Brad Paisley, John Fogerty, Timbaland Take Over Famous Nashville Honky Tonk
Brad Paisley celebrated the release of his new album, Love And War, with a special dinner and industry-only event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Sunday (April 23rd). He capped the evening by heading over to the nearby world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge with a few of his friends who are featured on Love And War, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty, Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson and Hip-Hop/R&B artist-producer Timbaland. Brad and friends played for more than 90-minutes.
Although Brad and John Fogerty have worked together in the past, John says he's finally to the point where he's not "intimidated" by Brad. Of course, Brad tells us it's the other way around. [“I know, I’ve heard him say that and he needs to stop that. I needed to be the one nervous but thankfully we are such tight close friends now that neither one are nervous around one another. We are able to enjoy each other’s company with none of that. One of the things that I am most proud of is that with guys like John, Mick (Jagger) and Bill, you know these are guys that have an incredible catalogue but I think what we have contributed with this album, I feel at least, that it’s a good addition to their catalogue. Which was important to me. I didn’t want it to be like well they should’ve never done that. I don’t want anybody to say that. I want everybody to say I’m glad they did that, that worked out well.”] SOUNDCUE (:43 OC: . . . worked out well.)
In other Brad news, he has teamed up with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA for the the 2017 launch of Band Against Cancer. As part of the launch, Brad is offering fans a "Get One, Give One" campaign for his new album. When fans purchase Love And War for a special limited time price of $15 via bandagainstcancer.com and bradpaisley.com, they can send an additional free copy to a patient going through the cancer journey.
In addition to anchoring a national social and digital initiative, Brad's cross-country summer tour also will feature Sarah Cannon as a sponsor and will wrap up in Nashville with a special performance at the Grand Ole Opry this fall.
Brad said, “Helping families who are facing cancer has always been a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Music has the power to heal and I’m honored that my new friends at Sarah Cannon have selected my song ‘Today’ to anchor their 2017 campaign and that our message will reach thousands of families across the nation who are facing cancer. Sarah Cannon offers so many community resources to people facing cancer, including their helpline askSARAH. Together, we want to ensure that each person can fight cancer where they get their greatest strength, in their own communities, with their own band of support.”
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George Strait Adds Two More Dates To Vegas Run
Due to fan demand, George Strait has added an additional two dates to his run at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He played two successful shows there earlier this month, and he'll return on July 28th and 29th to continue the concept of playing his record-setting collection of 60 Number One hits.
George said, “Back when we announced 2 Nights of Number 1’s, I said if the fans wanted to hear more, we would look at it. Well, we heard them loud and clear. This is something they want more of, so that’s what they will get.”
"King George" debuted the unprecedented two nights of Number One’s during his recent T-Mobile Arena shows on April 7-8. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts during the span of his career and more than 280,000 fans streaming George's 60 Number One Hits playlist on Spotify every month, he wanted to showcase these radio hits plus several fan-favorites such as “Troubadour” that, much to the surprise of many, never reached Number One.
George's 2017 Vegas dates, which includes September 1st & 2nd and December 8th & 9th, will feature opening act Cam.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit StraitToVegas.com.
April showers: Rain and snow through Tues afternoon
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northeast WY and the Black Hills until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Wet, heavy snow expected.
15 defendants Indicted for the illegal trafficking of several bird species including eagles
The Department of Justice partnered with the Fish and Wild Life Service to indict the15 people. in the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds in South Dakota, North Dakota and elsewhere
A twenty-two year old man is sentenced for sexual exploitation of a minor
Fred Bush III was sentenced to 180 days in jail with credit of 49 days already served.