The first 20-plus years of Sam Moore’s sensational career began by lending his unmistakable lead vocals to soul duo Sam & Dave. The 1967 smash hit “Soul Man,” catapulted the duo’s career up the Pop and R&B Charts, selling more than 10 million records worldwide and ultimately an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Moore also scored critical acclaim and numerous awards as a solo artist for more than 35 years, performing at some of the world’s most iconic and notable venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Nippon Budokan, The John F. Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Moore has recently joined Florida International University (FIU) as an Artist in Residence for their Center of Humanities to build a program around the artist histories that shaped our culture through music.
As the All-Star Salute To Lee Greenwood at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, approaches, the stage set design, lighting grid, and television special details are revealed. The celebration taking place in just over two weeks on October 12, 2021, will be filmed to create three 1-hour specials that will be broadcast for television audiences.
BILLY DEAN, BRAD ARNOLD (OF 3 DOORS DOWN), CRAIG MORGAN, DEANA MARTIN, ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, JANIE FRICKE, JEANNIE SEELY, JOHN BERRY, NEAL McCOY, T. GRAHAM BROWN, LARRY, STEVE & RUDY: THE GATLIN BROTHERS, THE ISSACS, TONY ORLANDO, TRACY LAWRENCE, AND TY HERNDON ADDED TO ALL-STAR SALUTE TO LEE GREENWOOD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With over twenty-eight Top 20 singles, including 7 number one hits, Lee Greenwood and his 40-year career will be celebrated in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center with over 35 music artists performing during the All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood. Today, music artists from multiple genres including legendary names like Engelbert Humperdinck and Tony Orlando, Grand Ole Opry stars Craig Morgan, Jeannie Seely, and The Gatlin Brothers along with rock star Brad Arnold of the group 3 Doors Down and country hitmakers Billy Dean, Janie Fricke, John Berry, Neal McCoy, T. Graham Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon all were announced to participate in the special celebration. The Issacs will join Michael W. Smith to create a ‘moment’ in the show and Dean Martin’s daughter Deana Martin will perform a duet with Humperdinck.
SARA EVANS, RODNEY ATKINS, DARRYL WORLEY AND PAULA DEEN ADDED TO ABC SUPPLY PRESENTS ‘AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO LEE GREENWOOD’ ON OCTOBER 12, 2021, IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
Today, America’s well-known patriot Lee Greenwood along with Alabama dignitaries announced music performers Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Darryl Worley, and personality Paula Deen will join previously announced artists Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Randy Owen (of Alabama), Home Free, Sam Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Mark Wills, The Frontmen of Country (Tim Rushlow of Little Texas, Richie McDonald of Lonestar, and Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) for the ABC Supply presents An All-Star Salute To Lee Greenwood taking place in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 12, 2021.
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.
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Lee Greenwood To Celebrate 40 Years Of Hits With An All-Star Celebration On October 12, 2021 At The Von Braun Center In Huntsville, Alabama
Award-winning recording artist Lee Greenwood is being rightfully honored for his significant contribution to the music industry with an all-star salute celebration which will encompass his 40 years of hits. This exclusive event features special guest appearances from a few of Greenwood’s friends including well-known artists Riley Green, Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Randy Owen (of Alabama), Home Free, Sam Moore, Tracy Byrd, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Mark Wills, The Frontmen of Country and more to be announced. The celebration is yet another marker in the illustrious career of Lee Greenwood, commemorating years of success in the music and entertainment industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama
The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues. Moore was initially set to be honored with an all-star tribute concert, but like many other planned events for 2020, the tribute has taken on a decidedly different form. Receiving videos from far and wide, Moore was surprised today through a virtual birthday greeting card and salute coordinated by Florida International University with messages from Jon Bon Jovi, T. Graham Brown, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Israel Del Toro, Zucchero Fornaciari, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, Deana Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Brenda Russell, Valerie Simpson, Sting, Travis Tritt, and many more! After an invitation-only Zoom gathering Monday evening, select videos will roll out to Moore’s Facebook page as well as his official website, sammoore.net.
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.
SAM MOORE, CYNDI LAUPER, BRANDI CARLILE, CHRIS ISAAK, JASON ISBELL AND MORE TO PERFORM IN HONOR OF 2020 RECORDING ACADEMY® SPECIAL MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Recording Academy® will honor its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients with “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and tribute concert hosted by Jimmy Jam on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.
Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry member and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning, Monday, July 6th at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was 83.