In Pictures: BMI, YEP, Brett Kissel, Shane Owens, Southern Halo, Kalie Shorr, Savvy And Mandy

BMI, YEP’s 8 Off 8th

Pictured (L-R): Alex Williams; Amelia Varni, Executive Director, YEP; Jason Nix; MaryAnn Keen, Associate Director, BMI; and Ben Danaher.

BMI and YEP presented its weekly showcase “8 off 8th” Monday night (May 1) at Nashville music venue Mercy Lounge. Eight up-and-coming artists gathered to play for a three-hour country night takeover.

Monday’s lineup included Alex Williams, Ben Danaher, Dave Pahanish, Elizabeth Mossell, Faren Rachels, George Shingleton, Jason Nix and Ross Cooper.


Crowd Joins Brett Kissel in National Anthem Sing-A-Long

Canadian country artist Brett Kissel was set to perform”The Star Spangled Banner” before Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Sunday night (April 30).

Before Kissel started singing, he realized his microphone had stopped working. Not letting that stop him, Kissel encouraged the crowd to join him, resulting in a full stadium of fans, both American and Canadian, singing the anthem together. You can watch the moment here.


Shane Owens’ Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Dan Rogers, Director of Marketing and Communication, Grand Ole Opry; Randy Travis; Shane Owens; Steve Popovich Jr.; Grand Ole Opry announcer Mike Terry.

Traditional country singer Shane Owens made his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday (April 29). Special guest Randy Travis was in attendance making the night even more memorable for Owens. Travis is the executive producer for Owens’ current album, Where I’m Comin’ From.


Country Popsters Take Over Radio Disney Music Awards

Pictured (L-R): Southern Halo’s Natalia and Christina Morris, Kalie Shorr, Southern Halo’s Hannah Morris, Savvy Shay Burhoe and Mandy Quinn Burhoe.

Sister trio Southern Halo (“Living Like That”) ran into artist Kalie Shorr (“Fight Like A Girl”) and country duo Savvy and Mandy (“Coming Back As A Cowboy”) at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles this past weekend.


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