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Chris Lane to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Chris Lane will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this month on Saturday, February 20th. On the legendary stage, Lane will perform his addictive single “Fix” that launched into the Top 30 at Country radio in only six weeks. Breaking records out of the gate, “Fix” accumulated the most first week single adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history and has notched over 3,484,292 streams on Spotify.

“Growing up, I always considered the Grand Ole Opry to be hallowed ground. So many greats have played that stage and to now have the opportunity to share that stage is a huge milestone moment in my career. I’m truly honored,” shares Lane.

Lane will join Steve Wariner, Exile, Elizabeth Cook, Love and Theft, The Quebe Sisters and more, in the lineup for the show, which begins at 7:00 PM. Fans nationwide can also catch Lane opening Dustin Lynch’s first-ever headlining HELL OF A NIGHT Tour with upcoming shows in Boston, MA (2/11), Philadelphia, PA (2/12) and Silver Spring, MD (2/13).

Since releasing the buzzy “Fix,” Lane racked up shout-outs from celebrities such as Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, and more. He landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Twitter Real-Time Emerging Artist chart the day of release, making the irresistible song one of the most shared tracks on Twitter in the U.S. from an up-and-coming artist. “Fix” shaped Lane’s sonic direction and is the title track of his newly released EP produced by the award-winning Joey Moi. Media have applauded his bold, fresh sound and standout falsetto; with early raves including ROLLING STONE’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” YOUNG HOLLYWOOD’s “Artist To Watch” list, HELLO! Magazine’s “People You Will Be Talking About” and GLAMOUR’s “Music We Love.” Lane was also chosen for the select CMT 2016 LISTEN UP campaign. The talented newcomer started his career selling out club shows in his hometown of Kernersville, NC and previously toured with heavy-hitters Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and more.

For tour dates and more information on Chris Lane, visit

FarmBorough Festival Cancelled


Just a few weeks after tickets went on sale, according to the website the FarmBorough Festival it has been cancelled.  In a letter to fans and concert goers they do not directly state why the festival has been cancelled:

FarmBorough Festival will not return to Randall’s Island in June of 2016.  All of us at FarmBorough Festival appreciate the support we have received, but conditions dictate that we redirect our energy at this time.

We appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to present FarmBorough in New York City, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Festival Passes and Ferry Passes will be refunded through point of purchase and the process will start Tuesday, February 9th.

Fans who purchased tickets can go to the website to find out how they can receive a refund.


The Grand Ole Opry Performs for CRS 2016

Front row L to R: Trace Adkins; Maddie & Tae; Ashley Campbell; Sarah Trahern, CEO, CMA; Pete Fisher, Vice President/General Manager, Grand Ole Opry. Back Row L to R: Bill Mayne, Exec Director, CRB/CRS; Easton Corbin; Chris Janson; Tracy Lawrence; Chris Carmack;  David Nail; Charlie Morgan, President, CRB/CRS

Front row L to R: Trace Adkins; Maddie & Tae; Ashley Campbell; Sarah Trahern, CEO, CMA; Pete Fisher, Vice President/General Manager, Grand Ole Opry. Back Row L to R: Bill Mayne, Exec Director, CRB/CRS; Easton Corbin; Chris Janson; Tracy Lawrence; Chris Carmack; David Nail; Charlie Morgan, President, CRB/CRS

The Grand Ole Opry held a special performance last night as the kick-off night of the Country Radio Seminar (CRS), which will be held through Feb. 10 at Omni Nashville.

The star-studded lineup included Trace Adkins, Ashley Campbell, Chris Carmack, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride and David Nail and was available to all CRS registrants. The Grand Ole Opry at CRS 2016 is sponsored by Disabled American Veterans.

Since 2012, Country music’s most famous show has made its mark on CRS and brought star-studded shows to standing room only crowds. With the Opry’s signature barn backdrop and famous microphone stands on stage, the Omni Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom was transformed to give audience members a real taste of the Opry and the Grand Ole Opry House in the middle of CRS.

You can check out all of CMTT’s pictures from Day 1 of CRS HERE. And you MUST check out this clip of Chris Janson’s performance below!

Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Oak Ridge Boys & MORE Sign on for 2017 Country Cruise


More than a dozen superstars with over 400 hits between them will perform on the 2017 The Country Music Cruise when it sails through the Caribbean from January 27th through February 3rd, 2017. Vince Gill leads the superstar lineup, making a special appearance in Key West on January 28th. The party continues when Charley Pride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brenda Lee, Lee Greenwood, Tanya Tucker, Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley’s Good Ole Boys Reunion, Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, Wade Hayes, Jo-El Sonnier, Sylvia, Deborah Allen and Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys join cruise host Lorianne Crook and guests as they sail aboard Holland America’s luxurious MS Oosterdam (known for its world class art and Waterford crystal sculptures) from Tampa, FL to Key West, Cozumel and Costa Maya. The Country Music Cruise franchise is the ultimate country music experience and has sold out every year since it was launched in 2014.

“There is absolutely nothing else like The Country Music Cruise for fans,” says Vince Gill, who appeared on the inaugural Country Music Cruise in January 2014 and will return for a special performance in 2017. “So many great country artists perform in intimate settings and guests have a lot of fun getting to know those artists a bit better, all on a world class ship in the beautiful Caribbean. Don’t miss it!”

“The Country Music Cruise… what a great idea,” says Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys. “Take a handful of legendary acts and a few thousand of the most appreciative fans out there… Throw in some Caribbean islands and lots of great food and BOOM… Something very special! It’s hard to imagine a cruise any better!” “I love The Country Music Cruise,” adds his bandmate Duane Allen. “Not only is the ship full of the greatest fans on planet earth — country music fans and friends, there are shows going on all the time, all over the ship, with more than a dozen top artists. Oh, and did I mention that the food is great? The StarVista people really know how to throw a party. BIG TIME!”

“We just returned from the 2016 sailing and had a blast,” said Mike Jason, Senior Vice President of Live Entertainment at StarVista LIVE. “The Oak Ridge Boys again kicked off the cruise with their high energy show, Kenny Rogers performed in the last year of his touring, Randy Owen electrified the crowd and Bobby Bare made a very special appearance. There were special Gospel shows, an Opry Show at Sea, a hilarious Family Feud featuring T Graham Brown and Johnny Lee, a number of incredible jam sessions and all kinds of interactive artist events. All the artists were great and the guests had any number of opportunities to meet and mingle with the stars. This was the ultimate country music party. We can’t wait until we sail in 2017 with more legendary artists, more great performances and more fun events. Most of all we look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones.”

The 2017 Country Music Cruise will be highlighted by dozens of live performances, bring back some of the most popular onboard activities from the franchise’s previous sailings and add a wide array of new artist-based events. Select artists will make special appearances at the Gospel Hour, during songwriter workshops, guitar playing seminars, panel discussions, Q&A events, cooking exhibitions, album listening parties, autograph sessions and many others.

Every person aboard the The Country Music Cruise attends mainstage concerts, daily activities and gourmet meals, all included in the cabin price. Fares start at just $1,975 per person. To book a cabin, call toll-free 877-266-2686 or go to

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