In Pictures: FGL House, Grand Ole Opry, Chris Lane, Tegan Marie, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Mitchell Tenpenny

FGL House Eclipse Party

Delta Rae, SiriusXM’s JR Shumann and Storme Warren and The Valory Music Co.’s General Manager George Briner got their sun gaze on at the FGL House eclipse party yesterday (Aug. 21) in Nashville.

 

The Grand Ole Opry Celebrates Total Eclipse With Sold-Out Shows

Little Big Town. Photo: Chris Hollo

Clare Bowen and Charles Esten. Photo: Chris Hollo

The Sisterhood. Photo: Chris Hollo

Good Morning America‘s chief meteorologist Ginger Zee (left) and The Weather Channel’s Jen Carfagno (right). Photo: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry hosted five shows over the weekend plus an Opry Plaza Party on Sunday (Aug. 20) in anticipation of the historic 2017 Total Eclipse. Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna, and Charles Esten were among the performers who celebrated the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and The Weather Channel’s Jen Carfagno participated in the Opry’s guest announcer series Sunday evening before covering the eclipse on Monday (Aug. 21). The Opry’s eclipse celebration continued Monday with a Total Eclipse Plaza Party featuring Levon and Ashley McBryde.

 

Chris Lane Garners Gold With Smash Single “For Her”

Pictured (L-R): CMT’s Cody Alan, Chris Lane, and CMT’s Katie Cook. Photo: Courtesy of CMT

Chris Lane‘s current single “For Her” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. Lane was surprised with shiny new hardware recognizing the track’s 500,000 sales and streams by CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Katie Cook and Cody Alan just minutes before he hyped up the sold-out crowd at the Wrigley Field stop on Florida Georgia Line’s The Smooth Stadium Tour 2017 on Aug. 12.

“It was a dream come true to play Wrigley Field, and for Cody and Katie to surprise me with the GOLD plaque honoring ‘For Her’ was more than I could have ever imagined,” said Lane. “I’m so thankful that this song impacted fans as much as it did me the first time I heard it.”

 

Tegan Marie Brings Down The House With Opry Debut

Tegan Marie. Photo: Chris Hollo

Pictured (L-R): Brad Bissell (Agent, CAA), Frank Simonetti (Co-Founder and CEO, Sweety High), Veronica Zelle (Co-Founder and CCO, Sweety High), Tegan Marie, John Esposito (Chairman and CEO, WMN), Sally Williams (GM, Grand Ole Opry; Sr. VP Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment), Lisa Ray (VP Brand Management, WMN), and Dan Rogers (Sr. Director of Marketing, Grand Ole Opry). Photo: Chris Hollo

Warner Music Nashville’s newest addition, Sweety High’s rising star Tegan Marie, made her dreams reality when she debuted at the Grand Ole Opry last Friday night (Aug. 19). Just hours after announcing her label signing, the 13-year-old vocalist stepped onto the Opry stage to perform two originals for the full house, “Keep It Lit” and “Roots.”

Sally Williams (GM, Grand Ole Opry; Sr. VP Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment), Dan Rogers (Sr. Director of Marketing, Grand Ole Opry), John Esposito (Chairman and CEO, WMN), Lisa Ray (VP Brand Management, WMN), Brad Bissell (agent, CAA), Frank Simonetti (Co-Founder and CEO, Sweety High) and Veronica Zelle (Co-Founder and CCO, Sweety High) congratulated her on a stellar performance.

“Playing the Grand Ole Opry was the most amazing thing I have done in my entire life,” said Marie. “Everyone there was so nice. It was beyond a dream come true.”

 

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Visit CMA Offices

Pictured (L-R): Steve Gatlin, Brenden Oliver (CMA), Larry Gatlin, Angela Strader (CMA),
Brandi Simms (CMA), and Rudy Gatlin. Photo: Christian Bottorff/CMA

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers treated the CMA staff to a special acoustic performance and meet and greet on Aug. 17 as part of the organization’s recurring [email protected] series. The Grammy Award-winning trio performed a handful of their No. 1 hit songs including, “All The Gold In California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You),” “Broken Lady,” and more. Following the performance, Larry, Steve and Rudy mingled with CMA staffers talking country music history and 62 years of the Gatlin Brothers.

 

Mitchell Tenpenny Celebrates Birthday With Surprise Party

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Riser House Records, Shore Fire Media, and various songwriters, producers and friends celebrated artist Mitchell Tenpenny’s birthday last Thursday (Aug. 17) with a surprise party.

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