George Jones' final Nashville concert event, set
for November 22nd at the Bridgestone Arena will continue as planned with one change...the show will now become a Tribute to George
Jones. “Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show,” says Nancy Jones. “I have asked
Garth, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others and they
all said ‘yes, I am still going to do it’ so with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time.”
Tickets for the Nashville finale were SOLD OUT previously. Please check with Ticketmaster for any tickets that may come available.
At this time, the process to re-confirm is underway. A list of all confirmed talent will be available
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA)
has announced that Toby Keith will receive NMPA's 2013 Songwriter Icon Award and U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch
will receive the 2013 President's Award. Both awards will be presented at NMPA's Annual Meeting in New York City on June 12.
"The NMPA is pleased to recognize Toby Keith and U.S. Rep.Ted Deutch for their contributions to songwriting, music publishing and creator's
rights," said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. "Toby Keith's talent as a singer/songwriter is remarkable, but his dedication
to fans, his work with the USO, and his commitment to music and songwriting as a craft has greatly influenced the industry. Congressman Deutch's ability to
tackle complex issues with an open mind has made him a powerful advocate for the rights of artists," continued Israelite. "I look forward to honoring
them both in front of our full membership."
The 3rd Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival will be
held Aug. 17 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The performance lineup will include: Vince
Gill, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune (of the Statler Brothers), and Joanne Cash Yates, who will join
show host Tommy Cash.
As in past years, proceeds from the event will fund restoration of Cash’s Boyhood Home in Dyess, AR, and support a scholarship fund
established in the international superstar’s name. Already, four young people are attending ASU thanks to the money raised at the previous events.
Tickets are available at ASU’s Central Box Office and by logging onto the official website of the Festival,
Shania Twain has added 22 new show dates this fall to
round out the first year of her two-year Caesars Palace residency. She sold out her first 24 performances of Shania: Still
the One. Tickets are on sale now for another 12 shows scheduled between mid-October and mid-December. •••
The Bellamy Brothers, who have concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Norway in June and July, will return to South Africa for
concerts in Dec. 2013. ••• ABC Television has announced renewals and cancellations for
next season. Devoted Nashville fans are cheering that the Music City-based drama will return. On the other hands, devoted
Reba fans are not happy that her Malibu Country has been canceled. •••
Marty Stuart's annual Late Night Jam on June 5 will present Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith &
The Sundowners, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bobby Bare with Brandy Clark, and a few surprises. The Jam will benefit MusiCares
and CMA's Keep The Music Playing. ••• Little Big Town was recently announced
as a nominee for a Daytime Emmy Award< for Outstanding Original Song “Good Afternoon” for Good Afternoon
America on ABC. The song was co-written by LBT’s, Brett Warren and Brad Warren and produced by
Jay Joyce. The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place June 16 in Beverly Hills, CA. and air on the HLN cable network..
A legendary trio of Country Music Hall of Fame inductees this year: Bobby Bare, "Cowboy"
Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers. Rogers will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category; Bare in the
"Veterans Era Artist" category. Clement will be inducted in the "Non-Performer" category, which is awarded every
third year in a rotation with the "Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980," and "Songwriter" categories.
Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase inductees in the Hall to 121 members. Induction ceremonies will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the new CMA Theater later this year.
Many of these events and MORE are listed on our LINKS page!
May 25-26 - Bayou Country Superfest, Baton Rouge, LA
May 30-JU-2 - Nashville Songwriters Festival, Nashville, TN
JU 6-9 - CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN
JU 13-16 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
Sept 21-22- Country Night Gstaad, Switzerland
Sept 26- International Bluegrass Music Awards, Raleigh, NC
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last updated May 15, 2013