News From Willie and Wynonna…and Fred

Fred Eaglesmith To Perform at the Bluebird
Singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is back in Nashville to celebrate his recent success with a show at the Bluebird Cafe on Friday, March 19. The acclaimed Canadian has enjoyed some mainstream country success of late with cuts from Miranda Lambert (“Time To Get a Gun”) and Alan Jackson (“Freight Train,” the title song from Jackson’s upcoming release).
Following up on the success of his critically critically lauded Tinderbox release, the Eaglesmith is set to release a new album, Cha-Cha-Cha on June 1. Tickets for the Bluebird gig will go on sale March 15.

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Wynonna Plays The Horses
Wynonna Judd will deliver a special performance at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The 2010 Games will feature world championship competitions in eight equestrian sports at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky from September 25 through October 10. The Games will be the largest sporting event in America this year and are renowned to be the world’s most prestigious equestrian competition.

“I could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to return home to my roots,” Judd says. “Kentucky holds such a sacred place in my heart and to have this honor to share the home I so dearly love with my friends and family brings me great joy.”

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Willie Serves Up “Country Music”
Rounder Records is set to release Willie Nelson’s classic country collection, the aptly titled Country Music, on April 20. The album was produced by Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, who also picked up a “Best Original Song” Oscar last week for “The Weary Kind,” from the award-winning film Crazy Heart. Burnett co-wrote the song with Ryan Bingham.

Nelson will be performing songs from the new album on tour this spring and summer.

March
3  The Pageant  St. Louis, MO
12  Ameristar Casino  Kansas City, MO
13  Black River Coliseum  Poplar Bluff, MO
14  Peoria Civic Center  Peoria, IL
15  Embassy Theatre  Fort Wayne, IN
16  Overture Hall  Madison, WI
18  La Crosse Center  La Crosse, WI
19  Shooting Star Casino  Mahnomen, MN
20  Fox Cities PAC  Appleton, WI
21  Genesee Theatre  Waukegan, IL
23  Grand Theater on Artsblock  Wausau, WI
24  Rialto Square Theatre  Joliet, IL
25  Northern Lights Theatre  Milwaukee, WI
26-27  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel  Prior Lake, MN
28  7 Flags Event Center  Clive, IA

April
15  Grove of Anaheim  Anaheim, CA
17  Country Thunder Festival-AZ  Florence, AZ
20  Topeka Performing Arts Center  Topeka, KS
21  Memorial Auditorium  Wichita Falls, TX
22  Dos Amigos Cantina  Odessa, TX
23  Whitewater Amphitheater  New Braunfels, TX
24  Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater  College Station, TX
30  Morgantown Event Center  Morgantown, WV

May
8  Seneca Allegany Casino  Salamanca, NY
14 -15  L’Auberge du Lac Casino  Lake Charles, LA

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