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Grand Ole Opry House Added to National Register of Historic Places

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The Grand Ole Opry House, home of the Opry since the venue opened in 1974, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Regarded as the home of country music, the world-famous venue was recognized because of its impact on popular culture and the entertainment industry. It is one of six sites in Tennessee recently added to the list. Dr. Carroll Van West, Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU and the Tennessee State Historian, prepared the nomination which was supported by the Tennessee State Historical Commission.

The Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a standing room only Opry performance attended by President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, among other VIP guests. The Opry’s sixth home, the venue is also the only home built specifically for the Opry and the residence the Opry has called home the longest. The venue has welcomed countless Opry artists, concert performers from virtually every genre of music, U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, award shows, television tapings, and numerous special events and distinguished guests in its 41-year history. It is a reigning Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year.

The distinction for the Opry’s permanent home comes as the Opry itself readies for a nine-month celebration of its 90th Anniversary, set to begin with a kick-off show Tuesday, March 24. Throughout that evening’s performance, the Opry will announce various elements of the celebration, including special shows scheduled through December. The Opry’s 90th Birthday Bash Weekend is scheduled for October 2-3.

Tin Pan South Fast Access Passes on Sale TOMORROW

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The 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank is one of the most popular live music events in Nashville, and organizers have announced the much sought-after Fast Access Passes will go on sale Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Festival is set to run March 24-28, and the Fast Access Passes allow patrons to bypass the cover charge at the door and allow advance seating (space permitting.)

Quantities are limited. Last year’s passes sold out in record time. Those interested in purchasing a Fast Access Pass may do so online at tinpansouth.com.

Ten of Nashville’s top music venues are set to host more than 350 songwriters performing 92 shows throughout the week. BB King’s Blues Club, The Bluebird Café, The Commodore Grille, Douglas Corner Café, Hard Rock Café Nashville, The Listening Room Café, The Station Inn and 3rd & Lindsley return this year, and The Blue Bar and The Sutler Saloon have been added.

Fast Access Passes must be picked up at the NSAI office, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203, ­­­­­Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Passes will not be mailed. Individual tickets ranging from $­­­­­10 to $25 will be available at the door for most shows on a first-come, first-served basis.

Produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Tin Pan South reigns as the world’s largest all-songwriter festival. Last year nearly 350 talented songwriters performed over 90 shows at ten of Nashville’s top music venues. Thousands of music fans attend the event annually to hear songwriters tell stories behind hit songs they have written and perform the songs as they were originally composed. Regions Bank returns for the eighth year as the presenting sponsor of the event.

For up-to-date lineups, tickets, venues, schedules and other festival information, visit tinpansouth.com. Updates can also be found on the Tin Pan South Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

A Thousand Horses Celebrates Their Grand Ole Opry Debut

Photo Credit: Chris Hollo ©2015 Grand Ole Opry

Photo Credit: Chris Hollo
©2015 Grand Ole Opry

Republic Nashville’s A Thousand Horses made their debut performance on the hallowed Grand Ole Opry stage this weekend with their own full 9-piece band. The Nashville-based country rockers performed their debut single, “Smoke,” currently Top 20 and climbing the country charts, as well as the soulful and crowd-pleasing “Sunday Morning.”

A Thousand Horses is on a hot streak with “Smoke,” which set a record for the highest debut by a new act when it opened at No. 28 on the Country Aircheck radio chart. “Smoke” is the lead single off their debut album, Southernality, due in stores June 9.

“Now when people ask me my favorite place I’ve ever played, I can finally say it’s the Grand Ole Opry stage!” says lead singer Michael Hobby.

Along with Hobby, the creative core of A Thousand Horses is made up of guitarists Bill Satcher and Zach Brown and bassist Graham DeLoach. Fans can catch more of the band’s high-energy stage performance as they join Darius Rucker’s Southern Style tour this spring, beginning on May 14, 2015 in Holmdel, N. J.

Brett Eldredge to Open for Darius Rucker on ‘Southern Style’ Tour

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Brett Eldredge is set to hit the road with Darius Rucker’s “Southern Style” 2015 tour!!!

The tour kicks off on May 14 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.  For a complete list of the “Southern Style” tour dates, check out Darius Rucker’s official homepage.

To learn more about Brett Eldredge, visit his website.

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