Superstar Surprises And Shows

Rascal Flatts Surprise Oprah With Salute
Rascal Flatts was at Chicago’s United Center this week to tape a surprise appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The band was tapped by Oprah’s producers to perform on one of their highly-anticipated finale shows “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1,” slated to air May 23.

Rascal Flatts backstage with Stevie Wonder and Patti LaBelle who also performed at the Oprah farewell salute. Photo: Zach Henderson

George Jones Stuns Kenny Chesney Onstage
George Jones surprised Kenny Chesney onstage Saturday night (5/14) in Lexington, KY. The country icon joined the younger superstar and sang “I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair,” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Chesney called it “one of the biggest thrills of my life!” Chesney and Jones have been friends for years and are duet partners on the Bobby Braddock penned song, “Small Y’all,” from Chesney’s current album, Hemingway’s Whiskey.

Jones and Chesney.

John Rich, John Anderson Team For Bluebird Benefit
The Bluebird Café’s BirdSongs series continued on April 27, with a special evening featuring legendary artist John Anderson and John Rich. The two “Johns” were joined on stage by Joe Spivey, session musician and fiddle player who has performed in Anderson’s band for more than a dozen years. The duo raised over $2500 for The Bluebird Cafe.

John Anderson (L) and John Rich (R)


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