Gloriana‘s Tom Gossin tied the knot with Jamie Moffett this past weekend in Nashville. According to People, was the “Party of the decade.”
The two remaining members of Gloriana, Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert, joined Tom in the wedding party.
“The attention to detail was amazing,” Reinert told PEOPLE the day after, sharing this exclusive photo. “Every little detail was so pretty, everywhere you looked was something of the period, all 1920s, Prohibition era, Art Deco themed. It was perfect!”
Click here to see the exclusive photo from the wedding.
Country and Christian artists gathered at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Nashville on Tuesday night to show their support for the fight against autism at the benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents Autism Sings!
The night included performances by Gloriana, Billy Dean, Bucky Covington, Jaci Velasquez, Tyler Barham, Logan Blade, Katie Chance, and Austin Webb. The show was emceed by celebrity host Evan Farmer.
Over the past five years, Autism Speaks has given back more than $2 million to the state of Tennessee. Funds are used to support local research, science grants, community grants, AutismCares grants, Baker Camp Scholarships and various toolkits that are available for free, including the 100-Day Kit, developed to provide much needed support to families during the initial diagnosis period.
Artists from the Country and Christian genres are uniting to show their support for the fight against autism on Tuesday, October 1, at the Nashville benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents Autism Sings!
Country artists Gloriana, Billy Dean, Bucky Covington, Tyler Barham, and Austin Webb, along with Contemporary Christian and Latin Pop artist Jaci Velasquez, will perform individual acoustic sets at the event. Joining these artists in the performance line-up are Katie Chance, 15, and Logan Blade, 21, both diagnosed with autism when they were 2-years-old. Chance serves as the Junior Ambassador for Autism Speaks Tennessee Community as well as being an accomplished singer. Blade, with his perfect pitch and incredible ear for music, has performed at the NATO convention in Norfolk, Va., The Autism Speaks Walk in Nashville, and on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
Celebrity host Evan Farmer is emceeing the event for the second year in a row.
“We are so excited to host this event for the second year, featuring such an amazing lineup of artists and musicians, who are so graciously giving their time and talent to support such an important cause,” says Autism Speaks Regional Director, Kathy Streng. “Autism awareness is key to bringing the much needed acceptance this community deserves. We are very grateful for the continued out-pouring of caring and generous support from this wonderful community.”
Autism Sings! will take place October 1, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. in the upstairs room at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville. Doors open at 6 pm with music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple and are available for purchase here. Additional donations will also be accepted on-site or can be made to Kathy Streng at (615) 238-1625 or Kathy.Streng@AutismSpeaks.org.
Rising country music star Craig Campbell kicked off CMA Fest with a bang by hosting his inaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Craig and his celebrity friends competed in a cornhole tournament to raise money for the TJ Martell Foundation’s colon cancer research in honor of Craig’s late father who passed away from colon cancer at the age of 36.
The event took place Tuesday June 4th at the Public Square in Downtown Nashville, and featured many of Craig’s celebrity friends, including Bridgette Tatum, Dean Alexander, James Wesley, Ryan Kinder, Big D & Bubba, Chase Rice, THE FARM, Gloriana, Greg Bates, Jerrod Niemann, LoCash Cowboys, Love and Theft, Rachel Bradshaw, Whitney Duncan, Australian duo Baylou, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Titans Kicker Rob Bironas, and Storme Warren as emcee. A few lucky fans bid on the chance to play in the tournament alongside their favorite celebs. Campbell and his teammate Eric Lindsey proudly posed for photos with fans and their trophies after taking the top spot in the tournament. Second place went to Brad McDonald and Corey Hadley, third to LoCash Cowboys, and fourth to Bigger Picture artist Ryan Kinder and Bigger Picture President, Michael Powers.
In addition to watching their favorite celebs battle it out with beanbags, fans also enjoyed great musical performances from Baylou, Rachel Bradshaw, Ryan Kinder, Jerrod Niemann, and Craig himself closing out the event with a crowd-pleasing performance of his hit “Fish”. The event was a huge success, collecting more than $15,000 with proceeds benefitting the TJ Martell Foundation.
“I’m immensely grateful to all my fans and friends who came out to take part in my first Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. It meant a lot to have so much support in our efforts to toss out colon cancer,” says Campbell. “We are already making plans for next year’s event, and I’m strategizing how to land a win again in year two!”
As Campbell wraps his first Cornhole Challenge and begins planning for next year, he is also excited about his lead single “Outta My Head” climbing into the top 25 on the Billboard Country chart. Written by Brandon Kinney, Cole Swindell, and Michael Carter, the song is featured on his recently released sophomore album NEVER REGRET, available now everywhere music is sold.
Generous event supporters included Bigger Picture, Creative Artists Agency, McPherson Guitars, SESAC, Team Cocktail, The T.J. Martell Foundation, Twisted Tea: Hard Iced Tea, Yazoo, The Stage, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, Crossroads, and more.
Day two at CMA Music Fest was spent down at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage enjoying music and interviewing artists such as Greg Bates, Tate Stevens, and Brett Eldredge. Then we headed over to LP Field to enjoy some great music, sometimes from the under the cover of our ponchos. Friday’s line-up included an amazing National Anthem by Gloriana before Randy Travis, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, and Blake Shelton took the stage.
Randy Travis hit the stage looking good and sounding just like himself performing all his hits like “Amen,” “Three Wooded Crosses,” and a new song dedicated to George Jones called “Playing Possum.” The song hits iTunes on Tuesday and features Joe Nichols.
Next, Kip Moore took the stage, and LP Field immediately got rowdy. Country fans love them song cut-off sleeved clad man with a backwards cap. He entertained with “Beer Money,” “Something ’bout a Truck,” and “Hey Pretty Girl.”
Hunter Hayes took the stage next. As usual, Hunter showed-off all his talents with guitar and piano playing. He performed “Wanted,” “Crazy,” and even invited Jason Mraz on stage to help him sing a song. The crowd obviously went nuts!
Lady Antebellum hit the stage with a very pregnant Hillary Scott. She looked good and the trio sounded amazing. They always produce an extremely high energy show and last night was no exception. They performed hits such as “Downtown,” “Need You Now,” “American Honey,” and “Goodbye Town.”
Little Big Town hit the stage next. They stared the set with “Your Side of the Bed” performed in the center of the stadium field. The group always sounds amazing, and the crowd went wild when they performed “Tornado,” “Boondocks,” and “Pontoon” before inviting Sheryl Crow on stage to perform “Soak Up the Sun” and “Easy.”
Blake Shelton closed Friday’s show at LP Field. He has great crowd interaction, and made the stadium feel like a small arena. He swept through hits like “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” “Honey Bee,” and “Boys Round Here.”
Overall, Friday night was a great night. Tonight’s gonna be another good one. You can see all of our photos here.
Country Music Tattle Tale’s Trip to the 2013 CMA Music Festival is Sponsored by Chevrolet, the Official Ride of Country Music.