Johnson’s Montage Video For “I Thank God” Premiered By RFD-TV
Paige King Johnson Now Hosts Minutes of Music On WRAL-NBC in Raleigh, North Carolina
Johnson’s Montage Video For “I Thank God” Premiered By RFD-TV
Paige King Johnson Now Hosts Minutes of Music On WRAL-NBC in Raleigh, North Carolina
Bandy's New Album 'Thank You, Lord' Is Available Now
Cirque du Soleil Announces New Country Music-themed Touring Show in Collaboration with Universal Music Group Nashville, Premiering in Nashville in July 2024
A John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas starring Jim Curry was held at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert, AZ on December 23, 2023.
Jim Curry put on an amazing show singing the wonderful songs of John Denver. It as fantastic.
Jim Curry, after being awarded a full Rotary International scholarship to study music and voice and being selected to sing as the voice of John Denver in the CBS Television Movie “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story,” there was no doubt that he would continue to sing the praises and songs of America’s Troubadour – John Denver. As a life-long fan, Curry dedicated himself to continue John Denver’s legacy of songs and his message of love and caring for our planet to future generations.
Since 2002 the combined talents of Jim and his band have brought John’s Music back to thousands upon thousands of people. Jim is honored to have had John Denver band members join him in some of the most prestigious venues in the country. Curry also works behind the scenes to preserve Denver’s music. Most notable is Jim’s collaboration with Lee Holdridge in rebuilding and preserving Denver’s original symphony arrangements.
Jim Curry was a key performer in the induction of John Denver to the Colorado Music Hall of fame show hosted by Olivia Newton John. Curry was also the host of the official John Denver Estate show which toured the United States and Australia.
Jim’s latest project is titled “Such a Wild Place” and was produced by two of John Denver’s band members, Pete Huttlinger and Chris Nole. It includes four original songs co-written by Jim Curry and also includes three unreleased songs written by John Denver.
Jim continues to perform John Denver’s heartfelt songs in Symphony halls and in Performing Arts Centers to growing audiences all over the world.
THANKS FOR THE MUSIC JIM!
To learn more on Jim Curry, visit his website: https://www.jimcurrymusic.com/
To learn about more shows at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, go to their website: higleycenter.org
Nathan Pacheco returns to the Higley Center on December 22, 2023, for a Christmas experience that will bring the whole family together.
Nathan Pacheco performed at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on December 22, 2023 in Gilbert, AZ. He is an amazing singer. He put on a beautiful show.
Nathan Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. He is one of the great tenor voices of his generation and has been featured globally in live performances, including touring the United States, Canada, and Mexico with Yanni; performing with Latin singing sensation Olga Tañon; touring England, Scotland, and Wales with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra; performing for Prince Charles in conjunction with the British Forces Foundation and the USO; and performing with orchestras and symphonies around the US.
In the spring of 2023, Nathan released Abide with Me, a collection of his favorite hymns. Each song is carefully chosen for the sense of the sacred that it brings to the album. As the title suggests, consider this collection your chance to find an oasis of peace apart from the clamor of the world.
A Christmas with Nathan Pacheco Tour was announced in August of 2023, making stops throughout the western USA. The tour will feature Christmas favorites, original music, and other classics that will make for an unforgettable night.
THANKS FOR THE MUSIC NATHAN!
For more on Nathan, visit his website: https://nathanpacheco.com
For more concert information at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, go to their website: https://higleycenter.org/
The extended weekend got started on Thursday, November 16th, with our traditional Hot Rod Cruise around the greater Phoenix metro area. More than 100 rods, customs, and classics joined us for a fun jaunt that traveled to Fat Fender Garage, Streetside Classics, All American Billet, and the Martin Auto Museum. What a fun way to get this event rolling.
The weather gods shined on us today, with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Participants and spectators alike were treated to an eyeful as they cruised into the facility past our lineup of 2023 Top 12 Of the Year winners. These top-tier builds just keep getting better, and this year’s winners are certainly a highlight of the event.
We also welcomed more than 150 local high school students to this morning’s ASE Education Foundation Careers in Hot Rodding program, where they got to hear from industry representatives about employment options in our industry, and then check out the cool cars at the show. We’ve had a lot of success with this program this year and look forward to continuing to expose the next generation to hot rodding in the future.
There has never been a better place to scope the latest hot rod parts, scrounge for used pieces or find a new project to get started building!
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events. Why? Because we’re car people, just like you. Founded by lifelong hot rodder Gary Meadors in 1983, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys events feature thousands of candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and regal classics sprawled throughout venues such as lush fairgrounds, super speedways and large outdoor stadiums.
In fact, between all the top manufacturers on display combined with the massive swap meet full of rust-free vintage tin and parts and the Cars-4-Sale Corral, you could probably build a complete hot rod over the weekend! The sprawling show area and giant tent of Westworld of Scottsdale is just packed with vendors, classic cars and trucks, with the swap meet filling the perimeter of the field!
The cars, the vendor exhibits, the adrenaline-pumping Goodguys AutoCross, the live entertainment and colorful people create a festive atmosphere charged with electricity. Goodguys offers over 18 events annually across the country from the coast to coast and border to border. Our events range from two-day affairs attended by 30,000 to 40,000 people to three-day extravaganza's attracting over 100,000 auto enthusiasts.
See you all next year!
NOVEMBER 15-17, 2024
27TH SPEEDWAY MOTORS SOUTHWEST NATIONALS WestWorld of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
Featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ‘99, Goodguys CPP AutoCross Shootout, Goodguys “Top 12” Vehicles of the Year, Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and Meguiar’s All American Sunday.
"You Bring The Beer (I'll Bring The Noise)" Single Was Premiered by RFD-TV
The Oak Ridge Boys Continuing To Add Shows On Their Historic 'American Made: Farewell Tour'
"The City of Oak Ridge is proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourism to honor The Oak Ridge Boys at the historic Grove Theater. 80 years after they first performed here, we get to unveil this marker for Oak Ridgers and visitors to see for decades to come.” - Oak Ridge Mayor, Warren Gooch
"The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved enduring success and widespread acclaim, and it all started right here in Oak Ridge. It is an honor to recognize the group’s achievements and contributions to our state’s rich music heritage, as a part of the Tennessee Music Pathways.” - Commissioner Mark Ezell, Tennessee Dept of Tourist Development.
Previously only available on vinyl, the album is available for streaming today!
New Album Project 'Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd' Includes Dolly Parton, Sammy Hagar, Warren Haynes, Ronnie Dunn, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, LoCash, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, and Lindsay Ell Available February 2, 2024
Limited Edition CD & Autographed Artimus Pyle Drum Head Available At ArtimusPyle.com While Supplies Last
COUNTRY THUNDER ARIZONA 2024 (APRIL 11-14, 2024)
COUNTRY THUNDER ARIZONA RETURNS TO THE DESERT: CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR LAINEY WILSON IS JOINED BY ERIC CHURCH, JELLY ROLL & KOE WETZEL AS 2024 HEADLINERS
Following April’s epic four-day bash in Florence, Country Thunder Arizona will return with a jam-packed, all-star lineup featuring Lainey Wilson, Eric Church, Jelly Roll, Koe Wetzel & so many more. The show returns next April 11th – 14th, 2024.
“We know the fans have been waiting, and we’re excited to release the soundtrack to what is destined to be the party of the year.” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “Arizona has some of the most passionate country fans in the world, and we wanted to bring them a weekend they’ll never forget with some of the most talented performers we’ve ever had on our stage”.
Multi-award winning singer songwriter and actress, Lainey Wilson, will be bringing the heat to Arizona as a headliner in 2024. As the leading female nominee and winner at the 2023 ACM awards with, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Visual Media and Musical Event of the Year, the newly-crowned CMA Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year has proved to be quite the “artist to watch.” After topping the country radio charts, Wilson scored her second No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell and recently achieved her third and fourth No. 1 songs with “Heart Like a Truck” and her HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck”. Her current radio single “Watermelon Moonshine” just cracked the Top 5, making it her 5th song to do so, while becoming the fastest solo female song to reach the Top 10 since 2018. Wilson’s sophomore and critically-acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country, was just named the CMA Album of the Year, and reached No. 15 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, amassing over 650 million streams to date. She’s showing no sign of slowing down, and we can’t wait to celebrate all the further accolades and successes she’s sure to achieve leading up to her performance in April.
A seven-time ACM Award winner, four-time CMA Award winner (including the 2020 award for Entertainer of the Year) and 10-time GRAMMY nominee, Eric Church is sure to blow away the crowd when he returns to Country Thunder Arizona. In his established and honored career, Church has amassed a passionate fanbase around the globe known as the Church Choir as well as a critically acclaimed catalog of music. Church’s most recent critically acclaimed and chart-topping project Heart & Soul features the Double Platinum certified No. 1 “Hell of a View” and recent Top 5 hit “Heart On Fire”. The superstar boasts 30 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certified singles that the crowd in Florence is sure to be singing along with at the top of their lungs.
Outright genre-bending singer/songwriter/rapper Jelly Roll has quietly been building a remarkable career, under the radar and on his own terms. Since his days selling his mix tapes out of his car, he has constantly been releasing new music (more than 24 albums), touring relentlessly, consistently topping various iTunes charts, engaging a rabid fanbase and creating videos that have amassed nearly 2 billion views on YouTube. He pairs deeply personal lyrics with music that blends Old-school Rap, Classic Rock, Country and Soul to create music that is therapeutic, raw and tackles the heaviness in life.
His 2020 single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, with more than 141 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA. Born and raised in Nashville’s Antioch neighborhood, the former addict and drug dealer released his album Ballads of the Broken in 2021, ahead of his hometown show at the famous Ryman Auditorium, which sold out in under an hour. The introspective 10-track album shows Jelly Roll’s growth as an artist and man, drawing from his personal experiences to tell the story of a man who has been through the ringer and isn’t afraid to share his raw truth, featuring his multi-week No. 1 Rock hit “Dead Man Walking” and his No. 1 Country debut single “Son of a Sinner.” Now after a history-making “breakthrough year” (American Songwriter), having just sold-out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and released the riveting anthem “NEED A FAVOR” along with the soul-stirring ballad “she” from his highly anticipated forthcoming album, the reigning No. 1 of Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart for 20 weeks is well on his way to mainstream, multi-genre stardom. He was just named the New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association, which was his first accolade from the CMA, but certainly won’t be his last.
The ultimate country rockstar Koe Wetzel is sure to shatter expectations and astonish the crowd next year! This one-of-a-kind performer is constantly bulldozing the boundaries between Nashville songcraft, rowdy Texas spirit, and rainswept Seattle hard rock. After moving 1 million units under the radar and popping off as one of the hottest live performers in the game, he welcomed everyone to the party on his 2022 full-length offering, Hell Paso Columbia Records. The Gold-selling singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer shakes up the status quo and sticks to his guns with a sound steeped in country storytelling, yet spiked with grunge grit. He’s unapologetic, undeniable, and unlike anyone else you’ve ever heard. Without anything to prove and nothing to lose, he continues to kick ass on his own terms. Breaking through with a series of independent releases and tallying over 1.3 billion streams to date, he has impressively notched three RIAA Gold-certified singles, including “February 28, 2016,” “Something To Talk About,” and “Drunk Driving.” He leaves a trail of sold-out venues and screaming fans in his wake wherever he goes, and he will be cranking up the party to new levels for his fans in Arizona.
On top of the four all-star headliners, the Arizona festival will welcome Flatland Cavalry, Warren Zeiders, Randy Houser, Priscilla Block, Nate Smith, Stephen Wilson Jr., Diamond Rio, Avery Anna, Randall King, Dallas Smith, Jake Worthington, Halle Kearns, The Bellamy Brothers, Lauren Watkins, Alana Springsteen, Alexandra Kay and even more to be announced in the weeks to come!
Four-day passes, Kona Island & Nutrl Zone Standing Pit, Platinum Experience, Reserved Seats, and all the extras are available now at countrythunder.com or by phone at 1-866-388-0007.
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The Country Thunder Music Festivals organization has a 20-year history which boasts five other major multi-day events in North America, including Wisconsin, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Bristol, and Florida.
"Christmas Without You" Was Premiered By Cowgirl Magazine
Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley has joined forces with Nashville-based beverage company WithCo Cocktails to bring their non-alcoholic cocktail mixes made of only fresh juices and real botanicals to a bigger market nationwide. The collection includes nine signature blends: Bouquet, Espresso Martini, Ellis Old Fashioned, Agave Margarita, Hey Girl, Bloody Mary, Ginger Mule, Honey Sour and Paloma and can either be paired with a spirit or with soda water for a non-alcoholic option. WithCo has consciously crafted each bottle free of preservatives, additives and concentrates. WithCo products can be purchased at Target and Sprouts stores nationwide, as well online at WithCoCocktails.com.
“Life is too short for a bad cocktail,” said Bentley. “When I first discovered WithCo during the pandemic, we kept it stocked at the house and then when we went back to work, I added it to my rider on the road too. We do a lot of entertaining, and I don’t want anyone to not enjoy their drink. WithCo totally takes the guesswork out of it.” "We started WithCo with a dual purpose in mind,” shared co-founder Joshua Ellis. “We were tired of mediocre cocktails packed with additives, concentrates and non-sense ingredients, so we set out to raise the bar. Secondly, we recognized that life is just better in good company. So we adopted the simple name “WithCo,’ short for ‘With Company.’ Our mission? To encourage people to gather around and build community, one cocktail at a time.”
About Dierks Bentley: Dierks Bentley released his tenth studio album Gravel & Gold in February, again “proving why he’s one of Country’s biggest stars” (TODAY) whose unique 21st-century career has had a rare consistency fueled by longevity. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant number one single. In the two decades since, Bentley has achieved success with eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 22 number one songs, eight billion streams, three CMA Awards, 15 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Trendy sounds have ebbed and flowed around him over these two decades, but Bentley “has been a mainstay on the country charts since releasing his debut single ‘What Was I Thinkin’ nearly 20 years ago” (Forbes.) He also has created professional endeavors outside of music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his four “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” locations. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.
About WithCo: WithCo, which stands for “With Company,” is a non-alcoholic cocktail mix using only fresh juices and real botanicals. Bringing great drinks out of the bar, and into your home. Simply mix WithCo and your spirit or soda water of choice, and return to the ritual of connection with cocktails, conversation and community. By sourcing fresh and sustainable ingredients––free from preservatives, additives, concentrates or natural flavoring––WithCo provides everything needed for a balanced, bar quality beverage. In addition to being sold at Target and Sprouts stores nationwide, WithCo is served in bars, restaurants and NFL stadiums across the US. For more information and to see the full line of products, visit WithCoCocktails.com.
Paige King Johnson Now Hosts Minutes of Music On WRAL-NBC in Raleigh, North Carolina
Includes “Blue Christmas,” “Let It Snow,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and More!
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM HIGHER OUT NOW
REBA MCENTIRE’S “NOT THAT FANCY” LANDS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER LISTS
Accompanying Album Not That Fancy Tops Current Country Album Chart
"Fiddler's Rock" Was Premiered by Radio Bristol and The Hollywood Times
As the holiday season approaches, Jamie O'Neal and Ty Herndon, two Grammy-nominated artists with a long history of friendship and musical collaboration, release the poignant Christmas single titled "Merry Christmas Baby." American Songwriter exclusively premiered the track here.
This emotional track is featured on Jamie O'Neal's deluxe edition album, Spirit & Joy, and promises to touch the hearts of listeners with its heartfelt message and soulful harmonies. The track is available now on streaming services worldwide here.
Released through BFD/Audium, "Merry Christmas Baby" reflects the universal sentiment often associated with the holiday season—a wistful feeling of missing someone you've lost or a past love. The song, co-written by Jamie O'Neal and Allen Mark Russell, beautifully captures the idea that Christmas just isn't the same without that special person, making it a relatable and deeply moving addition to the holiday music catalog. The collaboration between Jamie O'Neal and Ty Herndon is a result of their enduring friendship and shared musical passions. Having spent years touring together, their voices effortlessly complement each other, creating a musical experience that is both captivating and emotionally resonant. Their desire to record something special together led to the creation of "Merry Christmas Baby," a song that showcases their remarkable chemistry and the depth of their artistry. The single is produced by Jamie O'Neal, alongside her husband and recording engineer Rodney Good. O’Neal is thrilled to announce the return of her Spirit & Joy Christmas Show this year. The run of shows kicks off on December 8th at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, where O’Neal will be sharing the stage with “Merry Christmas Baby” collaborator Ty Herndon. On December 13th, there will be an exclusive private show in Tucson, Arizona, followed by a performance at the historic McPherson Opera House in McPherson, Kansas, on December 15th. The tour concludes on December 16th at the Emporia Granada Theatre in Emporia, Kansas. Jamie O’Neal is booked by Bob Kinkead, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jamie O’Neal: Jamie O’Neal, a platinum-selling country singer and prolific songwriter, achieved household recognition in 2001 when she delivered back-to-back No. 1 singles with "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." Her musical journey continued with a string of hits, including chart-toppers like "Shiver," "Trying To Find Atlantis," and "Somebody’s Hero." Her remarkable career has garnered numerous accolades, including multiple GRAMMY nominations, and she stands as an ACM and Billboard Awards winner. Jamie has graced the stages of renowned television programs such as "The Tonight Show," "David Letterman," and various other national TV shows. While Jamie is renowned for her own songwriting prowess, she has also crafted hits for illustrious artists such as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, CeCe Winans, Idina Menzel, and more. Her distinctive voice has reverberated internationally through major motion pictures, notably contributing "All by Myself" to the Bridget Jones’s Diary soundtrack. Jamie's talent also led her to perform alongside Carrie Underwood, creating a harmonious duet for CMT's "100 Greatest Duets" with "Does He Love You." For more information on Jamie O’Neal, please visit https://www.JamieONeal.com, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Ty Herndon: Ty Herndon burst onto the scene and made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his first album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records Nashville. Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No. 1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.” In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay in an exclusive with People Magazine. He received an outpouring of support that only strengthened his relationship with fans and the country music community, expanding his reach to new and diverse audiences. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted a first-of-its-kind country music event, The Concert for Love and Acceptance, now an annual event that provides a stage for LGBTQ and allied artists. In 2020, he created the Foundation For Love & Acceptance to further his work on behalf of LGBTQ youth. Herndon found himself back at No. 1 in 2020 – this time on iTunes with his remake of “Orphans of God,” a collaboration with Kristin Chenoweth and Paul Cardall featured on his holiday release, Regifted. Herndon’s voice is stronger than ever, and he’s using it to make a difference. In addition to his own foundation, Herndon lends his time and talent to MusiCares, which has supported Herndon through his struggles and supports those in the music industry with a safety net of services. In 2022, he joined Pivotal Moments Media as a Brand Ambassador and as the first artist signed to the organization’s record label, Pivotal Records. For more information on Ty Herndon, please visit TyHerndon.com, and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.