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Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann Live Out Lifelong Dream

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Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann took a break from their busy touring schedules last night to fulfill one of their lifelong dreams — to perform together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

“The Grand Ole Opry experience last night was truly a dream come true,” said Niemann. “Lee, Randy and I are still wondering how we went from sitting in the Opry seats watching our heroes sing to being three guys up there on that Opry stage playin’ music together. We’re so lucky and so thankful!”

“It’s always great to come home to Nashville and play the Opry. It’s a huge honor and to get to share the experience with my buddies Lee and Jerrod, after all we’ve been through together, made it that much more memorable,” Houser added.
“I love the Opry. I’ve played everywhere and it’s still the only place that makes me nervous – it’s just so special,” Brice told the sold out crowd. “When I got the call to perform, I asked if I could invite Randy and Jerrod to join me, and tonight, with all of you, we’re getting to make one of our dreams come true.”

During an intimate acousitc set, Jerrod Niemann put a six-string twist on his hit, “Drink To That All Night,” and Randy Houser delivered powerful vocals on his current single, “Like A Cowboy.”

To top it off, Lee performed a tender version of “I Don’t Dance,” a song written as a wedding gift to his wife, Sara. As she watched from the wings he belted out the moving ballad to a mesmerized audience.

The song – currently at #3 and climbing the Mediabase Country chart – is the title track to Lee’s third studio album due out on Curb Records, Sept. 9th. Lee is the 16-track project’s chief producer, on which he played over 80% of the instruments, including banjo, drums and lead guitar.

 

Lucy Hale Debuts “Lie a Little Better” Music Video

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Following her life-long dream to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, rising country star and actress, Lucy Hale, opted to shoot the video for her new single, the infectious “Lie A Little Better” at the historic Opry House. Hale, working again with director Philip Andelman (“You Sound Good To Me,”) chose to forego a concept video and instead Hale and band spent the day performing on the legendary Opry stage, soaking in the rich legacy of the famed music venue. The video, which world-premiered today on CMT and MTV, can be seen here.

CMT, who recently named Hale as one of their CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY, will unveil the second in a four-part webisode series “The Road Between with Lucy Hale” on Wednesday, July 30th. The exclusive series gives fans an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Hale’s musical journey. The remaining two webisodes will premiere on Friday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 6. All webisodes can be viewed at LucyHale.CMT.com.

Later this week, Clear Channel will host an exclusive performance featuring Hale on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater. Fans can visit iHeartRadio.com or the Honda Stage on Thursday, July 31 at 10 p.m. EDT to watch the event hosted by CMT personality Cody Alan. Hale’s set will include a live performance of “Lie A Little Better” and a question-and-answer session discussing her new music.

Kristian Bush Makes Solo Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Kristian Bush made his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night (7/18). The country singer, also known as one-half of Platinum-selling duo Sugarland, stepped up to the microphone and took the opportunity to introduce his voice and new material to the live audience.

“I feel so grateful, to the Opry for inviting me, to the audience who heard me use my voice, and to my brother for joining me in both writing this song and performing it on such a hallowed stage. It was an amazing experience, like a roller coaster I want to get back on,” said Bush.

Bush performed his new single “Trailer Hitch,” an infectious song that carries the underlying message of enjoying the gift of giving back over the desire for material things. Already available for pre-order on iTunes, “Trailer Hitch” is set to hit Country radio nationwide on July 28. He also treated the packed crowd to the tune “Southern Gravity,” his own love song to the South. Both songs will be featured on Bush’s upcoming debut solo album for which he is collaborating with longtime producer Byron Gallimore to be released on Streamsound Records.

Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ’90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.

Brad Paisley Makes Good on Grand Ole Opry Offer to Sarah Darling

Photo By: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Photo By: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Last week (July 18) on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, country superstar and Opry member Brad Paisley and former Rising Star contestant Sarah Darling performed Paisley’s hit “Whiskey Lullaby.” This was the fulfillment of the invitation he extended to Darling last week during the live broadcast of ABC’s new hit singing competition Rising Star after she was eliminated from the show by just a fraction of a percentage in the votes.

Paisley introduced Darling before the performance, saying “Welcome home – back to the place you belong, Nashville, Tenn.”
Darling responded, “There’s no place like home.”

Tune in for Rising Star on ABC, Sunday evenings through August 24, 9:00pm ET.

Krystal Keith Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut

Backstage at her debut performance at The Grand Ole Opry,

Backstage at her debut performance at The Grand Ole Opry.

On Wednesday, July 9, country music singer-songwriter Krystal Keith took another stride forward with her debut performance at the venerable Grand Ole Opry.

“I have never been nervous on a stage in my life…until that night at The Grand Ole Opry,” Krystal recalls. “There is something so special and sacred about that stage and being in the circle knowing all of my musical heroes have performed there so many times before me. I was so humbled and honored to have joined that long line of legends who’ve shared that moment.”

The artist also shared her moment with her dad, Toby Keith, on the day after his birthday adding another special element to the night. She notes, “his love of the good ole time country music is one of the greatest influences for both my dad and I and being asked to perform just after his birthday didn’t feel like a coincidence. It felt like a sign that he is watching over me smiling and guiding me through this journey.”

This performance follows many recent firsts for Krystal. This summer she embarked on her first major tour, opening for her dad on his Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series. She is on the road in support of the release her debut album, Whiskey & Lace. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel raved “when Krystal lends her deep, well-polished voice… she reveals herself as an exciting new artist;” and the Cleveland Plain Dealer praised, “Keith has matured into a solid singer, with a wide range. And, like her dad, she’s evolved into a songwriter capable of not just tugging at heartstrings, but playing them like a puppet master. …From top to bottom, [Whiskey & Lace] is filled with good, catchy country songs.”

At recent tour stops in the Washington DC (June 28) and Cleveland (June 29) areas, Krystal brought her show out to the fans before the venue gates opened and performed with her band in the back of a pickup truck for a crowd full of tailgaters in the parking lot. Follow Krystal on her Instagram and Facebook pages for notices about more impromptu ‘get your tailgate on’ pre-shows at upcoming tour stops, dates include:

July 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Center
July 26 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
July 27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center
Aug. 08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 09 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 13 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center

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