Montgomery Gentry wrapped up the release week of their latest album, Rebels On The Run, by headlining a concert at Castaic Lake. They performed for the thousands of motorcycle riders who participated in the 28th Annual Love Ride in Southern California. One of the largest organized motorcycle rides in the country, the Love Ride has raised over $14 million for various charities. This year’s beneficiary was Autism Speaks.
Prior to the Ride, the country duo took part in the kick-off festivities at the Glendale Harley-Davidson dealership. They were introduced alongside the likes of Love Ride Grand Marshall and Tonight Show host Jay Leno, Honorary Grand Marshall and award-winning actor Robert Patrick and numerous other Hollywood heavy-weights.
MCA artist and baseball enthusiast David Nail will sing “God Bless America” tonight (Oct. 28) during the seventh inning stretch at game seven of the World Series, between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. “I’m truly honored to be asked to sing ‘God Bless America’ tonight,” says Nail. “Obviously being from Missouri and a Cardinal fan, just to be able to watch game seven in person is a once in a lifetime experience in itself.” Nail will also make an appearance on the GAC series Day Jobs on Sunday (Oct. 30), where he will put in a full day of work at a Missouri Dairy Queen. Nail’s sophomore album The Sound of a Million Dreams is due for release Nov. 15.
Keith Urban sang his hits for a sold-out Opry House audience Tuesday night (10/25) and the audience decided to sing back. After the CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee performed his first song of the night, “Sweet Thing,” fans gathered near the stage and serenaded Urban with “Happy Birthday” in honor of his 44th birthday on Wednesday (10/26). Urban concluded his Opry set with “Making Memories of Us” and “Where the Blacktop Ends.” He is scheduled to return to the Opry twice next month.
This Saturday Oct. 29, Opry member Charlie Daniels will also be celebrating his 75th birthday at the Opry with birthday shows that include guest of honor and fellow Opry member, Clint Black. Special guests will also include The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, Gretchen Wilson and more. Fans at home can celebrate Daniels’ birthday early by visiting the Opry’s YouTube channel this week, which includes a special playlist of Daniels’ Opry performances.
After celebrating his 80th birthday last month, George Jones is keeping busy with thirty-five shows scheduled (dates below) throughout the U.S. and Canada from now through November 2012.
Jones said, “I’m always excited to get back out on the road and we’re working up new shows and new songs. I’m feelin’ great and givin’ the road hell!”
Oct. 28 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner PAC
Oct. 29 – Waukegan, IL – Waukegan, IL
Oct. 30 – Green Bay, WI – Oneida Casino
Nov. 18 – Beckley, WV – Convention Center
Nov. 25 – Ft. Smith, AR – Convention Center
Nov. 26 – Texarkana, TX – Perot Theater
Dec. 2 – Grand Berry, TX – Rio Brazos Live
Dec. 3 – Fulton, MS – Community College
Dec. 17– Tulsa, OK – Osage Casino
Feb. 3 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Feb. 4 – Tunica, MS – Sam’s Town
Feb. 9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Peabody Auditorium
Feb. 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center
Feb. 17 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
Feb. 18 – Columbus, OH – TBA
Feb. 24 – Reno, NV – TBA
Feb. 25 – Wendover, UT – TBA
March 1 – Pendelton, OR – TBA
March 2 – Shelton– WA – TBA
March 3-4 – Lincoln City, OR – TBA
March 23 – Metropolis, IL – TBA
March 24 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
April 20 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
April 21 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
May 10 – 20 – Canada – TBA
June 3 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
July 27 – 28 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonight
Aug.17 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater
Aug. 18 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
Sept. 22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater
Oct. 12 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
Oct. 13 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Nov. 9 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 23 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
Nov. 24 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino