Paisley Celebrates 10 Years as Opry Member
CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley celebrated his 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member before a sold-out crowd as part of the Opry’s All-Star Weekend (3/5). After an on-stage presentation by Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher and Opry member Bill Anderson, Paisley reflected on ten years of Opry membership. “…This is my favorite place to play,” Paisley said. “It’s the best stage in the world. You’ve got the circle right here which means more to us now than ever. I always wanted to be a member here. That was my goal. I think more than anything… it was like, ‘if I could just be a member of the Opry, I’ll know that I’ve made it in the eyes of some really important people.’ I can’t believe it’s been ten years. It’s flown by. Thank you for not kicking me out of the club yet. I appreciate it.”
Motherhood the Musical opens in Australia
Sue Fabisch’s Motherhood the Musical opened in Australia in February. The show, with an all-Australian cast, started with a 3-week stint in Melbourne and will now tour extensively throughout Australia for the next two years, opening in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and all the regional cities as well.
Curtis & Luckey Sign with BMI
KMG Music’s Curtis and Luckey have signed with BMI to handle their catalog. The duo’s debut single, “Eye Candy,” is currently impacting radio.
Alan Jackson’s Australian Tour
Alan Jackson kicked off his first Australian tour Friday night (3/4) in front of a sold-out crowd in Melbourne. He continued on Sunday night by closing the CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival followed with another, standing room only show in Sydney on Monday. He now heads to Brisbane for three sold-out shows.
Get a glimpse of the excitement and footage from Jackson’s shows…