Industry Ink: Florida Georgia Line, Hayley Williams, Scotty McCreery

Florida Georgia Line Celebrates First Night Of Las Vegas Residency

Pictured (L-R): Back row – Live Nation’s Mick Treadwell, Big Loud Partner Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, FGL’s Brian Kelley, Live Nation Las Vegas VP Marketing Amanda Moore, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, Big Loud Partner Seth England, Canaan Smith, and Zappos Theater GM “Tex” Dike. Front row – Mason Ramsey. Photo: John Shearer

Duo Florida Georgia Line kicked off their first-ever Las Vegas residency with a sold-out opening night on Saturday, Dec. 1 inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Featuring openers Big Loud Records and Atlantic Records’ artist Mason Ramsey and chart-rising Tree Vibez Music singer-songwriter Canaan Smith on the bill, Nelly made a surprise guest appearance joining FGL for the 11X Platinum-certified mega hit “Cruise.”

Florida Georgia Line Live From Las Vegas will roll on for four more nights – Dec 5, 7, 8, and 11 – with all shows beginning at 8 p.m.

 

Paramore’s Hayley Williams To Curate Bonnaroo Plaza

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival regularly seeks new ways to enhance the fans’ onsite experience and the 2019 event will continue to emphasize this through new improvements.
Last year saw a massive upgrade to the site’s communal areas, known as Plazas. This year, the event will see a campground transformed into a “Sanctuary of Self-Love” by special guest curator Hayley Williams (Paramore). Also, “The Yes Barn” presented by House of Yes and Little Cinema will once again feature circus acts, immersive cinema shows, wild theme parties, and Bonnaroo’s first-ever Pride parade. And, located at Plaza 7, The Ville – presented in partnership with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and local maker-space Fort Houston – will showcase Music City’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious with surprise performances, interactive and illuminated art installations, and late night fun.

 

Scotty McCreery Launches Seasons Change Tour

Pictured: Heather Morgan, Jimmie Allen, Scotty McCreery. Photo: Scott Stem

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery launched his Seasons Change Tour last week at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 29. Promoted by Live Nation, the entertainer also played in front of ecstatic fans at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 30, and the House of Blues in Houston on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour celebrates McCreery’s current album Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart in March.

 

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