Wynonna Set For Symphony Series

Stars at the Symphony
Wynonna will perform as part of the Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series on Sept. 15, 16, and 17. Elsewhere on the upcoming schedule is Béla Fleck’s Banjo Concerto, part of the SunTrust Classical Series, on Sept. 22, 23, and 24. The Symphony’s Regions Free Day of Music will be Sun., Oct. 1.

Brad Paisley recently performed on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series, live from Central Park in New York City. (L-R): Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts and Paisley. Photo: Ben Enos

Wayne’s Journey in Documentary
Jimmy Wayne’s 1700-mile, seven-month walk across America will be the subject of a new documentary. The journey, called Project Meet Me Halfway, was to help raise awareness of homeless youth. Colorado–based i25productions is set to begin filming in Nashville this month.

Wills Hosts TV Show
Mark Wills, an avid marksman and gun collector, will return as host of 3 Gun Nation on the Versus network for the 2011-2012 season, kicking off Sunday, July 31.

Laura Cantrell Salutes Kitty Wells
Nashville-born, New York-based country/folk artist Laura Cantrell will celebrate the release of her Kitty Wells tribute album in her hometown on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 3rd and Lindsley. Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music features Cantrell’s newly written title track and nine renditions from Wells’ catalogue. Free download at www.lauracantrell.com.

Michael Martin Murphey Tapped For Celeb Wedding
Singer Michael Martin Murphey will perform at the September wedding of Lauren Bush, niece of George W. Bush, and David Lauren, son of fashion icon Ralph Lauren.

Nitty Gritty Live
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have released a new live EP called Under the Big Top Vol. 1. The EP features six fan favorites performed live at the band’s 2010 performance at Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin.

Brother and sister bluegrass duo The Roys kicked off the main stage entertainment at the Country Thunder Festival in Wisconsin on July 21, opening for Lady Antebellum. (L-R): Charles Kelley, Elaine Roy, Hillary Scott, Lee Roy and Dave Haywood. Photo: Rick Diamond

 

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