Artist Updates: Kimberly Schlapman, Kenny Chesney, Thompson Square, Jessie James Decker

Kimberly Schlapman Visits Cracker Barrel in Boise


Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman surprised fans this past Friday (Nov. 13) visiting the Cracker Barrel in Boise, Idaho, to celebrate the launch of her 50-piece home goods and kitchenware collection at the Old Country Store. Schlapman met fans, signed products from her exclusive Oh Gussie! collection, took photos, and gave away concert tickets to Little Big Town’s show that night at the Taco Bell Arena.

Kenny Chesney Adds Second Boston date for 2016

Kenny Chesney launches The Big Revival Tour in Nashville. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Kenny Chesney launches The Big Revival Tour 2015 in Nashville. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Kenny Chesney has added a second show at Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 27 because pre-sale numbers were so high for the first show, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26. Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. ET.

This show marks Chesney’s 15th play in the home of the New England Patriots, with Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion joining him for the weekend during his Spread the Love Tour.

Syndicated Online Series Reveals Thompson Square Interview


Syndicated online series, The Pickup, covers country music headlines, happenings and untold stories with its latest episode featuring an interview with Thompson Square. Keifer and Shawna Thompson welcomed host Adam Wurtzel into their tour bus to chat about what keeps them up at night.

In addition, Wurtzel travels to Toronto to celebrate the legacy of Sharon, Lois & Bram, whose music entertained a generation of young viewers via The Elephant Show on Nickelodeon and Skinnamarink TV on TLC. The episode also features Hank Williams Jr.‘s CMA Awards opening number, a preview of this year’s CMT Artists of the Year, and Tanya Tucker’s upcoming appearance at this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Christmas Tree Lighting.

New episodes can be viewed on the 1st and 15th of every month on major broadcasters’ websites, various online media sites and Sky TV’s CM&T program.

Jessie James Decker Tops Holiday Chart for Second Year with Big Yellow Dog


Jessie James Decker released her new single “This Christmas” with Big Yellow Dog Music last Friday (Nov. 13), and for the second consecutive year, Decker debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Holiday Chart.

The release comes on the heels of her performance of The National Anthem at Thursday’s (Nov. 12) NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game, shows at iPlay America in New Jersey, and a sold-out Cutting Room show in New York on Saturday night (Nov. 14).


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