Everlasting features Martina McBride performing 14 classic songs from the American songbook, ranging from Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” to Gamble and Huff’s “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” Kelly Clarkson and Gavin DeGraw lend their talents to the album as well.
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Country music star Sara Evans will kick be kicking off Fox and Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 23.
This morning, Sara joined the curvy couch to discuss her latest projects, including her new album, “Slow Me Down.”
She also opened up about balancing her family and career. Now that her children are in school, Sara tries to only tour on weekends and in the summer. She made an exception today to appear on Fox and Friends, but not before cooking a big homemade dinner to keep them happy while she’s away.
Despite her hectic schedule, the singer tries to feed her kids healthy food. Now she’s partnering with Hidden Valley Ranch to help other moms do the same.
Rodney Atkins and his wife, fellow singer-songwriter Rose Falcon, celebrated Atkins’ recent birthday by hosting a live-streamed StageIt show and online auction to raise money for the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greenville, Tenn.
Atkins and Falcon each donated several items for the auction, which ended Sunday evening, including handwritten and autographed lyrics and personal mementos such as Atkins’ first mounted buck and artwork painted and signed by Falcon. Other donated items included a guitar autographed by Atkins and Joe Nichols, a cowboy hat autographed by Justin Moore, and various items signed by artists such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch and Jana Kramer.
“Holston United Methodist Home took care of me as an infant and helped me find a place with my adoptive parents,” said Atkins. “It means so much to Rose and me to be able to give back to them through music and with the help of our fans and friends.”
Atkins is currently working on his fifth studio album for Curb Records and performing headlining dates across the country. For more information, please visit www.RodneyAtkins.com
The Swon Brothers, made their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday April 12th to a packed Opry house. The sibling duo took the stage in their signature style and immediately went into a dialogue about how honored they were to be on that hallowed stage and how they had always dreamed about it. Colton told the almost capacity audience that they were in for their very first “Swoncert” and Zach said how happy he was to be there sharing this moment with his “sister” that night, referring of course to his brother Colton, and getting a chorus of laughter from the crowd.
Then the brothers shifted into a more serious gear and introduced their first song, talking about the history of the legendary country music show and as a tribute they sang a verse and chorus of the George Jones classic “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” However, in an unprecedented move, the brothers stopped mid-point of the song and called their parents out on stage with them. They explained that they wanted to thank them for all of the sacrifices that they had made through the years to help them achieve their lifelong dream of being recording artists, saying that they wanted them to share this moment on this particular stage with them for the very first time and to see it from the same perspective as their children.
“Playing the Opry for the first time is something one can’t describe. Dreaming all these years of singing on that stage did not even come close to the real life moment,” says Colton Swon.
“So much history and greatness surrounded us. It’s every country singer’s dream to stand on that stage. What a life changing experience that I’ll never forget,” says Zach Swon.
There were not many dry eyes in the house when the duo launched into their debut single “Later On,” which was received with deafening cheers and applause when they completed their performance. Fans gathered backstage to get photos with the duo and one young lady in particular explained that she was missing her senior prom to be there.
Music fans turned out in droves today when tickets became available for the largest celebration in country music history, SELLING OUT 70,000 TICKETS IN 18 MINUTES for BOTH the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® on April 19, 2015 from AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AND for ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. The events were the biggest—and fastest—selling in the Academy’s history.
“We want to thank the fans for their continued support. This sale was unprecedented and far exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy. “We’re working hard to plan more events to accommodate as many fans as we can. Country music is alive and well in North Texas!”
There may be tickets made available as staging for all ACM events becomes finalized and production kill seats open up to reveal more space in each venue – if that happens, the ACM A-List will be notified first. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com to receive event updates.
The 50th ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Four-time ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances, which will cap off three days of events, including the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texas. This two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more. All participating artists will be announced at a later date.