Artist Updates: Eric Paslay, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Tegan Marie

Eric Paslay’s Latest Single Inspires “Angel Visits”

Eric Palsay visits Ronald McDonald House in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 10.

Eric Palsay visits Ronald McDonald House in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 10.

EMI Records Nashville artist Eric Paslay is bringing to life the inspirational sentiments of his new radio single, “Angels In This Town.” The entertainer has been making visits with those in need during each tour stop. Thus far, the visits include: the Norfolk, Nebraska fire department; Boys and Girls Club of Austin, Texas, and Toronto; a Habitat for Humanity build in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the Ronald McDonald House at WakeMed in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upcoming unannounced visits are planned throughout the rest of 2016.

“As we tour around the country, I’m so thrilled to be doing what we’ve decided to call ‘Angel Visits,'” says Paslay. “We’re stopping by different organizations where the employees and volunteers are truly creating miracles and impacting other people’s lives in the best way. The least I can do is go and thank them personally. Good vibes are contagious, and I hope by visiting places like local fire departments, Habitat for Humanity builds, children’s hospitals and so many others, we inspire positivity in each community and beyond. It’s a real honor for me to be around folks who are doing such good in the world.”

Get the story behind the song “Angels In This Town” below:

 
 
 

Maren Morris Teams With Wayfair.com and Nashville Designer Lori Paranjape

Maren Morris may be a fan of soul-stirring music and classic cars, but she also has an affinity for interior style. The “80s Mercedes” singer has collaborated with online home furnishings and decor site Wayfair and Nashville interior designer Lori Paranjape. The team redesigned Morris’ East Nashville backyard and corresponding curated decor shop, which is available through Aug. 22.

The team created three outdoor living areas, including cabana lounge, fire pit area, and a patio dining spot. The vibe is accented with metallics and an iron chandelier.

“The Wayfair team is thrilled to work with Maren Morris at such an exciting time in her career as a country musician,” said Jane Carpenter, head of public relations for Wayfair. “As one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, Wayfair is committed to helping people achieve a look and feel that captures their individual style and needs. To transform Maren’s backyard into a functional outdoor living space, we collaborated with the very talented Lori Paranjape who was able to create a relaxing setting where Maren can kick back when she’s not out on the road.”

 

Watershed Festival Adds Chris Janson, Aaron Tippin

Chris Janson performs at CMA Music Festival's Riverfront Stage. Photo: Chris Janson/Instagram

Photo: Chris Janson/Instagram

The fifth annual Watershed Festival has added to its star power, as Chris Janson and Aaron Tippin have been added to the talent lineup for Weekend Two, slated for Aug. 5-7.

Superstars Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban are slated to headline the music and camping festival both weekends (July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7). The event’s Next From Nashville stage will include Bailey Bryan, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, Steven Lee Olsen, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Rae Soloman, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young. For the full lineup and official artist schedule, visit watershedfest.com.

 

Rising Artist Tegan Marie To Perform At U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Game

Tegan Marie

Tegan Marie

After her rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” went viral, and accumulated more than 14 million views in three weeks, 12-year-old singer Tegan Marie has been added to perform the national anthem on Friday night (July 22) as U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team plays its final game before leaving for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The game, played against Costa Rica, will take place in Kansas City, Kansas, and will broadcast live on ESPN.

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