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Grand Ole Opry Stars Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and More to Align For a Full Week of Two-show Nights

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Grand Ole Opry stars are aligning for a full week of two-show nights next month. The Opry fun is set to run on regular Opry show nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) August 10 – 16.

Before kicking off the fall leg of her STORYTELLER TOUR – the biggest tour of her career- Opry member Carrie Underwood returns for both shows on August 10 and 12. Among others joining Underwood on the 10th are Kelsea Ballerini, Old Crow Medicine Show, Thompson Square, and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Lauren Alaina and more will join Underwood for shows August 12. One of the Opry’s most beloved and awarded members, Vince Gill, celebrates his milestone 25th Anniversary as a member on August 13, bringing along family and close friends including Amy Grant, Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, The Time Jumpers, Ashley Monroe, Andrea Zonn, Jenny Gill, Corinna Gill and more. Opry member Keith Urban takes a break from his “ripcord WORLD TOUR 2016” to play both shows on August 16 along with Lorrie Morgan, Del McCoury Band, and more.

Among other artists who are Opry Bound through the summer are Charles Esten, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Charlie Daniels Band, Brothers Osborne, Oak Ridge Boys, Brandy Clark, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, and a host of others.

For more information on tickets and a complete listing of artists scheduled to play the Grand Ole Opry click HERE.

 

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Chris Stapleton and James Taylor to Perform With Vince Gill at All for the Hall Los Angeles

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In an intimate, guitar-pull format, Grammy winner Chris Stapleton and legendary musician James Taylor will join Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill to perform at All for the Hall Los Angeles, a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at The Novo by Microsoft. The event unites country music’s most accomplished artists and its most generous supporters.

A limited number of VIP tables are on sale now and available for purchase at $5,000 and $10,000 levels. Event proceeds will support the Museum’s education programs. Details to reserve a table are available below.

Attendees will have the rare opportunity to witness award-winning, critically acclaimed artists partake in a southern tradition known as the guitar pull, in which a small group of artists takes turns presenting their songs while the other artists look on or add harmony and instrumentation. Some of the most legendary guitar pull sessions were hosted by Johnny and June Carter Cash. All for the Hall Los Angeles participants will decide what to sing in the spur-of-the-moment, no-set-list show, as they casually swap songs and stories during this one-of-a kind event.

All for the Hall founder Gill returns each year to perform at the benefit event. This year, he will be in the company of singer-songwriter Stapleton, whose breakthrough success in 2015 with his debut album, Traveller, earned him numerous awards including two Grammys and CMA Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year, as well as two Grammys; and iconic singer-songwriter Taylor, a multiple-Grammy-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who has sold more than 100 million albums, worldwide. Past All for the Hall participants include Jason Aldean, Gregg Allman, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Chris Isaak, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Dwight Yoakam and more.

In an innovative partnership, the museum will join forces with fellow nonprofit Education Through Music-Los Angeles, a foundation that promotes the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools. The two institutions will provide the Museum’s Words & Music educational experience for students at Dorris Place Elementary in Los Angeles. Later, the students will take the stage as the opening act at All for the Hall Los Angeles to debut an original song written for the evening. Through the Museum’s flagship education program, Words & Music, the students will write a song under the direction of Grammy-winning songwriter Liz Rose, co-writer of dozens of songs with Taylor Swift, among others.

The Museum’s All for the Hall campaign began in 2005; it addresses the Museum’s need for long-term financial security. In its ninth year, between New York City and Los Angeles— two cities rich with music history— the annual fundraising event provides a safety net for the institution and its work. This year’s proceeds will support the Museum’s educational programs, which teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

VIP tables and tickets are available now, and patrons have the option of purchasing a full table of 10 seats for $10,000 or a half table of five seats for $5,000. A full list of VIP ticket levels and benefits can be found at www.countrymusichalloffame.org/afthla. To purchase tickets or for more information, patrons may contact Rachel Shapiro at 615-416-2069 or rshapiro@countrymusichalloffame.org.

Vince Gill Talks About the Importance of Being “Fair and Kind” in Music Business

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and the Grand Ole Opry were honored by the National Music Council over the weekend during the American Eagle Awards. Held in conjunction with NAMM, an annual music industry convention held in Nashville, the awards included guest performers John Conlee and Roy Clark, as well as former Nashville mayor Karl Dean, radio host Bill Cody, and Capitol Records CEO Mike Dungan.

Before the awards ceremony, Vince and Emmylou sat down for a candid conversation about one of the goals of the National Music Council: intellectual property rights. Even though technology has advanced at warp speed, the copyright legislation hasn’t kept up.

“We can solve the majority of problems that we have if we would just treat each other fairly and kind,” said Vince.  “The royalties are based on so long ago that they’re archaic… Are we the only industry that is expected to survive on the same amount of money we got for it 60 years ago?”

So what happens when the money doesn’t come in? The middle class of the music industry suffers. The number of staff songwriters at publishing companies has dwindled significantly over the past 20 years, leaving many creative people out of work.

Songwriters Guild of America President Rick Carnes said,

“I worry about the day when those kids get lost because there’s no creative industry.”

What can be done? The National Music Council also focuses its efforts on music education in schools, including teaching a new generation the value of music recordings and that copying music is actually stealing from the people who created it.

The organization’s American Eagle Awards have honored music industry pioneers like Quincy Jones and Clive Davis in the past and this year’s honorees were no exception.

Mike Dungan presented Vince Gill with his award, citing Vince’s long list of accolades, from GRAMMY to Academy of Country Music awards. Emmylou ribbed Vince with a joking “I hate you!” at their table as Dungan continued to list Gill’s involvement in charitable organizations.

Emmylou Harris was recognized for her profound body of work as a singer and songwriter, and for her collaborations with everyone from Beck to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Dolly Parton. She’s also involved in numerous charitable organizations from animal rescue to international children’s welfare.

Grand Ole Opry general manager Pete Fisher accepted the award on the Opry’s behalf and Roy Clark (remember him from the television series “Hee Haw”?) closed the ceremony with beautiful rendition of the classic hit “What a Wonderful World.”

Charlie Worsham Hosts “Midnite Jamboree” During CMA Fest

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This past weekend, Charlie Worsham hosted “Midnite Jamboree Hosted by Charlie Worsham Featuring ??” with different surprise performances by special guests Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, including Eric Church, Vince Gill, Kid Rock, Hunter Hayes, Brandy Clark, Aubrie Sellers, the Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Lucie Silvas. The event was held at the iconic Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in downtown Nashville Thursday and Friday evening, and was moved to a larger venue, aVenue, Saturday evening to accommodate the massive amount of fans who wanted to attend.

As long as he can remember, Worsham has had a deep love and appreciation for the history and impact that Ernest Tubb has had on country music, specifically with the record store he opened in the ’40’s, and the Jamboree that he started in that record shop, which over the years developed a reputation for giving struggling young country artists the opportunity to shine.

“This weekend, we shined a light on one of country music’s most hallowed landmarks,” Worsham said. “Thank you so much to the loyal fans who came out, and to the incredibly gracious artists who joined me on stage. I am blessed everyone put the music first, followed their hearts and let some big magic happen over the past few days. My heart and soul are overflowing with gratitude, joy and love.”

In addition to hosting “Midnite Jamboree” Worsham just completed his first album in three years, with release dates being announced soon.

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