00 pm
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company (20 Civic Center Dr. SE • Rochester, MN 55904)
Ticket link:
General Admission – $20/advance – $25/door
Student Pricing – $10/advance – $15/door
VIP Experience – $50

– includes a CD, light apps, champagne toast, discounted drinks, and preferred seating.

Debbie Anthony Show Dates:
SEP 19 – NineTwentyFive / Wayzata, Minn.
OCT 06 – Rochester Civic Theatre / Rochester, Minn.
OCT 11 – Zen Fusion / Rochester, Minn.
OCT 26 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
NOV 23 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
DEC 06 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
DEC 14 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.

JAN 25 – WideSpot Performing Arts Center / Stockholm, Wisc.
JAN 28 – JW Marriot / Nashville, Tenn.
**For Debbie’s most updated show schedule, please visit

About Debbie Anthony:
Debbie Anthony was born to make music. Raised in Minnesota, trained as a voice major at North Central University in Minneapolis, she drew inspiration from sources as varied as classic arias and Karen Carpenter. But after hearing Shania Twain, she knew that country music was her destiny.

With her children grown, Debbie now steps into the spotlight with More To Be Said. This collection of classically crafted songs and strikingly distinctive vocals proves that her time has come — and, more than that, assures her a place among today’s outstanding country artists.

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Debbie Anthony Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby,, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft,, 833-537-2911 x801

Debbie Anthony Booking:

Debbie Anthony – “Run To The River” [Acoustic video]
Debbie Anthony – “Run To The River” [Track-by-track video]
Country Rebel Premieres New “Hard Luck Girl” Video From Shane Owens

Country Rebel Premieres New “Hard Luck Girl” Video From Shane Owens

Owens announces new album, Thankful For Country Music, available everywhere Dec. 6 from Amerimonte Records

“Hard Luck Girl” available everywhere NOW:

Shane continues with his string of new, traditional country inspired releases. Another one to sing along to… a sound that again fits the artist!”
– Cameron Dole, KWHW, Altus, Okla.

“It’s always a comfort to know that when I get a Shane Owens record, I know I’m going to get a top quality, truly country song that will immediately click with my listeners and ‘Hard Luck Girl’ is no exception. This guy is leading the charge of neo-traditionalists who are taking the ‘country’ back.”
– Mike Thomas, KWRE/KFAV, Warrenton, Mo.

“Shane Owens just keeps doing what he’s always done and that’s put out real good country music.”
– Greg Almond, WGGC, Bowling Green, Ky.

Shane Owens – “Hard Luck Girl” [Official Video]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Neo-traditional country music artist and Alabama-native Shane Owens is back with an all new song called “Hard Luck Girl,” along with a concept video, premiered by Country Rebel yesterday [Click to watch]. The new song which released on Sept. 13, is the first single from a brand new album, aptly named Thankful For Country Music, due out December 6th from Amerimonte Records.

Known for being one of the few modern country artists who still pays homage to the old-school classic country sound, Owens journeyed to The Panhandle House in Denton, Texas to record his latest album. The well-equipped studio has produced recorded works from Blake Shelton, Don Henley and The Eagles, to Texas music staples Eli Young, The Josh Abbott Band and Kacey Musgraves.

Owens continues to work with Nashville-based songwriter Galen Griffin – who has penned hits for Clay Walker, Craig Morgan, Luke Bryan, and Joe Diffie – along with two of Owens’ recent singles “Love To Try Them On,” and “Country Never Goes Out Of Style.”

Produced by Nick “Ace” Lutz, Owens recruited some of Texas’ best studio musicians including Mitchell Smithey (Ray Price, LeeAnn Rimes) on steel guitar; Kerry Huckaba (The Hansens, White River Band) on bass guitar; Jay Brown (Canyon) on piano & background vocals; Dale Morris Jr (Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard) on fiddle; & Andrew Raley (Deryl Dodd), on drums.

The Music Row 2018 Independent Artist of the Year continues to maintain an active schedule of barroom shows and festival appearances. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2017 and has appeared at summertime events like CMA Music Festival and Jamboree In the Hills, both of which were voted as the top two American country music festivals of the year. Cracker Barrel has picked Owens’ music to appear in several of the store’s exclusive releases and Netflix included his song, “Country Never Goes Out of Style,” in the popular series The Ranch. It’s no wonder that Rolling Stone Country named Shane Owens one of the magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know!”

Shane Owens blends his rich and bold baritone voice over a mixture of contemporary and classic country music sounds that wraps the notes around the listener’s heart, with traditional southern storytelling.

You can find Shane Owens music on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music and stay current with him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow his YouTube and visit

What country radio is saying about “Hard Luck Girl”:

“Shane Owens has done it again with Hard Luck Girl! This tale of breakup is something both male and female can relate to and KYYK listeners love it already!”
– Melissa Ward, KYYK, Palestine, Tex.

“Shane Owens delivers another great country song with “Hard Luck Woman”. It‘s a piece of delicious ear candy for your listeners!”
– Dave Williams, KQKX, Norfolk, Neb.

Shane Owens On Tour:
SEP 28 – 20 West Saloon / Blountstown, Fla.
NOV 09 – Pittman Fire Dept. Fall Festival / Bonifay, Fla.
NOV 16 – Malone Pecan Festival / Malone, Fla.
NOV 29 – Barwick Billiards / Barwick, Ga.
For the most updated schedule, please visit

About Shane Owens:
Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Shane Owens has been building a strong following across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), country music legend Randy Travis, who produced his first album, Where I’m Comin’ From, and Amerimonte Records. Never one to sit still for long, Owens followed up with his most recent release It’s A Southern Thing and is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “Hard Luck Girl” from upcoming album, Thankful For Country Music (Dec. 6). For more information about Shane Owens, visit

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Shane Owens Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby,, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft,, 833-537-2911 x801

Shane Owens Booking Contact:
Missy Querry,, 817-657-9464

Shane Owens Radio Promotions:
Renee McLure,, 615-646-3912

Chuck Dauphin, Beloved Music Journalist and Radio Host, Passes Away in Nashville, Tennessee

Chuck Dauphin, Beloved Music Journalist and Radio Host, Passes Away in Nashville, Tennessee

Chuck Dauphin receives the CMA Media Achievement Award at “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” Nov. 5, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September, 18 2019) — CMA Award-winning journalist Chuck Dauphin died at 6:47pm CT on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Nashville’s Alive Hospice following a series of complications from diabetes. He was 45.

Born Charles Frederick Dauphin, III, on Feb. 17, 1974, in Dickson, Tenn., he was destined for a life in country music. Those who had the honor to know him will remember him as being a faithful Christian, a devoted son, a loving stepfather, a fiercely loyal friend and one of country music’s greatest journalists.

“We are so proud of Chuck,” Dauphin’s father, Charles F. Dauphin, Jr., says. “He accomplished so much and was loved by so many. Our deepest thanks to everyone who showed their love to Chuck. We know he felt your prayers and support.”

Growing up in Tennessee, country music was always in the ether for Dauphin. His mother, the late Frankie Paulette Dauphin, doted on her son and raised him on the music from her vast record collection. His father took him to Nashville’s CMA Fest annually and would regularly carpool him to town to shop for music at The Great Escape and Tower Records.

Dauphin’s childhood dream of becoming a professional radio host was realized in 1991 during his junior year in high school when he earned his first job in the music business at WDKN in Dickson, Tenn. He worked there for 18 years, rose to program director and was known to everyone in Dickson County by his on-air personality, “Crazy Chucky.” He enjoyed a flourishing radio career with stops at WNKX in Centerville, Tenn., Nashville’s venerated WSM-AM, and he often appeared as a guest on Sirius XM’s country channels.

Dauphin’s comprehensive knowledge on country music and his impact on the genre are immeasurable. He was indeed a savant with a byline that has been featured in At Home Nashville, CMA Close Up, Country Now, Rolling Stone, Roughstock, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot and The Dickson County Herald.

From 2011 until his death, he was a principle country music contributor at Billboard. While his holy trinity of favorite artists will always be Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis, Dauphin rarely turned down the opportunity to interview a new act, and he always championed the classic country greats, who were the official soundtrack of his life. He was among the first music journalists to champion some of today’s most famous entertainers; his words on artists including Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Brantley Gilbert, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Midland helped make them stars.

“His interviews got down to what was important to that person,” journalist and longtime friend Deborah Evans-Price says. “Whether he was covering sports or country music, he had the innate ability to celebrate the person and their craft. He knew how to pull out the best in every interview to the point where readers always felt like they knew the subject intimately from his writing.”

When Dauphin wasn’t on a red carpet, behind a microphone at a radio station, or reporting live from an event, he worked behind the scenes as a regular ghostwriter for many publicity firms across the country.

His tireless work ethic and zeal to advance country music internationally were recognized in 2014 when he received the prestigious CMA Media Achievement Award.

He is survived by his father Charles F. Dauphin, Jr., his stepmother, Marcia Dauphin of Savanna, Ill., a stepson Zach Heath of Kentucky, stepdaughter Isabella Heath of Pennsylvania, stepbrother Lyle Klein (Dee Dee) of Carthage, Ill., a stepsister, Deanna Deal (Eric) of Freeport, Ill., an uncle Burt Dauphin of Savanna, Ill., two aunts, Diana Chaplin of Baileyville, Ill. and Gloria Roberts of Freeport, Ill. and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his grandparents Ernest and Pauline Clymer, Charles and Edna Dauphin, two uncles Jim Chaplin and Del Roberts, an aunt Peg Dauphin and a cousin, Douglas Harbers, and many beloved pet dogs and cats, including Lassie, Brownie and Chloe.

He is also survived by lifelong friends Randall Kimbro of Louisiana, Monica Bishop and her husband Michael of Nashville, Tenn., Regina Raleigh of Nashville, Tenn., Jackie Marushka of Nashville, Tenn., Lauren Tingle of Nashville, Tenn., his two cats, Hank and Blazy, and a global community of fans.

Memorial service and funeral information will be announced later this week via or

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations in Dauphin’s name be made to Music Health Alliance, MusiCares, Alive Hospice, The Opry Trust Fund and/or Nashville Humane Association.

Chuck Dauphin, mini-bio:
Chuck Dauphin’s award-winning career stretched across the worlds of music journalism, sports coverage, record promotion and radio broadcasting. He was a country music historian whose admiration for the genre’s songwriters helped fuel his own writing, as seen in his 1,000+ articles for outlets like Billboard Magazine, CNN, Rolling Stone, and The Tennessean. Hired by Billboard in 2011 to serve as the company’s Country News Editor and The 615 columnist, he won the CMA Media Achievement Award in 2014, with then CMA Vice President of Corporate Communications Wendy Pearl praising his “preparation, creativity, integrity, and passion for country music.”

Born just outside Nashville in the small town of Dickson, Tenn., Dauphin remained loyal to his home state throughout his life. He served as a radio personality for regional radio stations like WNKX in Centerville and WDKN in Dickson, earning the on-air nickname “Crazy Chucky” along the way. During his final years, he also became the radio voice of Hickman County football, shining a light on the community’s young athletes.

Despite his many health battles, Dauphin remained an active journalist and radio personality through the summer of 2019. His final articles included pieces on longtime friends like Randy Travis and Vince Gill.

Enjoy praise for Dauphin’s contributions:

“If ever you needed a friend… or a kind word… you could count on Chuck Dauphin. A gentleman through all the years of my career, who always focused on the best in everyone. Chuck was a gift to this world and leaves us all better because he crossed our paths. Rest now in peace and perfect health, Brother Chuck — Forever and Ever, Amen.” — Randy Travis

“There will never be anyone like you again, and I want you to know that all of us in the business appreciate what you have done for us and our careers. I will miss you more than you know as I am sure everybody will.” — Kenny Rogers

“What an honor and privilege it is to be counted among your friends. Alicia and I know it’s been a tough road but you are a tough guy. We love you and appreciate your friendship and sharing your gifts, life and smile with us.” — John Schneider

“You have always been a pro even when you were young. I never hesitated to invite you to anything I was doing because I knew how respectful you were of everybody. I’ve watched your career grow and read your articles and felt the love you had for the music and the artists behind it. Please tell George Mac, ETC how much I miss them. We’ll get together again someday. Love you.” — Keith Bilbrey

“I have lost a good friend, but the music industry has lost one of its great champions. Music was his whole life. He ate, drank and slept country music. He was a kind and gentle man who always supported the legends in our business as well as the new artists just starting out. Rest in peace, my friend.” — T.G. Sheppard

“Chuck was always a sweetheart. Positive vibes and a total pro. Thanks for all the kind words. Rest easy, pal.” — T. Graham Brown

“Chuck is the definition of a pro who invites you in to be vulnerable and honest. That is a secret ingredient that makes a true savant in the world of overdone cover stories. One of the nicest and most compassionate individuals in the press world.” — Tim Rushlow

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Tim Atwood To Host ‘Musician Spotlight’ at Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum Sunday, September 22

Tim Atwood To Host ‘Musician Spotlight’ at Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum Sunday, September 22

Showcases & celebrates Atwood’s musical career – spanning over 50 years.

Nashville, Tenn. – Country artist and piano virtuoso Tim Atwood will be bringing his keyboard to life with an exclusive performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Ford Theater on Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 PM. During this special “Musician Spotlight,” Tim will highlight different aspects of his 50 year career and share stories about his 38 years at the Grand Ole Opry.

“Whenever I walk through the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, my memories come to life. I remember the music and memorabilia on display because I was there; I was a part of it,” says Atwood. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has 139 inductees. It amazed me to realize that I have performed alongside 60 of those members throughout my career. While it is the highest honor to perform in the Hall’s Ford Theater, it is all the sweeter to know I will be playing in the house that honors my friends.”

Attendees must have a Program Ticket to guarantee admission to this event. Program Tickets are free with museum admission or membership and distributed two hours prior to the event at the Museum’s box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.

Museum members may also reserve their Program Tickets in advance by phone at 615-416-2050 or online. Reservations are accepted until 48 hours before the program, or until the program is at capacity. Tickets reserved by members are available for pickup at the membership desk in the museum’s conservatory.

Tim Atwood On Tour:
SEP 21 JOSIE Awards @ Dollywood / Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
SEP 22 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum / Nashville, Tenn.
SEP 28 PRIVATE EVENT / Peoria, Ill.
OCT 03 R.O.P.E. Awards / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 05 Texas Troubadour Theatre / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 09 Dottie West B-Day Bash @ 3rd & Lindsley / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 20 Four Season’s Resort / Lake Ozark, Mo.
NOV 02 Bosque Arts Center / Clifton, Texas
NOV 11 Nashville Veterans Day Parade / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 22 County Line Country Opry / Herrick, Ill.
NOV 23 Edgewood Opry / Edgewood, Ill.
NOV 24 Hidalgo Baptist Church / Hidalgo, Ill.
DEC 19 George Shinn Foundation ‘Shinn-Dig’ @ Lipscomb Univ. / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 21 Texas Troubadour Theatre / Nashville, Tenn.
JAN 25 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 26 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 27 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 28 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 29 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 30 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 31 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
FEB 01 The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
MAR 07 Effington Performance Center / Effington, Ill.
For a complete tour schedule, please click here.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood hails from East Peoria, Illinois. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of twenty-three, 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 Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner on RFD-TV, 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 News. After performing over 8,500 times on the Grand Ole Opry with countless country legends and rising stars, Atwood launched his solo career. His third album, ‘Livin’ The Dream’ (2018), garnered a nomination for AWA Pure Country Album of the Year Award. He also became a member of the historic Wheeling Jamboree, and performed on TBN’s Huckabee, while keeping up an extensive touring schedule. In 2019, Atwood received two nominations for R.O.P.E. Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. His song “That’s How I Roll” was recently recorded by Opry legend Jeannie Seely and Lorrie Morgan, with Vince Gill on guitar. The song will appear on Seely’s soon to be released album on Curb Records. For more information, please visit

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Tim Atwood Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby,, 833-537-2911 x800
Scott Sexton,, 833-537-2911 x802