In Pictures: Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, T Bone Burnett

Brad Paisley surprised concertgoers recently at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. After playing a few seconds of an 80’s country classic by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, “Houston (Means I’m Only One Day Closer to You),” Paisley announced Brothers Larry and Rudy were actually at the show and invited the two to join him onstage.

Brad Paisley with The Gatlin Brothers. Photo: Ben Enos

Brad Paisley with The Gatlin Brothers. Photo: Ben Enos

 

CMA Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally visited with CMA Foundation beneficiary students at the Doris Miller Auditorium in Austin, Texas prior to their CMA Songwriters Series performance at SXSW. The pair spoke to students about the songwriting process, gave insight into different careers in the music industry, and performed several acoustic songs for the group.

Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves perform for local children on behalf of the CMA Foundation at the Doris Miller Auditorium Saturday in Austin. Photo: Mario Villeda / CMA

Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves perform in Austin, Texas. Photo: Mario Villeda/CMA

 

On the last night of his Blake Shelton 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan, Shelton posed with WMN President & CEO, John Esposito and label/tourmate Chris Janson.

Pictured (L-R): Blake Shelton, John Esposito, Chris Janson.

Pictured (L-R): Blake Shelton, John Esposito, Chris Janson.

 

Berklee College of Music presented American Master Awards to record producer, songwriter and recording artist T Bone Burnett, and acclaimed roots duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – both Berklee alumni – at a special Tuesday night (March 8) edition of Music City Roots from the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee.

Welch and Rawlings took the stage after accepting their awards and performed songs including “The Way it Goes,” and “Look at Miss Ohio.” Burnett joined them for “Everything is Free.” Berklee alumnae Sierra Hull, Liz Longley, and Maureen Murphy also performed at the event, hosted by Jim Lauderdale.

The American Master Award is presented by Berklee to industry leaders whose openness, generosity and deep commitment to music education have made a positive impact on the lives of young musicians, providing them opportunities to grow as artists and leaders.

Pictured (L-R): Berklee songwriting professor Pat Pattison, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch, T Bone Burnett, and Berklee President Roger Brown.

Pictured (L-R): Berklee songwriting professor Pat Pattison, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch, T Bone Burnett, and Berklee President Roger Brown.

 

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