Artist Updates (1/29/14)

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Hank Cochran

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the late Country songwriter and recording artist Hank Cochran was honored with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker was unveiled on U.S. Highway 49W in Isola, Miss. One of Country music’s most prolific and revered songwriters, Cochran (1935-2010) was born in Isola, where he spent his early childhood years.

He wrote “Make the World Go Away,” “A Little Bitty Tear,” “She’s Got You” and “Don’t Touch Me,” and co-wrote “I Fall to Pieces.” A cohort of such classic Nashville writers as Harlan Howard and Willie Nelson, Cochran also enjoyed a successful recording career of his own, charting seven singles.

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The Warren Brothers

The Warren Brothers

Porter’s Call will hold the 5th annual “An Evening of Stories,” which will take place Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at the historic Franklin Theatre. This year’s storytellers will include New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff, songwriters The Warren Brothers and writer-poet Minton Sparks. All proceeds from the event benefit Porter’s Call, a non-profit dedicated to providing counsel, support and encouragement for touring and recording artists and their families.

In years past, previous storytellers have included Vince Gill, Amy Grant, David Wilcox, Donald Miller, Ian Cron, Nichole Nordeman, Billy Collins, Becca Stevens, Andy Gullahorn and Andrew Peterson.

Tickets for this year’s event are $100 ($75-tax-deductible) and are available for purchase starting today at the Franklin Theatre’s box office and website: franklintheatre.com.

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Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush launches a solo concert trek tonight (Jan. 29) in Asheville, N.C. at The Grey Eagle.

Additional concert dates include:

Jan. 30 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
Jan. 31 – Isle of Palms, SC @ The Windjammer
Feb. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre (a benefit for ACM Lifting Lives)
March 27 – Hopewell, VA @ The Beacon Theatre
March 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
April 11 – Onamia, MN @ Grand Casino Mille Lacs
June 1 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage

For more information, visit kristianbush.com.

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Red River Entertainment recording artists Grits & Glamour (Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan) filmed their “I Am A Woman” music video to complement current sophomore single from their critically acclaimed album Dos Divas.

The compelling video, directed by Chuck Jones and Keech Rainwater, was shot at various Nashville locations, including Vanderbilt Medical Center, Trevecca University and Morgan’s home. The piece is a true-to-life portrayal through the eyes of strong women, surviving and thriving as wives, mothers, best friends, career professionals and brave souls.

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Pictured (L-R): Trevor Metscher (cameraman), Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan

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