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Country Music Hall of Fame and Old Crow Medicine Show to Celebrate 50 Years of Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s classic album Blonde on Blonde, the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum will host Grammy-winning Old Crow Medicine Show in concert at 8 p.m. May 12 and 13, in the museum’s CMA Theater. In support of the exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi, the critically acclaimed band will perform Dylan’s groundbreaking creation in its entirety. Tickets are $34 and $39 and will go on sale April 1, at 10 a.m. CDT. To purchase tickets, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

“Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan came to Music City to work with Nashville’s unmatched session players, the Nashville Cats. The result was Blonde on Blonde. This pivotal album opened the floodgates to Music City, and artists such as Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney and Neil Young came here to record,” says museum CEO Kyle Young. “Blonde on Blonde was the impetus for a major shift in both who and what was recorded in Nashville. Dylan’s master work left a new sensibility in its wake and gave rise to a magical time we explore in our major exhibition, Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.”

On each of two nights, Grand Ole Opry string band Old Crow Medicine Show will perform Dylan’s double-album in its entirety, offering their own unique spin on Blonde on Blonde in celebration of its half-century anniversary.

“Old Crow is very excited to celebrate 50 years of Blonde on Blonde at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This album has indelibly shaped our band, not to mention Music City,” says Old Crow Medicine Show singer and multi-instrumentalist Ketch Secor. “Country Music owes a deep debt of gratitude to Bob Dylan, and we are honored to help pay some of that debt and celebrate this influential Nashville record.”

The exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City runs through December 31, 2016. For more information, including an exhibit summary, photos, and video, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #DylanCashExhibit.

Grand Ole Opry to Celebrate 90 Years of Great Country Music With Nine-Month Celebration

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The Grand Ole Opry launched its 90th anniversary with special shows Tuesday evening, kicking off a nine-month celebration of nine decades of great country music. Numerous events and occasions are planned throughout the year, including Opry appearances by some of the genre’s hottest stars and most enduring legends including Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rascal Flatts, Reba, and more. Details on the celebration will be updated throughout the year at opry.com.

“The Opry’s 90th anniversary comes at an exceptionally exciting time for the show,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “Fans around the world are engaged with our unique brand of entertainment like never before, and country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends continue to aspire to play the Opry stage and call it home. We want to officially invite fans and artists alike to come be a part of it all with us over the next nine months.”

90th ANNIVERSARY, ACTIVITIES,  SHOWS AND EVENTS

Among the activities already announced for the nine-month celebration:

Backstage Displays – After artists shared stories of some of the seminal instruments and artifacts from the Opry’s history during Tuesday’s kick-off show, they were placed backstage at the Opry House as part of a display showcasing the Opry’s nine decades of music. Such artifacts include the fiddle played by Uncle Jimmy Thompson on the very first broadcast of what would become the Grand Ole Opry, a steamboat whistle used by Opry founder George D. Hay to introduce Opry broadcasts, and a guitar strap used by Opry great Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away at the dawn of the Opry’s 90th year. Also displayed are items from more recent Opry inductees including Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Steve Wariner.

Cause For Applause – The Opry is set to celebrate country’s heart throughout the year, bringing the Opry’s biggest stars and loyal fans together to support nine important causes over the course of nine months.  Called “Cause For Applause,” the initiative begins in April with “Thank God For Kids,” a partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. During the month, Opry artists will visit hospital patients and Opry fans will be able to designate a portion of Opry show and special merchandise sales be given to the hospital in addition to a variety of other activities.  Additional causes include “Salute The Troops” and “Playin’ for A Purpose,” and will be announced throughout the year.

Guest Announcers – The Opry is again inviting noted personalities from the worlds of sports, show business, and journalism to be a part of the Opry’s anniversary as guest announcers on the show. Those with musical interests are also invited to sit in with the band on a song. Past guest announcers have included Garrison Keillor, Larry King, Robin Roberts, and Dan Rather to name a few. “I’m With The Band” participants have included Paul Schaffer, Bob Schieffer, Charles Osgood, and Lester Holt, among others. FOX & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck is scheduled to visit as a guest announcer May 30.

Opry 90th Birthday Bash – The Opry’s official 90th Birthday Bash Oct. 2-3 will feature four Opry performances; Opry House Backstage Tours; an Opry member concert; a two-day Opry Plaza Party including exciting new artists on the Plaza stage, and fan red carpet entries and photo opps, among other celebration elements.

Grand Ole Opry To Launch 90th Anniversary Celebration with Big Names

 

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The Grand Ole Opry is kicking off a nine-month celebration of nine decades of great country music Tues., March 24. Among those scheduled to appear on two shows are Opry members Brad Paisley, Del McCoury Band, and Old Crow Medicine Show, as well as special guests including Asleep at the Wheel.

During the evening artists appearing are slated to share stories behind some of the seminal instruments and artifacts over the course of the Opry’s 90-year history. Afterwards, the artifacts will comprise a portion of an Opry House backstage display running throughout the 90th celebration and marking each of the Opry’s nine decades. Such artifacts include the fiddle played by Uncle Jimmy Thompson on the very first broadcast of what would become the Grand Ole Opry, the steamboat whistle used by Opry founder George D. Hay to introduce countless Opry broadcasts, and a guitar used by Opry great Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away at the dawn of the Opry’s 90th year.  The display will also feature items from the collections of more recent Opry inductees including Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner.

The Opry will be swinging into its 90th, as also during the night’s shows Grammy-winners Asleep at the Wheel will be joined by other performers for special live performances reprising their recorded performances on the new album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Lauded by numerous critics as one of the year’s best releases, the album, says The New York Times, “pays the fondest of tributes to the man justly billed, from the 1930s on, as the King of Western Swing.”

Throughout the night’s two shows, the Opry will also announce plans for the nine-month 90th celebration, already set to include Opry appearances by Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Racal Flatts, Reba, and more.

Shaky Boots Festival Announces Hard-Hitting Country Lineup

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The producers of Shaky Knees Festival are proud to announce a hard-hitting country music lineup for its debut Shaky Boots Festival. The festival will take place May 16-17, 2015 at the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park in Kennesaw, GA just north of Atlanta. Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and over a dozen other country music artists will perform on three stages. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.

Two-day weekend passes go on sale Thursday, January 8th at 10 AM EST starting at $169 with applicable service fees through Shakyboots.com. VIP Ticket packages will also be available for $499 and include access to exclusive lounges and viewing areas; catered lunches and dinners; complimentary beer; and access to private restrooms and cash liquor bars. Exclusive luxury suites are also available, a contact form is available on the website for pricing and details. For more information, visit shakyboots.com/tickets.

Shaky Boots will be the first top tier multiple day country music event to be held in Georgia, and is the sister event to Atlanta’s popular rock festival Shaky Knees (May 8-10, 2015).

“Country music has such a rich history in the South,” says Shaky Boots co-founder Tim Sweetwood, “and I was surprised that Georgia doesn’t have a first-class festival dedicated to the genre. Music is my absolute passion, and with the overwhelmingly positive response to Shaky Knees in three short years, it just felt like the right time to launch Shaky Boots.”

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