In Pictures: Morgan Wallen, Hunter Hayes, Luke Combs

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• July 12, 2017

Morgan Wallen Makes Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Dan Rogers, Director of Opry Marketing, Communications, and Artist Initiatives; Dirk Hemsath, Working Group Artist Management; “Whispering” Bill Anderson; Morgan Wallen; Eddie Stubbs; Mike Bachta, Working Group Artist Management

Big Loud Records rising star Morgan Wallen left his mark during his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, July 7.

Hunter Hayes Visits Spotify

Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville recording artist Hunter Hayes pulled in big numbers on Spotify this week, with his brand new single “Rescue” boasting over 1.5 million streams since its release on June 29. “Rescue” was included on the streaming service’s “New Music Friday” playlists in 10 different countries and is currently charting on their “US Viral Top 50” playlist. Spotify’s Global Head of Country Music John Marks (pictured above) moderated a Q&A session with Hayes last month at CMA Music Festival’s Close Up Stage, where the singer/songwriter was featured as Artist of the Day.

 

Luke Combs Uses Georgia Show To Give Back

Sally Hale and Luke Combs

During his set in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday evening (July 8), Luke Combs paused his rowdy, energetic show to make way for a special moment on stage. Earlier this year, Combs announced his brand new VIP Meet & Greet program established to benefit Camp Sunshine, a Georgia-based retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses, which Combs first learned of through his manager, Chris Kappy, and friends who have been impacted by the organization. At Saturday night’s show, Combs invited Sally Hale, Executive Director of Camp Sunshine, to join him on stage where he presented her with a donation of $22, 235.

“Camp Sunshine offers children fighting illnesses this awesome place to do what kids do best – be kids. I love everything about that because all kids deserve the chance to run, play and be carefree,” shares Combs. “I’m so honored that my fans and I are able to give back and be a small part of the impactful work Camp Sunshine is doing in these kid’s lives. They are the real heroes.”

 

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