Luke seems a little overwhelmed by playing the massive stadium.
“It takes a few years to wrap your head around it…” Luke says wistfully.
They will perform during the live fundraising special on September 9th. The celebrity-powered telethon will broadcast from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Celine Dion is also scheduled to perform.
“Stand Up to Cancer” launched in 2008 with a mission to enlist the entertainment industry in the fight for a cure. In its first four-years, $370 million have been pledged to support cancer research programs.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced its initial 2017 Carnival LIVE lineup featuring country music stars Tim McGraw and Little Big Town along with comedians Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy who will perform on seven different ships departing from five convenient U.S. homeports.
Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that brings the best in live music and comedy to the seas, providing guests an opportunity to enjoy captivating performances by top artists in a unique and memorable setting where there’s never a bad seat in the house. Performances are held in the ships’ main show lounges which range in capacity from 900 to 1,300 – giving shows a more intimate and personal feel.
Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw will bring his signature brand of country music to two Carnival ships with show-stopping performances aboard Carnival Breeze March 2, and Carnival Valor March 3, while the ships are docked in Nassau, The Bahamas. In addition to 21 number one singles, 11 of McGraw’s albums have debuted at number one on the Billboard country album chart.
Platinum recording artist Little Big Town will have audiences singing along and dancing in the aisles with shows in Nassau aboard Carnival Dream May 11, and Carnival Valor May 12. The recipients of nine Country Music Association awards, the chart-topping band has earned a loyal following for their unique mix of harmonies and incredible musical talents.
One of the most successful comedians in the country, Jeff Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and author of 11 books. Famous for his “you might be a redneck if…” jokes, his comedy explores everyday family interactions and human nature. Foxworthy will perform two shows – one aboard Carnival Freedom June 21, and another aboard Carnival Ecstasy June 22, while the ships are docked in Nassau.
A member of the Television Hall of Fame and a longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show, Jay Leno will entertain guests with his observational humor with a pair of hilarious performances in Cozumel aboard the Carnival Victory May 3, and Carnival’s newest ship the Carnival Vista May 4. Leno plays upwards of 200 shows a year and currently hosts “Jay Leno’s Garage” on the CNBC network.
Carnival LIVE tickets for Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Jeff Foxworthy and Jay Leno range in price from $30 to $80 for general admission, significantly less than land-based venues. VIP tickets are available for $100 to $300 and include seating in the first five rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.
A full listing of all Carnival LIVE performances is available at www.carnival.com/CarnivalLIVE. For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
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Country Music’s hottest stars will take over primetime with the biggest concert event on television this summer when ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television audience. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
Taking the stage for solo performances are superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The fans who attend CMA Music Festival know that one of the highlights of the Nightly Concerts is the monumental pairings of musical icons that happen each year. The ABC special will highlight many of those collaborations including Bentley performing with Elle King, Bryan with Urban, Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams, Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris, Tyler with Martina McBride, Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore, and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.
Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 9-12, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America’s music. The annual event is unlike any other, with meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 600 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 88,500 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.
For more information, visit CMAfest.com.