TERRI GIBBS PERFORMS IN NASHVILLE FOR FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS TO SUPPORT ‘CHRISTMAS COPS & COUNTRY MUSIC’ BENEFIT PRESENTED BY GUS ARRENDALE AND SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS CHICKEN AND POWERED BY ALL ACCESS COACH
Country music artists have always been supportive of law enforcement and community charities and Christmas Cops & Country Music is no exception. The benefit concert event, taking place at The Nashville Palace on Tuesday, December 6th, will bring 80s and 90s artists together to raise money, and awareness, and collect unwrapped Christmas gifts for Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP). Advanced tickets are available on The Nashville Palace website or christmascopsandcountrymusic.com; General admission tickets are $40 and reserved seats are $50; VIP tables range from $500 to $1000. Those interested in a tax-deductible ticket purchase can contact Diane with LEAP directly at 615-587-1023 or visit their website at leapfranklin.org.
T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, David Frizzell, Rhonda Vincent, T. Graham Brown & More Join Jimmy Fortune For New Television Show ‘My Life My Songs’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music hitmakers T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, David Frizzell, Rhonda Vincent, T. Graham Brown, and more can be seen on the new television show My Life My Songs, hosted by Jimmy Fortune. The show features interviews...
Beginning today, Country Rebel media and lifestyle outlet is premiering four special performance videos by CMA and ACM award-winning and Grammy-nominated hitmaker, David Frizzell. The first video features Frizzell and The Voice Season 10 finalist, Mary Sarah together for a special performance of Frizzell’s tune, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma.” This lively duet will be followed by “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time,” “Lefty, Merle, and Me,” and “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home.” The performances were videotaped at the Country Rebel ranch in Ashland City, Tennessee, showcasing Frizzell strapped with an acoustic guitar and amber sunglasses.
Don Everly, half of The Everly Brothers duo with his brother Phil, died Saturday in Nashville at age 84. The Everly Brothers are Country Music Hall of Fame members, inducted in 2001, and were instrumental in shaping rock and roll with such global classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up, Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” The Everly Brothers were also members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Country Music Hall of Fame legend Tom T. Hall died on Friday, August 20th. He was 85. Hall was nicknamed “The Storyteller” by Tex Ritter, another country great, for his songwriting style. His hits included “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which became a major crossover smash for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968, “That’s How I Got To Memphis,”, Homecoming,” “(Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine,” “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “Country Is”, “I Care,” and many more. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was a Grand Ole Opry member since 1971. Rolling Stone included the Olive Hill, Kentucky native on their ‘100 Greatest Songwriters’ list.
Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than B.J. Thomas. With his smooth, rich voice and unerring song sense, Thomas’s expansive career crossed multiple genres, including country, pop, and gospel, earning him CMA, Dove, and Grammy awards and nominations since his emergence in the 1960s.
Time Life continues to expand its digital music division with a new, eight album digital distribution deal with country music favorite David Frizzell. Beginning January 15, three of Frizzell’s solo records, four of his Frizzell & Friends collaborations and a live album recorded with Jett Williams will be available on all major digital platforms. In addition to his work with Williams, songs from the eight albums include appearances by a number of country stars including Allen Frizzell, Merle Haggard, Crystal Gayle, T. Graham Brown, Lacy J. Dalton, Jimmy Fortune and more.
Singer/songwriter Ed Bruce passed away Friday, January 8th at age 81. As a songwriter, artists such as Crystal Gayle (Restless), Charlie Louvin (See The Big Man Cry), Tommy Roe (Save Your Kisses), Tanya Tucker (Texas When I Die, The Man That Turned My Mama On), and Willie Nelson (Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys) are just a few who have recorded his songs. As an artist, Bruce’s hits include “The Last Cowboy Song”, “Love’s Found You And Me”, “Ever, Never Lovin’ You”, “After All”, “My First Taste Of Texas” and more.
We hope that this curated playlist will bring some cheer to the end of your year, so give it a listen! Download some of your favorites and share them with family and friends.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Mac Davis has passed away at age 78. Some of his most legendary hits as an artist include, “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” “Naughty Girl,” “Texas In My Rear View Mirror,” and “Hooked On Music.” As a songwriter, Davis penned hits for artists such as Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, B.J. Thomas, Bobby Goldsboro, Vicki Carr, Perry Como, and many more. While living in California, Davis began acting, appearing in The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard In Hollywood, Murder She Wrote, Where The Red Fern Grows, Beer For My Horses, and more. Davis was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.