Artists: Out and About

Crystal Bowersox Makes Surprise Opry Debut

The Grand Ole Opry debut of 2010 Season 9 American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox came as a surprise to both the Opry audience and to Bowersox, herself. This past Friday (2/25), segment host Vince Gill invited Bowersox to the stage. “We do things out here for an awful lot of different reasons, but one is spontaneity, one is fun,” Gill said.

Gloriana Performs at the White House

Gloriana joined some of music’s biggest stars including Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Jordan Sparks, Nick Jonas, Jamie Foxx, and John Legend at the White House for “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” concert for The President and First Lady. The concert, celebrating Black History Month and the legacy of Motown Records, is being broadcast on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and on the American Forces Network.

Watch the full episode. See more In Performance at The White House.

(L-R): TN Senator Joe Haynes and Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson Receives Joint Resolution

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson accepted a Joint Resolution from Tennessee State Senator Joe Haynes during recent legislative ceremonies held in the Senate chambers in Nashville. The Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star was recognized for his extensive career accomplishments and upcoming 50th Anniversary at the Opry.

Photo: Amber McSwain

Sara Evans Visits CMT

Sara Evans stopped by the set of CMT Top 20 Countdown to chat with host Evan Farmer this week to promote her new album Stronger which releases on Tuesday, March 8. Evans’ interview with Farmer will premiere Friday, March 4.

Due West On the Streets

Emerging group Due West made a visit to GAC’s On the Streets with host Suzanne Alexander to promote their new CD Forget the Miles.

(L-R): Suzanne Alexander; and Due West members Tim Gates, Brad Hull and Matt Lopez

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