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Trace Adkins Premiers “Jesus and Jones” Music Video

Trace Adkins debuted his music video for “Jesus and Jones” on CMT, a video that demonstrates walking the line between temptation and good intentions. The video premiered during the morning video block and is now available at TraceAdkins.cmt.com.
The music video, shot outside Nashville, opens with Trace amongst a group of friends waking up wearing last night’s clothes after a boisterous Saturday night. As they get their bearings, neighbors begin to gather for Sunday morning services. Eventually, Trace’s late-night crew arrives one by one to sing for salvation.

“If you just listen to the title of the song, Jesus and Jones, it means basically living somewhere between heaven and hell, I suppose,” music video director, Peter Zavadil said. “So where is someone in between heaven and hell? It’s not the night before, it’s the morning after. So it’s that point where you’re weighing, ‘did I have good times or bad times’ as you’re on your way to church in the morning.”

Bearing George Jones’ name, the song about walking the line references the country legend’s hit, “White Lightning,” in the lyric, “I wish I could find a gear between ‘White Lightning’ and John 3:16.”
The music video also tips its hat to Jones with footage of him and ironic scenes of Trace’s pals rolling into the church’s parking lot on lawnmowers, recalling Jones traveling eight miles by lawnmower to the liquor store after his wife hid the car keys.

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!

Trace Adkins is Back with “Jesus and Jones”

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Trace Adkins is back with “Jesus and Jones,” a song about walking the line between temptation and good intentions. It’s Adkins’ first single with Wheelhouse Records, part of the BBR Music Group, and was written by Jim McCormick, Casey Beathard and Tyler Farr. The official lyric video is now live and the song will be available across all digital retailers and streaming partners this Friday, January 8th.

Watch the official lyric video for “Jesus and Jones” below.

Prior to the holidays, a live recording of the song appeared online and TasteofCountry.com observed, “Adkins’ return hardly comes hat in hand. Physically and sonically he’s a leaner version of the singer that returned to rehab in 2014, but no less aggressive. With “Jesus and Jones” he’s doubled-down on roughneck with no promises that he won’t cross that line again.”

In a special email to fans with a limited-time free download of the new song, Trace stated, “this is our first single off a new album that’ll come out later this year. This is a song that’s autobiographical. The first thing I ever did behind a microphone was singing bass in a gospel quartet. At the same time, I was playing guitar and singing in honky tonks, so, that’s when the struggle began…the wrestling match between ‘Jesus’ and ‘Jones’ and I still struggle with that.”

Like its subject matter, the uptempo, hard-driving song juxtaposes Adkins’ rich baritone with Gospel choirs, electric guitars and lyrics both pious and risqué. The song opens with a confession:

I’m the last one standing every Saturday night, all the rights feel wrong and the wrongs feel right but every Sunday morning I see the light again.” Later, it struggles with walking the line: “I need to find some middle ground between let ‘er rip and settling down, but I go from dry to drowned, lost to found, stone cold sober to just plain stoned.”

Big & Rich, Aaron Lewis, LoCash & MORE Added to NHL All-Star Music LineUp!

Big and Rich

Big & Rich, Aaron Lewis and LOCASH join a robust list of performers for the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series and NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone during the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities in Nashville, January 28-31.

The IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series, as part of Bridgestone Winter Park, is free to the general public. Fans can look forward to shows from Big & Rich, Aaron Lewis, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Eli Young Band, John Hiatt, and Tara Thompson on the Honda Stage. Throughout the month of December and January, a wide variety of additional programming will be available, including public skating at the IntelliCentrics Ice Rink. More information on Bridgestone Winter Park programming can be found online at NashvillePredators.com/WinterPark.

In addition, throughout the same four-day period, fans will be able to enjoy an indoor concert series at the 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone, the official fan festival of the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities. Concerts inside NHL Fan Fair are included with a valid NHL® Fan Fair ticket. Fans with a valid NHL Fan Fair™ ticket will have same day re-entry privileges to enjoy the official fan festival inside the Music City Center as well as Bridgestone Winter Park activities. NHL Fan Fair™ concerts will coordinate with the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series so fans will never have to choose between shows. Acts that will perform indoors at the 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone include LOCASH, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Danny Gokey, MercyMe, Lewis Brice, Ryan Hurd, Russell Dickerson, Stephen Lee Olsen, Craig Wayne Boyd, DJ DU, and DJ Rock as well as Charles Esten, Clare Bowen and Lennon & Maisy from the cast of ABC’s “Nashville.”

Additional acts, including those performing at the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 30 and 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Jan. 31st, will be announced at a later date.

Tickets to the 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone are available now through the Bridgestone Arena box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 3 and 12, seniors, and college students or military personnel with a valid ID. Children under the age of 3 will be admitted for free. For full ticket information and the latest 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone news, fans should visit NHL.com/FanFair.

VIP hospitality for Bridgestone Winter Park and the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series is available through local support packages. More information can be found online at NashvilleSports.com/AllStar.

Thursday, January 28
Big & Rich – IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series at Bridgestone Winter Park (Walk of Fame Park)
LOCASH – NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone*
(Music City Center)

Friday, January 29
Aaron Lewis – IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series at Bridgestone Winter Park (Walk of Fame Park)

*Ticket required for entry and available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com and Bridgestone Arena box office

A tentative daily schedule of the initial talent lineup is available at nhl.com/fanfair.

“Hosting the NHL All-Star celebration in Music City provides a terrific opportunity to involve the music community with numerous concerts that reflect the breadth and talent of Nashville’s All-Star artists,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Nashville LOC’s Events committee. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support of the entire corporate community – but particularly to Bridgestone and IntelliCentrics for their generosity in making this possible.”

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