Museum Honors John Hobbs with Nashville Cats Program
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently (3/10) honored John Hobbs in its quarterly series Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Musicians. Hobbs discussed his life and career as a session musician including contributions to recordings by Deana Carter, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Olivia Newton-John, Lionel Richey, Georg Strait and Shania Twain. He also discussed his role as bandleader for Vince Gill and producer for Gill, Collin Raye and LeAnn Rimes.
Dustin Lynch’s Opry Debut
Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch fulfilled a lifelong dream earlier this month when he made his debut in the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle. He performed hit single “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor.” Hailing from nearby Tullahoma, Tenn., Lynch grew up listening to and visiting the Opry and aspiring to one day earn the honor of gracing its stage.
EYB Gives Boost to St. Jude
Eli Young Band recently headed to Towson University in Maryland to help the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity raise money for St. Jude. Area radio station WPOC/Baltimore sponsored EYB’s mini concert and the groups’ combined efforts garnered nearly $2,000. The band played songs from its Republic Nashville album, including the No. 1 platinum-selling hit “Crazy Girl,” and latest single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” EYB is headlining the Keep On Dreamin’ Tour and will open for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Australian tour beginning next week.