Artist Updates (12/17/13)


Bill Frist and Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley was honored by the Nashville Symphony last Saturday night (Dec. 14) with its Harmony Award at the 29th Annual Symphony Ball, “A Midwinter’s Night’s Dream” at the Schermerhorn Center. Former Senator Bill Frist gave Paisley the award, which is presented to a person each year who exemplifies musical excellence, embodies the spirit of community, and makes a difference in people’s lives through charitable efforts.

Paisley has been involved with the Water=Hope Campaign and the Haiti nonprofit Live Beyond.

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Brittney and Brian Kelley

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley married his girlfriend of seven months, Brittney Marie Cole, in an intimate outdoor ceremony at Kelley’s new home, according to People. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and their other bandmates were on hand for the festivities, which included a tapas-style dinner in a renovated barn and a party afterward with drinking and dancing.

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Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is releasing some rare 1979 live recordings from the fifth year of the his legendary Volunteer Jam concerts. Blue Hat Records and MRI/RED Distribution will release seven songs today as a sampler of the historic concerts created by CDB. The tunes can be purchased on iTunes.

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Chris Cagle


Chris Cagle was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Greenville, Texas, last weekend, according to Herald Banner. Cagle reportedly ran a red light early Sunday morning, Dec. 15, on U.S. 69, and a Department of Public Safety officer pulled him over. He was booked into the Hunt County Jail and subsequently released.


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