Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the latest recipients of the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, in honor of their efforts promoting music in the Nashville community and abroad.
“Through the years, the Harmony Award has recognized many in Nashville for their contributions to our city’s unique culture, and both Faith and Tim have more than earned their place alongside the names of all the past recipients,” Alan Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO, says (quote via Nashville’s Tennessean). “Not simply outstanding artists, these are two outstanding people who have helped make Nashville the thriving creative capital that it is and we are thrilled to honor them with this award.”
Previous recipients of the prestigious honor include Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, among others.
The invitation-only ceremony will be held during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Symphony Ball on Dec. 13th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The couple will perform with the orchestra during the ceremony.
The iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits (ACL) will live stream the highly-anticipated ACL debut of breakout country star Eric Church TODAY at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The taping will be webcast worldwide directly from ACL’s stage via the show’s YouTube Channel. Fans can log on to watch the entire taping as it happens live from ACL’s home in downtown Austin. The broadcast version will air as an hourlong episode November 15th.
Church appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone this year and the magazine named him one of their “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.” The North Carolina singer/songwriter is notorious for his electrifying live show and will perform songs from his critically-acclaimed new album The Outsiders which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and Country charts. The game-changing artist has blazed his own trail to country superstardom and was recently nominated for four Country Music Awards including Album of the Year. NPR raves, “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch.”
Maybe he just didn’t wanna know what she would think of his skill??
“Dolly has no filter – if it goes in her mind, it comes out her mouth, she doesn’t stop to think ‘Maybe I shouldn’t say this,'” he says. “She came over and put her arms around me and she said, ‘Kenny, I just want you to know something; I could never sing at your funeral’ and I said, ‘So we’re assuming I’m going first, is that what you’re saying?’ But that’s what’s so wonderful about her, if she thinks it, she says it.”
See a clip from The Big Interview above, and catch the full program on AXS TV, TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET.
Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans will release her new single, “Put My Heart Down.” The single, written by Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett, is the second release from her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, released earlier this year, and will officially go for radio adds on September 29th. “Put My Heart Down” pulls fans in from the first note with its infectious melody and relatable subject matter of wanting to protect oneself in a relationship. Evans, who is currently on the road in support of Slow Me Down, is at her finest on this track which fans can purchase here.
“This is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and tickles your ears,” said Evans. “She’s saying, ‘I have a feeling you’re going to hurt me, but don’t. Just be honest with me and tell me if you’re going to break my heart (‘put my heart down’) because I’m falling for you.’”
Slow Me Down’s title track, released earlier this Fall is Evans’ biggest first week Country radio Added single ever and fourteenth Top 20 single. Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike being dubbed her best album to date. It is the follow-up album to 2011’s Stronger and was co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans’ signature powerful vocals are heard on every note of Slow Me Down which serves as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few.
Sara Evans is enjoying a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 Country singles, including “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks at #1 and was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Evans has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her stellar career, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Named to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Sara’s career also includes the Platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless, the Gold-certified No Place That Far and the double-Platinum selling Born To Fly.
It looks like both guys in Florida Georgia Line are officially off the market, sorry ladies. Yesterday, Tyler Hubbard posted the above photo on instagram. It appears he’ll be joining band mate Brian in the land of wedded bliss.
This is what a lucky man looks like right here. Not sure why but I sure am blessed to call this angel my fiancé. #loveisintheair #literally
The giant sparkler on the left hands is a beauty! Congrats to the happy couple!!!