Artist Updates (11/18/13)

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George Jones

Nashville music fans who did not obtain a ticket to the upcoming tribute show to the late George Jones still have an option to see the performance. Today (Nov. 18), during the unveiling of the George Jones monument in Nashville, Nancy Jones announced that fans will be able to watch the concert (which will be held Friday, Nov. 22) outside the Bridgestone Arena.

A jumbotron will play the concert live for Nashville fans; the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The tribute concert will not be televised.

The family of George Jones has also established a scholarship fund at Middle Tennessee State University. Nancy Jones will make the first donation to the fund, while MTSU Recording Industry Department Chair Beverly Keel will oversee the donation drive for the fund. Donations can be made online at mtsu.edu/give, or via mail at George Jones Scholarship Fund, MTSU, Office of Development, Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.

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Pictured (L-R): Katy Epley, MOC Director of National Expansion and Program Director -Washington DC; Scott Welch, MOC Board Chairman; Kelly Clarkson; Dr. Leslie Faerstein, MOC Executive Director; Dana Sones, MOC Program Director - Nashville; Shane Tarleton, MOC Advisory Board.  Photo Credit: Glenn Sweitzer

Pictured (L-R): Katy Epley, MOC Director of National Expansion and Program Director -Washington DC; Scott Welch, MOC Board Chairman; Kelly Clarkson; Dr. Leslie Faerstein, MOC Executive Director; Dana Sones, MOC Program Director – Nashville; Shane Tarleton, MOC Advisory Board. Photo Credit: Glenn Sweitzer

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Kelly Clarkson helped Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville raise more than $106,000 by performing to a sold-out crowd at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville for the MOC Nashville sixth anniversary party presented by Citi.

Clarkson performed fan favorites “Since U Been Gone,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and “Stronger” as well as songs from her Christmas project, Wrapped In Red. Clarkson also donated her 2012 American Music Awards performance dress to Hard Rock Cafe for display in its world-famous memorabilia collection in exchange for a $9,000 contribution to MOC Nashville.

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Luke Bryan

After Luke Bryan‘s first show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden sold out in five minutes, the singer-songwriter’s second show has now sold out as well. The second show will be held Sept. 12, 2014. Bryan’s 2014 tour, That’s My Kind of Night Tour, will launch Jan. 16 in Columbus, Ohio and will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell on the first leg of the tour.

“I can’t thank my fans enough for being so eager to see us play in New York City,” said Luke. “They have made my first time playing Madison Square Garden a two-time experience. I’m trying to let it all sink in but I cannot wait to get there and share my live show with them!”

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Pictured: Chelsea Bain (r.) visits with NASCAR Sprint Cup great Tony Stewart (l.) and his new pet piglet “Pork Chop” in Stewart’s motor coach prior to the final race of the NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Pictured: Chelsea Bain (r.) visits with NASCAR Sprint Cup great Tony Stewart (l.) and his new pet piglet “Pork Chop” in Stewart’s motor coach prior to the final race of the NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Jobe Recording artist Chelsea Bain performed at the final NASCAR race of the 2013 season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway recently, and met with NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Tony Stewart. Bain has headlined the Coca Cola stage at no less than 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races across the country since February of this year.

She is currently in the studio with producers Stan Lynch and Billy Chapin, working on a project set to release in early 2014.

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