Artist Pics: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Krystal Keith, Old Dominion, Sarah Dunn and Charlie Daniels

Nitty Gritty Day at the Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted two events with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band last week (July 2), a panel discussion led by Museum Editor Peter Cooper where band members discussed their influences and the impact of their three Circle projects, and a performance later that evening as part of the museum’s summer membership appreciation program titled The Big Gig, in the Hall’s CMA Theater.

Pictured backstage at the CMA Theater are (L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen; The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Lisa Purcell; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna, Bob Carpenter, and Jimmie Fadden; and The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia and Amanda Richards.   Photo Credit: Rick Diamond, Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Pictured backstage at the CMA Theater are (L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen; The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Lisa Purcell; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna, Bob Carpenter, and Jimmie Fadden; and The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia and Amanda Richards. Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Krystal Keith Shares Fave Plates From the Road

Show Dog Nashville recording artist Krystal Keith has amassed a following on her Barnyard Bistro blog. Now GreatAmericanCountry.com and ULIVE.com partnered to film the original Plate By Plate series, starring Keith as she recreates favorite dishes from five restaurants she has visited across the country. Recipes vary from blueberry lasagna inspired by Keith’s favorite Nashville restaurant to puka dogs, a Hawaiian take on the classic hot dog. She is also currently writing and recording her sophomore album.

Krystal Keith

Krystal Keith hosts Play By Plate.

Old Dominion Become ACM Members

Old Dominion stopped by the ACM offices while in Los Angeles recently to perform their current single, “Break Up With Him,” and sign up for membership as part of the Academy’s complimentary one-year membership offered to support emerging artists. The band is currently on the road with Kenny Chesney for a run of 18 stadium dates on The Big Revival Tour, as part of over 130 dates scheduled for the year.

Old Dominion signs up for ACM membership at the Academy of Country Music office in Encino, CA. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

Old Dominion signs up for ACM membership at the Academy of Country Music office in Encino, CA.
Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

Sarah Dunn And Charlie Daniels Duet on “The Devil”

The Sarah Dunn Band opened for Charlie Daniels this past weekend in Oklahoma City where following the band’s performance, Charlie invited Sarah up to play fiddle with him on his classic, “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Pictured (L-R): David Montgomery, SDB, Charlie Daniels and Sarah Dunn

Pictured (L-R): Sarah Dunn Band’s David Montgomery, Charlie Daniels and Sarah Dunn

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