Artist News: Meghan Linsey, Greg Bates, RaeLynn, Ricky Skaggs

Meghan Linsey Advances on The Voice

Meghan Linsey. Photo: The Voice

Meghan Linsey. Photo: The Voice

Nashville singer Meghan Linsey is among the contestants to advance to the Top 5 on NBC’s The Voice, bolstered by her performances this week of James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” and the gospel classic “Amazing Grace.”

Linsey, who is Team Blake (Shelton)’s sole contestant at this point in the competition, earned a spot in the Top 5 alongside Sawyer Fredericks, Koryn Hawthorne, Joshua Davis, and India Carney.

 

Greg Bates Marries

“Did It For The Girl” singer-songwriter Greg Bates married fellow singer-songwriter Shelley Skidmore on May 2, 2015, among close family and friends. After a Valentine’s Day 2014 engagement, the couple chose to wed in the bride’s hometown of Stanton, Ky.

Photo: Robert Vicks Photography

Photo: Robert Vicks Photography

 

RaeLynn’s 21st Birthday Bash

RaeLynn knows how to throw a party. The singer-songwriter celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday evening (May 4) with a party at John Rich’s home in Nashville. Guests included Miranda Lambert, The Cadillac Three’s Jaren JohnstonBig KennyChris Lane, and A Thousand Horses’ Michael Hobby. Frequent songwriting collaborators Laura VeltzNicolle Gaylon and Jimmy Robbins as well as producer Joey Moi were on hand to toast the occasion.

RaeLynn will hit the road with Rascal Flatts’ Riot Tour 2015 later this month before joining Lambert once again for the Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour this fall. 

Photo Credit: Susannah Barber

Photo Credit: Susannah Barber

Photo Credit: Susannah Barber

Photo Credit: Susannah Barber

 

Skaggs, White, Cooder To Launch National Tour

Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, and guitarist Ry Cooder have teamed for a national tour, which will launch in Salt Lake City this June. The Cooder-White-Skaggs Tour will include visits to Denver, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, and more.

“Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time. He is a world-class musician,” notes Skaggs. “We met at a GRAMMY Awards show many years ago and thought it would be a blast to do something together sometime, and now we’re getting to create new sounds around old music. But the best part is getting to share the stage every night with my wife and sweetheart Sharon White. My heart is full!”

For more, visit rickyskaggs.com.

Photo: Erick Anderson / eafoto

Photo: Erick Anderson / eafoto

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