Ride For a Cure Hosted by Little Big Town
The 4th Annual Ride for a Cure will be held this Sunday, July 11. The event kicks off with registration and live music from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM at the Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street. Artists performing at the Tin Roof include Brett Eldredge, Randy Montana and Cali Rodi. The ride will leave Nashville at 10:30 AM and head south to Harley-Davidson Columbia (I-65 & Exit 46). For non-riders, gates in Columbia open at 10:30 a.m. The party will continue once the riders arrive around noon, when Little Big Town takes the stage for an afternoon jam. Scheduled to appear are Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson, the Band Perry, Randy Houser and Storme Warren. Tickets are $300 for VIP, $35 for riders and $20 jam only. For more information visit www.nashvillerideforacure.com.
The Band Perry Readies Full-Length Debut
Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry will release their first album on October 5. The self-titled album will contain the trio‘s current single, “If I Die Young,” Written by the band, “If I Die Young” is now available on the trio’s self-titled EP, released in April and available through all major online music sites. “The song is The Band Perry’s second single for Republic Nashville. Their debut single, “Hip To My Heart,” was a Top Twenty hit. The video for “If I Die Young,” directed by David McClister, (Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes), was shot at Nashville’s historic Two Rivers Mansion. In between summertime tour dates opening for such artists as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band, the band is busy putting the finishing touches on their debut album.
Lee Brice Makes Top 10 Debut
Curb Records artist Lee Brice has scored his first Top 10 single with “Love Like Crazy,” the title track to his just released debut CD. While the recording artist is no stranger to hit songs from a songwriter’s perspective (he penned Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” and Tim McGraw’s “Still”), Brice says it’s an entirely different feeling when you hit that section of the charts as a recording artist.
“When this song hit Top 20, I remember thinking, it just can’t get any better than this,” Brice said. “But it did. To have a song break through the Top 10 is just an incredible feeling. I hope I get to experience what a Top 5 feels like!”
Kenny Chesney and The Steve Miller Band On CMT Tonight
Kenny Chesney and The Steve Miller Band take the stage for Friday night’s premiere of the newest installment of CMT’s hit series, Crossroads. Chesney says he never thought his life would bring him to a point where he would be performing with Miller.
“When I was in high school, I think all four years, and even into college, I know there was one CD that was a mainstay, and it was Steve Miller’s Greatest Hits. I listened to his music all the time and never thinkin’ my life was gonna turn out into a place where I would share the stage with him and sing with him…it’s really special.”
Restless Heart Signs With Big Show Music
Venerable country hitmakers Restless Heart has teamed with Big Show Music Co. for management. The band, currently reunited with all its original members – Larry Stewart, John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Greg Jennings – has racked up seven No. 1 hits and four gold albums throughout its 27-year career, crossing over from country with several pop and AC hits.
Big Show Music Co., owned by partners Al McManus and Jeff Lysyczyn, is located at 818 18th Ave. South, Third Floor, Nashville, TN 37203. For more information on Restless Heart visit www.RestlessHeartBand.com.
Congratulations to Curb Records A&R Music Consultant Kelly Lynn and BNA Recording artist Chris Janson who were married July 4th in Franklin. The small, private wedding took place on Panaroma Farms and included a performance by the groom.