It’s release day for Jimmy Wayne who is back with his Valory Music Co. album Sara Smile. To mark the occasion he’s hosting a live Ustream video chat with fans tonight beginning at 7 PM/CT which will include an acoustic set and will be accessible via his MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the label’s site and Ustream.tv.
For Sara Smile, Wayne worked with hitmaking producers Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Faith Hill), Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift). Wayne’s remake of the Daryl Hall & John Oates pop classic is the centerpiece of the album and is doing well at radio. It follows his hit “Do You Believe Me Now” which soared to the top of the country charts, landing at No. 1 for three weeks.
Dolly Parton is opening her first retail store in downtown Nashville this week. Starting tomorrow (11/24) fans can hit 2nd Ave. to shop for Dolly merch and music at Dolly Parton’s Trinkets & Treasures. There will be a listening post, apparel, jewelry and more.
The design and decor of Dolly Parton’s Trinkets & Treasures is inspired by Parton’s classic song “Coat of Many Colors,” with a mix of pink, yellow, red, blue, green and purple–both in the interior and exterior. Of course, Dolly music and videos will fill the space.
It is located at 126 2nd Ave North, Nashville, TN (next door to the Wildhorse Saloon). The store will celebrate its grand opening in Spring 2010 with a special event hosted by Parton.