TV appearances by Gretchen Wilson, Josh Turner, and Laura Bell Bundy • Chris Young Celebrates No. 1 • Josh Thompson and Frankie Ballard at the Opry
>>RCA Nashville’s Chris Young stopped by his record label offices last night (2/7) to toast his third consecutive No. 1 single, “Voices.” The song made Billboard country chart history this week as only the second time in the modern chart era – and the first time in 25 years – that a re-release of the same recording returned to the chart and went to No. 1.
>>Josh Turner and Laura Bell Bundy co-hosted a special Valentine’s Day fan-voted countdown on GAC’s Top 20: Lovin’ & Leavin’ Songs. The episode features hits by acts such as Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and more. The show premieres Wednesday, February 9, 8:00 pm CT.
>>Gretchen Wilson will be in Los Angeles after the Grammy Awards to make her debut appearance on the popular new CBS Television show The Talk, Feb. 14, and to return to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno the following day. That same evening, she will join fellow songwriters Chris Young, Brett James, Victoria Shaw and host Bob DiPiero at Club Nokia for the CMA Songwriters Series.
>>Warner Bros. Records’ newcomer Frankie Ballard returned to the Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday, January 29 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Ballard was in good company as the evening featured Trace Adkins and Toby Keith, along with Laura Bell Bundy and Josh Thompson (pictured).