Photo Tuesday (5/8/12)

On May 5, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the musical legacy of Jerry Reed c.g.p. with a special concert. Fellow certified guitar player (c.g.p.) John Knowles, and Reed’s friends and colleagues paid tribute to the late guitarist and songwriter in celebration of what would have been his 75th birthday on March 20. The concert was offered in support of the special exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible through the support of the Gretsch Company with additional support provided by Great American Country Television Network.

(L-R): Thom Bresh, Ric McClure, Darrell Toney, Craig Dobbins, Julie Adams, Richard Smith, John Knowles c.g.p., Seidina Reed, Chip Young, Will Barrow, Sean Weaver, Steve Bryant and Mark Thorton.

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Show Dog – Universal Music artist JT Hodges recently wrapped shooting a music video for his new single, “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” which world premiered on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend April 27.

(L-R) Back Row: manager Alex Bridge, Bridge Artist Management; George Nunes, GM, Show Dog-Universal Music and Natalie Moore, Show Dog-Universal Music Director of Artist Development and Creative Services. Front Row: Hodges, video director Mason Dixon and Samantha Lockwood, actress in the music video.

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Canaan Smith (L) and Kristian Bush (R)

Mercury Records singer/songwriter Canaan Smith invited label and tour mate Kristian Bush of Sugarland to perform with him at the Grand Ole Opry. They teamed for Smith’s single “We Got Us.”

“Friday night was my fourth performance on the Grand Ole Opry and I gotta say it was the most exciting for me,” enthused Canaan. “Being on that legendary stage with someone as influential and talented as Kristian Bush was overwhelming. That moment will be hard to top.”

Canaan is currently on tour with Sugarland on their In Your Hands Tour. Their next stop is in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre on May 22.


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