In Pictures: Hunter Hayes, Radney Foster, Kristian Bush, Martina McBride, Little Big Town

Hunter Hayes Opens CMA Exhibit In Arizona

Pictured (L-R): Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; Hunter Hayes; April Salomon, MIM Executive Director; and Neal Spielberg. Photo: Jessica Savidge

Pictured (L-R): Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; Hunter Hayes; April Salomon, MIM Executive Director; and Neal Spielberg. Photo: Jessica Savidge

Hunter Hayes officially opened a new multimedia exhibit celebrating CMA-winning musicians on Monday (Oct. 24) at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

The exhibit features instruments on display from former CMA Musicians of the Year Roy Clark, Jerry Douglas, Mac McAnally, and Mark O’Connor, as well as recorded performances by Alison Krauss, Barbara Mandrell, and Dolly Parton, celebrating the music makers.

Hayes was joined by Rosaria and Salvatore Papandrea, who are students at Rosie’s House, a CMA Foundation beneficiary that provides classical musical instruction to underserved children. The brother/sister pair performed “Gavotte,” a composition by P. Martini. Board members and staff from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, also a CMA Foundation beneficiary, were in attendance.

 

Radney Foster, Slyvie Davidson, Kristian Bush Set For New Musical Troubadour

Pictured (L-R): Cast member Zach Seabaugh, Troubadour composer Kristian Bush, playwright Janece Shaffer, and Radney Foster. Photo: A’riel Tinter.

Pictured (L-R): Cast member Zach Seabaugh, composer Kristian Bush, playwright Janece Shaffer, and cast member Radney Foster. Photo: A’riel Tinter.

Atlanta, Georgia’s Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and crew for its upcoming world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer. Nashville singer-songwriter Kristian Bush will provide original music for the production.

Singer-songwriter and musician Radney Foster and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Slyvie Davidson are among the cast members, as well as Atlanta-based actors Andrew Benator, Bethany Anne Lind, and Zach Seabaugh.

Set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour is a romantic comedy about an unlikely group of friends whose unconventional style changes the course of country music. Troubadour runs on the Alliance Stage from Jan. 18 – Feb. 12, 2017.

 

Martina McBride, Little Big Town Band Against Cancer

Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Label Group’s John Zarling, Sarah Cannon's Dee Anna Smith, Martina McBride, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta and Jim Weatherson, Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher

Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Label Group’s John Zarling, Sarah Cannon’s Dee Anna Smith, Martina McBride, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta and Jim Weatherson, Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher

A star-studded collection of artists lent their voices to Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour on Oct. 25 as part of a special Grand Ole Opry performance, celebrating a successful run of shows to support blood cancer awareness.

Martina McBride led the five-city charge before the tour’s final stop in Nashville alongside friends Little Big Town, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten and John ConleeThompson Square and newcomer Hudson Moore were a part of the tour’s previous stops.

The tour and accompanying national media campaign, both anchored by McBride, generated more than 500 million impressions that have contributed to the support and education of community-based cancer resources including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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