Industry Ink: Adam Hambrick, The Vinny, Texas Heritage Songwriters Association

Adam Hambrick Makes Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Jeannie Seely, Adam Hambrick, Ricky Skaggs

Adam Hambrick celebrated his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night (May 11). Introduced by long-standing Opry member, Jeannie Seely, he performed his debut single “Rockin’ All Night Long” and “Broken Ladder.” The night was especially meaningful to Hambrick as he stepped into the circle for the first time and spoke about the recent passing of his grandfather, who he had always hoped would see him play the Opry stage. The guitar he played for his debut was the one his grandfather gave him, as a moving tribute to the man who inspired his love of country music.

“In a lot of ways, The Opry is the heart of country music. It’s where it was born, and it’s the common thread that winds through its history. To me, playing that stage is getting to be a part of a tradition that has shaped my love for music and storytelling,” said Hambrick.

 

The Vinny 27 Announces Players Roster

Vince Gill has announced the players who will be competing in his upcoming 27th Annual Vinny Invitational Golf Tournament May 19-20 at the Golf Club Of Tennessee In Kingston Springs. Among the celebrities participating in this year’s tourney are Jay DeMarcus, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Joe Don Rooney, and more plus a host of pro-golfers. The theme for this year’s golf and music event that brings together friends, celebrities, professionals and junior golfers to raise funds for junior golf and youth development programs across Tennessee is “One Giant Leap 4 Kids.” The Vinny has raised more than $8 million dollars in its history, and created hundreds of lasting friendships built among laughs and great music along the way.

Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Announces 2020 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Pictured (L-R): Joe Ables, Kelley Mickwee, Mason Hunter, Lisa Stewart, Jon Randall, Jack Ingram, Mitch Ballard, Miranda Bolton, Brendon Anthony, Mike McAdam, Troy Cartwright and Jamie Lin Wilson backstage at the Key West Theater. (Photo: Erika Goldring/BMI).

The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class of inductees: Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Collins, Larry Henley, Susanna Clark, and T-Bone Walker. TxHSA Board member Joe Ables revealed the new class of songwriters during its Key West Songwriters Festival Texas Music Showcase, which included special performances by TxHSA Hall of Fame members Aaron Barker, Lee Roy Parnell, and Liz Rose, along with Alyssa Micaela, Jack Ingram, Jamie Lin Wilson, Heather Morgan, Rob Baird, and Wade Bowen at the Key West Theater.

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