Industry Ink: Garth Brooks, Dan + Shay, The Time Jumpers

Garth Brooks Reveals Third Dive Bar Tour Visit

Garth Brooks has revealed the third stop on his Dive Bar tour, this time at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas, slated for Monday, Sept. 23. The show follows the Dive Bar Tour’s first two stops at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago in  July and Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA last Thursday.


Dan + Shay Celebrate Sixth No. 1 Single

Pictured Front Row (L-R): Dan Smyers; John Esposito (WMN, Chairman & CEO); Shay Mooney. Back row (L-R): Lisa Ray (Sandbox Management); Nicolle Galyon; Scott Hendricks (WMN, EVP A&R/Creative Advisor); Rohan Kohli (WMN, Director A&R); Kristen Williams (WMN, SVP Radio & Streaming); Ben Kline (WMN, EVP/GM); Jordan Reynolds

Dan + Shay stopped by Warner Music Nashville to celebrate their sixth No. 1 single, “All To Myself,” which tops both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Airplay charts. All three singles from their current album have topped the charts, including the two-week, multi-Platinum “Tequila” and the four-week multi-Platinum hit “Speechless.”


The Time Jumpers Add Wendy Moten

In front of a sold-out crowd last night, Grammy award-winning band The Time Jumpers announced the addition of an eleventh member. Vocalist Wendy Moten was officially invited to join the band and was welcomed with a roaring round of applause at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN, the Monday night home to The Time Jumpers.

The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument.  They are Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (vocals, fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (vocals, fiddle), Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano), and Billy Thomas (vocals, drum), and now Wendy Moten (vocals).

Moten has toured with Joe Bonamassa, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, and toured worldwide as a duet partner with Julio Iglesias for over 15 years. She has sung on hundreds of recordings and movie soundtracks. Moten also had her own record deal with EMI, during which time she toured as an opening artist for Michael Bolton.


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