All posts in September 2013

Kellie Pickler to Perform on Good Morning America October 1

Kellie Pickler to Perform on Good Morning America October 1

Kellie Pickler photo by Robert Ascroft, courtesy of Esstential Broadcast Media.

Nearly a year ago, Kellie Pickler was on Good Morning America with her close friend Summer Miller. Summer had been diagnosed with breast cancer, so in a show of support for her friend, Kellie shaved her head on camera alongside Summer. Tomorrow morning she’ll be back on GMA in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thankfully, Summer is now on the road to recovery and will be sharing more about her experience battling breast cancer on tomorrow’s show.

Additionally, Kellie’s husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, will join her for a special acoustic performance of “Someone Somewhere Tonight,” a song from her upcoming fourth studio album, due in stores November 11.

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Zac Brown’s Joy of Food and Music

The riverbank in downtown Nashville was overflowing with music and festivities Friday and Saturday (Sept. 27-28) when the Zac Brown Band held its annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival.

Local country singer Krista Angelucci to perform at Tinker’s in Norwell – Norwell Mariner


Local country singer Krista Angelucci to perform at Tinker's in Norwell
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Angelucci has opened for and shared the stage with national country music acts such as Phil Vassar, Lee Brice, Big & Rich, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore and Greg Bates. “This past year has been amazing. I am so thankful for all the opportunities I've had and ...

Local country singer Krista Angelucci to perform at Tinker's in Norwell

Bay State native Krista Angelucci, who has been performing live in the Boston music scene regularly since 2009, will take the stage Oct. 3 at Tinker’s Son in Norwell.

Sammy Kershaw’s Brother Passes

Our deepest sympathies go out to Sammy Kershaw following the passing of his brother, Minos Cashat Jr., at a hospital in Lafayette, La. He was 54.

“My younger brother Minos passed away late this afternoon,” Sammy posted on his Facebook page, Friday (Sept. 27). “The world lost a good hearted guy today but Heaven gained an awesome soul.”

Minos was laid to rest Monday, Sept. 30, in Kaplan, La.

Sammy has endured his share of hardships in 2013. In April, his Louisiana home caught fire, then in May he suffered an injury that forced the cancellation of his June 1 show at Billy Bob’s Texas.

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Cassadee Pope Adjusts to Newfound Fame

Cassadee Pope's life was forever changed the moment she first stepped onto the stage of NBC's The Voice, but the singer says dramatic changes are still happening in her everyday life.

Lady Antebellum Unveils New Single “Compass,” Plans Deluxe Album

It’s been a year of change so far for Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.

The group’s groovy single “Downtown” signaled that something different was afoot musically, and, most importantly, they had an extended break after Hillary Scott gave birth to her daughter, Eisele.

That time off to regroup resulted in an upbeat new single, “Compass,” which you can hear now and purchase tomorrow. The tune does not appear on Lady A’s 2013 album, Golden, but will be available as a download via iTunes Oct. 1 or on the special-edition reissue Golden Deluxe, out Nov. 12.

“I immediately fell in love with the spirit of the song,” said Hillary, who is nominated along with her bandmates for CMA Vocal Group of the Year and Music Video of the Year. “As we made it our own, we decided we had to share it with the fans immediately. . . . We just couldn’t wait!”

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Zac Brown Band Bring Great Music, Food and Ferris Wheel to Nashville

The Zac Brown Band brought along a huge Ferris wheel, a lot of great food and some country music icons for the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival as fans invaded Nashville's Riverfront Park on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 27-28).

Keith Urban Makes a Big Donation to Navy SEAL Foundation

In the song "For You," Keith Urban honors the heroic acts and sacrifices of the Navy SEALs in the line of duty. The song, which appeared in the film Act of Valor, earned Keith a Golden Globe nomination.

In his ongoing commitment to the SEALs, Keith presented a check for $300,000 to the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) backstage at his San Diego show. The donation comes from Keith's share of publishing royalties on "For You."

According to NSF's CEO, Keith's donation will be applied to programs for 120 SEALs and their families, as well as a summer camp for 500 Naval Special Warfare children.

“I have a deep appreciation for the special bond that all of these families feel towards each other and for the commitment that they have made to all of us,” said Keith in a statement. “The NSF reminds us to acknowledge the importance and sacrifice that is made each and every day by those serving ‘down range’ as well as their loving families.”

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Dierks Bentley Adds Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge to Charity Event

Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge have been added to the list of performers at Dierks Bentley's eighth annual Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville on Nov. 3.