Artist Action: Thomas Rhett, Watershed Festival, Casey Donahew

Thomas Rhett Goes Rhettro With New Chubbies Collection

Thomas Rhett and Chubbies have collaborated on The Rhettro Collection, a retro-inspired swim line for the entire family. Available now, the collection is a limited-edition design by Thomas Rhett, anchored by ‘90s-inspired prints and featuring matching men’s and boy’s swim trunks and women’s and girl’s one-piece swimsuits. “How cool is it that I got to design a collection with a brand my whole family wears in real life,” said Rhett. “I am a huge fan of Chubbies – they speak to my lifestyle on the road of warm weather, summer and fun. I am really loving what we put together.”

Watershed Closes Out Another Successful Year

Zac Brown Band Credit: Bubba Sellars

Watershed Music and Camping Festival rounded out another unforgettable, bucket-list experience last weekend as over 25,000 fans filled the Gorge Amphitheatre for three-days of sun-kissed fun and star-studded entertainment. Friday night  highlights included performances by Kip Moore, Chris Young and a thrilling set from Miranda Lambert also featuring Pistol Annies to cap off the first night. Fans also enjoyed performances from some of the hottest newcomers on the DISH Presents Next From Nashville stage, where artists including Ingrid Andress, Travis Denning, Seaforth, Caylee Hammack, Lauren Jenkins, Brandon Lay and more played. Saturday featured performances from Cody Johnson, Midland, Brothers Osborne and more before the headlining set by Zac Brown Band. Sunday’s stacked lineup included Maren Morris, Kane Brown and more before headliner Jason Aldean took the stage and capped off the weekend.

Casey Donahew And Wife Melinda Aid Lone Star Teachers In A Texas-Sized Way

Lone Star state favorite Casey Donahew and his wife Melinda always do their part to give back in their home state of Texas, so when they decided to help a school teacher with her school supplies for the beginning of the year they had no idea how the idea would catch on like wildfire. Melinda came across a post on #clearthelists on social media while having her morning coffee last Friday, and decided to help. After donating she told Casey about it and he posted on his socials asking for help from others and challenging his fans and fellow musicians/celebrities to donate and ask their own followers to donate as well. When his social media blew up with people wanting to help and teachers asking for help, the two decided to start a GO FUND ME page called “Clearthelists” with a goal of $50,000.00, and YouTube influencer Jeffree Starr even joined the cause with a $25,000.00 donation to gofundme.com/f/clear-the-lists and shared with his five million followers on Twitter. The Donahews and their fellow clearthelist supporters have now surpassed their goal of raising $50,000 for teachers to help kick off this year’s school year in a great way. 

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