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Brandi Carlile Steps up to the SNL Plate

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Mainstream music fans may not know her name (yet) but that doesn’t mean Brandi Carlile isn’t a powerhouse in the country scene. The 39 year old singer-songwriter has been slowly building a solid foundation of fans and fanfare, including 7… that’s right SEVEN Grammy wins over the course of her career. Her authentic down-to-earth style and no-bullshit approach to lyrics has made her one of the hottest tickets in the industry, and this weekend she’ll be sharing her skills with a much more pop-minded audience as the special musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Her appearance on the time-honored stage is in support of Carlile’s new album “In These Silent Days” available on streaming services everywhere.

New Documentary On Gay Women In Country And Southern Music To Screen At Nashville Film Festival

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OUTHAUS FILMS’ T.J PARSELL and BILL BRIMM’s newest documentary project, “Invisible,” is set to premiere on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th at the 52nd NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL at 7p (CT).  The film is focused around gay women in the Country and Southern music industries and their strides to make an impact on male-dominated fields and present transgender and lesbian representation in a community where it is lacking. The trailer can be viewed here.

Tune-In Alert: ‘Breaking Bobby Bones’ Now Available On Disney+

'Breaking Bobby Bones' Now Available On Disney+

Radio and television personality BOBBY BONES’ series, “BREAKING BOBBY BONES,” which premiered on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC channel back in MAY, is now available to stream on DISNEY+ after its broadcast run. The debut season features half-hour-long episodes where BONES travels the country to meet people who have extraordinary jobs, hobbies or abilities, who then give him a crash course in their specialized skills.

ICYMI: Matt Stell Performs Smash Single “That Ain’t Me No More” on The Kelly Clarkson Show 

ICYMI: Matt Stell Performs Smash Single “That Ain’t Me No More” on The Kelly Clarkson Show 

RECORDS Nashville/Arista Nashville Platinum artist  Matt Stell  performed his “atmospheric power ballad” (Rolling Stone) — current single  “That  Ain’t Me No More” — on The Kelly Clarkson Show, on Monday, June 21st.  Fans who missed the performance can now view it online HERE. 

Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”

Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV's "The Big Interview"

In This Exclusive First Look, Travis Reflects on His Powerful Performance of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Years After Enduring a Debilitating Stroke—Watch It Here AXS TV presents an all-new episode of the popular celebrity profile series The Big Interview With Dan Rather, as the veteran newsman joins Country music icon Randy Travis and his wife Mary for a rare sit-down airing Wednesday, January 27 at 8pmEST/5pmPST. During the conversation—filmed remotely utilizing both Zoom and in-person camera teams—Travis, through his wife, explains his road to recovery and the fight to regain his mobility, speech, and singing seven years after enduring a debilitating stroke; and the couple share their incredible love story and the pivotal moment Mary knew her husband was ready to keep fighting for his life. In this exclusive first look, Travis—with the aid of his wife, who is on hand to serve as his voice due to the results of his stroke—reflects on his powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, an unforgettable performance he had unwittingly begun laying the groundwork for two years prior while in physical therapy. “That’s where a little girl named Tracy, who had a music degree, would come in on her lunch hour, bring her keyboard and started teaching Randy melody and song again,” Mary explains. “She started teaching him ‘Amazing Grace’… and the words all came back to him.” After two months of solely working on forming the letter ‘A,’ Travis was able to regain the following letters at an exponential pace. “We spent probably six hours a day running through that song,” she recalls, “trying to get through all four verses and learning the words.” Travis’ time and dedication, and Mary’s unwavering love and support, were ultimately rewarded with an incredible moment that brought the world of Country music to its feet. Mary continues, “I think when I put that microphone in his hand, he became Randy Travis again. It was absolutely beautiful.” Watch it here. In July 2020 Randy Travis released “Fool’s Love Affair,” a never before heard single, on the anniversary of his first release “On The Other Hand.” “Fool’s Love Affair” has introduced a new generation of country music fans to a true icon of the genre. Still racking up 20,000 streams a day and climbing the Texas Regional Radio Chart, Travis is still a force to be reckoned with.  The Big Interview With Dan Rather airs every Wednesday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV. Follow the social conversation on Twitter @axstv and @danrather as well as the hashtag #TheBigInterview. About Randy Travis With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, Continue reading Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”

Brad Paisley And Blake Shelton To Co-Host ‘Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years Of Country Music’ On NBC

GRAND OLE OPRY members BRAD PAISLEY and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host the “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC” special airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9p (ET) on NBC-TV. The two-hour show will feature Country music stars performing their hits and covering classics. Additionally, the OPRY will open its archives that span a period of nine decades and include interviews, performances and appearances by Country artists in all stages of their careers. Later that same week, PAISLEY will celebrate his 20th anniversary as a GRAND OLE OPRY member. SHELTON is marking 10 years as a member.

Eric Church to Join Jazmine Sullivan on Superbowl National Anthem

Country artist ERIC CHURCH and R&B singer JAZMINE SULLIVAN have been slated to sing the national anthem together at SUPER BOWL LV, according to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and other sources. Additionally, R&B star H.E.R. will sing “AMERICA the Beautiful” at the event, set for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM in TAMPA, FL. 

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard Added to Celebrating America TV Special

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THE BLACK PUMAS and Country stars TIM McGRAW and TYLER HUBBARD join the PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE (PIC) list of participants and American heroes on the television special “CELEBRATING AMERICA,” for the inauguration of JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. and KAMALA D. HARRIS. The program will be hosted by TOM HANKS and broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th from 8:30-10p (ET/PT) on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. It will be streamed live at BidenInaugural.org/watch and on PIC social media channels: YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and TWITCH, as well as the PIC’s streaming partners, including AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, MICROSOFT BING, NEWSNOW from FOX, and AT&T U-VERSE/DIRECTV.

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