Artist Updates: Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Isom Innis, Jimmy Wayne

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival Announces Lineup

The lineup for the 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, slated for Sept. 15—17, 2017, was announced at a media event last night (May 4) at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol.

Dwight Yoakam, Judah & The Lion, Rodney Crowell, The SteelDrivers, Amanda Shires, Son Volt, and more will perform at the festival, which hosts an estimated 40,000 attendees across 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues with more than 120 acts of live music over the course of the three-day weekend. The entire 2017 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion artist lineup, as well as weekend wristbands, are available at


Restless Heart’s Dave Innis Performs With Son Isom At His Wedding

Pictured (L-R): Sean Cimino (FTP), Marshall Young Sr., Marshall Young Jr., Isom Innis (FTP), Mark Foster (FTP), Dave Innis (Restless Heart), Mark Pontius (FTP). Photo: Kim DeVilbiss

Restless Heart member Dave Innis performed at his son Isom‘s wedding last weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Innis’ son, a member of the Platinum-selling pop band, Foster The People, married actress Carlson Young, best known for her role on the MTV series, Scream. Innis surprised his son and new daughter-in-law with a song, accompanying Carlson’s friend Whitney Davis as she serenaded the couple with the classic Etta James tune, “At Last.” He also joined his son and his bandmates onstage to perform several tunes.

The evening ended with both father of the bride, Texas oilman Marshall Young Sr., and father of the groom, Innis, sharing the stage with Foster the People and Los Angeles-based Beatles tribute band Abbey Road to perform “Hey Jude.”


Jimmy Wayne Hosts UJA Publishing Dinner

Pictured (L-R): Jimmy Wayne with Dennis Abboud, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Readerlink

Jimmy Wayne recently hosted the UJA – Federation of New York’s Publishing Division Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in New York, at the request of this year’s honoree, Dennis Abboud. More than 500 attended the prestigious event, including Ellie Berger, President, Trade Publishing, Scholastic Inc.

“Dennis and I met during the release of my second book, Walk To Beautiful, a title he helped get into 7,000 grocery stores, in partnership with Coca-Cola,” said Wayne. “He is a hard worker, humble and someone I have great respect for. It was an honor to be here tonight to show my support of this leader and the great work UJA – Federation of New York has done for 100 years.”


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