Artist Updates: Naomi Judd, Florida Georgia Line, Home Free, Charles Esten

Naomi Judd Celebrates ‘Girls Night Out’

 (Photo and release attached)  Pictured from left to right: •       Greg Hill and Jeri Cooper / Hill Entertainment Group •       Neil Miller, Executive Director of Entertainment, The Venetian – The Palazzo  •       Jim Allison, Director of Touring, AEG Live Las Vegas •       Bobby Reynolds, Vice President, Booking, AEG Live Las Vegas •       Ed Huckfeldt, Director of Marketing, The Venetian – The Palazzo  •       Naomi Judd •       John Nelson, Sr. Vice President, AEG Live Las Vegas

Pictured (L-R): Greg Hill and Jeri Cooper, Hill Entertainment Group; Neil Miller, Executive Director of Entertainment, The Venetian – The Palazzo; Jim Allison, Director of Touring, AEG Live Las Vegas; Bobby Reynolds, Vice President, Booking, AEG Live Las Vegas; Ed Huckfeldt, Director of Marketing, The Venetian – The Palazzo; Naomi Judd; John Nelson, Sr. Vice President, AEG Live Las Vegas

Naomi Judd recently celebrated the announcement of The Judds’ Girls Night Out nine-show residency at The Venetian Las Vegas with the executives involved in the deal. Produced by AEG Live, Girls Night Out will mark the country duo’s first concerts together in nearly five years. The show will run at the resort casino from Oct. 7-24, 2015. Currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of their fifth and final studio album Love Can Build a Bridge, The Judds have sold more than 20 million albums to date.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. PT and are available at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, online at www.venetian.com/thejudds or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469.

Florida Georgia Line Slated For ‘Good Morning America’ Summer Series

Florida Georgia Line. Photo: James Wright

Florida Georgia Line. Photo: James Wright

Country duo Florida Georgia Line is set to appear on Good Morning America for the finale of their Summer Concert Series next Friday, Sept. 4 live from Central Park. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard join a list of other artists from the course of the summer including Dierks Bentley, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, The Band Perry, Jessie J and Luke Bryan, among others.

The country duo will also join late night host Jimmy Fallon for another performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, airing on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

Country Group Home Free Debuts Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Little Big Town Mashup

Home Free

Home Free

Country group Home Free debuted their new track and music video, “Fishin’ In The Dark/Down in the Boondocks” on USAToday.com on Aug. 28. The mashup includes the classic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tune “Fishin’ In The Dark” with Little Big Town’s breakthrough hit “Boondocks.”

The group’s third studio album, Country Evolution, will release Sept. 18 on Columbia Records.

Charles Esten To Join Sam Phillips Tribute

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Charles Esten

Charles Esten, star of ABC’s Nashville, will perform in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, Aug. 29, at 2:00 p.m. Paying homage to Sam Phillips and the Sun Record label Phillips created, Esten will join Sonny BurgessMark CollieLuther DickinsonEric HeatherlyW.S. “Fluke” HollandChuck MeadJerry PhillipsCharlie Rich Jr., the Secret Sisters, J. M. Van Eaton, and more for the concert. For a full lineup, click here.

The concert marks the opening of a new exhibit at the museum, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, which officially opens today, Aug. 28.

In addition, Phillips biographer and exhibit co-curator Peter Guralnick will moderate a panel, Go, Cat, Go: Sam Phillips in the Studio, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, with Burgess, Van Eaton, Holland, and Jerry Phillips in the museum’s Ford Theater.

All programs are free with museum admission or membership, and attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to the event. Program passes are distributed two hours prior to the event at the museum’s box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.

For additional programming and exhibit details visit countrymusichhalloffame.org.

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