Artist Updates: Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Marie Osmond, Restless Heart

Little Big Town Visits Sesame Street

Little Big Town with Cookie Monster, Elmo and Grover. Photo:

Little Big Town with Cookie Monster, Elmo and Grover. Photo:

Little Big Town visited the set of Sesame Street to perform with Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover. For years, the band has said in interviews that a guest appearance on Sesame Street is one of their biggest career goals.


Luke Bryan Adds Second Stadium Date in Boston Due to Demand

Luke Bryan and fans at the Citi concert

Luke Bryan and fans at the Citi concert

Luke Bryan has added a second show on his Kill The Lights Tour at Boston’s at Gillette Stadium on July 15 (in addition to the previously announced July 16 date), due to demand for tickets. Shows will feature openers Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Dustin Lynch. The Boston dates are the first of six stadium dates taking place for the star this summer for a tour that stretches from March to October.


Eric Church Announces Two Nights at Colorado’s Red Rocks

Eric Church. Photo: Jill Trunell

Eric Church. Photo: Jill Trunell

Eric Church will perform a two-night solo stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 9-10. The performances offer one of the few chances this year to see Church, who has mostly laid low since the conclusion of The Outsiders World Tour’s two-year run and the surprise release of new album Mr. Misunderstood last November. He’s only scheduled a few shows so far in 2016. Fan club pre-sale starts Friday (March 4) before becoming available to the public on March 11.


Marie Osmond Returns to Country Music With New Single


Marie Osmond has released “Music is Medicine” to country outlets on March 1. The title track is the latest off her April 15 album on Oliveme Records distributed by BDG/RED, featuring guest artists Marty Roe and John Rich. Osmond has enlisted veteran country/pop/latin producer Jason Deere for her first album since 2010, mixing it with additional guest artists Olivia Newton-John, SisQó (Dru Hill), and Alex Boyé.

She continues to tour the world, performing with her brother Donny at the Flamingo Hotel’s Donny & Marie Showroom in Las Vegas and serves as co-founder of the non-profit organization Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


Restless Heart Records “Wichita Lineman”


Restless Heart will honor country legend Glen Campbell with the release of the group’s new single, “Wichita Lineman” (written by Jimmy Webb). Co-produced by Harry Smith and Restless Heart’s Dave Innis, the recording is the band’s first new music release in nearly three years. It is available for download at iTunes, Google Play and CD Baby.


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