Songwriter Hall of Fame member and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean continues to be creative, even in times of quarantine. McLean, always wanting to help others, took to his iPhone and made a very special video showcasing unique tips and techniques on playing the guitar, songwriting and live performances. Teaming with USA Today, this exclusive video release is available.
Lights! Camera! Action! Ever heard those words? Ever wonder who was behind that camera taking those images that grace the covers of magazines and get exploited all over social media pages. Well, one time or another, I can bet you have seen the work of Glenda S. Paradee, a music enthusiast from a young age, has been taking photos for over 35 years. Through the years, Paradee has traveled the world snapping photos, meeting some of the biggest names in entertainment from Dolly Parton to Cher, and publishing a once-print publication to now-digital web-zine called Thanks For The Music.
Now in 2020, Paradee furthers her publishing efforts with the release of her first children’s book – Tinkerbell, the Long-Haired Chihuahua. The book is based on real life accounts of love and devotion between Paradee and her fur baby. The story showcases how it’s okay to be different all while being happy and knowing you are loved.
T. Graham Brown Virtual Facebook Concert ‘Great Music, Great Stories, Great Fun’ Set For This Friday, April 24th at 6:00PM CST
As social distancing continues the music refuses to stop, and T. Graham Brown is dedicated to doing his part by bringing a hearty dose of laughter and light-hearted tunes to all. The Great Music, Great Stories, and Great Fun live stream show will do just that. Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown is sharing stories, taking song requests and bringing needed humor to fans at home through this special live stream show on Friday, April 24th at 6:00PM CST.
Friday Night Jim Brickman will be on Facebook LIVE. Jim Brickman will be celebrating the release of his 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits album.
Anticipation for the DANZIG Sings ELVIS one-of-a-kind album release increases as the first single is finally in sight. Danzig’s version of “One Night” stays true to its classic Elvis foundation while exhibiting a modern alternative sheen unlike anything fans would expect to hear. The single was exclusively premiered by Rolling Stone on April 9.
Heavy metal icon and punk pioneer Danzig will be releasing DANZIG Sings ELVIS on April 24 with Cleopatra Records. After crediting Elvis Presley as one of his greatest influences, Danzig has wrapped up a full-length album that will also be available on vinyl. While recording this project, it was important to not only include some well-known Elvis recordings, but also some that were not hits, but influential nonetheless. With tracks such as “One Night,” “First In Line,” “Like A Baby,” a sinister take on “Fever” and a haunting rendition of “Always On My Mind,” it is evident that Danzig cut no corners when creating this iconic record.
Kid Rock and Honky Tonk Godfather Steve Smith Announce That They Will Match All Tips Made To The Honky Tonk School For 72 Hours
Kid Rock and the Godfather of Nashville’s Lower Broadway honky tonks Steve Smith has announced that they will match all “Tips” made through the live performances starting at Noon (CST) on Wednesday, April 15 being streamed on the Facebook pages of Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk, Honky Tonk Central, Rippy’s Honky Tonk, as well as the Facebook page and website of Honky Tonk School for 72 hours.
Two TEXAS icons come together with some incredible TEXAS musicians to support the future of TEXAS agriculture.
You’re Still Farming & We’re Still Singing — A Virtual Concert presented by Billy Bob’s Texas & Cavender’s, benefitting the Texas FFA Foundation, Saturday, April 25 at 7 PM CST at facebook.com/BillyBobsTexas. The full lineup will be announced throughout the week, beginning today, Tuesday, April 14 at 10 AM on Billy Bob’s Texas Instagram stories – @billybobstexas. All of the performers are proud to call the great state of Texas their home and several of them have a personal history and connection with the FFA.
T. Graham Brown Joins Trace Adkins, Jason Crabb And Host Bobby Bones For A Special Easter Edition Of The Grand Ole Opry, Live On Circle
Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown will join Trace Adkins, Jason Crabb, and Circle host Bobby Bones for a special Easter celebration and to carry on the tradition of the 4,919th consecutive Saturday night broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry.
“I’m so happy that the Grand Ole Opry tradition of weekly live broadcasts is able to continue bringing the music and fun to it’s loyal audience,” said T. Graham. “I’m always honored to sing in the “Sacred Circle,” especially during these times of uncertainty. Music heals the soul and that’s what we are all trying to do in one way or another.”
In addition, the Grand Ole Opry has partnered with MusiCares to bring you the #UNBROKEN campaign to raise money for MusiCares’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, benefiting artists and music professionals affected by the crisis. You can help us keep the music playing and the circle unbroken by texting UNBROKEN to 41444 to donate now, and by tuning in this Saturday, April 11 at 8PM ET / 7PM CT on Circle.
Grammy Award winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member John Prine passed away at age 73 due to Covid-19. Some of his most legendary hits include, “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “Paradise.” Prine used these masterpieces to highlight moments that the average mind grazed over with empathetic words and light-hearted lines. Writing for big industry names such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Don Williams, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and Bette Midler, all while being a singer, author, actor and record label owner, leaves Prine with one of the most renowned legacies in music history. Prine was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.
Legacy Recordings Releases Lynn Anderson’s Classic Albums ‘Singing My Song’ and ‘Stay There ‘Til I Get There’ For The First Time To All Digital Providers
Legacy Recordings has opened the vault to release two additional albums from the timeless collection of country music pioneer, Lynn Anderson. Her fans now have access to two more of her classic albums that have just been released to all digital platforms through Legacy Recordings. Anderson’s digitally remastered albums ‘Singing My Song’ and ‘Stay There ‘Til I Get There’ were released in late March.